Project Officer job at Light for the World

Vacancy title:
Project Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Light for the World

Deadline of this Job:
07 October 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Light for the World is a global development organisation. We empower people with disabilities and enable eye health services in low-income countries. Over the last three decades we improved health systems, enabled education for all, and amplified the voices of people with disabilities Our programmes include:
• Eye Health – preventing blindness and promoting eye health for all
• Inclusive Education – ensuring children with disabilities receive quality, inclusive education
• Inclusive Economic Empowerment – ensuring that barriers are removed for men and women with disabilities to access decent work
Role profile:
The Project Officer will implement project activities under the line management of the Eye Health Programme Administrator and in collaboration with the Programmes Manager.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure planning and coordination of project activities with internal and external stakeholders
• Provide technical support for the development and implementation of the project work plan
• Participate in the weekly activity planning meetings
• Participate in the development of monthly and weekly field activity plans
• Participate in the development of project activity tools
• Support the facilitation of project activities in co-ordination with supervisor and other departments within the organization.
• Support regular coordination meetings with implementing partners and field staff
Support the administration and management of the logistics of the National Optical Workshop
• Support the production and delivery eye health materials to respective recipients
• Develop and keep an appropriate organized filling system as well as keeping track of pending issues
• Control stock of lenses, frames and cases, etc. and provide procurement guidance
• Carry out a bi-annual physical stock taking for the main optical stock and the two intermediate stores for frames and lenses.
• Assort spectacle frames according to their use (e.g. programme, ERRH outlet, Nylon, rimless etc.) and keep records of the stock.
• Screen through sunglasses to select according to brand, gender and remove any breakages.
• Control receiving and forwarding spectacle orders from OCO/Refractionists.
Participate in the data collection and MERLA activities of the project
• Produce weekly and monthly activity reports and contribute to the development of project reports as required by Light for the World’s MERLA team and donors
• Maintain complete documentation for each activity using relevant tools and recommendations from the Program Administrator
• Contribute to the development of the Program Administrator’s activity reports
• Participate in project review workshops
• Participate in assessments and project monitoring and evaluation activities at field level
• Facilitate participation of stakeholders and beneficiaries in monitoring and evaluation of activities
• Ensure that field data collection is charged with the MERLA team
Other Responsibilities:
• Ensure the strict adherence to organizational rules including the code of conduct.
• Report any incidents in contravention of the code and any other organization policies immediately.
• Perform any other tasks deemed necessary by the line manager

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Management or Public Administration or relevant field
• At least three years’ experience as a Project Officer
• Experience in the fields of disability inclusion/ public health / eye health and specifically working with persons with disabilities.
• Excellent use with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet and any other statistical packages
• Familiarity with logistics management and procedures
• Knowledge of the project cycle and related tools and methodologies
• Ability to work with and in teams
• Fluency in written and oral English
• Strong report writing

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
We are looking forward to receiving your application by 7th October 2022 at the latest. Please apply using . A complete CV and a letter of motivation are important parts of this. Please let us know why you would like to join our team and why you consider yourself suitable.

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Job Info
Job Category: Management jobs in Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 07 October 2022
Duty Station: Kampala
Posted: 29-09-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 29-09-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 29-09-2065
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