Heifer International is an international Job Opportunity

Job Title: Program Officer

Heifer International is an international NGO that started in 1944 in USA. In Uganda, Heifer International began opera¬tions in 1982, and has continued to support families to end hunger, poverty while caring for the earth. Heifer International is currently spread nationwide, supporting over 105 farmers' groups in over 60 districts nationwide. Program interventions have been in nutritional security, household income, promotion of domestic biogas technology and poverty reduction through provision of livestock-integrated farming. Through the famous zero grazing farming system, which is nationally synonymous with Heifer International, Heifer International has provided a reliable source of food and nutrition, income and self esteem to over 3,500,000 resource constrained families directly since 1982. Heifer International Uganda has continued to expand her program in different other new districts with different viable interventions. HI, therefore, wishes to recruit professional personnel to fill up the positions below.

Job Summary: To participate in proposal writing and resource mobilization (or the Program Prepare letters of agreements for the approved projects and disseminate them to the various projects, donors and HPI-HQ for the required signatures; Coordinate project reporting annually, biannual and any other reporting and disseminate to the projects, donors and HPI-HQ; Receive, verify and disseminate data from the field to enable data capture; Coordination of calendar and timetable / diary revisions for the entire organization; Coordinate both program and staff meetings and follow-up on the implementation of agreed activities as agreed upon; Records and information management; Secure relevant documents and maintain a proper record of non-record filing system and ensure that records are up to date and filed and archived; Supervise the operations of the resource Centre and identify suitable information required for the program; Handle all program correspondence and make all necessary responses to Country Director's attention; Assist in scheduling appointments and meetings for the Country Director, ensuring all information required for the meetings is prepared; To make travel arrangements and hotel bookings for staff and visitors.

Job requirement

Minimum Professional Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Public Administration or any relevant degree with at least three years experience in administrative support or similar employment. Experience in working with international organizations is an added advantage but not a mandatory. Basic computer skills, writing and analytical skills. An ability to organize and prioritize tasks and work independently is essential. Effective written and oral communications skills, good interpersonal skills. Sell motivation and working with minimum supervision with ability to work long or irregular hours as determined by project deadlines.

How to apply

Persons who meet the specific job requirements above should send copies of certificates, one page individual capability statement, an application letter with a C.V indicating current salary, indicate place of job posting and two professional referees to: The Country Director on P.O. Box 28491, Kampala or hand delivered application to Plot 1 Yusuf Lule Road, Nakasera not later than Application Deadline: May 27,2011 on the address above. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Canvassing is completely prohibited and automatically leads to disqualification.
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer.


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