LEAP Project Officer Job at Oxfam


LEAP Project Officer Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2023 - 2024

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: January 23 2024

Hiring Organization: Oxfam

Job Details:

Job Purpose
The Project Officer- LEAP is responsible for implementation of transformative livelihoods in refugee and host communities in Uganda in a project. He/she will work in close cooperation with LEAP project coordinator, Oxfam’s partners and implement the project in line with Oxfam Uganda country strategy, the donor requirements and the one program approach. The project Officer will continually identify partner capacity improvement needs and seek support from Oxfam team to provide partners with necessary technical support during implementation. The job holder will undertake periodic monitoring and evaluation, lead the process of donor reporting, resource mobilization and ensuring compliance on both Oxfam and partner side.

Job Responsibilities
• The project Officer will work hand in hand with the Climate Justice Coordinator and Land Rights Coordinator to support in the Implementation of Promoting the Leadership, Empowerment, Access, and Protection (LEAP) project. This will be in line with Resilient Livelihood theme and Oxfam Country strategy (OCS) and organizational policies.
• Facilitate the process of fundraising by documenting key learnings and providing technical inputs from LEAP project
• Contribute to preparation of project documents, such as project summaries and project overviews on youth empowerment and engagement, livelihood, and value chain.
• Offer any other support to the program teams especially in areas of research, show casing, advocacy, campaigns, fundraising and public engagements in the spirit of a one program approach
• Coordinate partners to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, indicators and MEAL frameworks
• Ensuring that partner project plans, proposals, work plans and budgets are developed in line with the Oxfam Country Strategy and donor guidelines.

• Carry out regular monitoring visits to partners and project locations to ensure that there is progress in implementation as planned
• Lead the process on donor reporting and adherence to donor requirements
• Work with Program Quality & Learning Coordinator (PQL) and Program Managers to ensure that the MEL Framework is effectively adopted by the partners and that monitoring data is well managed and readily available for program quality control
• Constructively support partners’ management of projects in the various stages of project cycle management, from project appraisal to reporting.
• Conduct regular project reviews to discuss project progress with partners. share learnings and experiences that inform actions moving forward
• Lead the process of project documentation for visibility and learning

• Provide appropriate support to partners implementing youth empowerment, engagement and livelihood projects in all aspects of project cycle management.
• Ensure timely reporting of partners in compliance with donor and Oxfam procedures/reporting requirements; consolidate partner reports
• Ensure that partner organizations work in accordance with Oxfam standards and objectives
• Carry out regular performance assessments and reviews of partner organizations and provide guidance on enhancing the quality of projects.
• Participate in regular meetings with partner organizations and relevant value chain multi stakeholder platforms.
• Ensure that all action points/ recommendations agreed upon with partners during project reviews are followed through during project implementation.
• Support with partner contracting process, implement and monitor the agreements reached with the consortium or the implementing partners.
• Hold and/or participate in regular meetings with partner organizations, and stakeholders to ensure that the working relationship between them and Oxfam is positive, open and conducive to the successful achievement of agreed objectives.

Job Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Land Rights Development studies, Economics, Law, Social sciences, International Development, and any related field from a recognized university.
• At least 2 years of experience and knowledge in human rights, civic engagement, land rights
• Excellent coordination, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Strong commitment to ending inequality and injustice.
• Passionate about promoting human rights, business, land rights engagement, etc.

Key Attributes:
• Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
• Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
• Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Organizational Values:
• Accountability: – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
• Empowerment: – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
• Inclusiveness: – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.
• Equality:- We believe everyone has a right to be treated fairly and have the same rights and opportunities
• Solidarity:- We join hands, support, and Collaborate across boundaries in working towards a just and sustainable world.
• Courage: We speak truth to power and act with conviction on the justice of our causes

Application procedure

Interested and qualified? Click here to apply

Date Posted: 2023-01-16




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