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  • Plot 19A Naguru Vale, Kampala, Uganda

PROGRAM OFFICER

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Position Title: Program Officer
Reports to:
Programs Manager.
Location: Kampala, Uganda with frequent travel to the Karamoja sub-region.
Duration: 1 year renewable
Availability: 1st March, 2022

About ECO:
Ecological Christian Organization (ECO) is a national, non-partisan, Non-Governmental Organization legally registered in Uganda under registration (number S.5914/5509). The head offices are located on Plot 19, Naguru Vale Road, Naguru Kampala-Uganda. The organisation aims to improve the quality of life and sustainable livelihoods of the poor and vulnerable groups in Uganda while building a sustainable future. ECO supports communities and the Country and Global sustainable development agendas through the core programs of Natural Resources Governance, Climate Change and Resilience and Ecosystems Restoration and Management. Find more about ECO at www.ecouganda.org

About the Project:
ECO with technical and financial support from AWO International is implementing a 3-year project titled “Improved livelihoods, food security and Nutrition for agro pastoral communities at risk of human trafficking in Napak and Nabilatuk District. The project seeks to improve agricultural productivity, consumption of micronutrient-rich foods, utilization of communitybased nutrition and health services and reduce household vulnerability to human trafficking among smallholder agro-pastrol households at risk of human trafficking in Nabilatuk and Napak Districts, Karamoja Region. This work is attained through strengthening of community structures including VSLAs, Human trafficking committees and DRR committees and not at household level.

Job Summary:
The Program Officer will embark on overall coordination, operational management, monitoring and reporting of the above mentioned project activities, outputs and outcomes in a high quality  manner. The Program Officer will also actively engage in communication and advocacy work and participate in the implementation of the fundraising strategy for the organization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide expertise and technical assistance in agroecology, climate smart agriculture, resilient livelihoods, strengthening community structures including VSLAs, DRR and child protection committees.
Undertake overall coordination, operational management and monitoring of project activities, outputs and outcomes in a high quality manner.
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual progress report, project implementation reporting as per donor guidelines and organize quarterly progress, mid-year and annual reviews;
Liaise with partners, target project beneficiaries and all relevant stakeholders and actors for effective coordination and implementation of all project activities.
Participate in the implementation of the fundraising strategy of the organization.

Required Qualification:
A Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, natural resources management, environmental sciences or related subjects. A Master’s degree and other equivalent qualifications will be added advantage.
Minimum of 7 years’ experience in community level climate resilient and development interventions. Additional experience in strengthening community structures, climate smart agricultural programs agroecology and livelihood programs will be an added advantage.

Desire Skills and Experience:
Extent and relevance of experience in working with MDAs, multi-stakeholder networks, and multidisciplinary teams.
Extent and relevance of experience in resource mobilization through grant proposal writing.
Report writing skills is very essential.
Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS office word, excel, power point etc
Experience in child protection will be an added advantage.

Personal Skills:
Good leadership skills with ability to take personal initiative to achieve results with minimal supervision
Strong relationship management skills and ability to work effectively in an environment of cultural diversities.
Excellent and demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
Excellent attention to details and ability to complete tasks in a timely manner;
Strong interpersonal skills, communication and ability to work in a team;

Required Language:
English and local languages spoken in Karamoja sub- region are an added advantage.

How to apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae in English and scan/photo copies of academic documents and certificates to info@ecouganda.org , addressed to the Executive Director. Applicants should state the position title in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, Applications can also be physically delivered to ECO offices on Plot 19A Naguru Vale Road, Naguru by Friday 11th February 2022 at 5:00 pm.

ECO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Applicants who will not have heard from us by 28
th February 2022 should consider their application unsuccessful.

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