Project Coordinator Job Placement – Send a Cow (SAC) UK

Title:      Project Coordinator
Organisation: Send a Cow (SAC) UK
The Oil Seeds
Iganga, Uganda
Programme Manager
Send a Cow (SAC) was
founded in the UK in 1988 to help transform lives, by helping African families
and orphans to grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small
businesses that last. They have provided livestock, seeds, training and ongoing
support, to help over a million lives and their families that live in abject
poverty. The Send a Cow Group currently constitutes Country Programmes in seven
African countries plus the UK and USA, together with a Group Executive which is
based in the UK.
The Project
Coordinator will ensure the successful delivery of The Oil Seeds Project
through the management of project staff (particularly extension workers),
building relationships with Farmer Groups, Project Partners and District
Authorities (Namutumba, Mayuge and Kaliro) and management ofinformation flow to
enable management of budgets, plans and donor contracts.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Direct and oversee the implementation of the
    project activities. For the delegated area of operation, coordinate all
    programme interventions and monitor progress
    and impact in the project. Compile and submit project
    and programme financial and narrative reports in a timely manner.  Ensure that all stakeholders meet and
    review progress at regular intervals to ensure project and donor budgets,
    work-plans and outcomes are on target.
  • Guide the planning and implementation of:
    • Market information gathering and marketing;
    • Preparation of group business and action plans.
    • Technical support to value chain actors to establish
      and strengthen business linkages;
    • Ensure data collection, analysis and reporting among
  • Administrative and financial management of
    project resources for effective implementation of the project activities.
  • Overall coordination of the project
    implementing team. Ensure that Farmer Groups a
    re fully engaged in the development
    of plans, monitoring and reporting.
  • Prepare and submit reports to your
    supervisor for onward submission to VODP2 project management unit on
    implementation progress.
  • Build and manage relationships with line
    government ministries and local go
    and participate in networks. Ensure good networking and collaboration
    relationships with government and other development partners in the
    project area.
  • Participate in programme/project
  • Assist the Programme Manager in the design of implementation plans
    for efficient and effective delivery of the project in line with the SAC
    vision and mission, understanding the implications to the funding budget.
  • Provide information as required to ensure
    effective management of donor

    contract against plan, budget and logframe, timely delivery of reports.
  • Approve project funds requests and
    accountability for the area of operation in accordance with project
    standards and budgets.
  • Timely update of shared databases.
  • Take part in the recruitment and selection of project
    staff and project extension workers. Supervise, mentor, coach and motivate
    staff in line with the SACU human resource policy and development
    programme objectives.
  • Oversight of trainings in accordance with
    project plans
    include volunteers, peer farmers, finance etc).
  • Establish and develop good working
    relationship between SAC and the development groups in the project areas,
    confirming in an MOU; regularly monitor and assess the growth of the
    groups in line with SAC

    group development guidelines.
  • Contribute to the development of grant
    proposals as required.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by your
Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the
    Agricultural Science. Possession of a Masters level qualification in the
    relevant field is desired
  • A
    minimum of five years in a management position.
  • Significant
    field and community development work experience
  • Knowledge
    in extension services delivery
  • Previous
    exposure and experience of preparing, monitoring and managing budgets and
    work plans
  • Staff
    Management experience
  • Knowledge
    of environmental good practice           
  • Previous
    experience in NGO work is also desired
  • Prior
    experience in Fundraising, proposal writing and development.
  • Previous
    experience in research and development
  • Full
    and deep understanding of all technical aspects of the SACU programme
  • Strong
    people management ability
  • Numerate
  • Good
    communication and presentation skills
  • Report
    writing skills
  • Basic
    Excel and Database skills
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills
  • Strong
    networking skills.
  • Able
    to participate on a practical level with government and other development
  • Ability
    to identify funding opportunities
  • An
    initiator and self driven
  • A
    team builder and developer
  • A
    good eye for detail
  • A
    team player and flexible
  • Understands
    the importance of confidentiality     
  • Applicants
    should also have empathy with Send a Cow’s Christian foundation and core
to Apply:
All candidates are
encouraged to submit the following documents as they apply:
the completed documents to:
Deadline: 19th August, 2016 by 5:00 PM
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