ZOA Uganda Jobs 2021 – Fresher Senior Project Officer (Agronomy)

ZOA Uganda Jobs 2021

Job Title: Senior Project Officer (Agronomy) – ZOA Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: ZOA Uganda

Job Location: (West-Nile) Uganda



ZOA Uganda Profile:

ZOA, as an international NGO, supports people who have lost everything due to armed conflict or natural disaster. Together, we can come to their aid in emergencies and remain faithful to communities as they recover – providing new opportunities for them to help themselves again. The work of ZOA is coordinated from the Netherlands. We are active in multiple countries in Africa, South America, the Middle East Region, and Asia. We work with approximately 900 employees worldwide and with (local) partners. We invite you to join our team of committed colleagues.

In Uganda, ZOA has offices in Kampala, West Nile (Arua), Acholi (Nwoya), and Karamoja (Amudat). ZOA Uganda works both in relief and recovery on the themes of food security & livelihoods, WASH, primary/accelerated/vocational education, and conflict management with a special focus on land security.



Job Summary:

The Senior Project Officer – Agronomy, with support from the Project Coordinator/Manager, is responsible for the day to day planning, and implementation of activities under Security, Protection and Economic Empowerment – (SUPREME) project.

SUPREME project in West Nile has a 30 month implementation timeframe focusing on improving the overall economic wellbeing of the refugees and host communities in West Nile mainly targeting the districts of Terego, Madi-Okollo, Moyo and Obongi.

The SPO is responsible for day to day implementation of the project, including:
  • Mobilize the SDC groups and train them on agribusiness ensuring they adopt the methodology for higher incomes
  • Supports the community volunteers in monitoring and collecting data from the SDCs ensuring that the project indicators ate achieved on a monthly basis.



Roles and responsibilities:

  • Implements project activities in line with the project proposal to achieve optimal project outputs and outcomes in line with ZOA/donor procedures and targets;
  • Supports possible community volunteers in day to day implementation;
  • Accounts timely for executed project activities in line with and according to relevant ZOA policies and guidelines;
  • Ensures project outputs are consistent with project proposals, log frames and in line with quality standards and country policies;
  • Oversees and ensures implementation is in line with standards and policies of both ZOA and government of Uganda;
  • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor in line with the project.


  • Provide inputs to implementation plans and activity/monthly reports;
  • Identify, document lessons learned and best practices;
  • Prepare and submit well written success stories;
  • Contribute to project reports or implementation plans as required by supervisor;
  • Collect monitoring data according to ZOA’s systems and activities in the project;
  • Actively participate in (technical) working groups and coordination meetings.

Representation and coordination

  • Local government actors and relevant district offices;
  • (if applicable) Lead and co-implementing partners under the project(s); Key project specific sector actors.

Human Resource Management

  • The Senior Project Officer does not supervise any staff as a direct supervisor. However, the Senior Project Officer will work and oversee the work of community volunteers.

    Procurement and finance

  • Initiate timely purchase requisition of project goods/services;
  • Ensure expenses are in line with approved budget;
  • Provide appropriate codes for expenses.


External contacts:

  • Local government actors and relevant district offices;
  • Key project specific sector actors.

    Internal contacts:

  • ZOA Management;
  • Members of the project team (Senior/Project Officers);
  • Other project teams, particularly SUPREME project team; (Support staff, Supervisors, Volunteers on the project)



Minimum Qualifications for ZOA Uganda Jobs 2021 


  • Degree or Diploma in the Agricultural Sciences, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, development studies and related fields; Specialized training as TOT in ERI, VSLA and FFS methodology is a plus.
  • At least 2 years successful experience in a similar position implementing related projects;


  • Working experience in a humanitarian setting is an added advantage;
  • Experience with large project funded by institutional donors;
  • Understanding of the local context, culture, and languages;
  • Proven experience in implementing clean/renewable energy projects.


  • Excellent spoken and written command of English;
  • Good communication, writing and facilitation skills;
  • Provides regular feedback, acknowledges success and the need for improvement with project team;
  • Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word;
  • Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license.



How To Apply for ZOA Uganda Jobs 2021 

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly via the form below:


CV’s of no more than 2 pages in length and Cover Letter of 1 page are appreciated.

Please provide at least 3 references related to your previous employment listed in the application. References of previous positions held should not be older than five years.

Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment.

Qualified female candidates and or individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 21st November 2021



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