We are hiring Project officers


Title : Project Officer 

Supervisor: VGH Manager

Department:  Vulnerable Group Housing Manager

Location: Kumi, Mayuge & Kabarole ( Fortportal)

Deadline 5th July 2019

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

S/he will play the lead role of overseeing Habitat for Humanity Uganda’s project activities for Orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVC). The position calls for a high level of integrity, collaboration and networking at Local and District Level.

  • Overseeing all aspects of program implementation and ensuring consistency of approach in the target communities.
  • Provision of leadership and support to sub-county and lower level community members engaged in the project activities.
      Physical Living conditions
  • Conduct community meetings to identify and document OVC families that are in need of shelter and other house related services.
  • Conduct family assessments of the identified families to benefit in shelter support.
  • Support the already existing groups and formation of caregiver’s initiatives and skills building.
  • Support the construction supervisor in all house construction processes.
      Increasing Resilience by building key life skills.
  • Educate caregivers and older children in succession planning & Inheritance Rights.
  • Educate caregivers and older OVC in Water Hygiene & Sanitation (WASH).
  • Educate caregivers Malaria preventive and Adolescent Reproductive Health (ASRH)
  • Educate targeted communities about HIV/AIDs care and prevention.
  • Psychosocial counselling to orphans and households affected by HIV/AIDS
      Training in livelihood security
  • Educate the caregivers in Street Business School (SBS) Skills.
  • Ensure youth are trained in vocational skills.
      Reporting and Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL)
  • Ensuring the activities are carried out within the approved budget, on schedule and according to the approved plan.
  • Ensuring a high standard of financial accountability for the project activities
  • Formation & support of the existing groups and Skills building
  • Identify and develop a data base of the OVC families that are in need of shelter & vocational skills training and other house related services.
  • Participate in advocacy initiatives for OVC at all district levels.
  • Conduct community feedback meetings.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • A minimum of a Diploma in social work or its equivalent (additional qualifications are an added advantage).
  • Proven field based experience in coordinating HIV/AIDS, OVC, or related programs.
  • At least 3 years of NGO project/program related implementation and management preferably within the HIV/AIDs/ Housing Sector.
  • Understanding of HIV/AIDS/OVC programming/Livelihood approaches and knowledge of similar programs in the country.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English/local language.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in networking, advocacy and lobbying with the local level government and other organizations.
  • Ability to work and live in rural setting
Personal Attributes:
  • High level of Integrity
  • Open to learning
  • Able to build positive professional relationship
  • Proven field experience in monitoring and evaluation, accountability & learning of community projects.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle and evidence of a valid rider’s licence.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer literacy.
  • Facilitation skills.
  • Ability to plan, implement, track the annual targets & Report.
  • Ability to make bold and timely decision.
  • Ability to communicate in the local language of the community.
  • Ability to work under a deadline and pressure
  • Ability to take initiatives to advance the program
Applicants should Send CV, cover letter and relevant academic documentation by email to the Human Resource Department on: noffice@hfhuganda.org not later than 5:00 pm by Friday 5th July 2019. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted and any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

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