NGO Careers – Programme Coordinator – Nutrition and Gender at Self Help Africa – Uganda

Organisation: Self Help
Africa – Uganda
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of
Programmes (HOP)
About US:
Self Help
Africa has been working in sub-Saharan Africa for thirty years. Established in
the immediate aftermath of the Ethiopian famine, we have been striving ever
since to tackle the root causes of hunger and famine across the continent. In
July 2014, Self Help Africa merged with Gorta, Ireland’s longest established
NGO. Up to 70% of people living in sub-Saharan Africa rely directly or
indirectly on farming for their survival. This is the area we focus on, because
we know this is where we can make the biggest impact. Farming is a business,
and by helping small holders to move from subsistence to surplus, long term
sustainable farm businesses are created.
Job Summary:  The Programme Coordinator – Nutrition and
Gender will offer technical support on Nutrition and Gender as well as ensuring
effective mainstreaming of all related cross-cutting themes across the Uganda
Country Programme. He /she will also be responsible for leading in advocacy initiatives
around Nutrition and Gender issues, advising and building capacity of staff,
monitoring and reporting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme Management:
Offer technical advisory services on integrated
nutrition and agricultural programming ensuring that SHA’s strategic focus on
social inclusion and nutrition is strongly woven into all projects;
Oversee the implementation of all nutrition and
social inclusion interventions within the Uganda programme;
The incumbent will plan and co-ordinate all
technical inputs, specifically in the areas of nutrition and social inclusion;
Ensure effective communication and oversee processes
leading to documentation & publication of lessons, processes and results of
gender and nutrition interventions;
Assist the Head of Programmes in designing and
planning projects; ensuring that nutrition, and gender are adequately addressed
with effective strategies for implementing operations in line with Self Help
Africa Uganda’s Country Strategic Plan;
Technically support the Head of Programmes in
resource mobilisation and acquisition through new programme development and
proposal writing to ensure effective mainstreaming of nutrition and gender
issues across the programme;
In charge of developing and carrying out ongoing
review of nutrition and social inclusion policies/guidelines and strategies
that provide strategic direction during planning, implementation, monitoring
and evaluation across the Uganda Country Programme;
Establish knowledge gaps and specific learning needs
of staff around   Nutrition and social
inclusion across the programme and coordinate staff capacity building for
effective programme implementation;
Work closely with other Programme Coordinators,
assess partner capacities and requirements for technical assistance and review
them regularly;
Manage the development and production of project
training curricula in conjunction with SHA partners;
Facilitate active networking and partnerships of the
Uganda Country Programme with Government Departments, donor agencies, NGOs
and   private organisations implementing
similar programme activities for continued learning and sharing of experiences
and best practices;
Guide processes of identifying nutrition and social
inclusion -based advocacy issues and facilitate policy advocacy engagements at
local and international levels for the implementation of nutrition, HIV and
gender sensitive policies and laws;
Build and strengthen strategic partnerships,
networks and coalitions with civil society organizations and private sector to
influence nutrition and gender responsive policies and laws;
Keep updated on technical aspects of Nutrition,
Gender and social inclusion related issues through regular reading, dialogue,
and participation in meetings and trainings;
Facilitate and assist the timely submission of
regular reports (monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual) or special reports
as deemed necessary;
Oversee the implementation of special projects from
time to time as assigned by the Head of Programmes.
Safety and Security:
Ensure all safety or security incidents (fires,
vehicle accidents, theft, etc) are appropriately recorded and reported;
Actively monitor field site safety and security and
advise the HoP about new developments;
Ensure regular communications are maintained among
the field sites, and between the field and the country office.
Logistics/Procurement/Assets Management:
Ensure efficient use and management of transport and
other programme resources;
Work closely with Head of Programmes and Human
Resources and Administration Manager in procurement processes of projects
inputs through outlined procurement procedures;
Ensure that project implementation meets donor
compliance requirements;
Human Resource Management:
Ensure good individual and team performance in
support of project implementation through coaching, mentoring and regular
Actively facilitate effective teamwork, coordination
and work planning among development facilitators, technical specialists, and
administrative staff in support of programme objectives;
Be responsible for building the capacity of all
project staff, enhancing their commitment, character, competence, and critical
thinking, working with them to develop and implement personal capacity building
In charge of the promotion of the organisation’s
positive image through collaboration and networking;
Ensure that the programme collaborates and networks
with other stakeholders such as Government ministries and departments, donor
agencies, NGOs and private sector organisations;
Work closely with the Head of Programmes, represent
SHA at national (Uganda) levels; to donors, local and national government
authorities, other NGOs, and any other parties as required;
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of
Programmes from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a
Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, Social / Health Sciences, Public
Health, Nutrition/HIV and AIDS, Gender or related disciplines
A minimum of three years’ experience in Nutrition
and Gender related programmes
Previous experience and knowledge in the design and
implementation of nutrition, and gender programmes within food and livelihoods
settings for individuals or groups, especially smallholder farmers
Competence in operating nutrition-related computer
software programmes and data analysis, research skills, writing and
communication skills, excellent verbal, analytical, and organisational skills
Competence in designing and conducting
gender-related research and the analysis of qualitative data
Detailed knowledge and understanding of the project
cycle management approaches and tools – including Participatory Vulnerability
and Capacity Assessment and Planning, project appraisal, Nutrition Assessments,
Gender, HIV and AIDS assessment, monitoring and evaluation and partners’
capacity building
Good knowledge and understanding of key aspects of
development work; including food, nutrition and livelihood security,
cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, HIV and AIDS, social
Skills in training/facilitation of development
processes, including organisation and mobilization of communities and
networking among different development partners such as community-based organisations
(CBOs), governments and partner staff
High level skills and experience in planning,
budgeting and writing programmatic reports to donors,
A strong commitment to the aims, objectives and
values of SHA Uganda Country Programme;
Show commitment to international and humanitarian
NGO codes, standards and practices;
High level of integrity and high standards of
personal conduct;
Solid computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel,
power point and email.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should write an application letter stating
clearly the job you are applying for and fill in the application form, download
, and e-mail to:
and copy
NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Female applicants are highly encouraged.
Deadline: 24th July, 2015
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