Field Officer Job Opportunity – Innovation: Africa (iA)

Job Title:  Field Officer

Organisation: Innovation: Africa (iA)

Duty Station:  Mbale, Uganda

 

About US:

Innovation: Africa is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is a team of dedicated problem solvers with a mission to bring solutions and know-how to those in need living in rural African villages. We use solar energy to pump clean water and provide schools, orphanages and medical clinics with light and refrigeration to store vaccines and medicines. iA has completed over 350 solar, water and agricultural projects, providing light, clean water, food and proper medical care to more than 3 million people in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Malawi, Cameroon, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

Job Summary:  We are seeking a highly trained and qualified individual to be our Field Officer in Uganda. The Field Officer is part of the Program Team and is responsible for implementing Innovation: Africa’s field project activities. The Field Officer works under the supervision of the country Program Manager and will support activities related to the identification and implementation for new projects in Uganda and shall be responsible for tasks related to selection of beneficiaries, implementation, reporting and liaison with the community. The Field Officer will regularly report progress and weekly activity report, share the number of beneficiaries reached and actively engage in community mobilization, coordination and sensitization. The Field Officer should expect to travel to the field to search for new projects, mobilize and ensure the communities foster responsibility and ownership in ongoing and completed projects, as well as monitor projects already established.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all operations in-field throughout the project’s lifespan: prospective project search, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Appropriately sensitize the communities, establishing steering committees, coordinating the establishment and management of income generation activities for the sustainability of the projects, as well as effectively coordinating an efficient training program for the elected committee and ensuring that hygiene and sanitation is achieved in communities.
  • Support the country Program Manager in managing relationships with government stakeholders
  • Send updates and reports to management team of implementation for on-going projects and monitor projects already established

 



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate is a dedicated team-player with community project experience. Detail orientation, problem-solving, and passion for human development are a must.
  • Individuals with a Bachelor’s Degree in any community related fields such as Development studies, social works and administration, Human Development (Family studies) or any other related are highly encouraged to apply
  • Additionally, knowledge of software packages such as Microsoft office application is added advantage.

Compensation

  • Commensurate with experience.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years’ previous experience working in the sector of community development
  • Good computer skills, including email and office software
  • Driver’s license and off road driving experience
  • Ability to commit to flexible working hours
  • High proficiency in English; both writing and speaking is a must and regional dialects in any two or three of such languages in the areas that we serve will be an added advantage such as Luganda, Lugisu, Lusoga, Lugwere, Lusamya, Ateso, Japadhola and Ngakarimojong.
  • Educational background in international development or community development is a benefit.

 

As an international organization, our team is spread out between NY, Israel and Africa, and team members are constantly on the move. We strive to use technology solutions to keep our staff in close contact despite our travel schedules, and are all frequently on the phone, on Skype, Whatsapp, Slack and more. This position requires the ability to keep up with this fast paced environment, and to be comfortable working with colleagues across time zones and continents.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested Please send your cover letter and CV as a single PDF attachment to apply@innoafrica.org.

Please make the file name your full name and please specify which job position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

 

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