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About Hashtag Gulu:

Hashtag Gulu Initiative is a youth-focused, and youth-led registered indigenous nonprofit organisation that cares for children and youths who live or live and work on the streets. Our work focuses on rehabilitation, reformation and reintegration. We envision a community where everyone is responsible for each other’s well-being and contributes to its transformation by getting involved in creating an inclusive and peaceful society. Hashtag Gulu Initiative takes on activities that aim at providing alternatives to crime and violence by mentoring children and youths who live or live and work on the streets to become productive citizens. Hashtag Gulu was founded on the premise that it is critical to welcome and build confidence among members of our community, especially those often looked at as troublemakers. All our efforts aim towards joining hands to identify the root challenges children and youth who live or live and work on the streets in this community face rather than make unsubstantiated assumptions.

Job Title: Senior Project Officer

Job Purpose:

Hashtag Gulu Initiative has thriving workstreams within its portfolio, with ample possibility for growth and impact. The Senior Projects Officer will be an integral part of this growth, leading project implementation and deepening working relationships with the internal teams. A dynamic person, comfortable taking initiative and leading in project planning and management, stakeholder and community engagements, scheduling complex meetings and participating in the design of new projects. They will report to the Executive Director, providing coordination and administrative support to workstreams. They will track progress on projects, actively ensuring timely deliverables, whilst providing thorough support on the organisation/logistics and execution of Hashtag Gulu Initiatives mandate in northern Uganda

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Project Management: Lead the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects in alignment with organisational goals and objectives.
  2. Stakeholder Engagement: Cultivate and maintain relationships with stakeholders including donors, partners, community members, and other relevant stakeholders.
  3. Leadership: Provide guidance, direction, and support to project staff and volunteers.
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation: Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation frameworks to track project progress, outcomes, and impact.
  5. Resource Mobilisation: Assist in fundraising efforts by identifying funding opportunities, preparing grant proposals, and cultivating donor relationships.
  6. Capacity Building: Identify training needs and opportunities for staff and partners.
  7. Reporting and Documentation: Prepare regular progress and financial reports, and other documentation and ensure timely and accurate reporting in compliance with organisational and donor requirements.
  8. Risk Management: Identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies to address them.
  9. Quality Assurance: Ensure adherence to organisational policies, procedures, and quality standards in project implementation.
  10. Networking and Collaboration: Build and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders to foster collaboration, resource-sharing, and partnership opportunities.

The ideal candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree in social sciences or a relevant field from a recognised university.

  • A postgraduate qualification in project planning and management, monitoring and evaluation, entrepreneurship, or youth development would be advantageous.
  • Minimum of 3 year’s experience in a supervisory or similar role within a reputable nonprofit organisation.
  • Proficiency in problem-solving, multitasking, prioritisation, initiative-taking, self-motivation, teamwork, and independent work, especially in multicultural settings.
  • Strong project implementation skills with a proven track record of meeting deliverables.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain long-term partnerships with district local governments, development partners, and private stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including proficiency in report writing and oral presentations.


Interested candidates should send their cover letters, CVs and academic documents as one document by email to careers@hashtaggulu.org Deadline is 11th May 2024. The subject must be the name of the position applied for strictly when submitting. Only complete applications will be accepted, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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