European Union EC-VAC Project Coordinator Vacancy – ActionAid

Organization: ActionAid
Project Name: Empowering Children and their communities
to address Harmful Practices and Violence against Children in Eastern Uganda
(EC-VAC Project)
Funding Source: European Union 
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
ActionAid is an International
Development Agency (NGO) working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin
America and the Caribbean. ActionAid’s mission is to work with the poor and the
excluded people in the world to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustices
and the inequity that cause it.
About EU VAC Project:
With funding from European Union,
ActionAid Uganda and four partner organizations (FIDA, USDC, FENU and UCRNN)
and six associates (Kapchorwa, Kween, Bukwo and Amudat District Local
Governments, UNATU and REACH) is implementing a three year project titled,
“Empowering Children and their communities to address Harmful Practices and
Violence against Children in Eastern Uganda.” The project covers Kapchorwa,
Kween, Bukwo and Amudat Districts in Eastern Uganda. The overall objective of
the project is to contribute to the reduction and prevention of violence and
exploitation of children especially girls in districts of Eastern Uganda. The
specific objective is to prevent and respond to violence and exploitation of
children (especially girls) by promoting violence free school environments, improved
referral mechanisms and increased community awareness of abuse issues.
Job Summary:  The
Project Coordinator will support the ActionAid EC-VAC Project by overseeing the
project partners in ensuring effective program implementation and adherence to
all EC Rules and Regulations and project proposals/contracts. The incumbent
will provide guidance to various partner organizations on annual, quarterly,
and monthly progress reporting.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Offer
    leadership in the planning, implementation, and reporting on the
    performance of the project in accordance with the donor guidelines and
    procedures;
  • Carry
    out strategic project site visit, monitoring, information gathering,
    sharing, and operational research to identify gaps and share findings as
    well as ways of addressing gaps identified;
  • Steer
    the preparation and submission of concise, high quality documentation and
    dissemination of project experiences, achievements, lessons learnt,
    training manuals developed and other best practices to different
    stakeholders;
  • In
    charge of mobilizing, coordinating and supporting the building and
    strengthening of networks, coalitions, and relationships with stakeholders
    on children’s rights at local, national and link with international levels
    on similar work;
  • Technically
    support project partners to prepare quality and timely quarterly/annual/
    project plans, work plans, budgets and progress reports according to donor
    guidelines;
  • Create
    and sustain positive working relationships with the district local government,
    line ministries, CSO partners, associates and other key stakeholders;
  • Responsible
    for documenting, sharing and promoting best practices on violence against
    children to maintain an up to date understanding of key thematic,
    development trends on child protection against violence;
  • Coordinate
    and supervise partnerships to ensure timely and quality delivery of
    project results, learning and taking of joint actions to promote and
    ensure access to justice for children;
  • Actively
    participate in and coordinate CSOs contribution to relevant networks,
    alliances, fora, workshops, and meetings at different levels in line with
    project goals and objectives;
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the Programme Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the ActionAid EC Project Coordinator should hold a
    degree in Human Rights, Social Sciences, Education or its equivalent
    and/or related training in Child Protection/Rights
  • A
    minimum of five years’ managerial experience in implementing child related
    programmes
  • Three
    or more years’ experience in managing multiple partnerships implementing
    donor projects.
  • Working
    knowledge of key donor requirements. Familiarity with EC rules and
    regulations is of added advantage
  • Proven
    ability in meeting strict donor reporting deadlines involving working with
    partners and associates
  • Proven
    report writing, team and project management experiences and skills
  • Strong
    demonstrated analytical, strategic thinking, advocacy and budget
    management skills
  • Good
    working knowledge of MS EXCEL, MS Word, MS Power point, MS Outlook, Social
    Media and MS Project
  • Excellent
    documentation and report writing skills
How to Apply: 
All qualified and interested
candidates should send their applications by hand or via E-mail to:  Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org clearly
addressed to: The Director Human Resource/Organizational Effectiveness,
ActionAid Uganda, Plot No. 2514/2515 Ggaba Road, Opposite Kampala International
University, P.O Box 676 Kampala. Uganda.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.
Deadline: 3rd July,
2015 by 5:00 pm.

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