Program Officer DRC (Kampala) NGO Jobs – PROTOS (French mandatory)

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Organization: PROTOS

Languages: French is mandatory 

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda with periodic missions to follow up field activities in DRC and to visit other PROTOS activities within the Great Lake Region. 

About US:

PROTOS is a Belgian NGO with activities in 8 countries in Africa and Latin America, promoting equitable, sustainable and participatory water management. PROTOS is independent of political parties and philosophical views. In Kampala, our Regional Headquarter, a Protos team manages our development programs and projects in the Great Lake Region (Uganda, DRC, Burundi). A few expatriate staff work here, together with local colleagues to follow-up the projects, carry out capacity building, do networking and dialogue on policy.  

Job Summary:  The Program Officer DRC (PO) will assist the Country-representative in the implementation of specific PROTOS-activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Ituri Region), and will give support to the partner NGO in technical and methodological issues in water and sanitation. The PO will be responsible for coordination and collaboration of different program activities in the Ituri region and will visit the area on a frequent basis.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·         Monitors and coordinates the activities Protos organises with his partners in the Ituri region and assures the coordinating office in Kampala remains up to date on progress and (intermediate) results.

·         Organises and coordinates capacity building activities with partner NGOs, Community members, Local Government Representatives on development strategies and specific water topics;

·         Improves and harmonises implementation strategies and methodology of the projects in cooperation with partners;

·         Assist partners in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems, including collaboration with Local Government systems;

·         Attend meetings on behalf of the organisation;

·         Provide regular updates and field reports related to the PROTOS activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·         The ideal candidate for the Program Officer DRC (PO) must have elaborate knowledge of French. It is mandatory that the knowledge level of French is mentioned in the CV. Candidates without knowledge of French will not be considered; 

·         At least five years of experience in the NGO sector and has proven knowledge on how to provide support and follow up for local NGOs;

·         A hands-on mentality and prepared to perform regular field missions in remote areas; Advanced skills on report production;

·         Knowledge and experience of the technical and methodology aspects of water and sanitation;

·         Experience with M&E systems;

·         Knowledge and experience with multi-actor participatory processes;

·         Good planning, coordinating and reporting skills;

·         Fluent use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, knowledge of GIS tools is an asset;

·         Good communication, facilitation and relationship management skills;

·         Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their electronic applications addressed to Please use the following reference of your email: “Application PO DRC” The original signed CV, diplomas and motivation letter have to be available during the interview when the candidate is selected for a next round.

The file should include:

·         Up to date CV including overview of the relevant work experience and contact information;

·         Scanned copies of all relevant diplomas and recommendation letters;

·         Motivation letter.

Deadline: 1st May 2019

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