Job Title: Project Officer Land Rights – UNGO Jobs

Country: Uganda
Organization: ZOA
Closing date: 24 Apr 2022

Position : Uganda nationals only
Starting date : May 2022
Duty station : Arua/Terego, Uriama Sub County.
Reports to : Project Coordinator

About ZOA
ZOA, is as an international NGO and supports people who have lost everything due to conflict or natural disaster. Together, we can come to their aid in emergencies and remains 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 several 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.

About the position
The Project Officer, with support from the Project Coordinator, is responsible for the day to day planning, and implementation of activities under the Land rights project in Uriama Subcounty in Terego District. The goal of the project is to improve Land Governance for Refugee Host Communities in Terego District. One of the outputs of the project focuses on land conflict prevention and resolution. For the implementation of activities related to this output, ZOA currently has a vacancy.

Project(s) specific
The Project Officer (Land Rights) will be directly involved in the implementation of the project activities, especially supporting mediation around land-related conflicts at parish and village levels.

Tasks, responsibilities, results

  • Implements project activities in line with the project workplan to achieve optimal project outputs and outcomes in line with ZOA/donor procedures and targets;
  • Supports local communities of Uriama subcounty, community volunteers and other stakeholders in day to day implementation of the project activities;
  • Account project activities 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;
  • Participate in relevant coordination meetings.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Degree or Diploma in Law, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Land Management, SWASA and any related fields;
  • At least 2 – 3 years of successful experience in a similar position implementing related projects;
  • Excellent facilitation, communication skills and writing ability;
  • Understanding of the local context, culture, and language(s);
  • Experience with implementing projects funded by institutional donors is an added advantage;
  • Proven experience working in refugee context is a MUST.
  • Having worked in a project in collaboration with a partner is an added advantage;
  • Excellent spoken and written command of English;
  • Capacity to speak Lugbara.


  • Good communication, writing and facilitation skills;
  • Innovative, creative and enthusiastic;
  • Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word;
  • Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
  • Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license is a MUST.


  • Flexibility and adaptability;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity;
  • Able to work under pressures and meet deadlines;
  • Able to work in a sometimes fluid and insecure environment;
  • Aims to integrate and reflect Christian values in relief and rehabilitation work;
  • Commitment to ZOA’s mission, vision and values (see

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly via: Project Officer Land Rights | ZOA Uganda | CVSelection

CV’s of no more than 2 pages in length and a 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. It is our aim to inform all other candidates of their status in the recruitment process within 4 weeks after the vacancy has closed. An assessment may be part of the recruitment procedure. Documents that do not match the profile above will not be considered. Internal candidates will have priority, in case of similar results.