Employment Opportunity – Project Officer
The Uganda National Association of Cerebral Palsy (UNAC) is a non-governmental organization established in 2013 to advocate for the rights of people with Cerebral Palsy (CP). It is at COMBRA premises at Kiwanga Seta Mukono district. UNAC has received a 3-year’s project for supporting people with CP in Uganda with the following theory of change:
“If the project builds the capacities of support-groups of people with CP in the communities where they live, and strengthen UNAC as an organisation of people with CP, then people with CP in the respective communities will start to have a better live, because the support-groups are capable in providing the needed assistance and a stronger UNAC is able to build the capacities of the support-groups to play their role.”.
UNAC is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the post of a Project Officer based at its head office and will be required to travel to districts where the organisation projects/ programs are being implemented for the above project.
The purpose of the Project Officer is to ensure efficient, effective and timely implementation of the a project by coordinating collaboration and capacity building for parents support groups organizing meetings with local government and other stakeholders, ensuring conformity to the partnership agreement, project design, to contribute towards increasing the visibility of UNAC.
Tasks & Responsibilities
- Mobilize parents and helpers of people with CP and establish a structure of support groups
- Organizational and financial capacity building of the support groups and to the level of registering as Community Based Organisations ( CBOs.)
- Improve the sustainability of the support groups with capacity building in resource mobilization and income generation
- Train Of Trainers (TOT) in psycho-social support and physiotherapeutic methods to members of support groups
- Supervise and monitor the work of the support groups during project span
- Exchange of experience between support groups of different sub-counties
- Engage fathers of people with CP in targeted activities
- Conduct community awareness activities on CP rights
- Sensitize key persons at communities (drivers, teachers, nurses, doctors) about special needs of people with CP
- Engage people with CP and their helpers in community activities
- Board development training: The role of leadership in implementation of policies and guidelines
- Practicing transparent decision making and accountability towards its members (meetings)
- Participation in networks and relation building with the rest of the disability movement
- Establishment and updating of a membership register with a system of annual membership subscriptions
- Establishment and application of communication channels with members (newsletter, SMS network, and other)
- Engagement of members as volunteers in UNACs activities at all levels
- Training of staff and volunteers at the secretariat and executive committee in project management cycle (planning, monitoring, reporting)
- Strengthening accounting systems and procedures
- Establish routines of reflection and internal learning (meetings, feedback, internal reviews)
- Training in fund raising and resource mobilisation skills
- Investigate in a business model of income generating for UNAC and pilot the model
Essential Qualifications and Knowledge
- Degree in Humanities, Community Based Rehabilitation, Social worker from a recognised university/institute. demonstrated knowledge and experience at identifying and differentiating cerebral palsy (CP) from other disabilities.
- Commitment to and understanding of gender sensitivity in programmes, including of issues related to violence against women and girls
- Familiar with capacity building processes
- A minimum of three years’ experience with duties related to programme implementation, capacity building.
- Experience in promotion of human rights of vulnerable people
- Demonstrated experience of networking and collaboration with civil society and government at district and community level
Essential Skills and attributes
- The ability to work with limited supervision
- Ability to document and communicate in English
- Proven interpersonal and networking skills to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
- Ability to lead and motivate others
- Personal integrity and an ethical approach to work
- Knowledge of the local languages of Luganda and Rukonzo is an added advantage
- Specialism in livelihoods
- Training in parents’/ care takers and other stake holders.
- Prior work experience in organisations working with persons with disabilities.
- Training/qualification in gender in development
- Understanding of the issues facing persons with cerebral palsy in Uganda and/or a lived experience of disability
How to Apply
Interested Qualified candidates should submit their applications, 3 references, and contact telephone numbers.
Application will be received starting from 8th January 2018 from 9:00am- 4:00pm Monday to Thursday.
not later than Tuesday 15th January 2018 hand delivery to UNAC, Tel: +256 755949649, +256750582539
Application letters should be addressed to:
Board of Directors,
Uganda Uganda National Association Of Cerebral Palsy. ﴾UNAC ﴿
P.O. BOX 6775, KAMPALA