Fresher Program Officer – Northern Uganda Non-profit Jobs – Grameen Foundation USA (Grameen)

Job Title:   Program Officer – Northern Uganda (Fresher Jobs)   

Organisation: Grameen Foundation USA (Grameen)

Duty Station:   Uganda


About US:

Grameen Foundation USA (Grameen) is a global nonprofit that works to enable the poor, especially women, to create a world without hunger and poverty through digital financial services, digital agriculture, and women’s economic empowerment interventions. Grameen is implementing the 2022-202 USAID Uganda Uthabiti program in collaboration with lead partner Save the Children, and several other consortium partners, in three refugee settlements and host communities in Lamwo and Isingiro Districts. Uthabiti works to support the development of diverse and resilient livelihoods for youth and women from refugee and host communities in Isingiro and Lamwo districts through market systems strengthening, access to finance, off-farm value chain development, and renewable energy activities.


As an access to finance partner on the project, Grameen will be responsible for implementing market systems interventions that support local financial service providers, fintech and mobile network operators to sustainably expand their services and deliver financial products that meet the needs of refugees; digitizing savings groups and linking them to formal financial services; and expanding digital financial services (DFS) agent networks in underserved communities. Grameen will also be responsible for delivering financial education and supportive services that prepare refugees, especially women and youth, to access financial services for business growth and household resilience.


Grameen is seeking a Program Officer-Northern Uganda to support project implementation in Palabek Refugee Settlement and surrounding host communities in Lamwo District.


Job Summary:  The Program Officer-Northern Uganda will work closely with the Program Area Coordinator-Northern Uganda to implement project activities; provide training, technical assistance and support supervision to local partner staff and community agents; and collect project monitoring, evaluation and learning data. The Program Officer will also work with Grameen country office staff, the Uthabiti Northern regional team, and local partners to ensure timely implementation of program activities and achievement of program targets.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Work planning and Coordination

  • Developing weekly and monthly work plans to guide their activities, based on targets provided by the Program Area Coordinator.
  • Working closely with Uthabiti Northern regional staff and local partners to ensure the timely implementation of planned activities

Training and Technical Assistance

  • Using Grameen training guides to train local partner staff and community agents in the Northern region on project financial education, digital financial literacy and agent network activities.
  • Making regular support supervision visits to local partners, community agents and community groups to verify the achievement of performance targets and high-quality implementation of project activities.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Collecting project monitoring data and working with local partner staff and community agents to ensure the timely collection of project monitoring, evaluation and learning data.
  • Actively participating in project learning, assessment and design activities to ensure that project activities are tailored to the needs, constraints and preferences of people in project communities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Economics, Finance, Social Work, Business or related discipline recommended
  • At least two years of experience implementing community-based development or market systems programs in rural communities.
  • At least two years of experience implementing financial inclusion programs for rural, last-mile communities and a deep understanding of the challenges, needs and situations of rural households related to financial services.
  • At least two years of experience implementing programs in refugee settlements and/or understanding of the lived experiences of refugees is a strong plus.
  • Solid Knowledge of Village Savings and Loan Association/savings group methodology, digital financial services, and/or microfinance fields. Experience in more than one of these fields is a strong plus.
  • Excellent and proven training and facilitation skills.
  • Fluent in English is a Must, Acholi and/or Arabic. Fluency in both Acholi and Arabic is a plus but not required.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Authorized to work in Uganda
  • Committed to the goals of the project and the mission of Grameen Foundation
  • Self-driven, proactive and results-oriented
  • Independent and proven experience achieving project goals with minimal supervision
  • Honest, transparent
  • Able to build and maintain relationships with other team members, and resolve conflicts successfully
  • Demonstrated experience adapting quickly to changing situations
  • Cross -cultural and respectful of people across diverse ethnic, national and income groups.


NOTE: You must have authorization to work in Uganda to be selected for this job.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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