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Sunday, March 11, 2018

2 Project Assistants Job at Build Africa ( BA ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Project Assistants

Jobs at:
Build Africa ( BA )

Deadline of this Job:
23rd March 2018 by 1: 00pm

Duty Station:
Kiryandongo or Oyam

Job details:
Build Africa ( BA ) is an international NGO that believes in the power of education to help end poverty. We work to give children the education they need and fight the inequalities that stand in their way. We partner with remote and rural communities where children are leaving school without vital basic skills. Our unique approach then helps parents and teachers to create sustainable, effective schools and to nurture their children's teaming. For over 20 years we have ensured vulnerable children in Africa get the right infrastructure, teaching and family support so they can get the most from their time at school and go on to lead productive, healthy and happy lives. Every child deserves a good education.
Build Africa currently works in 13 districts in Uganda with its field programs coordinated through two Area offices located in Kumi and Masindi. Build Africa's Mums Read project is a 3 year project to be part funded with UKaid from the UK Governments Department for International Development (DFID) and will be implemented in Kiryandongo and Oyam Districts. The project targets 2,243 young mothers in rural Uganda and is aimed at ensuring that they are able to better support their children's wellbeing and are playing a more impactful role in their homes and communities using new skills, including functional levels of literacy and numeracy. Build Africa will use culturally appropriate entry point of childcare skills for young mothers to then further equip them with literacy, numeracy and life skills, including financial management to enable them to take a more active role in their homes and communities, changing the landscape for their own children and leading to a virtuous development cycle beyond the life of the project We therefore seek to recruit suitably qualified persons for position below in order to achieve the projects objects.

Post: 2 Project Assistants based in Kiryandongo or Oyam
Purpose: The Project Assistant Will have field level responsibility for the implementation of the MumsRead Project in Kiryandongo and Oyam districts. The job holder will provide field level support and oversight for project implementation and will be expected to continually observe the day-today effectiveness of the project delivery, noting and reporting any areas where improvements are possible. With support from the PM, S/he will work on the project in carrying out the agreed project activities, including Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities, and monitoring and reviewing project impact. S/he will work closely with the project partners but also collaboratively with other staff in BAU on project management, MEL and reporting to the donors
Person Specifications:
  • Proven experience in community mobilization approaches with proven experience in Adult Literacy and Gender interventions
  • Proven experience and technical knowledge of managing community projects
  • Knowledge in data collection approaches, methods and tools
  • Relevant degree (Education, Gender, Development Studies, Social work and Community based development with at least 3 years related work experience on development projects, preferably with an INGO.
  • Experience of direct working with communities and children
  • Should be proactive in thinking and able to question the status quo in their day to day work.
  • Awareness of child safeguarding, conflict sensitivity and knowledge of Do No Hamr Programming.
  • A person of high integrity that will follow BAU’s core values and adhere to a zero tolerance on waste and corruption.
  • Experience of developing and facilitating training sessions within low literacy communities
  • Effective communication and listening skills.
  • Willing to speak up and proactively raise issues
  • Good report writing and computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Ability to ride a motor cycle with a valid riding permit
  • A good team player.
  • Creativity and innovation.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Strong analytic skills
  •  Ability to work under sometimes harsh field conditions
  • Knowledge and experience of working in rural communities in Kiryandongo and Oyam is an added advantage
Job application procedure
1. Your CV/resume should include your contact information and 3 work-related references.
2. You should clearly state your current salary and Expectations
Build Africa Uganda is an equal employer, we therefore encourage females to apply. Send to; The Human Resources Officer Kampala or email us at 
Physically submit applications to the address below; Build Africa Uganda- Kampala (Head Office), Plot 431 &424, Central Zone, Off Gaba Road, P.O Box 7224 Kampala. Tel 04_i4 267828 OR
Build Africa Uganda- Kumi, Plot 28 Liang Road, P.O. Box 350 Kumi. Tel 0392 769648
Build Africa Uganda- Masindi, Plot 2 Kabalega Crescent, R0. Box 66 Masindi. 0700554140 Deadline for applications - 23rd March 2018 by 1: 00pm
Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted. Please note these posts are advertised and will be offered subject to final DFID approval of this project.