4 USAID NGO Job Opportunities – District Project Coordinators at ACODEV

Organization: Action for
Community Development (ACODEV)
Funding Source: U.S. Agency
for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Sustainable
Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station: Kasese,
Kamwenge, Kibaale and Kyenjojo, Uganda
Reports to:  Regional Coordinator
About US:
Action for Community Development (ACODEV) is a Non-Governmental Organization
that serves and empowers individuals, families and communities in East and
Southern African region through promotion of innovative solutions in the areas
of Human Rights, Health Promotions and Institutional Capacity Strengthening.
           
About Project:
ACODEV will be implementing Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth
in Central and Western Uganda over the next five years. The Project will
improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of
vulnerable populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect to a
minimum of 625,000 children and 101,500 households in 17 districts in central
and western Uganda.  The Project is being
implemented by a consortium of partner consisting of CRS being the lead,
Futures Group, ANPPCAN and TPO.
Job Summary: The District
Project Coordinator will be responsible for the overall leadership and
management of project’s District Branch Office. S/he will be responsible for
networking, coordination and representation of the project at the District
level.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will be responsible for the
    implementation of all project activities
  • Actively monitor local needs and
    developments in close collaboration with the Regional coordinator.
  • Builds the capacity and support district
    staff and local partners; maintains network of contacts and represents the
    organization and the project
  • Builds and maintains good working
    relations with government officials in relation to the location    
  • Responsible for logistics management; responsible
    for budget and day to day financial management, and monthly book-keeping
    reports.
  • Ensure and co-ordinate the planning and
    implementation of the branch Offices’ projects and activities in relation
    to the project objectives and plans.
  • Ensure proper flow of information between
    the branch office and the regional office maintaining open lines of
    communications.
  • Build and maintain positive and effective
    relatives between the organization and stakeholders, local government
    departments as well as related organizations and institutions in the
    District.
  • Develop and implement a fundraising
    strategy to ensure office sustainability,, including; participation in the
    mobilization of resources for the programmes of the organization through
    the development of relevant proposals and undertaking any other relevant
    resources mobilization activities.
  • Creatively and optimally utilize the
    resources available to ensure proper and timely implementation of planned
    activities as well as value for money.
  • Ensure the systematic provision of legal,
    medical, psychosocial and other support necessary for the recovery and
    reintegration of the abused children.
  • Serve as the primary Accounting officer
    for the affairs of the District Office by providing detailed reporting on
    financial and other resources of the office.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The District Project Coordinators should
    hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or a
    related field. Possession of a post graduate qualification in project
    management will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three or more years’
    consistent experience in a technical advisory/ support role with a large
    scale NGO.
  • Knowledge about working and engaging with
    the local government systems, managing private/public partnerships.
  • Broad awareness and familiarity with
    government policies and strategies on OVC.
  • Demonstrated skills in critical thinking,
    assessment and analysis; strong competency in conceptualizing and
    designing strategic frameworks;
  • Leadership qualities, personnel and team
    management including mediation and conflict resolution;
  • Excellent communication, team building and
    training skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective
    working relations in and outside the organization;
  • Demonstrated ability in report writing ,
    and presentation to ACODEV Management and other stakeholders.
  • Supportive attitude towards processes of
    strengthening staff capacity;
  • Demonstrable training skills, development
    of training materials and capacity building of community based
    organizations.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written
    communication and negotiation skills. Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability
    to cope with stressful situations.
  • Possess the ability to maintain
    performance expectations and strong working relationships in diverse
    cultural contexts, psychologically & physically stressful environments
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for on the
    job training.
  • Computer literacy i.e. knowledge of
    Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet) required.
  • Desire to work effectively in a team
    oriented environment.
ACODEV’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to
protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. It is
ACODEV’s policy not to solicit money for the entire recruitment process.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover
letter, updated CV and three work references (names and contact information
only) to: Plot 98/99 Masoli Road 600M off Gayaza Road. Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: Wednesday, 6th
May 2015

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