Project Officer – Phonics NGO Jobs – ZOA

Job Title:   Project Officer – Phonics  

Organisation: ZOA

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Project Coordinator


About US:

ZOA is an international NGO that inspired by Christian identity and biblical message of reconciliation and restoration of a broken world with its headquarters in the Netherlands. ZOA operate in fifteen countries on and on three continents. At ZOA we provide relief to people affected by conflict or natural disasters, contribute to a new perspective of hope in which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together with the affected communities we work on the recovery of their livelihoods.


Job Summary:  The Project Officer (PO) Education/Phonics, with support from the Project Coordinator, is responsible for the day to day implementation of activities under the FOCO/Driestar funded Quality Education/Phonics project in schools in Rhino and Imvepi Settlements, West Nile. The project runs from January 2022 to December 2023.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Implement project activities in line with the project proposal and agreed activity plans
  • Support possible community volunteers in day to day implementation;
  • Account in a timely way for executed project activities in line with and according to relevant ZOA policies and guidelines;
  • Ensure project outputs are consistent with project proposals, log frames and in line with quality standards and country policies;
  • Oversee and ensures implementation is in line with standards and policies of both ZOA and government of Uganda;
  • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor in line with the project.


  • Provide inputs to implementation plans and activity/monthly reports;
  • Identify, document lessons learned and best practices;
  • Prepare and submit well written success stories;
  • Contribute to project reports or implementation plans as required by supervisor;
  • Collect monitoring data according to ZOA’s systems and activities in the project;
  • Actively participate in (technical) working groups and coordination meetings

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Degree in Education, Development Studies or other related relevant field;
  • At least 2 – 3 years of successful experience in a similar position implementing related projects;
  • Experience with implementing projects funded by institutional donors is an added advantage;
  • Good facilitation skills, e.g. being able to host a community meeting or training group;
  • Understanding of the local context, culture, and language(s);
  • Excellent spoken and written command of English.
  • Good communication, writing and facilitation skills;
  • Innovative, creative and enthusiastic;
  • Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word;
  • Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
  • Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license class ‘A”.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates with the required qualification, experience, knowledge, skills, and attitude should send their applications online. Click Here


Applications should only include the following: cover letter and an updated CV (with three professional referees) of which two must be 2 professional references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer, and 1 character reference could be your pastor or priest.


Please indicate only ‘Application Project Officer -Phonics’ on the subject line.


NB: Qualified candidates and or individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 14th February 2022


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