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Project Officer


This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted October 24, 2021.

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# Job Description

The Project Officer – Health will directly contribute to implementation the
Youth-Led Covid19 Response YCR Project and other ongoing health and gender
interventions. S/he will conduct all the day to day YCR project planning,
implementation, coordination, monitoring and reporting. Under the overall
direction of the Systems Strengthening Manager, and in accordance with Cordaid
policies, procedures and practices, the programme officer- health is to ensure
that the YCR project is running efficiently and effectively. S/he will closely
work with program and operations colleagues to ensure efficient and effective
project implementation monitoring and reporting while maintaining strong
internal controls. The PO is responsible for a smooth project operation in
line with the project managers guidance, and with Cordaid’s policies and

Key Duties & Responsibilities
• Intervention project progress
• Interventions projects progress Working closely with other Cordaid’s systems
strengthening manager, provide hands on technical support to YCR
implementation and other health projects as and when need arises
• Ensure the preparation of progress and financial activity reports and
contribute to annual plans and budgets
• Participate in internal and external audits
• In close collaboration with Systems Strengthening Manager and sector
experts, contribute to the diversification and growth of Cordaid’s health and
gender portfolio within Uganda with a focus on quality and impact
• Conduct regular field visits to monitor the progress of programmes and
projects on the ground and ensure effective oversight of and support of local
partners taking corrective action with minimal delay
• Maintain effective coordination with other Project leaders/coordinationto
enable the development of an integrated and innovative portfolio
• Maintain effective coordination with the Regional PMEL manager to ensure
timely and correct measurement of results, outcomes and impacts and to
facilitate learning towards continuous improvements in the design and delivery
of programmes and projects
• Identify and mitigate operational risks for YCR project with guidance from
Systems Strengthening Manager
• Timeliness and quality of reports
• Documents activity and monthly reports
• Ensures compliance with donor reporting standards
• Lead YCR activity and project reporting and documentation of best practice
and lessons
• Change story documentations and sharing
• Generate and document partner feedback
• Contribute ideas on innovative project development
• Parts of programs and project proposals
• Creates possibilities to acquire funds of institutional donors
• Signals and analyses developments at donor level. Writes parts of project
proposals on the instruction of the program managers and SIF
• Planning, monitoring and evaluation
• Assesses which information is relevant for planning, monitoring and
evaluation purposes. Fills in the required PME format and assesses what extra
PME information beside the standard formats is of importance. Analyses and
draws conclusions from PME information and makes these accessible to
• Develop clear quarterly work plans and budgets for validation by the Project
Manager; Check budget vs expenses for tasks assigned to him/her; inform the
Project Manager immediately on cases of fraud and/or corruption or over – /
under spending more than the norm, affecting the program results
• Deliver timely and good quality input to project reports as requested by the
Project Manager; Keep good relations with team members
• Assist the Communications department with information on project and
campaign issues and visits of volunteers, press and benefactors etc
• Assist in developing proposals at the request of the PM
• Actively promote and brand Cordaid initiatives wherever appropriate and
• Result communication & open data
• Assesses which results are relevant for communication and fundraising
purposes, collects these and formulates texts in accordance with quality
standards of the Communications department and SIF
• Collects and filters necessary information for open data sources
• Delivers good qualitative information to the Communications department and
SIF in time
• Monitoring of partners
• Develop and maintain close relationships with partners and counterparts
• Ensure that Cordaid programmes and partnerships are actively represented in
coordination structures. Share progress and update on programme activities
within the cluster system and relevant donors
• Contribute to the development of project related documents such as success
stories and publications
• Facilitate documentation of stories and media materials with human interest
related to Cordaid and partners’ programmes and projects and liaise with
concerned units for broader coverage digital and printed, media
• Maintains contacts with partners and field offices focused on theeffective
and efficient implementation of programs. Makes agreements with partners
regarding the achievement of substantive results, increasing their expertise,
organizational sustainability and accountability in accordance with the
guidelines of donors
• Partner Assessment
• Assesses the capacity of new partners with regard to accountability and
compliance with reporting requirements of donors. If necessary formulates
capacity building proposals and acquires funding for these proposals.
Initiates these activities in cooperation with partners
• IntegrityAdheres to the code of conduct and Integrity Policies, reports
concerns and follows regular integrity trainings. This is a high-risk
position, with unsupervised contact with communities
• Other duties
• Perform other duties as relevant for the project as per the PMs request
• Manage local project related security matters as they pertain to individual
safety and security and offer advise on updating the security plans. Any other
duties assigned by the manager

• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Social Science, Public Health and other
relevant fields. A master’s degree is not mandatory but can be an added
• 2 to 3 years of proven experience in project development, implementation,
monitoring and reporting
• Willing to work and be based in West Nile. Arua and Adjumani
• Holds a motorcycle riding permit and with experience in motorcycle riding
• Demonstrable experience of driving advocacy, communications, and fundraising
• Proven experience of representing an organisation externally to key
stakeholders, maintaining government and partner relations
• Ability to live and work under pressure in a rapidly changing and sometimes
insecure environment
• Team player with excellent communication and strong participatory leadership

Core Competences
• Excellent interpersonal, coordination and negotiation skills, and the
ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a
multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for
• Strong commitment to integrity, professionalism, creativity and innovation,
learning, accountability, planning and organization, results orientation,
teamwork and technological solutions

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