International NGO Jobs – Programme Coordinator at DanChurchAid (DCA)

DanChurchAid (DCA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Regional
About DCA:
DanChurchAid (DCA) is a
faith-based Danish INGO working closely with church-based as well as secular
NGOs in Uganda and in the Great Lakes region. DanChurchAid has supported
emergency relief and development programmes in Uganda – including Karamoja,
since 1979. DanChurchAid works with partner organisations through a
gender-inclusive rights-based approach.
Job Summary: The
Programme Coordinator will ensure the coordination of implementation of DCA
programmes in the Great Lakes region, which includes four areas of focus:
active citizenship, right to food, HIV/AIDS and SRHR as well as humanitarian
response. The programmes are composed of projects implemented by currently 20
local partner organisations. The Programme Coordinator will
manage and technically support the programme staff in all aspects of the
programme development and Implementation, and will be part of the Regional
Office management team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Build
    a strong programme team by providing support in the form of coordination,
    planning, prioritization, coaching and supervision to all programme staff.
  • Work
    closely with the programme team and other colleagues, support
    organizational development of partner organisations, facilitate training
    and enhance quality of project design, implementation and management, as
    well as compliance to back donor requirements.
  • Ensure
    that synergies and lessons learned are shared and used within and across
    the different objectives of the programme.
  • Actively
    coordinate the development and implementation of the DCA Country Programme
    in close cooperation with the Regional Representative and the programme
  • Offer
    quality assurance of all programme and project work, including development
    of project proposals, fundraising and reporting to back donors in
    accordance with DCA policies and procedures.
  • Secure
    a strong mainstreaming of rights-based approach, accountability and gender
    equality perspectives within the programme and projects.
  • Maintain
    an overview of DCA partnership portfolio as well as of DCA work with
    partners on accountability and transparency commitments (HAP/ Core
    Humanitarian Standard).
  • Actively
    contribute to further programmatic / structural integration of the ACT
    Alliance Uganda Forum.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the DCA Programme Coordinator vacancy should hold a
    Master’s degree in a field relevant to DCA’s work 
  • A
    minimum of ten years’ experience working with international development
  • Past
    exposure and experience with emergency response and/or advocacy is an
  • Proven
    experience in leading, coaching, coordinating and supervising a team.
  • Proven
    capacity to prioritize tasks, plan and organize team efforts to meet objectives
    and deadlines.
  • Possess
    excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and experience in
    working with a partner based approach.
  • Possess
    excellent analytical skills and capacity for strategic planning.
  • Significant
    experience, both theoretically and in practice, in project cycle
    management, mainstreaming gender equality, applying rights-based approach
    and promoting accountability mechanisms.
  • Be
    patient, flexible, pro-active, self-motivated and able to work
How to Apply: 
If interested in working in the
aforementioned vacancy should send an updated CV and cover letter with three
work related references to the address or e-mail below. Please clearly mark
your application: “DCA Programme Coordinator.” E-mails must not
exceed 2 MB.
NB: While
we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews
will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic
People Performance Group, Plot
8 Kitante Close, Kitante P.O. Box 12405, Kampala – Uganda
Deadline: 6th February 2015.
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