Senior Project Officer - Agronomy job at ZOA


Senior Project Officer - Agronomy job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 21 November 2021

Hiring Organization: ZOA

Job Details:

Duty station : (West-Nile)

About ZOA
ZOA is an international NGO that inspired by Christian identity and biblical message of reconciliation and restoration of a broken world with its headquarters in the Netherlands. ZOA operate in fifteen countries on and on three continents. At ZOA we provide relief to people affected by conflict or natural disasters, contribute to a new perspective of hope in which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together with the affected communities we work on the recovery of their livelihoods.

In Uganda, ZOA has offices in Kampala, West Nile (Arua), Acholi (Nwoya), and Karamoja (Amudat). ZOA Uganda works both in relief and recovery on the themes of food security & livelihoods, WASH, primary/accelerated/vocational education, and conflict management with a special focus on land security.
ZOA is looking for a:
Senior Project Officer - Agronomy (1 position) for West Nile

About the position
The Senior Project Officer - Agronomy, with support from the Project Coordinator/Manager, is responsible for the day to day planning, and implementation of activities under Security, Protection and Economic Empowerment - (SUPREME) project.

SUPREME project in West Nile has a 30 month implementation timeframe focusing on improving the overall economic wellbeing of the refugees and host communities in West Nile mainly targeting the districts of Terego, Madi-Okollo, Moyo and Obongi.

The SPO is responsible for day to day implementation of the project, including:
• Mobilize the SDC groups and train them on agribusiness ensuring they adopt the methodology for higher incomes
• Supports the community volunteers in monitoring and collecting data from the SDCs ensuring that the project indicators ate achieved on a monthly basis.

Tasks, responsibilities, results
• Implements project activities in line with the project proposal to achieve optimal project outputs and outcomes in line with ZOA/donor procedures and targets;
• Supports possible community volunteers in day to day implementation;
• Accounts timely for executed project activities in line with and according to relevant ZOA policies and guidelines;
• Ensures project outputs are consistent with project proposals, log frames and in line with quality standards and country policies;
• Oversees and ensures implementation is in line with standards and policies of both ZOA and government of Uganda;
• Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor in line with the project.

• Provide inputs to implementation plans and activity/monthly reports;
• Identify, document lessons learned and best practices;
• Prepare and submit well written success stories;
• Contribute to project reports or implementation plans as required by supervisor;
• Collect monitoring data according to ZOA's systems and activities in the project;
• Actively participate in (technical) working groups and coordination meetings.

Representation and coordination
• Local government actors and relevant district offices;
• (if applicable) Lead and co-implementing partners under the project(s); Key project specific sector actors.

Human Resource Management
• The Senior Project Officer does not supervise any staff as a direct supervisor. However, the Senior Project Officer will work and oversee the work of community volunteers.

Procurement and finance
• Initiate timely purchase requisition of project goods/services;
• Ensure expenses are in line with approved budget;
• Provide appropriate codes for expenses.

External contacts:
Local government actors and relevant district offices;
Key project specific sector actors.

Internal contacts:
ZOA Management;
Members of the project team (Senior/Project Officers);
Other project teams, particularly SUPREME project team;
• Support staff.
• Supervises
• Volunteers on the project

Knowledge & Experience:

• Degree or Diploma in the Agricultural Sciences, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, development studies and related fields; Specialized training as TOT in ERI, VSLA and FFS methodology is a plus.
• At least 2 years successful experience in a similar position implementing related projects;

• Working experience in a humanitarian setting is an added advantage;
• Experience with large project funded by institutional donors;
• Understanding of the local context, culture, and languages;
• Proven experience in implementing clean/renewable energy projects.

• Excellent spoken and written command of English;
• Good communication, writing and facilitation skills;
• Provides regular feedback, acknowledges success and the need for improvement with project team;
• Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word;
• Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license.

Competencies - behavior and attitude

Commitment to ZOA's mission, vision and values (see
Able to plan and coordinate and work in an organized manner
Able to bridge differences and bring people together from different backgrounds
High level of integrity
Motivated to work independently / self-managing

Special requirements
Duty station is the ZOA office in Rhino Camp with regular visits to project locations in West Nile

Application procedure

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly via the form below.

CV's of no more than 2 pages in length and Cover Letter of 1 page are appreciated.
Please provide at least 3 references related to your previous employment listed in the application. References of previous positions held should not be older than five years.

Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment.

Qualified female candidates and or individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Date Posted: 2021-11-09