Fresher Project Officer – Green Energy (Solar) NGO Jobs – ZOA

Job Title:   Project Officer – Green Energy (Solar)   

Organisation: ZOA

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager


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.


About Project:

The Green Energy – Solar project runs from May 2022 to June 2023 (14 months) in Madi Okollo and Terego districts of West Nile. Our target participants for the project are farmer refugees and host community members who are currently active in Savings Groups under the SUPREME project. This specific project will support the farming households through using clean and new energy sources, with solar energy being the focus.


Job Summary:  The Project Officer – Green Energy Solar with support from the Project Manager is responsible for day to day planning, implementing and monitoring of the activities of ZOA activities under the Green Energy project, specifically focusing on the Solar Energy activity elements. Other colleagues focus on Biomass energy elements.


The Project Officer will also work closely alongside other ZOA livelihoods project teams, specifically SUPREME, to ensure coordinated and integrated support to project participants.


This role will focus on the solar energy value chain elements of the project, under Outcomes 2 and 3: Increased adoption and use of solar products and improved income through increased productivity via clean energy solutions for agribusiness. Activities include: awareness raising on solar products with existing savings groups, with solar companies, delivering training, organizing and conducting product exhibitions/promotional shows; working with solar companies to ensure participation in the supply chain, training Village Agents, business owners, business engagement, delivering training and technical assistance.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Implement project activities in relation to the project document to achieve optimal project outputs and outcomes in line with ZOA/donor procedures and targets;
  • Support Savings & Development Clusters (farmer groups) and Village Agents (Community Based Facilitators/volunteers) in the day to day project implementation;
  • Compilation and reporting of the field activities conducted ;
  • Work with Village Agents to ensure dissemination of renewable energies among the communities;
  • Ensure accurate information flow between ZOA energy project team, SDCs, VAs and the beneficiaries;
  • Implement awareness activities to scale up the uptake of sustainable and efficient energy products and solutions through market and community education;
  • Contribute towards resource mobilization through gaps identification;
  • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor in line with the project;


  • Provide timely and accurate weekly and activity reports together with workplans;
  • Ensure accurate and timely data collection and reporting;
  • Organize and conduct beneficiaries feedback meetings, and report to management as required;
  • Identify, document lessons learned and best practices;
  • Prepare project success stories on a monthly quarterly;

Human Resource Management

  • The Project Officer does not supervise any staff as a direct supervisor. However, the Project Officer will work and oversee the work of community volunteers. They may be asked to check attendance records, training quality delivery and provide day to day support to volunteers.

Procurement and finance

  • Initiate timely purchase requisition of project goods/services;
  • Ensure expenses are in line with approved budget;
  • Provide appropriate codes for expenses.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental engineering, Electrical Engineering; or other related fields, with expertise in Solar supply chain or relevant technical qualification.
  • At least two years of successful experience in a similar position implementing related projects (green/renewable energy projects)
  • Working experience in a humanitarian setting 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’’. This will be checked with a practical test during the interview process
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Motivated to work independently / self-managing
  • Commitment to ZOA’s mission, vision and values (see


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 23rd May 2022


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