ACODEV Save the Children KIR Project Jobs – Project Coordinator

Job Title:     Project Coordinator
Organisation: Action for
Community Development (ACODEV)
Project Name: Save the
Children Keep It Real (KIR) Project
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Program
Manager
About US:
Action for Community
Development (ACODEV) is a national NGO that has been implementing program in
Uganda for 11 years now. ACODEV has received funding from Save the Children
International (with support from the Dutch Government) to continue implementing
the Keep It Real (KIR) project in all divisions of Kampala Capital City
Authority this 2015. The project which is a Sexuality Education project aims at
providing boys and girls with age appropriate, culturally relevant and
scientifically accurate information. The ultimate goal of the project is to
contribute to reduced unintended and early pregnancy, child marriage,
contributing to HIV prevention, improved health, and helping young people to
complete school, and contribute to a productive and empowered younger
generation. The project will work s with in-school going young people in 100
primary and secondary schools and 20 out of schools youth groups
Job Summary:  The Project Coordinator will provide overall
project management and lead on all project actions under the KIR in all KCCA
divisions. The incumbent will and the entire project team to support project
implementation at all levels and as per plan and be responsible for project
reporting to divisions, KCCA stakeholders and the development partners. He /s
he will support data quality of all project data from officers and ensure
compliance to child safeguarding policies and other development partner
policies during project implementation. The applicant should technically
support project M&E, project visibility and continuous resource
mobilisation to ensure program development and sustainability.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development
    Studies, SWSA, Nursing, Public health with relevant field experience.
    Possession of a Masters Degree in relevant field or its equivalent is an
    added advantage.
  • Six
    or more years’ experience of NGO project management in relevant field in
    Uganda.
  • Working
    knowledge of the Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Policies and the
    dynamics of young people health issues in Uganda is key.
  • Working
    knowledge of Save the Children International operational standards
    including the Child Safeguard policies is important.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested applicants who wish to join ACODEV should send their cover letters,
updated CV, copies of academic documents and contacts for three referees to:
Human Resources Department,
Action for Community Development, Plot 98/99 Masoli Rd, off Gayaza road, P.O
Box 22234, Kampala, Uganda Or ACODEV Regional Office, Kasese District; 300
meters off Kasese Mbarara Highway near Rwenzori International Hotel.
Deadline: 9th February, 2015
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