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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Project Assistant Job at Oxfam - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Project Assistant

Jobs at:
Oxfam

Deadline of this Job:
15th May 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Reports to: Resilient Livelihoods Thematic Manager
About Oxfam:
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 affiliates networked together in more than 90 countries committed to ridding the world of poverty and injustice. To achieve this, we support local projects in developing countries, we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people and we campaign to involve citizens in our work. We implement our programs by working with local NGO partners and civil society organizations and engaging with private sector and governments. Oxfam employs over 6,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our program is anchored on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights: Resilient Livelihoods, Governance and Accountability and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.
About DataLab Project:
DataLab is a new Oxfam innovation program designed to enable more effective usage of existing data and to prototype new data services as minimal viable products (MVP’s) to test the propositions for Oxfam as protector and enabler of digital civic space of citizens in countries worldwide. Oxfam is a knowledge-driven organization and processing data into actual information feeds the evidence base of our theories of change. This project is about adding the power of prediction that is linked to the analyses of large amount of data into our work on knowledge development, but also about storing data effectively and efficiently, broadening the digital civic space of citizens and shaping related policies around that.
Job Summary: The Project Assistant will play a support role in all activities managed by the project coordinator of the DataLab Project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the activities that are part of each sprint
• Responsible for internal communication with country office members
• Tasked with desk research and data input required during data analysing sprint
• Responsible for logistics external event (local work sessions)
• Responsible for research and making contact with relevant stakeholders for data sources.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Project Assistant job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology.
• Familiarity with project implementation
• Good in administration and systematic way of working
• Good social skills, networker
• Affinity with new product development/innovation
• Excellent command of English
• High affinity with data projects and services
• Event organising and coordination desirable
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications in writing, including a cover letter and curriculum vitae (Not exceeding 2MB) to the HR and Admin Coordinator at Oxfamuganda-jobs@oxfamnovib.nl.