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Wednesday 9 April 2014

Programme Officer Jobs - Trocaire Uganda

Vacancy - Programme Officer
Recruiting Organisation: Trocaire
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country: Uganda

About Trócaire:
Trócaire is an Irish development organisation that works through local partners to implement programmes in the organisation’s priority areas of Building Sustainable Livelihoods, Governance & Human Rights and Gender. Trócaire’s programmes in Uganda are managed by a small country team based in the office in Kampala with regular travel to Northern Uganda.

Job Summary: The Programme Officer must ensure that the project partners of the assigned part of the partner and programme portfolio deliver effective and efficient services to vulnerable children, in line with TdH Netherlands (TdH) strategy, policies and procedures.

Contribution to the development and implementation of country/ thematic annual and strategic plans
In charge of the analysis of project proposals and project partners - context analysis, budgets, etc.
Technically advise whether or not to give the proposal further consideration and discuss the analysis with the Country Manager in preparation for final decision making.
Prepare the necessary documentation for approval of new and on-going partnerships and project proposals according to the TdH guidelines and formats.
Technically support and monitor the programmes and project partners through regular communications and programme visits.

Support the marketing communication department with information and materials for marketing and communication, e.g. for the newsletters.
Ensure that all scheduled partner and project reports such as progress reports are delivered timely and that they are of good quality, analyse the received information and compile the necessary reports.
Inform relevant persons/organisations/institutions on support given to project partners, project activities and expected results.
Maintain the database and regularly update project documentation/ files for reference by all concerned.
Work on and maintain a good working relationship with project partners.
Enhance mutual understanding, cooperation and respect for respective responsibilities without compromising on supervisory responsibilities.
Responsible for Capacity building of partners for assigned part of partner and programme portfolio.
Perform any other functions, responsibilities or portfolio which may be assigned by the Trocaire management

The applicant should possess a relevant bachelor’s degree

 Skills and Experience:
At least three years of experience in a similar position in a similar organisation
Extensive knowledge of development cooperation, sociology, child rights, health
Extensive knowledge of and experience in project planning, project cycle management and logical framework
Past experience with Child Rights based programming
Extensive experience with financial management
Prior working knowledge of the political, religious and social structures of the respective country/ region and the relevant languages
Excellent writing skills in English, an additional language is an asset

All suitable candidates should send your CV with an application letter with at least two professional references to Trocaire via E-mail to: east.africa@tdh.nl. Please include “Programme Officer” in the subject of your email application.

Deadline: 21st April, 2014