Project Officer

Job Title: Project Officer
Organisation: Muslim Centre for Justice and Law
Duty Station: Acholi Sub-region based in Omoro district, Uganda

About US:
Muslim Centre for Justice (MCJL) is a Local Non-government organization officially registered in 2010 that is dedicated to promoting and advancing justice, tolerance and human rights in Uganda. Vision is “A Ugandan society that upholds universal faith-based principles in ensuring equitable access to justice, human rights and observance of the law”. Mission is “To facilitate observance of human rights, justice, peace, and good governance through promotion of public interest, civil liberties, and obligations under the law”.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Planning, community mobilization and implementation of subcounty project activities in accordance with the work plan, proposal and relevant tools.
  • Timely documentation and reporting on progress of activities as required on a periodic basis.
  • Provide diligent leadership to community activists on the project through motivation and ensuring that they execute their duties.
  • Identify and liaise with various stakeholders to ensure that intimate partner violence is eradicated.
  • Participate in conferences and meetings related to intimate partner violence prevention on behalf of the organisation.
  • Exercise due diligence in performance of his duties and perform all other work that may incidental to the above as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Must have competent skills in accounting for programme funds.
  • Ensure effective communication and links with target communities, groups, agencies, departments and organisations;
  • Attend and participate in existing networks and forums for addressing issues and concerns of communities living in and around project area.
  • Collect statistical information regarding the IPV and contribute to quarterly reports to MCJL.
  • Undertake other duties related to administrative tasks such as filing, typing own letters and documents, answering the telephone and providing general information about MCJL.
  • Other project-related duties as delegated by the direct supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social sciences, humanities and related field of study.
  • Additional Knowledge in communication and the application of SASA faith and community integration approaches is an added advantage.
  • Should be capable of communicating in Acholi as the local language.
  • Ability to learn new things and apply them
  • Willingness to work extra hours when necessary to hit a given target
  • Experience of atleast 2 years in conducting community education (through sensitisation, awareness raising workshops and trainings) and responding to and supporting community initiatives, including using SASA and gender mainstreaming approaches
  • Thorough knowledge of English and Acholi is a desired mode of communication.
  • Actively seeks new ways of improving project services and activities
  • Actively encourages others to consider new ideas and is open to new ideas from others
  • Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems
  • Actively identifies opportunities for and promotes organisational change.
  • Presents goals as shared interests.
  • Works independently and as a part of a team with a holistic collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach to meet organisational goals.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should Send your application in writing, including a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and three references to:-

The President
Muslim Centre for Justice and Law
P.O.Box 6929 Kampala (U)

Or e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and copy to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Applications can also be hand delivered to Basiima house Plot No. 401/2, Bwaise Kussattu Umeme Building opposite Fuelex Petrol station
Deadline: Friday, 13th January 2017 by 05:00pm.