Community Development Officer NGO Jobs – Hunger Free World

By | June 19, 2019
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Community Development Officer NGO Jobs – Hunger Free World

Job Title:       Community Development Officer

Organisation: Hunger Free World

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Programs Manager

About US:

Hunger Free World is an international non-profit organization whose objective is to create a world free of hunger. Being able to access adequate food in order to sustain a healthy body and mind is the most fundamental human right. HFW aims to make this “Right to Food” a reality for all.

Job Summary:  The Community Development Officer will be responsible for managing Community Development Programs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Program Implementation – 60%

  • Monitor and operationalize aggregated farm input fund for Hunger Free cooperatives (MOFA project or as shall be directed by project manager from time to time).
  • Build capacity of cooperative members to save and improve on their share(s) as individuals and as cooperative institution.
  • Keenly monitor operation and maintenance schedules of the Hunger Free coop machineries such as maize mill, tractor (MOFA project or as shall be directed by project manager).
  • Assist your supervisor to monitor management of restricted shock absorbing operational support fund and make reports on its usage.
  • Assist Senior Programmes Manager to make reports on decisions made on retained earnings and monitor its management
  • Assist Senior Programmes Manager to reconcile the accounts records (yellow cards) with quick books data entries.
  • Receive loan applications from the cooperative members and site visit them to inspect their physical residents.
  • Sign loan agreements as witnesses which bind the borrower to the HFZ cooperative society.
  • Draft loan payment schedules and entering weekly HFZ transactions in quick books for each HFZ cooperative.
  • Monitor ongoing and implemented HFZ cooperative projects
  • Prepare monthly, Quarterly, and Annual program reports,
  • Contribute and participating in the mid-term and term evaluation of the cooperatives documenting all information related to project successes and best practices, creating a bank of pictures, videos, and most significant change stories on the project, and documenting and reporting initial market assessment findings,
  • Participate in regular market research, market monitoring, market trends and market information feedback for various commodities, especially beans and maize..

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in Community Development, Development Studies, Business Studies, or related fields,
  • Four years of experience working in the community development sector,
  • Ability to construct, interpret, critique budgets and track expenditure,
  • Demonstrate ability to foster partnerships with community and/or Government agencies/organizations and groups,
  • Knowledge of community development, empowerment and mentoring approaches Research, monitoring and evaluation skills,
  • Experience with small business financing, market analysis and market research,
  • Good oral and written communication skills

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated resume, cover letter, three (3) professional references via email to patience@hungerfree.net. Please include “Community Development Officer Candidate” in the subject line of your email.

Deadline: 21st June 2019

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