Job Summary

The Refugee Program Officer shall assist in implementation of programs of KOICA and positioning KOICA intervention as evidence based.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements



KOICA Uganda is a governmental organization established to effective Official Development Assistance (ODA) to enhance the effectiveness of South Korea's grant aid programs for Uganda by implementing selected Government grant aid and technical cooperation programs. KOICA is looking for suitably qualified, experienced and motivated persons to fill the following positions;

Refugee program Officer (1 vacancy)

For further & better particulars on the roles and responsibilities for the aforementioned posts, please read the descriptions mentioned hereafter

How to Apply

Send your application outlining your career aspirations and salary expectations ( mandatory) in either Microsoft Office Word Format or PDF format including your curriculum vitae/resume and photocopies of academic documents not exceeding (Copied OR hand-deliver the application   addressed to:

The Country Director,

KOICA Uganda,

2nd Floor, Mariba House,             

Plot 17,   Golf Course road,   Kololo, Kampala

Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted and any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification


Fri, 22th  January, 2021 at 1200 pm (Noon) EAT


Application review result:  28th January, Thurs

Writing test  : 2nd Feb, Tue

Interview : 9th Feb, Tue

Final result: 10th Feb, Wed

Medical check-up: 11th Feb ~ 22th Feb

Contract start: March 1st 


Duration:             1 year (Possible extension depending on the performance)

Duty Station:      Kampala

Reports to:          Country Director

Job Summary:    The Refugee Program Officer shall assist in implementation of programs of KOICA and positioning KOICA intervention as evidence based.



·       Perform program planning, monitoring, and evaluation for refugee projects including site visits when it is necessary

·       Plan, direct, and coordinate the collection and compilation of statistical, economic, refugee program data to assess the effectiveness of services and for future projects to meet identified needs

·       Monitor quantity and quality of the projects for program effectiveness and compliance and review refugee program eligibility

·       Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of high quality documents summarizing the developments of the country

·       Research established best practices and make recommendations for quality program service delivery

·       Provide program support related to the design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects with macroeconomic and modelling background

·       Maintain records on program activities, from formulation stage through completion, by extracting relevant information from MoUs, Project proposals, reports, Project committees, budget records and other documentation

·       Research and write reports and other documents to formulate materials to cover refugee projects

·       Scale up and manage partnerships with Government ministries, other development partners, financial institutions, key private sector actors and other related organizations

·       Prepare actions such as risk analysis and contingency planning and make recommendations

·       Prepare and participate in related development partners ‘group meetings and produce reports

·       Provide administrative support whenever required and perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

·       Other duties assigned by Supervisor

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

·       Masters’ degree holder in international development, international relations, political science, policy analysis, social science, economics, or relevant area is preferable 

·       Minimum 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of migration/refugee response projects or other development projects.  

·       Demonstrated experience of writing accurate and concise reports and public presentation skills

·       Experience in inter-agency coordination, preferably relevant to refugee response

·       Experience working with an international development organization

·       Excellent communication and presentation skills

·       Good computer skills (Proficient in Microsoft Office package and other applications of wide usage)

·       Impeccable level of integrity and confidentiality

·       Excellent interpersonal and organizational skill


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