Volunteer Network Coordinator NGO Jobs – Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Job Title:         Volunteer Network Coordinator
Organization: Action Against
Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO. For
over thirty years, ACF  has been
implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and
Hygiene programs in the Lango, Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja regions in
Uganda.
About Project:
In response to the South Sudanese refugee influx, the Government of
Uganda, opened a new settlement in the West Nile region in order to settle the
thousands of people arriving every day. This new settlement has already a
population of 160 000 refugees and the number of 200 000 should be reached by
the end of this year. Under the coordination of the Office of Prime Minister
(OPM) and the UNHCR, local and international NGOs are implementing emergency
response activities mainly in the Health and Nutrition sector and Water,
Sanitation and Health sector. For both sectors, the implementation rely on the
mobilization of volunteer selected among the communities to assist in some
activities in the field, mobilize, train and sensitize the population. Those
Village Health Teams (VHTs) are trained by NGOs on each specific component and
mobilize for activities. The coordination of the VHTs is ensured in Uganda by
the District. But due to the emergency context, the massive influx of refugees,
the high number of NGOs involved and the required number of VHTs to select,
train and use, the task is very difficult.
Job Summary: The Volunteer
Network Coordinator will offer support to the VHTs system.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Develop volunteer network organization and coordination between
organization users in collaboration with the district:
·        
Develop
a database of volunteers and organization users and maintain network members’
contacts and profile (20 NGOs, local institutions)
·        
Develop
planning tools to organize volunteers work and trainings.
Engage the district
in network management:
·        
Engage
the district into being volunteer network main manager
·        
Support
the district in managing the network.
Capacity building of
volunteers:  
·        
Identify
trainings performed by NGO users to volunteers
·        
Capitalize training panel and material for
capacity building of Volunteers.
Communication and Information Management:
·        
The incumbent
will develop volunteer network guidelines which outline how they will mobilize
and support communities.
·        
Establish
systems of communication to transmit information among volunteers
network members with the district and vice versa.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant for the Action Against Hunger ACF Volunteer
Network Coordinator job vacancy should preferably hold a University degree related to
communications, developments studies and customer relations.
·        
A minimum
of five years’ professional experience in development/humanitarian
sector.
·        
Previous
exposure and experience in networking, and coordination of actors.
·        
Prior
experience of professional collaboration with Ugandan governmental structures
and institutions.
·        
Extensive
experience in managing networks and working with partners is highly desirable
·        
Previous
experience of WASH and/or Nutrition sector
·        
Prior
humanitarian field experience, preferably coordinating activities within a big
institution
·        
The
ideal candidate must demonstrate strong skills in community mobilization
·        
Working
knowledge and ability to work with gender equality and refugee’s rights
frameworks.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications including a cover letter, CV (not more than 4 pages) with at
least three referees and a daytime telephone contract. For email applications
please note that attached documents should not be larger than 2MBs. All
documents should be zipped in one folder. Any email larger than 2MBS will not
be considered. Address your email application to:
recruitment.ug@acf-international.org mentioning “Logistics Coordinator” in the
subject line.
Deadline: 21st November
2016
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