(OPEN) Project Officer - Skills Development

CEFORD in collaboration with Muni University, Gulu University, Bishop Stuart University, Finn Church Aid, Danchurch Aid, Palmcorps, Meeting Point Kitgum and Young Africa Refugees for Integral Development are implementing RETI Program an initiative contributing towards the realization of Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works Strategy. The four (4) years RETI Program seeks to address the youth unemployment challenges in 15 refugees hosting Districts in Adjumani, Obongi, Arua, Koboko, Madi Okollo, Terego and Yumbe in West Nile; Kiryandongo, Lamwo, Gulu in Northern Uganda and Kyegegwa, Kamwenge, and Mbarara in South Western Uganda. The program will improve access to quality, innovation and relevant and skills development program for refugees and hosting community youth and transition them into dignified and fulfilling work.

In order to realize the project goal and objectives, CEFORD invites application from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacancy.

Location: Kiryandongo (1), Terego (1)
Reports to: Skills Development Expert

Job Summary:

The Project Officer for Skills Development is responsible for coordinating and
overseeing projects designed to improve the skills and competencies of youth, with a focus on
workforce development in non-formal field. This role involves project planning, implementation,
monitoring, and evaluation to ensure the successful achievement of project goals.

Key Responsibilities:
Project Planning and Implementation

  • Responsible for development and execution of detailed project plans, timelines, and
    budgets ensuring that activities are carried out efficiently and effectively.
  • Identify and allocate necessary resources, including staff, trainers and materials to the
  • Manage project budgets, expenses and procurement of necessary materials.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Build and maintain relationships with partners, trainers and participants.
  • Communicate project progress and updates to stakeholders.
  • Provide feedback to project participants and partners concerning issues raised on the project.
  • Represent CEFORD at interagency and technical working group meetings and update stakeholders about the implementation of the project.
  • Represent CEFORD at interagency and technical working group meetings and update stakeholders about the implementation of the project.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitor project activities to ensure they are on track and aligned with project goals.
  • Collect, analyze and maintain participants database to measure the impact and
    effectiveness of skills development programs.
  • Make recommendations for program improvements based on evaluation results and
    learnings from activity implementation.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate records of project activities, expenses and outcomes.
  • Responsible for preparation of timely and quality project reports, success stories and
    lessons learnt for sharing with project sponsors, management and stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with reporting requirements and regulations

Quality Assurance

  • Implement quality control measures to ensure the delivery of high-quality skills
    development programs.
  • Identify and address any issues or challenges that may arise during project

Capacity Building:

  • Coordinate training sessions, workshops, or educational programs to facilitate
    knowledge sharing among project participants and other stakeholders.
  • Provide training and support to project staff, trainers, and facilitators.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in skills development.

Person Specifications / Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Vocational Studies, Social Sciences, Development studies,
    Entrepreneurship and Project Management, Business Administration and any other
    related field.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in implementation of technical vocational skills, project
    management and digital literacy with a reputable humanitarian organization is a must.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles and instructional design is a plus.
  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of different sectors of the community, traditions,
    culture, beliefs of refugee/host community hierarchical structures.
  • Must have computer skills, training and mentoring skills
  • Familiarity with funding and grant management may be required depending on the
  • Ability to ride motorcycle and valid riding permit is a MUST.

Applications clearly stating the position and location applied for accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae with contacts and email addresses of 3 referees including day telephone numbers and photocopies of relevant academic documents like transcripts, certificates, testimonials should be addressed to:

The Executive Director – CEFORD
P.O. Box 303

Electronic applications having all the required documents combined as one PDF file should be emailed with the subject clearly marked “Position Applied-LocationName of Applicant” to ceford.recruitment@gmail.com. All applications should reach the above address by Friday 24th November 2023 by 4:00PM. Late submission of applications and those not in one pdf file will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NOTE: Women are encouraged to apply

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