BMZ Project Officer

HelpAge International is a global network of not-for-profit organisations with a vision of a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives.  With more than 70 affiliates and 300 partners across more than 50 countries the HelpAge International network brings together hundreds of organisations worldwide. HelpAge International has a secretariat with offices in London and Brussels, five regional centres in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central Asia, seven national programmes and a number of emergencies.

HelpAge International in Uganda seeks to recruit a Project Officer based in Kampala but with frequent travels to project areas.  The incumbent will will lead the management and implementation of project entitled: “Towards more effective and accountable social protection systems for income security in older age” which focuses on community level accountability by building the capacity of grassroots Older People’s Associations (OPAs) to generate systematic evidence on the effectiveness and reach of existing social protection programmes in Uganda.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in development studies, social work or related field with at least three years’ experience in working on social protection and safety net programmes.  S/he will have good knowledge of civil society sector in Uganda, experience in delivery training at community level and have a high level of critical thinking.  Ability to build strong networks both on emergency and development work as well as ability to negotiate and communicate clearly are essential to this role.


To apply, send your CV and cover letter, detailing how your qualifications and experience match the criteria for this role to or deliver your application physically to HelpAge office on plot no. 1608 Kironde Road, Muyenga TankHill, Makindiye Division by 19th February, 2016. 

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.