JOB ALERT: We’re looking for a Programme Officer (Kampala, Uganda)

We are also recruiting for a Programme Officer to join our education team in Kampala, Uganda. We're on the look out for a motivated and committed individual.

Location: Kampala, Uganda (with frequent travel within Uganda)
Salary: Ush 2 400 000 – Ush 3 000 000 per month gross
Answers to: Xavier Project Programme Lead
Open to: All applicants

About us

Xavier Project is an international NGO registered in Kenya, Uganda and the UK employing 28 full time staff members and 30 community workers across the three locations. The main features of our work are the realisation of pioneering interventions that are implemented through the principles of community ownership. Xavier Project´s approach involves building holistic partnerships with refugee led organisations (RLOs) across East Africa through which we promote community-led learning, community capacity-strengthening and enterprise development. We act as facilitators, supporting the RLOs to deliver education services and scale-out enterprise within their communities. We currently support six RLOs in six different locations in Kenya and Uganda. Through community-led solutions, we aspire to provide more refugee children with access to quality learning, delivered in environments that are safe and inclusive, and foster social, emotional and extra-curricular learning. This is done through various innovative programmes such as tablet-based learning programme for primary school children, online-based learning programme for out-of-school youth or outreach programme aiming to improve the access of refugee children with disabilities to quality education.

Job description

Xavier Project is looking to recruit for the position of Programme Officer in our Uganda office who will predominantly work within our education programmes. The Programme Officer will be based in Kampala but will be required to make regular short-term field trips to our other two locations – Imvepi refugee settlement, northern Uganda and Rwamwanja refugee settlement, southwestern Uganda.

Main responsibilities:

Supporting the Programme Lead in all stages of programming including design, planning, implementation and evaluation
Providing supervision and support to field staff
Contributing to the design of effective strategies to address challenges encountered during the life of the programmes
Delivering a range of administration tasks including basic accountability, procurement, record maintenance, etc.
Organising and attending implementation and monitoring field trips
Producing reports, action plans and other relevant documents
Conducting basic research activities
Promoting local leadership and community-led solutions
Active participation in promoting Xavier Project’s vision and mission
Any other duties assigned

Essential requirements

Tertiary education in relevant field
Experience and good understanding of working in the education sector
Strong interpersonal skills and empathy, particularly with regards to working with vulnerable people
Willingness to travel within Uganda
Experience working with budgets, work plans and reports
Knowledge of procurement processes
Fluency in both spoken and written English language
Excellent knowledge of MS Office
Reliability and self-reliance
Ability to work in a team
Motivation to cultivate and share knowledge
Responsible and systematic work approach
Enthusiasm and self-initiative

Desired features

Strong understanding of the challenges faced by refugees and other marginalised communities in East Africa
Experience working with a diverse team of people from different backgrounds
Fieldwork experience in challenging contexts

What we offer

Working in an international team of visionary and motivated individuals
Opportunities for personal and professional growth
Regular staff capacity-building trainings
Twenty-five days of leave per year
Health insurance
Participating in extensive national and international networks within humanitarian aid and development sector

How to apply

How to apply

To apply for this position, we would like to ask the applicants to click on this link… and submit the complete online form. In addition, please submit your CV to and use your name and the job title “Programme Officer Uganda” in the email subject. Please do not send any other documents at this stage. The deadline for submitting the online form and sending your CV is 24th August 2020. As the selection of applicants will be conducted on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted, by the end of August at the latest. For more information about our work please visit

Xavier Project is an equal opportunity employer and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, colour, origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

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