USAID OVC Project Jobs – Regional Coordinator at ANPPCAN

Organization: African Network for the Prevention and Protection
against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN)
Funding Source: U.S. Agency for International Development
(USAID)
Project Name: Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in
Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
About US:
The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child
Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) Uganda Chapter is a national child focused
organization working to protect and promote the rights of children in Uganda.
About Project:
ANPPCAN 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 Regional
Coordinator will primarily be responsible for the identification of potential
partners and hosts update sector and sub-sector analyses. S/he will also
support in M&E and impact assessment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure the effective implementation of
    programmes practical protection of children from abuse, neglect and
    exploitation through community mobilization, awareness and education on
    the rights of children at national, district and community level.
  • In charge of developing and implementing
    programmes and activities for empowering children with knowledge and
    skills to protect themselves from abuse and neglect and exploitation as
    well as promote their meaningful participation in the protection and
    promotion of their rights at all levels.
  • Ensuring the systematic provision of
    legal, medical, psychosocial and other support necessary for the recovery
    and reintegration of abused children and maintain links and nurture
    partnerships with the relevant service providers and key actors.
  • Ensuring the preparation of appropriate
    reports on programmes as may be required from time to time.
  • Providing overall management and
    Supervision of Project staff in all project areas.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality controls
    in implementation and effective monitoring and evaluation of Projects in
    Collaboration with District Project Coordinators.
  • Strengthening and building Partnership and
    collaborations with all project stakeholders in the region and other
    development Partners.
  • Keenly monitoring the project
    implementation comparing with the stated results using the developed
    monitoring and Evaluation frameworks.
  • Overseeing and mentoring the program staff
    and ensuring that they are delivering results.
  • Appraise staff on annual basis in
    comparison with their Job descriptions.
  • Actively coordinate the Regional Program
    Management meetings on quarterly basis to evaluate program performance in
    the region.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the
    Programs at the Regional Level.
  • Take part in the documentation of key
    success stories from the Community about the project.
  • Review reports from the District
    Coordinators, Grants and Compliance Specialists and other project staff
    before submission to Project Manager.
  • Provide strategic direction in the
    Development of annual work plans and budgets.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a BA/BS degree in a relevant field. Possession of an M.A. in development
    related field is preferred.
  • At least three years’ administrative or
    project management experience.
  • Five or more years’ experience working
    with National or USAID funded programs.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of
    administration, finance and logistical/procurement management.
  • Previous experience in working in
    partnership with other local and international personnel.
  • S/he must have detailed knowledge of
    individual partnerships in order to efficiently serve as a backup to the
    Project Manager.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and / or
    experience in results-based management & results oriented approach to
    project implementation           
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and
    team building skills
  • Excellent oral & written communication
    skills with analytic capacity & ability to synthesize project outcomes
    and relevant finishing into quality papers and reports, intended for a
    range of audiences;
  • Shares knowledge and experience actively,
    mentors project staff
  • Capacity to produce high quality
    communication and outreach materials to inform stakeholders and project
    partners
  • Possess the ability to work
    collaboratively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to build capacity and develop
    strong working relationships with senior national staff.
  • Ability to initiate, consult as
    appropriate, and see tasks through to completion
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proactive approach to responsibilities and
    problem- solving skills
  • High degree of creativity
  • Team player and ability to work
    independently
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
    concurrently
  • Self-guided, strong organizational and
    planning skills
  • Ability to establish healthy, cooperative
    and positive relations with partners and hosts, volunteers and other
    stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills
  • Past 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.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit this
filled Application Form, download
here
and send it to this E-mail address: recruitment@anppcanug.org.
Deadline: Friday 15th May, 2015, 5pm
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.

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