US Non-profit Entry Level Jobs – Programs Coordinator at Akola Project

Job Title:    Programs Coordinator
Organization: Akola Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
About US:
Akola (she
works) Project is a US founded non-profit, social business that empowers women by
facilitating vocational training, employment opportunities, savings and loans
associations, education programs, support groups and leadership development.
Job Summary: The Programs
Coordinator will support the Akola Project by overseeing and facilitating all
M&E activities for programs, including training the Monitoring &
Evaluation Assistant, data entry, database management, and reporting. The
incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the design of new M&E
efforts upon request as needs arise. This position also manages the Monitoring
& Evaluation Assistant in her leadership of Akola’s VSLA program for all
Akola members and provides administrative support to the Empowerment Team as
needed.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Leadership:
·        
Manage the Akola Project beneficiaries in a way that
facilitates a high performance egalitarian culture of learning and development,
trust and integrity
·        
Seek understanding with and unified leadership
alongside the leadership team
·        
Provide leadership to the Akola women and to the
community
·        
The incumbent will provide a good example of good
stewardship with time, resources and privilege for the staff, employees, and
women’s groups
·        
Serve as an active advocate for Akola Project,
promoting the vision, mission and goals of the organization amongst the
community at all times to ensure the organization maintains a positive public
standing
2.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
·        
Plan and execute the existing annual M&E
activities
·        
Mentor and supervise the M&E Assistant and
Officers fluent in the local language in relevant M&E activities and
strategies
·        
Enter data into M&E database and sort to generate
data comparisons and graphs
·        
Generate M&E data collection plans, perform data
collection and submit reports upon request
·        
Field incoming requests for data and generate
proposal for data gathering technique, timeline, and resources
·        
Pursue the inclusion of Participatory Learning and
Action principles in all M&E efforts to decrease reliance on surveys and
increase reliance on activities that encourage beneficiary engagement and
understanding, while at the same time gathering data needed for marketing and
program design
3.
Village Savings and Loans Associations:
·        
Manage the M&E Assistant in the rollout of
Akola’s VSLA training course to all new members
·        
Develop additional training materials and activities
as needed
·        
Ensure accuracy of records and reconcile records to
cash after every VSLA meeting
·        
Troubleshoot issues as they arise, including but not
limited to gaps in knowledge and issues stemming from improper leadership
4.
Administration:
·        
Create and organize written records of all M&E
activities and tools
·        
Create and maintain M&E databases
·        
Prepare and submit data reports and graphs upon
request
·        
Document all VSLA training activities and materials
·        
Create and maintain all VSLA savings records, both
in soft and hard copy
·        
Communicate regularly with Empowerment and
Educational Programs Manager regarding timeline and strategy
5.
Administrative and General Support for Empowerment Team:
·        
The incumbent will provide administrative and general
support for the Empowerment Team staff members as needed
·        
Input data into databases, prepare materials for
programs, and other tasks upon request
·        
Support the Akola Project programs as needed
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold a good Bachelor’s
degree from four-year college in International Relations, International
Development, or a related field
·        
Previous experience in cross-cultural Christian
ministry
·        
Past exposure and experience in statistics and Excel
data management and manipulation is an added advantage
·        
Prior experience working in a cross-cultural
development context (ideally within an African nation) including management of
people and resources desired
·        
Non-profit experience preferable
·        
Prior experience in cross-cultural ministry and
interfaith dialogue
·        
Skillful in building cross-cultural relationships
·        
Demonstrated ability to think analytically and plan
strategically, including setting objectives, monitoring and evaluating impact,
and identifying and applying opportunities for learning and development with
all team members
·        
Keen attention to detail and the utmost integrity
and accuracy when handling money
·        
Hold a valid driver’s License
·        
Ability to manage, support and motivate a culturally
diverse team towards common goals in the spirit of Jesus
How to Apply:
All qualified
candidates should send the following by email with subject line
“Application: Programs Coordinator” to recruitment@akolaproject.org.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Resume/CV
highlighting your education and work experience
·        
1-2 page cover letter that outlines (1) Why you are
interested in the position, Akola Project, the mission/vision and Uganda
specifically; (2) Relevant work experience for the position and why you believe
you are the best candidate for the job. Be sure to cite specific personal
characteristics and specific work experiences that you feel make you qualified
to fulfill the required responsibilities; (3) The role your faith plays in your
work.
·        
Names and contact information for at least one
personal and one professional reference
·        
A paragraph for two of the following questions:
·        
Tell us about one moment that changed the course of
your life.
·        
What is one thing in the world that makes you angry?
·        
What is the best book you’ve read in the last year?
Why?
·        
What will you do to entertain yourself when power is
out for hours on end?
Deadline: 31st October, 2015

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