USAID FHI 360 FANTA Project Careers – Program Coordinator

Job Title:  Program

 FHI 360
Project Name: USAID Food
and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA) Project
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Project
Officer – FANTA III Project
Job Ref: FHI 360 – PC
About FHI 360:
FHI 360 is a leading global
development organization dedicated to improving lives around the world. Our
professional staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic
development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting experts in
gender issues, research, applied science, behavior change and technology giving
us the unique mix of capabilities to address today’s diverse and interrelated
development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in
the U.S. and around the world.
About USAID FANTA Project:
The Food and Nutrition
Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA), managed by FHI 360 and funded by
USAID, is a 5-year cooperative agreement (2012-2017) that works to improve and
strengthen nutrition and food security policies, strategies, programs and
systems through technical support to the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) and its partners, including host country governments,
international organizations, and nongovernmental organization implementing
Job Summary: The FHI
360Program Coordinator will be supporting the Office of the Prime Minister
Nutrition Secretariat to strengthen the nutrition governance structure, as
described in the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan over the next two years.
Particularly on ensuring the functionality of the District Nutrition
Coordination (DNCC) structure in selected districts. He/she shall report to the
Technical Nutrition Expert in charge of the DNCC Initiative. The position of a
coordinator is an operations professional, he/she is responsible for
developing, coordinating and implementing all tasks that relate to the District
Nutrition Coordination Committee (DNCC) Initiative.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Act
    as the point person for the DNCC initiative, prepare progress reports,
    responsible for organizing and coordinating meetings, often between DNCCS
    and IPs.
  • Compile
    all of the project details and developments in a summary profile that is
    distributed to the DNCCs, IPs, FANTA Office, ensuring that everyone is
  • Under
    the guidance of the Technical Nutrition Expert in charge of the DNCC
    Initiative, and working closely with the technical officers, Develop and
    implement the strategy for strengthening nutrition governance (within
    project team and partner levels) with detailed schedule for each
    initiative with specific timelines ensuring that all programs/activities
    stay on track.
  • Supervise
    and provide technical assistance in areas related to strengthening the
    nutrition governance structures e.g Development of technical resource
    materials for the DNCC Initiative including guidelines, training manuals,
    curricula, job aids, in liaison with the FANTA team members, planning,
    facilitation and supervision of trainings.
  • Render
    technical support to the functioning of the DNCC structures of the
    selected districts through providing technical assistance to OPM to
    establish the DNCC sub-committee and in strategic planning, coordination
    and oversight of DNCC Initiative, nutrition and food security activities
    in Uganda.
  • Work
    closely with the M&E Officer to support identification and
    implementation of a robust monitoring and evaluation system for the
    initiative as well as support data collection, analysis and dissemination
    of knowledge from the DNCC Initiative.
  • Establish
    and supervise the regional level information sharing platform and
    documentation of the experiences and lessons learnt under the DNCC
    Initiative in liaison with the Knowledge Manager
  • Responsible
    for ensuring all aspects of the project adhere to the budget, and he is
    typically responsible for presenting expense reports at coordinated
    meetings. Assess how each step of the project and all labour has affected
    finances and the overall budget, as well as any cost variances, to ensure
    that the initiative stays on track financially
  • Significantly
    contribute to FANTA/Uganda work planning and reporting.
  • Actively
    participate in regular FANTA activities such as staff meetings, retreats,
    and technical update sessions.
  • Perform
    any other technical tasks as needed.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the USAID FANTA Project should hold a Master’s degree
    in development studies, social sciences, nutrition, and related public
    health discipline.
  • A
    minimum of three to five years’ experience in establishing, managing and
    coordination of complex and multidimensional stakeholder processes.
  • Past
    exposure and experience with USAID –funded programs preferred or an
    equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Good
    working knowledge of the nutrition policy, decentralization policy and
    program environment in Uganda.
  • Proven
    knowledge and practical experience of working with the local
    government/district structures in Uganda.
  • Proven
    ability to initiate and manage significant technical activities, including
    designing activities, mobilizing resources, identifying and managing
    partners, and reporting.
  • Ability
    to undertake problem analyses and organize diverse information in a
    systematic way while thinking creatively to propose approaches to improve
    program design, implementation and results reporting
  • Excellent
    written communication skills, including ability to write effectively for a
    range of audiences and purposes, including policy-makers, program managers
    and service providers. This includes the ability to make technical
    information accessible to non-technical audiences; excellent presentation
    skills; excellent organizational skills and fluency in English.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills and ability to establish effective working relations
    with different stakeholders.
  • Possess
    the ability to interact with colleagues, vendors and customers/clients of
    all demographics and professional levels.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to join
FHI 360’s USAID FANTA Project should submit a cover letter, CV/resume including
salary requirements to: The Human Resource Office, FHI 360, Plot 15 Kitante
Close, P.O Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda or by email to:
Please specify the Job Ref Number indicated alongside the position.
Deadline: Friday 3rd October 2014.
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