Project Coordinator YESSEN NGO Jobs – ActionAid Uganda (AAU)

Organisation: ActionAid
Uganda (AAU)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Coordinator-
Sustainable Livelihoods
About US:
ActionAid is an International Development Agency working in over 50
countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid’s mission
is to work with the poor and the ActionAid Uganda (AAU), a national development
organization registered under the laws of Uganda and with a local Board.
Job Summary: The Project
Coordinator will manage and coordinate the designing, development,
implementation and reporting of the Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Self
Employment for National Development. (YESSEN) 
project in line with EU and AAU guidelines to ensure quality project
implementation and tangible impact
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Oversee overall implementation of YESSEN project activities in line
with EU and AAU requirements:
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Work with implementing teams to develop
implementation work plans/schedules in line with the project budgets and donor
requirements.
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Ensure all project teams and associated
stakeholders, understand the financial requirements/timelines of the project.
·        
Lead and provide technical guidance to staff and
associates in the implementation of project actions in relation with young
people’s engagement.
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Ensure Visibility in of EU in all project
actions in line with the EU guidelines on branding and visibility
·        
Lead the organization and participate in regular
review and reflection meetings of the project
Monitor the implementation of YESSEN activities and provide support to
project implementing team and project participants in line with the EU and AAU
organizational Policies
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Oversee the development of annual targets and
indicators for the YESSEN project in liaison with Livelihoods unit and Impact
Assessment and Shared Learning team.
·        
Monitor and provide guidance to the implementing
teams and associates on management and update of the Management Information
System(MIS).
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Support the development of periodic TORs for
reviews and evaluations of YESSEN project.
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Organize and undertake periodic project
monitoring visits and facilitate learning, sharing as well as addressing gaps
identified.
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Coordinate and manage project monitoring to
track progress and changes in lives of the target beneficiaries.
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Ensure collection of evidence for policy
influencing and campaign’s reporting mechanisms
Take lead in undertaking contextual analysis to analyze young people’s
issues to generate evidence for policy and influencing:
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Plan and coordinate project baseline studies and
ensure dissemination of research findings
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Coordinate project evaluations and reviews including
processes to disseminate the findings.
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Support the process of mapping, appraisal and
reporting on project options proposed by young people’s groups for shared
learning.
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Conduct periodic contextual analysis on young
people and unemployment to inform the policy advocacy and campaign agenda
·        
Identify information needs/research gaps and
develop strategies for their action.
·        
Identify opportunities and gaps for further
raising resources to sustain the program in the districts
Initiate, nurture and sustain strategic networks and alliances on the
YESSEN project that deal with young people’s empowerment and their campaigns
·        
Periodically map and share project information
with formal and informal networks and coalitions
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Identify, prioritize, nurture and contribute to
the development of capacities of associates, networks, alliances and coalitions
under the project for empowerment.
·        
Nurture and mentor social justice movements of
young people to form part of the community structures in addressing
un-employment challenges and agri-business opportunities at grassroots level.
·        
Quickly respond to and follow up information
requirements from associates, networks, coalitions and alliances at all levels
of the project.
·        
Actively participate in district and national
level meetings and campaigns on young people and agribusiness for learning,
knowledge development and networking.
·        
Create and sustain positive working
relationships with the district local government, line ministries, youth CSO
partners, associates and other key stakeholders on the project.
·        
Conduct consultative meetings with relevant
stakeholders to gather emerging young people and gender issues for engagement
at National and district level.
Prepare and submit concise, high quality reports through documentation
of project experiences, achievements and impacts and other best practices and
disseminate to different stakeholders;
·        
Guide the planning and development of messages
on the project and propose strategic guidance on the medium of communication
relevant to and for young people’s engagement.
·        
Steer the development and writing of articles
and newsletters on the YESSEN project and related processes.
·        
Work with the Livelihoods and Cluster
Coordinators to develop innovative interventions to promote and sustain the
project interventions including CRSA.
·        
Disseminate and influence uptake of AAU and EU
positions in different engagements in line with gender and young people’s
considerations and guidelines.
·        
Apply EU branding guidelines to document, share
and promote best practices on young people empowerment and innovations and
maintain an up to date understanding of key thematic, development trends on
young people’s unemployment and Gender.
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Ensure project staff write and submit monthly,
quarterly financial and narrative reports as required
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Consolidate periodic project reports and provide
briefs for sharing with AAU leadership team, management and donors
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Ensure timely and quality delivery of project
results, learning and taking of joint actions



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
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The ideal candidate for the Action Aid
International Project Coordinator Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Self
Employment for National Development (YESSEN) job placement should preferably
hold a Post graduate qualification in Social sciences, Development studies,
Entrepreneurship or another relevant field from accredited academic institution
·        
Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences, Development
Studies, SWASA, Development Economics or related field from a accredited
academic institution
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Additional training in Entrepreneurship will be
added advantage
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At least three to four years of relevant
experience especially working with Youth programming and related Policy,
Advocacy work and social entrepreneurship development.
Personal Competencies:
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Project Planning and Management
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Monitoring and Evaluation skills
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Gender and women rights analysis
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Data analysis and reporting skills
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Research and analytical writing skills
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Knowledge of working with networks, coalitions
and social movements
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Critical thinking and innovation
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Good leadership and management skills
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Entrepreneurship development and management
How to Apply:
All qualified and interested candidates should deliver their
application letters, CVs and copies of Academic documents with details of at
least three (3) referees one of which shall be from your most recent employer.
The complete applications should be hand delivered or sent by email to
Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org addressed to: The Director Human Resource and
Organizational Effectiveness, ActionAid Uganda Plot 2514/2515 Ggaba Road,
Opposite Kampala International University, P.O. Box 676 Kampala. Uganda.
NB:  All Applications sent by email should clearly
indicate the position title in the subject line.
Deadline: 6th October
2017 by 1:00pm
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