Hunger Fighters Uganda (HFU) is a Not-for-Profit, Non-Governmental Organization initiated in 2008,pursuing a vision of ‘A hunger and Malnutrition free Uganda. HFU is engaged in activities of fighting hunger in Uganda with a local, national and global perspective. The organization programmes are focused on a goal of creating empowered food secure communities. The main areas of work are Agriculture and sustainable livelihoods, Food and Nutrition Security, Humanitarian support, Research, Advocacy and Capacity Development. At the core of fighting hunger, the organization considers gender and sustainable environmental conservation as important crosscutting issues. More so, when targeting beneficiary communities, HFU adopts a multidisciplinary, non-judgmental and Human Rights Based approach to eradicate hunger with the aim of contributing to social justice and development.
The organization is membership based and is built on a firm history of volunteerism which is a commitment to selfless service to those in need of such services.
Hunger Fighters Uganda is a partner with various national and international networks of civil society organisation and community based initiatives working on programmes that have a direct or indirect bearing on addressing Hunger. Currently, HFU is implementing three Volunteer Driven Initiatives – Humanitarian Support in Western Uganda, the Edible City Project, Hunger and Learning, Research and Advocacy. HFU is seeking to strengthen its Human resource team in order to create, and maximize opportunities, and to extend operations to other areas that are in need of similar interventions.
This calls for applications from interested applicants who are self-motivated with passion to create positive change and are ready to serve under the Volunteer Service Agreement (VSA).
Applications (Including Copies of Certificates and CVS indicating at least 2 referees), should be sent online to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or hand delivered to Hunger Fighters Uganda offices along Hoima Road, about 200metres Off the Kampala Northern bypass, Next to Africa Oil Station or Mbarara Sub office located at Nkokonjeru. Letters of applications should be addressed to: The Head of Human Resources, Hunger Fighters Uganda, P.O Box, 28175, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline for submission is 4th Jan. 2019 at 05:00pm. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
NB: For job details you can visit: www.hungerfightersuganda.org/careers
Note: HFU offers equal opportunities to both women and men.
1. POSITION: PROGRAMME SUPPORT OFFICER (1)
Reports to the Head of Field office and Field coordinator.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
a) Provide general program information, and assistance and/or research and conduct activities to support program and act for supervisor in matters of administrative detail as required.
b) Communicate program related matters and/or specific policy information related to department and assist in updating and/or developing policies and procedures.
c) Responsible for scheduling events such as seminars, workshops, interviews, facilities usage.
d) Attend meetings of appropriate Committees as delegated, with ability to respond to questions concerning related office issues, and to report meeting content to supervisor.
e) Maintain confidentiality in communicating sensitive information and in handling confidential materials.
f) Provide and/or supervise entry and retrieval of appropriate data, including invoices/payments related to areas of responsibility, utilizing existing programs, and monitoring budgets as
g) Operate required equipment to support assigned areas.
h) Assist in budget planning processes and training as required.
i) Assist in researching issues regarding compliance with government and other external regulations and assist with compliance as required.
j) k) Managing a filing system for record control of key documents.
k) Maintaining supplies/logistics inventory and preparing requisitions for office supplies and equipment.
l) Providing information and guide staff on administrative processes, procedures and requirements.
m) Facilitate and support staff on logistical and administrative requirements such as travels, follow up on requisitions, etc. on regular basis.
n) Support staff on follow-up of internal communications and actions.
o) Managing data bases for the programme and/or organization.
p) Perform any other task assigned to him or her by the relevant authority.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The ideal candidate for the Position for Program Support Officer should have a Minimum a minimum of 3 years’ experience in humanitarian Support management.
• Bachelor’s Degree in political science, public policy, international relations, Public Administration, Economics, Business Administration, Social Science and Development or any other
• Previous experience in working NGOs is an added advantage.
Language: Fluency in English language.
2. POSITION: DISTRIBUTION ASSISTANTS (14)
Major duties and Responsibilities:
- Community mobilization and coordination of food distribution activities at the FDPs in liaison with the Field Monitors, Food Management Committee and Local leaders.
- Conduct community mobilization whenever assigned to.
- Participate in beneficiary sensitization or meetings with community leaders as assigned by the field monitors.
- Ensure that distribution materials are clean and loaded into the vehicle at the time of departure to the field and return from the distribution point.
- Supervise offloading and stacking of commodities at the distribution site.
- Supervise sample random weighing of commodities at distribution site.
- Participate in verification exercise of beneficiaries at the registry point during food distribution.
- Participate in enforcing crowd control mechanism that will ensure an orderly and successful distribution. This includes fencing off the stacking area of the distribution site as agreed with the
Field Monitor, arranging beneficiaries in line.
- Take part in scooping of commodities as assigned to you by the Field Monitor in charge of the given distribution.
- Report, as soon as possible, any incidences of fraud you have witnessed to the Field Monitor or Commodity Officer for immediate action to be taken.
- Supervise distribution corridors to ensure orderly distribution of food assistance.
- Attend to beneficiary complaint and Feed Back Mechanism (CFM).
- Ensure FDP safety and security measures are implemented and followed.
- Participate in the pre-distribution and post distribution activities as per the activity plans.
- Take part of the beneficiary mobilization activities.
- Could be assigned to do data entry where need be.
- Holds a Minimum of a Diploma in Social Sciences and the related disciplines.
- Knowledge of either KISWAHILI OR KINYARWANDA IS A MUST
- Experience in community based interventions is an added advantage.
- Flexibility, good moral record, ability to communicate and work in a team are desirable qualities
- Ability to work for long hours is expected.