Project Officer NGO Jobs – Welthungerhilfe (WHH)

Job Title:   Project Officer

Organisation: Welthungerhilfe (WHH)

Duty Station: Fort Portal, Uganda


About US:

Welthungerhilfe (WHH), founded in 1962, is today one of the biggest non-governmental aid and development agencies in Germany. The objective of the program in Uganda is to improve livelihoods of the most vulnerable population in rural areas through interventions that increase their Food and Nutrition Security, improve sustainable access to WASH services and support the employability of the youth through vocational and life skills training. We understand that livelihoods of the rural population in Uganda have improved in a sustainable way when people are able to meet their basic food needs, have access to clean drinking water and safe sanitation, live in a healthy environment and take up opportunities to earn and diversify a decent income.


Are you aiming to work for an organization where it is worthwhile investing your personality, your skills, and your time? Are you looking for a job that is exciting and has clear goals? Welcome to Welthungerhilfe! As a politically and confessionally independent organization, our value-oriented actions are always based on ethical principles and all our work is led by six core values: Accountability, Courage, Respect, Transparency, Commitment and Curiosity. If you want to become part of our global mission to end hunger around the world, we look forward to receiving your application as:


Job Summary: The Project Officer (1) with funds from Micro Business Recovery Support (MBRS) project will work with youth-led enterprises trained in vocational skills with support of WHH Skill Up! Project.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mobilize and sensitize the youth entrepreneurs targeted by the project.
  • Organize mentorship activities and exposure visits for the selected youth entrepreneurs.
  • Conduct analyses that inform the project decisions to support the given enterprises, especially regarding business viability.
  • Support project planning, procurement, preparation of lists for disbursing finances to the selected youth enterprises
  • Prepare project documentation, briefs and reports and compile learnings for dissemination to stakeholders.
  • Render support regarding business development services – make referrals for such services and facilitate linkages with relevant entities such as financial institutions, URSB, USSIA etc.
  • Identify needs for training and capacity building among the selected youth/enterprises.
  • Support M&E activities


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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree with a bias in Entrepreneurship, MSME Development or a related field of study.
  • Adept in the use of computers, internet, Microsoft Office packages etc.
  • At least five years of experience in working with the youth focused project.
  • Experience in working with micro enterprises and business startups.
  • Possession of business planning and analysis skills
  • Capable of identifying and training mentors and arranging mentorship sessions
  • Possession of M&E skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English plus working knowledge of Rutooro


How to Apply:

All qualified and interested applicants should submit via email their application letter (1pg) and detailed curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) containing contact details and telephone numbers of 3 work related reference persons to


Files should be submitted in single email with standard file types like MS Word(.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and should not exceed 2MB. Do not attach any scanned certificates to your application.


Please indicate the position for which you are applying for in the subject line of your E-mail. Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Welthungerhilfe is an equal opportunity employer; qualified female candidates and People with Disabilities (PWDs) are strongly encouraged to apply.


Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Job applicant’s privacy notice: All the information you provide during the process will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, or to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements if necessary. We will not share any of the information you provide during the recruitment process with any third parties outside of this purpose.


Deadline: 2nd June 2023 by 5:00pm


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