Grants Officer Non-profit Jobs – War Child Canada (WCC)

Organization: War Child Canada (WCC)
Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager (FAM)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
War Child Canada is an internationally recognized charity organization registered in Toronto, Canada that works with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. War Child Canada takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act. When war itself ends, the consequences endure. A lack of employment opportunities, the absence of effective economic or social structures, an under-educated population and a culture of impunity around rights violations combine to create conditions that make a return to conflict all too possible. But by making a long-term investment to create an environment in which childhood can thrive, the cycle of violence can be broken.
Job Summary: The Grants Officer will work in close collaboration with program and operation teams to oversee grant management and reporting of all programs, ensuring compliance with War Child Canada internal and donor policies, rules, procedures and requirements are fully met. The Grants Officer is responsible for the tracking and management of grant revenue, provides grant administration and partner support, and helps build the capacity of staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support the Head of Programs (HoP) and Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) in the preparation of budgets and budget narratives for new projects for institutional funding sources aligned to donor requirements and in accordance with long-term country projections and cost-share obligations.
  • Provides technical support to and develops strong working relationships with program and operation teams to help them develop successful funding proposals and long-term budgets to ensure adequate recovery for program, operational and staffing costs.
Project Budget Management, Compliance and Reporting:
  • Responsible for overseeing and coordinating projects grant management ensuring full compliance with War Child Canada internal and donor policies, rules, regulations and requirements, including proper documentation.
  • Responsible for the monitoring, completion and timely submission of accurate financial reports for all grants including budget allocations, deferred and match funding revenue tracking in liaison with program teams and HQ staff.
  • Keenly review, sign-off and ensure that all donor financial reporting supporting documents, such as vouchers, receipts, etc. are complete and in place prior to submission to the donor.
  • Ensures grants and allocations are implemented in compliance with relevant donor contracts and War Child Canada policies, regulations, established standards and allowable costs, in liaison with the Finance and Administration Manager (FAM), program teams, and HQ.
  • Closely monitors project budget spending and cost allocations, and take necessary timely corrective actions.
  • Manages cost-share allocations in accordance with cost-share projections and allowable  expenses.
  • Supports the Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) in the timely submission of payment requests to donors, tracking all restricted revenue and collection of donor revenues.
Contract and Grant Administration:
  • Review all grants agreements signed between WCC and donors and familiarize with donor policies, rules, regulations and requirements.
  • Responsible to coordinate and oversee project’s grant accounting, reporting, compliance and risk management.
  • Responsible for contract and project administration, ensuring proper record keeping and documentation for all donor contracts, correspondence, reporting, audit and close-outs.
  • Monitors and tracks all contractual obligations to ensure project compliance.
  • Work in close consultation with the Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) undertake regular field office grant management spot-checks and audits, and take necessary corrective actions to ensure full compliance with War Child Canada internal and donor grant management policies, roles, regulations and requirements.
  • Be the reference point and respond to financial management and control enquiries and support needs from program and operation teams in the country office and field offices.
  • Work closely with and support the Logistics and operation teams to ensure that all procurement, management and disposal of projects goods, assets are managed in full compliance with donor policies, rules, regulations and requirements.
  • Provides financial management support, guidance and oversight to partner organizations to ensure successful sub award management and compliance, implementation and close-out of sub awards.
  • Assists the process of pre-award assessments to local partners including the drafting of partnership agreements and monitoring plans to mitigate financial and compliance risks.
  • Reviews partner financial reports and provides additional technical assistance to WCC program staff and partners as necessary to maintain accurate and timely reporting in accordance with the Grant Management Process.
Support the Training and Capacity Building of Staff and Partners:
  • Mentors, supports and develops the capacities of relevant staff with restricted revenue responsibilities on grant management, financial monitoring, record keeping and partnership management using data report formats and validation methods.
  • Offers technical support to staff as required on budget development with a focus on maximizing cost recovery and aligning budgets to donor guidelines.
  • The jobholder identifies and supports the training needs of War Child Canada staff as required.
  • Undertake other appropriate level duties as defined by the Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) and the Country Director (CD) from time to time.
  • Deputize for the Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the War Child Canada Grants Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, business, auditing or related field.
  • Three years of financial management experience of restricted donor revenue within an NGO, charitable or non-profit organization, preferably an international organization.
  • Previous experience of managing grants/contracts from institutional donors and donor compliance auditing.
  • Experience in negotiating, implementing, and closing contractual obligations with institutional donors.
  • Technical knowledge of institutional donor rules, regulations and compliance such as USAID, US Department of State, UN Agencies, and Government of Uganda.
  • Excellent financial management skills with experience in budgeting, income tracking, budget monitoring, cost recovery principles and financial reporting.
  • Proven ability in developing and implementing grant management systems and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze financial data, with excellent analytical and problem solving skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Proven ability and experience of identifying and analyzing financial risks and taking proactive actions.
  • Proven ability to train, support and mentor non-finance staff.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to simultaneously manage multiple project grants.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a complex and challenging environment;
  • Ability to work well with diverse teams from all backgrounds and levels.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent English (verbal and written) with the ability to produce high quality reports and communications.
  • Ability to problem solve and work with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness and ability to travel outside Kampala.
  • Affinity with War Child Canada’s mandate.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • Creative, energetic, adaptable and flexible.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit hard copies of their curriculum vitae and an accompanying cover letter in a sealed envelope to:
Block 244, Plot 1006, Muyenga. Kampala. Uganda
NB: Please ensure your application envelop has the subject heading of “Application for Grants  Officer, WCC Uganda”
Deadline: 24th January 2018 by 5:00pm


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Biodiversity Conservation Manager Job Placement – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Organization: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Kampala / Kasese, Uganda
Reports to: Forest and Biodiversity Program Coordinator
WWF is one of the world’s largest independent and experienced Conservation organizations operating in over 100 Countries in the world. WWF UCO implements a number of national programmes promoting environment conservation in Uganda. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of our planet’s natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
Job Summary: The Biodiversity Conservation Manager will ensure successful implementation and sustained growth of the Forest and Biodiversity Program as per the WWF UCO Strategic Plan. The Biodiversity Manager will support the Forest and Biodiversity Program Coordinator in planning, management, coordination, supervision, and monitoring of biodiversity conservation and management activities to ensure efficient and timely delivery of program goals, objectives, and targets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Promote and support innovations and adoption of best practices aimed at curbing poaching, illegal wildlife trafficking and trade.
  • Promote tourism and ecotourism and other non-consumptive wildlife based enterprises within protected areas and adjacent communities.
  • Promote and support development and implementation of Protected Area (PA) Management Plans in line with internationally recognized best practices.
  • Promote and support establishment of sustainable financing mechanisms (through public-private partnerships) for efficient management of priority Protected Areas.
  • Promote and support development and implementation of comprehensive Human-Wildlife Conflict Management Plans for priority Protected Areas.
  • Support development and implementation of flagship Species Management Plans.
  • Provide technical leadership in planning, management, and implementation of biodiversity conservation and management activities under the WWF UCO Forest and Biodiversity Program.
  • Undertake routine monitoring and evaluation of ongoing biodiversity conservation and management activities to track progress, document lessons, and assess their impacts on livelihoods of target communities and delivery of overall UCO conservation goals.
  • Document case studies and share information on biodiversity conservation and management best practices and lessons learned with local partners and the general public.
  • Assist the Program Coordinator in planning, design, and implementation of targeted research studies to generate new information and innovative ideas on sustainable biodiversity conservation and management in Uganda.
  • Create strong alliances and networks with civil society, public, and private organizations for sustained dialogue and advocacy for improved biodiversity conservation and management in Uganda.
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of capacity building activities on biodiversity conservation and management issues targeting WWF UCO staff and partners.
  • Coordinate preparation of policy recommendations and position papers to strengthen biodiversity conservation and management in Uganda.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual work plans, budgets, and technical reports on biodiversity conservation and management activities as part of the overall Forest and Biodiversity program planning and reporting cycle.
  • Provide technical advice and support to the WWF UCO SMT on strategic biodiversity conservation and management issues.
  • Coordinate preparation of new funding concepts and proposals on biodiversity conservation and management related issues, in collaboration with other UCO staff and partner CSOs, to ensure sustained growth of the Forest and Biodiversity Program portfolio.
  • Build and maintain a cohesive and motivated biodiversity conservation team through provision of technical backstopping, coaching, mentoring, and giving constructive feedback in line with WWF Human Resources guidelines.
  • Represent the Program, as required, at national and international forums/meetings.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by your supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master of Science Degree in Wildlife Management, Natural Resources Management, or a related discipline is a MUST.
  • Five years of professional experience in biodiversity conservation and management work. Specific work experience in the Albertine Graben would be a strong added advantage.
  • Previous work experience or engagement with sector agencies (including National Forest Authority, Uganda Wildlife Authority, National Environment Management Authority, The Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities, etc.) is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in working with civil society organizations and the private sector is an added advantage.
  • Highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-interest, multi-ethnic environment;
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task under limited supervision;
All interested candidates should send their cover letters, updated CVs, and academic transcripts to the Human Resource Officer, WWF Uganda, at kampala@wwfuganda.org.
The Human Resource Officer,
WWF Uganda Country Office,
Plot 2, Sturrock Road, Kololo,
P.O. Box 8745, Kampala – Uganda
Deadline: 2nd February 2018


Livelihoods Officer DfID Program Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID, Mastercard Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US Depart of State (DOS) /PEPFAR, ECHO and Nike Foundation.
BRACED is being implemented in the Karamoja Region of Uganda, as well as Wajir County Kenya. The BRACED Mercy Corps programme is designed around three integrated thematic focus areas – Lands/NRM, Market Systems Development and Governance. Mercy Corps recently received an 18-month extension operating from January 2018-June 2019.
Job Summary: The Livelihoods Officer will be responsible for enterprise and grants implementation and management. S/he will lead activities to create livelihood opportunities for program beneficiaries through conducting market and business assessments so as to advice on identification and selection of successful business enterprises/income generating projects for the program target beneficiaries as well as grants disbursement and management. S/he will ensure BRACED program’s objectives and results are fully accomplished, documented and meet expected standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Livelihoods Officer will conduct Sub County program inception meetings; undertake participatory consultative and selection meetings to identify program beneficiaries in the BRACED sub counties.
  • The Livelihoods Officer will take lead in conducting contextual analysis to analyze business and market opportunities in order to identify and advice on enterprises that can thrive in BRACED program areas.
  • Work closely with the technical sub county stakeholders, take lead in organizing and coordinating trainings of program beneficiaries on group dynamics and enterprise/IGA selection and management.
  • The Livelihoods Officer will offer technical guidance to program beneficiaries on enterprise/IGA proposal development; putting into account gender sensitive and environmental friendly business proposals for financial and technical support are properly drafted, reviewed and supported to transform community ideas into successfully running more self-reliant enterprises.
  • He/she will effectively monitor and manage enterprise start-up grants disbursement for program beneficiaries and perform monthly spot-checks on established business initiatives.
  • In collaboration with the Project Manager and M&E officer, he/she will be responsible for writing and documenting enterprise success stories, documenting lessons learned and best practices of the different enterprise aspects to inform roll out of the strategies on a wider scale.
  • The Livelihoods Officer will ensure that the approved detailed implementation plan is properly implemented as well as planning and preparation of weekly and monthly work plans as agreed by the Projects Manager.
  • Plan, implement, evaluate and ensure that reports on field activities are properly drafted and timely submitted to the Projects Manager.
  • He/she will take part in periodic BRACED monthly and quarterly review meetings to share successes, challenges and lessons learnt to inform overall program objectives.
  • Actively promote Mercy Corps Uganda visibility; and provide technical support to Field Agents, program beneficiaries and stakeholders in line with the Organizational Mission and Values.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Livelihoods Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Entrepreneurship, Agribusiness, Business Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies, or related
  • Possession of a post graduate qualification in Entrepreneurship or Project Planning & Management, rural development and Agri-enterprise is an added advantage.
  • Three years’ experience and hands on skills in implementation of livelihoods or income generating projects, managing Economic Empowerment projects with ability to deliver sustainable community-based business entrepreneurships preferably with an INGO in Karamoja setting;
  • Ability to network, build relationships and establish collaboration with different partners most especially local government staff, agencies local and international networks.
  • Experience and proven track record in rural development and participatory methods (including participatory integrated development plans)
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle is required.
  • Good team player, with good communication and diplomatic skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently as part of a national team and with international professionals.
  • Excellent analytical and information management skills.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work under stress and in austere contexts of remote locations.
  • Highly flexible and creative in planning and problem solving.
  • Keen attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Proven excellence maintaining professional internal and external relationships.
  • A focus on building other staff capacity
  • Fluency in N’Karamojong preferred
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org
Deadline:  24th January 2018


Senior Education Officer UK Charity Jobs – Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS UK)

Organisation:  Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS UK)
Reports to: Director of Operations
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS UK) is a UK-based charity with a mission ‘to unlock the potential of Africa by expanding access to affordable quality secondary education.’ We run the fastest growing network of sustainably financed secondary schools in Africa. We currently have a network of 24 schools across Uganda and Zambia, educating around 8,000 students. PEAS  is supported by major corporate, government and private funders and our innovative financial model is pioneering in the field of public private partnerships in development education.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Support towards the delivery of the PEAS continuing professional development (CPD) programme
  • Support school leaders in identification of areas for professional development and/ or training needs and lead in training for staff
  • Monitor or support school leaders to deliver a range of school-based teacher training based on identified training needs (including lesson observations, in-service training sessions, meetings, mentoring, coaching etc.)
  • Designing and delivering training for school leaders and teachers at national and/or regional workshops and conferences
  • Provide progress reports on school support at individual schools and within specified clusters or regions
  • Follow up with schools/teachers to ensure implementation of new skills acquired through central and regional trainings
  • Take lead on measuring teaching and learning effectiveness in the cluster schools through conducting periodical learning walks and documenting the practices
  • Identify and document best practices in the teaching and learning and facilitate a process of sharing such practices among the cluster schools and the entire network
  • Participate / attend CPD courses or other centrally coordinated trainings aiming at building staff capacity in the delivery of quality education
Supporting schools to implement School Improvement Plans (SIPs)
  • Support each PEAS school to action the teaching and learning-related recommendations from School Inspection report, and other sources of data through the implementation of its annual School Improvement Plan
  • Identify and take lead in planning and delivering specific CPD support towards improving weak schools in the region
  • Liaise with relevant PEAS Uganda departments to support implementation of School Improvement Plans.
  • With support from the Regional Program Manager, collaborate with school leadership to maintain sufficient number of teachers with right qualification and teaching subject combinations, and advise school leaders on existing gaps or excess capacity in schools
Support schools to improve education quality
  • Support and monitor the delivery of a range of school-based education programmes and initiatives including:
  • Literacy and Life Skills programmes
  • School based target setting
  • School leadership development support school ICT and School Information Management System
  • The PEAS Child Protection policy
  • Annual mock examinations
  • Follow up with school Head teachers to ensure consistent use of the curriculum maps
  • Monitor and support the effective utilization of learning resources in schools such as text books, lab equipment, etc.
  • Partnerships with other education NGOS/organisations
Monitoring and reporting:
  • Monitor the implementation and impact of various PEAS Uganda education initiatives at individual schools and at regional level, including by conducting termly learning walks in each school
  • Create timely, accurate and evaluative reports for Regional Programme Managers and the Education Quality Manager to enable tracking of specific and general quality education initiatives including evaluations of impact at school
  • Support the collection of specific school based M&E data and actioning recommendation from perception survey and other data sources such as the dashboard
  • As may be assigned.
  • To be considered for this role, we are looking for someone with the following attributes:

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree (Education). A relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.
  • At least three years of experience in capacity building, teacher training, or another relevant field.
  • Track record of improving student learning outcomes through teacher training and school support.
  • Up to date with recent development in Education sector.
  • Trainer of trainer’s experience (desirable).
  • Knowledgeable with effective strategies for turning around schools
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of teacher training methodology and theory of change
  • Knowledge of a range of methods of delivering teacher training beyond workshops and conferences
  • Ability to model the delivery of excellent lessons
  • Ability to analyze data to support improvement in educational outcomes at classroom and school level
  • Knowledgeable in the integration of ICT to improve teaching and learning, and the use of data in improving schools
  • Ability to train trainers.
  • Excellent English language, oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility, initiative and self-driven
  • Results-oriented
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Ability to develop positive professional relationships with a range of people
  • Show commitment to the PEAS values
All candidates must send their applications (paying particular attention to the person specification) and curriculum vita via Email to: ugandarecruitment@peas.org.uk. Please include all portions of your application in one attached document as a PDF document, and use Senior Education Officer as the subject of your email.
Deadline: 29th January 2018 by 5:00pm


20 Fresher O’ Level Community Based Trainer Career Jobs – Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)


Organization: Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)
Reports to: Project Officer
Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) is a national non-government organization which was founded in 1986 by Ugandan mothers committed to providing relief aid to needy children left parentless by the civil turbulence of the mid-1980’s and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Tasked with the mobilization and sensitization of community groups.
  • Mobilization and raising awareness with local leadership.
  • Training groups/ School clubs in Sanitation, Food security and Village Savings & Loans Association (VSLA) methodology.
  • Gathering project data & monitoring VSLA, Farmer groups and School clubs.
  • Preparation of periodic & operational Plans.
  • Preparation of progress reports.
  • Support all group leaders under your supervision.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicants must at least hold an O’ level certificate (6 credits)
  • Two years of relevant experience in community development, experienced Facilitator/Trainer
  • Knowledge of the geographical area (Western Uganda)
  • Languages Spoken; Runyankole, Rukiiga, Rufumbira, Ruhororo, Kiswahili and Kinyarwanda & English spoken & Written. Must adhere to child protection and safeguarding policy.
  • Proven ability to ride a bicycle.
  • Age: Above 30 years
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their softcopy applications with an application letter, CV (Max 3 pages) including names of three professional referees, Copies of relevant academic documents, salary history and a daytime telephone contact addressed to:
Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans,
Plot 2 Tagore Crescent, Kamwokya,
P.O. Box 8419, Kampala. Uganda
Email to: jobs@uweso.org. (All email applications should be in a single PDF file of maximum size – 5MB)


Programme Manager NGO Careers – Self Help Africa

Organization: Self Help Africa
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Programmes
Self Help Africa (SHA) is an International Non–Governmental Organisation implementing rural development, sustainable food and livelihoods security programmes in nine countries in Africa. SHA’s vision is an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa with a mission to support sustainable livelihoods for Uganda’s smallholder farmers.
Job Summary: The Programme Manager will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of a new EC-funded project, “Striking a Balance: Developing a green economy around Lake Bunyonyi”, that will be implemented by a consortium consisting of Self Help Africa (SHA-Uganda), Kabale and Rubanda District Local Governments and African International Christian Ministries (AICM). The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the inclusive and low-carbon economic transformation of communities in theLake Bunyonyi Basin, generating sustainable economic growth, increased employment, reduced poverty, improved nutrition, and the sustainable management of their environment. The PM will provide overall oversight to the project, ensure that project contractual obligations are adhered to, support and provide direction to implementing partners and maintain effective relationships with all other participating partners, civil authorities, communities and donors. Additionally, the PM will support the Country Programme Team in the implementation of the Country Strategy Plan, including contributing to programme development and sharing of lessons learnt across the different projects and country offices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership and management on all aspects of the project cycle: design, planning, implementation, quality and accountability, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work in close liaison with implementing partners and other stakeholders to coordinate coherent and consistent delivery of the project objectives through the implementation of sustainable livelihoods, green enterprise development, natural resource management and institutional and policy development activities
  • Provide technical input for the implementation of the project including in the preparation of work plans, strategies, training materials, guidelines and manuals.
  • Conduct regular reviews of project documents, implementation plans and reports to ensure that project requirements are being met and are of quality standard
  • Initiate measures to integrate cross-cutting issues: i.e. gender, nutrition, youth and Climate Smart Agriculture, and mobilise other SHA resources for technical support in these areas.
  • Ensure partner organisations produce timely quality progress reports and compile progress reports sent from partners into appropriate donor reporting formats
  • Participate in the project’s management committee processes, ensuring that processes are documented and work with partners to develop and assess periodic activity plans
  • Initiate and document the processes and activities of the different structures (committees) that will be set in accordance to project design and facilitate such structures to perform their roles.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Head of Programmes, oversee programme communication strategies, including compliance with donor’s branding and marketing requirements, as well as SHA marketing and communication procedures.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL):  Responsible for setting and overseeing the application of project M&E framework and mechanisms for documenting and sharing lessons learnt.
  • With support from the Program Coordinator for Monitoring Evaluation and Learning, develop an M&E system for the project, and ensure it is regularly refined to meet changing project and donor needs;
  • Liaise with the M&E resource persons within the CO and SHA HO to ensure appropriate M&E tools are developed and processes facilitated
  • Initiate and oversee the processes for the Monitoring and Evaluation of the project that are in line with the project design and EU contract
  • Initiate the documentation and dissemination of project processes and outcomes within SHA Uganda and other SHA COs and key stakeholders.
  • Facilitate learning, promote peer-learning between staff and partners, participate in relevant national networks and actively engage in organization level focal groups.
Management of Project Resources (human and financial): Ensuring that project’s financial and other resources are accounted for and managed efficiently.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Head of Programmes and Head of Finance, manage the project’s finances by monitoring monthly spend against budget, and ensure that all financial records (including expenditure reports) are prepared in accordance with the project agreement and SHA financial procedures.
  • Monitor project expenditure for all consortia members, ensure that expenditure reflect financial plans and activities taking place on the ground and provide explanations for variances;
  • Follow-up with partners in order to ensure accurate and timely preparation and submission of sub-grant financial plans and reports, and ensure that the grants are utilized as per the approved project budgets and in compliance with SHA and EU regulations;
  • Initiate liaison with SHA admin and finance department, in order to ensure that sub-grants are delivered in a timely way and that recommendations by finance department are implemented by the partner in a timely manner.
  • Identify the need for, and initiate the timely procurement, use, proper maintenance and security of appropriate goods, equipment and services, in accordance with existing SHA policies and systems
  • Approve and authorise expenditure according to SHA policies and systems
  • Ensure project staff are properly trained in SHA administrative and programme procedures and policies.
Networking and liaison with other stakeholders and policy engagement: Initiate and manage cooperative and productive linkages between the project and CSOs, communities and local authorities.
  • Undertake organisational capacity assessments of partners and coordinate relevant training/mentoring for capacity building needed to support project implementation.
  • Support SHA partners to understand and practice ethical codes of conduct, that are in line with SHA’s own core values;
  • Initiate and oversee strategies for engagement of civil society in policy formulation at local, regional and national levels, and support the implementation of agreed policy engagement initiatives
  • Based on consultations with project stakeholders over the course of the project, write a management plan for Lake Bunyonyi
  • Identify opportunities and coordinate the implementation of mechanisms for greater engagement of other private and public education services providers and explore creative mechanisms for engaging and working with these stakeholders in the implementation of the project;
  • Ensure good working relationship with all project stakeholders including government, civil society, private sector and beneficiaries, ensuring they are fully involved in planning and design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities as appropriate.
  • To explore and implement mechanisms for the promotion of sharing of experience with other projects in the CO, as well as with other NGOs in the sectors, and this could include cross visits, lessons learned papers, etc.
  • Participate in national or regional NRM (and other project related) initiatives like planning and other action beyond the project level, and initiate collaboration in these areas with partners and other stakeholders, when appropriate.
Country office strategy processes: Support Country Management Team with the implementation of CSP, including new programme development and proposal writing.  This is expected to take up to 30% of time.
  • Contribute to the design of programmes and strategies in line with SHA’s mission, priorities and guidelines.
  • Support the Country Programme Team in fundraising, identifying new funding opportunities for project development
  • Participate in proposal writing and budgeting for new projects
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the SHA Head of Programmes or Country Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The prospective employee for the Self Help Africa (SHA) Programme Manager must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental/natural resource management, agriculture, rural development, horticulture, or related subject
  • Possession of an MSc in development management, agriculture, natural resources management, enterprise development, rural development or related subject
  • An additional qualification or training in Project Management
  • At least five years’ experience with at least 3 at a similar level managing projects focused on natural resource management, sustainable livelihoods and/or developing the green economy
  • Experience in managing NRM networks and/or supporting local/regional or national policy engagement initiatives for NRM involving multiple stakeholders
  • Good understanding of gender dynamics and issues related to smallholder agriculture production and gender interaction systems in Uganda
  • A high level of understanding of project cycle management approaches, project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation and partners’ capacity building
  • Extensive experience in budgeting and financial procedures
  • Proven ability to motivate, provide technical support and guidance to a diverse team of staff and partners
  • Expertise in rural enterprise development and delivery of business development services
  • Experience in drafting policy/planning documents for NRM
  • Knowledge of the functional landscape approach
  • Experience in lake management planning processes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Experience in Networking with other organisations and excellent negotiation skills
  • Good interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and to work under pressure and on own initiative.
  • Ability to work as part of team across different cultures.
  • Ability to solve problems and take corrective action.
  • People management skills.
  • Proactive and motivated with a strong commitment to Self Help Africa’s vision, mission and values.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to produce timely and accurate reports.
  • Ability to work as part of team across different cultures.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a filled application form, download here, with a cover letter indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to uganda@selfhelpafrica.net including your name and the job being applied for in the Subject Line.
Deadline: 31st January 2018


No Experience Communications Intern Job Opportunities – Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)

Organisation: Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa – SIHA Network – is a coalition of civil society organisations from Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland and Uganda. Founded in 1995, the organisation advocates for social change and gender equality in the Horn region and works specifically on protecting women’s human rights, promoting women’s access to justice, supporting economic empowerment and activating women’s political participation. SIHA’s secretariat/HQ is located in Kampala, Uganda and SIHA maintains field offices in Sudan and South Sudan.
Job Summary: The Communications Intern will be expected to provide support to the communication functions of SIHA Network.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the SIHA Network Communications and Advocacy Working Group in the following tasks:
  • Assist with the preparation and production of communication materials, including fast facts brochures, newsletters and publications;
  • Update SIHA Network social media on a regular basis with relevant material, highlighting key events and achievements;
  • Assist in conducting any campaigns and events that the SIHA Network Communications and Advocacy working group undertake;
  • Offer support in developing press and public statements capturing key messages of SIHA Network’s work;
 Assist in planning and implementing new initiatives from the working group;
  • Assist in writing press releases and feature articles related to activities/events;
  • Assist the PCDO with any other duties as may be assigned;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Communications Intern must hold a University degree in the field of social studies and gender, public relations, journalism or equivalent;
  • Strong social media skills and knowledge of social media operation;
  • Proven experience and interest in the field of advocacy and communication, especially new media;
  • Strong editing and revising skills;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is a mandatory;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Proactive
  • Team player
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Quick learner
  • Good computer skills Polite and outgoing
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a current CV and cover letter via Email to: humanresourcesiha@gmail.com with the subject line indicated as “Application Materials: Communications Intern.”
Deadline: 25th January 2018 by 5:00pm


Kenya: Evaluation: Enabling Rural Innovation (ERI) Project

Organization: Horizont3000
Country: Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Background

The project “Sustainable Rural Agro-Enterprise Development Project, Arua, Nebbi and Nwoya” aims to contribute to improving livelihoods of farming communities in West Nile sub-region and Nwoya district by engaging in market-oriented agriculture. Specifically, the project aims to ensure that 625 farmers and their families start engaging in market oriented farming while safeguarding food security and managing their natural resources sustainably through applying the Enabling Rural Innovation approach.

The following four result areas are stated in the proposal:

· 25 farmer groups are strengthened and operational

· Farmers have improved their food security

· Farmer groups have developed profitable enterprises in response to market demands and derive sustainable income from them.

· Farmers have improved their farming skills and apply sustainable natural resource management (NRM) practices

· Capacity Building: RICE WN as an institution and 6 of its staff have acquired expertise in the ERI approach and facilitate farmers to apply innovative approaches and also monitor their performance

The results of the evaluation will directly feed into shaping the new project phase.

2. Objective of the Evaluation

The general objective of the evaluation is to assess the completion and achievements of the project objectives as well as the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the project intervention. The evaluation will provide a well-founded, comprehensive and concretely argued document in order to assess the quality of the project and its implementation.

The recipients of the evaluation findings are project partners, HORIZONT3000 and donors Austria Development Agency (ADA), DKA Austria, Welthaus Graz, Brother and Sister in Need.

The specific objectives of the evaluation are to provide information on the following points:

· Evaluate the ERI project to draw out key lessons, strengths and weaknesses of the current project and make recommendations on completion of the current phase and for the development of the next project.

· Analyse the approach used by ERI and state whether it is suitable to be transferred and implemented by other development actors in the region.

· Recommendations for improvement of the package based on modules approach.

· Outline and asses the contributions of the HORIZONT3000 KNOWHOW3000 activities to this project.

3. Evaluation criteria and guiding questions

3.1 Relevance

Assess the extent to which the project is justified and appropriate in relation to the needs and situation of the region.

a) To what extent does the intervention conform to the needs and interests of the target group?

b) To what extent is intervention in line with national strategies of Tanzania and Uganda?

3.2 Effectivess

Assess the extent to which the project stated objectives have been achieved or are likely to be attained by project end.

a) What is the progress from the beginning towards the agreed project objective (as determined in the project document)?

b) Is the project model realistic to increase access to market?

c) What were the major factors influencing the achievement or non-achievement of objectives?

d) How is the project contributing to improvement in management of natural resources?

e) Specify any unplanned results observed and how it has affected the project in positive as well as in negative way

f) Did unforeseen external factors intervene? If so, how flexibly did management adapt to ensure that the project would still achieve the purpose?

3.3 Efficiency

Assess the overall project performance, the results in relation to the input, financial management and the implementation time.

a) Was the project design appropriate?

b) Is the relation between input of resources and results achieved appropriate and justifiable?

c) Is a monitoring system in place to gather timely relevant information on the achievement of results and objectives?

d) What is the cost-benefit relation in comparison of all partners?

e) Organisational set-up: are the number and professional/managerial skills of the project team as well as the organisational set-up, adequate for the activities of the project and where are improvements needed?

3.4 Impact

Assess the effects of the project on the general situation of the target group and stakeholders, measuring both positive and negative impact.

a) What changes have happened since the project implementation?

b) To what extent does the project contribute towards increased income and socio-economic empowerment of farmers in the target communities?

c) Is there any impact on neighbouring communities that have not directly been addressed by the project?

d) To what extent does the project contribute towards addressing cross-cutting issues like, inclusion of disadvantaged groups, human rights and gender?

e) What are the positive or negative, intended, unintended and visible effects of the project on the target groups, surrounding communities, the institutional (ERI partners) level and the district?

3.5 Sustainability

Assess the extent to which benefits from the project will continue after the donor support has come to an end.

a) Have the local partner organisations/target groups embraced the vision and aims promoted by the project? Can they continue the project independently? Do they have their own problem-solving strategies?

b) How self-sustaining is in general are the local/implementing project partners? (Assess each organisation individually).

c) To what extent does the project intervention consider factors influencing sustainability e.g. political support, appropriate technology, socio-cultural aspects, institutional and management capacity building?

d) What adjustments can be made to the project intervention logic for increased sustainability of future projects?

3.6 Participation and ownership

a) To what extent have stakeholders been involved in decision-making during implementation?

b) How did the implementing team choose the beneficiaries?

c) What is the level of local ownership and the identification with the project?

d) How satisfied is the project partner with the cooperation with HORIZONT3000? What should be kept, changed or improved?

3.7 HORIZONT3000 Knowledge Management

a) Did the partner organisation participate in any KNOWHOW3000 activity? If yes, which one?

b) What was the benefit of the participation for the partner organisation and for the target group?

3.8 Lessons learnt and recommendations

c) What are the main lessons learnt from the project?

d) What good practices (e.g. approaches, trainings and methods) are suitable to be replicated in other projects with similar objectives?

4. Evaluation Team

The evaluation will be carried out by an evaluation consultancy firm/company which shall assign a team of at least three experienced evaluators with profound experience in assessing agriculture projects and who have up-to-date knowledge about the local context of Uganda and Tanzania agriculture sector. The consultancy firm will state the name of the lead evaluator who will act as a focal person for communicating with HORIZONT3000 and ERI Project partners, and specifically be responsible for submitting the final evaluation report.

5. Methodologies

The evaluator chooses the appropriate methods.

6. Timeframe and tentative timetable

The whole evaluation exercise will take 40 days inclusive of travel, preparation and report writing. The evaluation is planned to start in February and should be concluded by 15 of April 2018. During this period, the evaluation team will carry out all tasks related to the assignment and present / discuss the draft report with the project team before submitting the final report. A tentative timetable is drawn below.

Evaluation Report

· The report shall present findings on the evaluation objectives.

· The report should contain a description of methodologies / design.

· The report should describe the involvement of local actors (project partner, target groups).

· It shall summarize the findings of the evaluation in the light of the criteria mentioned in point 3 above (maximum 5 pages).

· It shall be clear and concise, limiting itself to essential points (maximum 20 pages without cover page, content, appendices etc.).

· The report shall be written in English language.

· The report shall be drawn up using Microsoft Word software and submitted electronically; including tables and graphics were useful and necessary.

How to apply:

Please send your technical and financial offers to Jennifer.okusia@horizont3000.org and ulrike.bey@horizont3000.at

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences,Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Officer (TTP)Jobs vacancy

We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Afr

ica in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda. The goal of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is to build a pan-African network of 15 centres of excellence across the continent by 2023.

Each AIMS Centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, government and industry.  The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.

If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Officer (TTP), Rwanda

The Teacher Training Program (TTP) Rwanda is a five-year blended (face-to-face and online) training program seeking to enhance the capacity of secondary school teachers (in-service and pre-service) in the teaching of mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics with the use of information technologies as a key component in teaching and learning.  In partnership with the Government of Rwanda, the Rwanda education board (REB) and the University of Rwanda college of education (UR-CE), the program will equip teachers with skills, tools and resources to implement the competency based curriculum (CBC) using the Mathematics and Sciences for Sub-Saharan Africa (MS4SSA) approach adopted from the World Bank.

As the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Officer, you will design and oversee the implementation of data collection tools for the program ensuring collection of accurate and timely data that is gender disaggregated and meets the program’s information needs. You will initiate primary data analysis, lead program information and knowledge management activities, coordinate the development of program reports to align and comply with the reporting requirements and donor agreements, and, contribute to building the capacity of program team and partners in Monitoring and Evaluation by training teachers and other staff in the use of data collection tools.  Additionally, you will develop and update key documents and tools such as the results framework and reporting templates to inform program enhancements.

This is a full time opportunity based in Kigali with extensive travel within Rwanda.

Do you have what we need?

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in a field related to development education, economics, information communication technology, international development, project management, monitoring and evaluation or social sciences.A PhD degree is an asset
  • A minimum of 8 years’ professional experience with at least 5 years’ hands-on experience managing and or conducting monitoring, evaluation or research
  • Ability to apply evaluation tools and techniques in diverse situations and scenarios
  • Experience in project development and implementation
  • Effective facilitation and communication skills in English, both oral and written Facilitation in French is an added advantage
  • Superior report writing skills
  • Ability to develop and implement training resources in MERL
  • Ability to provide solutions and inspire teams to learn and improve
  • Ability to set and achieve clear objectives and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work in multicultural teams
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Powerpoint, Word and internet and cloud based applications (Skype, Dropbox, SharePoint, G-Drive etc.)
  • Expert data management skills, both qualitative and quantitative including using Excel, SPSS, SAS or other related data management and analysis software
  • Appreciation of or a training in gender equity and equality will be important
  • A good understanding of the key trends and emerging issues in the fields of education, especially STEM and youth development in Africa
  • Experience working in an NGO is an added advantage
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Google Apps and Skype
  • A good command of English and Kinyarwanda is required; knowledge of French is an asset
  • Ability to tolerate working hours outside the normal work schedule

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: careers@nexteinstein.org(i.e. quote “MERL Officer TTP RWA” in the subject line).  Applications will be accepted until February 2, 2018.

Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued. AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.

AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Liaison Officer Jobs Vacancy

We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in

2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda. The goal of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is to build a pan-African network of 15 centres of excellence across the continent by 2023.

Each AIMS Centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, government and industry.  The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.

If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…

Liaison Officer (TTP), Rwanda

The Teacher Training Program (TTP) Rwanda is a five-year blended (face-to-face and online) training program seeking to enhance the capacity of secondary school teachers (in-service and pre-service) in the teaching of mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics with the use of information technologies as a key component in teaching and learning.  In partnership with the Government of Rwanda, the Rwanda education board (REB) and the University of Rwanda college of education (UR-CE), the program will equip teachers with skills, tools and resources to implement the competency based curriculum (CBC) using the Mathematics and Sciences for Sub-Saharan Africa (MS4SSA) approach adopted from the World Bank.

As one of two Liaison Officers, you will work closely with school subject leaders to maintain a database of schools within the districts of responsibility and serve as the primary contact point for the program at the district level.  Working hand-in-hand with the school subject specialists you will contribute to identify needs, concerns and promptly set the right processes in place to offer effective solutions. As the first point of contact, you will you will be a key source of on-the-ground intelligence that will be used to inform special requirements, to be aware of emerging grievances or issues for relevant and timely escalation, and you will actively plan for and facilitate site visits and other learning expeditions by various program stakeholders to contribute to program enhancements.  Additionally, you will organize events and activities to promote the program at the district level.

This is a full-time opportunity based in Kigali with extensive travel in rural areas of Rwanda.

Do you have what we need?

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education development, communication, marketing, or social sciences is required.A Master’s degree is an asset
  • At least 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Possess good communication skills both oral and written and be able to:
    • Act as the first contact person with the program activities and implementers
    • Articulate and deliver information both technical and general at school level
    • Source and filter information for feeding back to the program manager, subject teachers and other stakeholders
    • Collect relevant data for feedback and program outreach
  • Good organizational skills with experience in data collection techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with all stakeholders of the program for and information sharing
  • Have a good knowledge of the education landscape backed with a knowledge of Education administration in Rwanda
  • Ability to quickly assimilate information specific to the program, from both a technical organization as well as school perspective
  • Proficient in use of Information Technologies as demonstrated by a good knowledge of MS Office applications of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience working in an NGO is an added advantage
  • Have good coordination and negotiation skills
  • Possess good event and time management skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Google Apps and Skype
  • Good command of English language, a knowledge of Kinyarwanda or French is essential
  • Ability to tolerate working hours outside the normal work schedule

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: careers@nexteinstein.org(i.e. quote “Liaison Officer TTP RWA” in the subject line).  Applications will be accepted until February 2, 2018.

Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued. AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.

AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.