Regional Program Coordinator NGO Job Opportunities – Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)

Job Title:      Regional Program Coordinator
Organization: Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)
Funding Source: United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Windle Trust Uganda is Non-profit organization whose primary mission is
to equip refugees and others affected by conflict in Africa to meet the
challenges of development through providing access to education, training, and
employment opportunities by advocacy and direct programme activity. Windle
Trust Uganda has been a leading provider of access to university education,
post-primary education, and vocational training for conflict-affected Africans
since 1996. WTU works in partnership with United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR).
Job Summary: The Regional
Programme Coordinator post ensures the effective & coherent planning,
implementation and monitoring of the Regional Programme, in line with the
Windle International Uganda’s Strategic Plan (2018-2022) and the annual SPD.
The purpose includes project planning and management, public policy, monitoring
and evaluation, development issues pertaining to civil society, financial
management and communications. 
In all activities, s/he fosters collaboration within the region, with
Head Office, and partners among which are UNHCR, OPM, other donors and
implementing partners by ensuring the delivery of relevant and quality
administrative, policy and programming support.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Operationalization of policy and program:
  • Effective oversight, coordination,
    implementation and monitoring of regional program including support for
    the settlements within his/her region
  • Expanding and strengthening strategic
    regional partnerships and programmes
  • Participate in the resource mobilization
    for program continuity and sustainability
Implementation of a regional capacity development strategy The
primary activities of the Regional Programme Coordinator are:
  • Oversight and guidance of the development,
    approval and implementation and monitoring of the Regional Programme
    through effective modalities and partnerships, in line with the Windle
    International Uganda’s Strategic Plan (2018-2022) and the annual SPD.
  • Development and nurturing of regional
    partnerships and networks in line with regional and UNHCR priorities and
    in support of the effective delivery of the Regional Programmes
  • Oversight of a Knowledge Management
    platform that responds to internal and external information needs
  • Implementation of the regional capacity
    development strategy and plan to maximize the use of regional resources
    and to address capacity gaps in collaboration with Head of Programmes and
  • Actively contribute to WIU Senior
    Management Team and provide management support at regional level and from
    time-to-time provide support to the head office.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Windle Trust
    Uganda WTU Regional Program Coordinator job opportunity must hold an advanced
    University degree in development studies, programme management, sociology,
    gender, economics, international relations, international development,
    public administration, management or other related field.
  • At least five years of progressive
    professional experience in development programmes, of which three years at
    senior and managerial level with reputable organization or government
  • Strong track record of leadership and
    proven ability to produce demonstrable results;
  • Extensive network within the development community;
  • Field experience is a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of Uganda’s PESTEL.
  • Excellent organization and coordination
  • Must be result-oriented
  • Working experience in the civil society
  • Demonstrated work experience in
    campaigning, lobbying and policy engagement, stakeholder management in
    civil society arena, project management, advocacy and representing an
    organization at various levels;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to build working relationships;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Time management;
  • Intercultural and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to work
    with multiple conflicting priorities.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power point
How to Apply:
All interested applicants should submit their applications including
detailed curriculum vitae, , current salary information, copies of academic
transcripts and certificates, including telephone contact and details of at
least three references addressed to:
Human Resource Manager,
Windle Trust Uganda,
Plot 726, Mawanda Road, Mulago Hill,
P. O. Box 24230 Kampala.  Uganda
Deadline: 2nd January 2018

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