USAID Project Jobs – Project Coordinator at Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI)

Organisation: Community
Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI)
Project Name: USAID
Advocacy for Better Health
Duty Station:  Kayunga, Uganda
About US:
Community Integrated
Development Initiatives (CIDI) is a National NGO that coordinates and
implements several projects in Uganda. CIDI works at the vanguard of community
development focusing on four thematic areas; water and sanitation promotion,
sustainable agriculture for food and incomes, health promotion, conflict
prevention and peace resolution. CIDI with branches across the country works
amongst the poor and vulnerable communities in both rural and urban areas to
improve their livelihoods. In partnership with PATH, CIDI will implement a 4
years USAID funded program (Advocacy for Better Health) implemented in Kayunga,
Luwero, and Nakasongola.
Job Summary:  The Project Coordinator will primarily be
responsible for the management and technical oversight of the Advocacy for
Better Health project including planning, technical advice and direction,
management and supervision of project staffs, partners and CBOs. He /s she will
also support project M&E, project visibility and resource mobilization to
ensure program development and sustainability.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for managing the Project including day to day project administration,
    implementation and supervision.
  • Works
    closely with CIDI senior management is responsible for the CIDI/PATH
    partnership agreement especially the programming component.
  • Ensure
    effective planning, implementation and monitoring of the project
  • Works
    closely with M&E team to ensure that the project is implemented
    according to agreed upon performance standards
  • Work
    with other project staffs ensure that they carry out the field duties as
    required of them in line with their work plans and budgets.
  • Responsible
    for advocating, networking and collaborating with other development
    partners including local entrepreneurs identified vocational skills
    training centers, government department and other stakeholders.
  • Actively
    participate in district, sub-county coordination meetings to identify key
    advocacy issues and share reports.
  • Develop
    advocacy messages and document success stories.
  • Responsible
    for convening project review meetings and for lobbying and Advocacy
    activities in pursuance of Project objectives at celebrity news lower and
    higher government levels.
  • Works
    in liaison with other staff, prepare and submit progress reports on a
    regular basis as required by CIDI and the donor.
  • Works
    in close collaboration with the finance department ensure transparency and
    accountability in the use of program funds.
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by CIDI Executive
    Director or his assignees
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a suitable qualification in some of the
    following fields; Social Sciences, Development Studies, SWASA, Project
    Planning and Management and any post graduate qualification in relevant
    field or its equivalent is an added advantage. Possession of an additional
    qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation, Master’s Degree and previous
    work experience with Community Health Advocacy programs, Lobbying and
    Advocacy projects is an added advantage.
  • The
    applicant should have at least four to five years’ experience in similar
    positions especially doing Health promotion Advocacy.
  • Working
    knowledge of maternal, child health and nutrition is an important
  • Possess
    excellent lobbying and advocacy skills at both district and national
  • The
    applicant should have excellent report writing, communication and
    interpersonal skills, able to work with minimal supervision and beat tight
    celebrity deadlines.
  • The
    applicant should as well demonstrate knowledge of financial management and
    accounting skills, and good working knowledge of modern computer
    applications and emails/internet skills.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates
should hand deliver their applications with detailed updated CV together with
copies of academic certificates, recent passport photograph with at least three
professional referees with day-time telephone number/email addresses to:
Human Resource Manager
Community Integrated
Development Initiatives (CIDI)
P.O. Box 692, Kampala. Uganda.
Plot 2809 Tankhill Road Muyenga
Tel: 0414 510358
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 27th February 2015.
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