Senior Programme Officer NGO Job Careers – Xavier Project


Job Title:    Senior Programme Officer

Organisation: Xavier

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Salary: Ush
3,000,000 – 4,000,000 per month gross (experience dependent)

Reports to: Xavier
Project Programme Lead


About US:

Xavier Project is an
international NGO registered in Kenya, Uganda and the UK which specialises in
building holistic partnerships with Refugee-Led Organisations (RLO) in refugee
hosting areas. Xavier Project is a facilitator ensuring greater community
ownership and self-reliance over humanitarian and development projects. We
strengthen the RLOs’ capacity to design multi-year strategic plans to implement
and manage pioneering community-led interventions which address core problems
in their own communities.


Xavier Project
currently operates in six different locations across East Africa and has
partnerships with eleven refugee-led organisations. Our work is informed by our
overarching framework, the community enterprise cycle
( We support refugee-led
organisations in accessing safe learning spaces, strengthening their
professional capacity, establishing social enterprises and accessing resources
to implement, sustain and scale-out their activities. Such refugee-led
activities include vocational training, running education courses or providing
psychosocial support to fellow community members among others. With our
partners, we aim to improve relations between refugee and host communities,
ensure refugees can lead fulfilled lives and to transform the humanitarian and
development sectors towards more community-led responses.


Job Summary:  Xavier Project is looking to recruit for the
position of ‘Senior Programme Officer’ to join our Uganda office’s enterprise
team and coordinate our on-going activities in Rwamwanja Settlement. The
Programme Officer will be based in Kampala but will be required to make regular
field trips (once every 4-6 weeks) to Rwamwanja refugee settlement,
southwestern Uganda. Given the wide range of on-going and planned projects in
Rwamwanja, we require a highly experienced and adaptive individual who will
understand the broader strategy to support these diverse operations.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

supervision and support to field staff and our partner refugee-led

and delivering workshops with partner refugee-led organisations

to the design of effective strategies to address challenges encountered during
the life of the programmes

a range of administration tasks including basic accountability, procurement,
record maintenance, etc.

and attending implementation and monitoring field trips

reports, action plans and other relevant documents to share with Xavier Project
staff and other key stakeholders

basic research activities

local leadership and community-led solutions through participation in various
networks, forums and other advocacy opportunities

participation in promoting Xavier Project’s vision and mission

other duties assigned


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold tertiary education in relevant field

and good understanding of working in the education and/or livelihoods sector
(particularly concerning agriculture)

interpersonal skills and empathy, particularly with regards to working with
vulnerable people

to travel within Uganda

of working with budgets, work plans and reports

of procurement processes

in both spoken and written English language

knowledge of MS Office

and self-reliance

to work in a team

to cultivate and share knowledge

and systematic work approach

and self-initiative


Desired Features:

understanding of the challenges faced by refugees and other marginalised
communities in East Africa

A good
understanding of the meaning of localisation in development and successful
implementation of community-based development models

experience in challenging contexts

working with a diverse team of people from different backgrounds


How to Apply:

All candidates
should fill the online form, Click
and also submit your CV along with one piece of writing (or video)
to demonstrate your written/spoken communication skills to
and use your name and the job title “Programme Officer Rwamwanja” in the email
subject. Please note that only the CVs of long-listed candidates will be read
so include the most relevant information from your CV in the application form.


Deadline: 16th February 2021. As the selection of applicants will be conducted on a rolling basis, we
encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Kindly note that only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.


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