6 Fresher Project Assistant Job Vacancies – Agency for Co-operation in Research and Development (ACORD-U)

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Organization: Agency for Co-operation in Research and Development (ACORD-U)

Duty Station: Kampala, Kiryandongo, Bundibugyo, Tororo, Otuke, and Amuria, Uganda

Reports to: Programme Manager

About US:

The Agency for Co-operation in Research and Development (ACORD-U) is Non – Governmental Organisation (NGO) incorporated to work in Uganda as a National NGO.  ACORD started working in Uganda in 1979 with a commitment to attaining peace and reducing mass poverty in targeted communities. Currently the organization has operations in more than 20 districts in Northern, Eastern, Western and West Nile Regions where in implements development and humanitarian project in the thematic areas of; WASH, Livelihoods, Sexual and Reproductive Health, conflict transformation, Gender Based Violence and climate change mitigation. ACORD has its Country Office in Kampala and field offices in the districts of Adjumani, Gulu, Yumbe, Mbarara and Kyangwali.

Job Summary:  The Project Assistants will provide technical, programmatic and administration support to staff, NGO partners and Local Government structures during implementation of project interventions. ACORD is an equal opportunity organization and encourages qualified female candidates to submit their applications. The Project Assistant is responsible for supporting the Project Officer in the implementation of various project processes, including provision of technical assistance, and monitoring of project interventions in project locations. This also includes; project quality assurance, reporting and project development.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide support the implementation of projects under the ACORD-UNFPA approved project document, budget and within agreed time frames.
  • To contribute in the process of identifying relevant groups and organizations that ACORD can work with so that the aims and objectives of the organization are achieved.
  • To participate in carrying out assessment of the various groups/CBOs for the purpose of identifying their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing them for appropriate action.
  • To participate in carrying out organizational field work, and train the beneficiaries in components that have been identified as a gap.
  • To contribute towards the process of proposal writing for any identified project need.
  • To work with the other technical staff members in the periodic review and production of ACORD program documents.
  • To attend and represent ACORD in the various relevant meetings, workshops and seminars when requested by the manager to do so.
  • To participate in the development and production of quarterly work plans, implementation and report writing.
  • To compile and write reports of all activities carried out for and on behalf of the organization.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Degree in any of the fields of; Social sciences, Social works and social administration, or development studies.
  • At least two years of relevant working experience on projects related to gender/SGBV, Sexual and Reproductive Health, women’s rights, youth/young people
  • Knowledge of area of operation and local languages is an asset
  • Able to assess socioeconomic and political situations and able to act in a diplomatic way in delicate situations
  • Competence in Windows, MS Office programs and e-mail
  • Highly motivated and with a desire to work with local government structures and local communities
  • Experience of working collaboratively with; UN Agencies, OPM, local government and NGO partners and a commitment to working through partnerships
  • Ability to manage stress, work in large multicultural teams
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle
  • Commitment to and understanding of ACORD’s mission, vision, values and principles
  • Capacity building and training skills are a must

How to Apply:

Applications plus a full CV and contact details for two referees, addressed to The Country Director, ACORD Uganda should be sent to: acordU@acorduganda.org or hand delivered to our Country Office on Plot 1272, Block 15, along Ggaba Road Nsambya between Petro Uganda Petrol station and Quality Hill Shopping Mall

Deadline: 11th April 2019

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