Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Project Officer Job at ChildFund International - Employment Opportunity in Uganda

Jobs at:
ChildFund International

Vacancy title:
Project Officer

Deadline of this Job:
20th Feb 2013
Job details:
For over seventy years, ChildFund International has provided support to deprived,

excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and

opportunities to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and

positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and

institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of

children. Our core commitment is child- centered change that will ensure healthy

and secure infants, educated and confident children, and youth who are skilled

and engage meaningfully in the affairs and decision making processes within their

communities

Exciting Career Opportunity

ChildFund Uganda is working in over 36 districts to develop the capacities of local

community based organizations to be able to mobilise resources and implement

programs that improve the well-being of deprived, excluded and vulnerable

children.

ChildFund Uganda seeks to recruit a suitably qualified, self-driven, result-oriented,

motivated team player who can work flexibly as Project Officer, Monitoring &

Evaluation.

Purpose of Position & Job Summary:

The Project Officer, M&E will be part of the Area team that will lead, design,

implement projects and programs, document lessons learnt, build community

capacities, provide technical support, mentoring of community volunteers, monitor

and evaluate sustainable community development programs that champion

children’s development.

Key Result Areas:

Review the project implementation plan and develop monitoring and evaluation

framework for the project with a focus on enabling the measurement of progress

and tangible positive impacts of the project to the children and targeted

beneficiaries.

Develop a database for storing and analysis of monitoring and evaluation data.

Support and train Project staff and community members in the collection of

baseline and monitoring data before commencement of project interventions and

its components.

Ensure regular project reporting requirements are being adhered to by the

project officers.

Analyze collected data on a regular basis, provide statistics to support the

monthly progress reports on each component and assess and evaluate progress

against project objectives looking at data for relevance of interventions, efficiency

in implementation

Develop constructive recommendations for project interventions or other

adjustments as necessary, both in the immediate term and longer-term for better

quality.

Build capacity among project staff and in the community to think and approach

the project in a ‘results-based’ manner; collect and analyze data so that the project

can clearly show change, outcomes and impact.

Ensure that M&E data collection captures and mainstreams protection

considerations across all project components and identify gaps for future

interventions.

Together with the Project Officers develop and disseminate strategies and

methodologies for proper project implementation .and work plans, training modules

and project reports.

Report on work plan progress as required.

Provide guidance as necessary and conduct regular quality control reviews of

data entered.

Provide effective representation of the organization interest among the partners

and network stakeholders.

Requirement:

A Bachelors Degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Social Sciences, or

related field (A post Graduate Diploma in M&E or Project Management will be

added advantage

At least 3 years of experience with humanitarian work with an international

organization

At least 3 years of implementing impact monitoring and evaluation activities

At least 2 years of experience in conducting baseline surveys, participatory

community M&E training and data collection

Strong networking, and coordination skills

Proficient in use of computers (MS Word, Excel, Acces, Powerpoint).

Database software (STATA, Epi Info) knowledge is required.

Good knowledge of English and ability to summarize information and write

reports clearly

Ability to travel to field locations within the programme area as-required.

Experience: 9

Job application procedure

The National Director ChildFund International Uganda Plot 71/72, Namirembe

Road P.O. Box 3341, Kampala Uganda.

E-mail: hr@uganda.childfund.org

While we thank all applicants for your interest, only shortlisted candidates will be

contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

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