Programme Coordinator Non-profit Careers – Forum for African Women Educationalists – Uganda Chapter (FAWEU)

Job Title:        Programme Coordinator
Organisation: Forum for
African Women Educationalists – Uganda Chapter (FAWEU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Programmes
About Us:
Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWEU) is an international
non-governmental organisation which was launched in February 1997 as part of a
bigger network of 34 National Chapters across Africa with a primary aim of
addressing gender disparities in education that were manifested through low
rates of access to education, retention, performance and completion of girls
starting from upper primary school through secondary up to higher education
Job Summary: The Programme
Coordinator will manage the coordination of all aspects of the MasterCard
Foundation Higher Education Access Programme including planning, organizing,
implementing, leading and controlling programme activities. The incumbent will
ensure effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of services in line with
the organization and donor’s expectations. The Programme Coordinator is
expected to deliver results and expected outcomes and implement best practice.
She/he is to ensure that high quality services are provided to the
beneficiaries that need them the most and their work directly contributes to
making a sustainable impact on the beneficiaries.
Key Duties and
Planning, Budgeting and Implementation:
  • Actively participate and provide technical
    support in the general organizational annual planning process
  • Take lead in the annual planning and
    budgeting process for the Programme
  • Ensure effective and efficient
    implementation of the programme as per expected targets
  • Prepare quality, timely and comprehensive
    reports on programme activities and submit both summary and narrative
    reports as per established reporting schedules by both the organization
    and the donor
  • Actively participate in the organizational
    budgeting process
  • Establish a formal communication and
    reporting structure to ensure that whatever is planned, is implemented as
    evidenced by the necessary reports
  • Actively participate in the beneficiary
    identification process
  • Ensure that day to day decisions are in
    line with the agreed programme strategy and guidelines
Leadership and People Management:
  • Ensure that all team members have agreed
    performance objectives and implementation is in line with those objectives
    in order to achieve the desired outcomes
  • Mentor and supervise line staff by
    articulating performance expectations, displaying model behavior,
    maintaining open lines of communication and being clear about roles and
  • Work closely with team members, identify
    training needs and work with the HR Officer to organize relevant trainings
    to bridge the existing performance gaps and strengthen capacity
  • Improve operations by strengthening  capacity and building a high performance
    team, identifying and enhancing talent as well as managing performance
  • Regularly review and evaluate individual
    employee and team performance and make the necessary interventions to
    either sustain or improve performance
  • Handle all employee related issues under
    the programme in a professional manner and in accordance with established
    policies, procedures and guidelines
Networking, Advocacy and Stakeholder Management:
  • Organize regular meetings with both
    internal and external stakeholders to foster positive relationships
  • Prepare and submit reports to key
    stakeholders through the Programme Manager within the agreed time frames
  • Support the designing and implementation
    of effective advocacy strategies
  • Effectively communicate with stakeholders
    as and when required ensuring that they are kept up to date with progress
    made in different areas
  • Assist with the development of public
    relations and communication strategies to support program goals and
    increase awareness about the programme
Documentation, Replication and Mainstreaming:
  • Collect useful and relevant information
    and maintain an up to date databank that can be used in programme quality
  • Assist the Chapter with the documentation
    and sharing of success stories and good practices as well as lessons
    learned for sharing and replication.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:
  • Actively participate in the monitoring of
    programme activities
  • Review terms of reference for M&E
  • Review field monitoring reports and
    periodic reports for quality
  • Ensure timely and quality reporting to MCF
Finance, Accountability, Administration and Human Resource Activities:
  • Make timely requests and accountability
    for all funds advanced to you
  • Maintain a high standard of stewardship
    and accountability for all funds and assets entrusted to you
  • Ensure safety of all assets under your
    charge and report all faults to administration
  • Work closely with the administration team
    for logistics on programme activities as may be required
  • Prepare performance plans and participate
    in performance evaluations and appraisals as scheduled
  • Adhere to all FAWEU Policies and
Others: Perform any other duties that may be assigned to you by
your supervisor from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Masters’ Degree in Project Planning and Management,  Social Sciences, Development Studies,
    Social Work and Social Administration or other related fields
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social
    Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies,
    Adult and Community Education or related field is essential
  • Possession of a post graduate diploma in
    Project Planning and Management is essential
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience in
    programming in an international or local NGO in at a senior level
  • Experience working on girls’ education and
    development issues is essential
  • Previous experience in monitoring and
    evaluation of education activities
  • Experience in managing consultants
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel,
    Statistical Packages, and Database) is essential
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking
  • Proven strategic and implementation
    ability with strong conceptual and analytical skills for planning,
    monitoring, impact assessment and learning
  • Possession of strong people leadership
    skills and abilities and proven ability to work effectively with others to
    achieve results
  • Actively seeks out feedback on their
    performance (both results and behaviors) with a view to continuous
    learning and growth
  • Build relationships –ability to establish
    and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally
    and externally to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Demonstrated understanding of concepts and
    application in organizational learning and knowledge management
  • Broad knowledge, understanding and
    experience of gender and diversity issues and proven commitment to
    addressing inequalities in all key areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrated report writing skills
  • A thorough understanding of the main
    gender issues and tools for analysis and gender mainstreaming
  • Self-driven and able to work under minimal
  • An excellent understanding of the concepts
    and practices of participatory development approaches
  • Financial Management skills
  • People Management skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
updated CVs, cover letters and copies of education certificates as a single
document to: clearly indicating the  job being applied for in the subject of your
Deadline: 30th
January 2017
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