Project Coordinator Big Lottery Fund UK Jobs – Cheshire Services Uganda (CSU)

Organisation: Cheshire
Services Uganda (CSU)
Funding Source:
Big Lottery Fund UK 
Reports to: Project
Manager
Duty Station: Uganda
About CSU:
Cheshire Services
Uganda (CSU) is a local nongovernmental organization working in the field of
disability arid development CSU is a member of the Leonard Cheshire Disability
Global Alliance, a membership of over 55 countries. CSU works with and for
Persons with Disabilities through four thematic programme areas of Livelihood,
Inclusive Education, Advocacy and campaign and Health and rehabilitation. CSU
in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) received Funding from a
donor to implement an inclusive education project in Amolatar district.
About Project:
Cheshire Services
Uganda has entered a partnership with Leonard Cheshire to deliver a 2 year
project (July 2018-June 2020) entitled ‘Increasing access to waged employment
for Persons with Disabilities in Kampala’ funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The
project will support 100 qualified and skilled Persons with Disabilities to
access waged employment through mentoring, capacity building and engagement
with prospective employers. Leonard Cheshire is a UK charity that works
globally through partnerships and policy influencing to improve live choices of
Persons with Disabilities including among others, supporting adults with
disability as they develop their chosen careers through education, work
experience and internship opportunities, and in progressing into employment or
entrepreneurship. Since 2016, the Big Lottery Fund has focused on disability
and livelihoods via the creation of the East Africa Disability Fund with the
aim of empowering Persons with Disabilities to take lead in the decisions that
affect them. 
The project will be
delivered in close collaboration with selected Disabled People Organizations in
Uganda including; the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU);
Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD); Uganda National Action on
Physical Disability (UNAPD) and the National Union of Women with Disabilities
of Uganda (NUWODU).
Job Summary:  The Project Coordinator will be the project
lead responsible for planning, implementation and monitoring, evaluation and
learning, engagement with key stakeholder’s, particularly prospective employers
and policy actors, as well as supporting the downstream partners (selected Disabled
Persons Organizations or DPOs) to deliver parts of the project as per the
Partner Agreements between them and Cheshire Services Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Planning and
implementation of the intervention
  • Work closely with the DPOs project focal persons, plan and review
    monthly and quarterly activities to ensure that the project is implemented
    to a high standard within agreed time frame.
  • Working with the Finance Leads of CSU and the partner organizations,
    ensure accurate and timely disbursement of project financial resources for
    effective and timely project implementation
  • Manage the effective and timely implementation of all project
    activities at both CSU and partner DPOs levels
  • Lead the assessment of the relevant project activities and propose
    any viable approaches that might contribute to high project impacts over
    the project period
Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning
  • Help plan, implement and oversee all project evaluation and
    dissemination activities
  • Document and show case best practices, identify learning resources
    and success stories of inclusive employment practices by employers
  • Work with employers of Persons with Disabilities to ensure that
    appropriate follow up and performance appraisals are regularly conducted
    in order to generate lessons/evidence on performance of disabled people
    for broader engagement with other prospective employers.
  • Together with MEAL teams of the different partner organizations and
    working with the MEL toolkit oversee and review the quality of the
    implementation of the toolkit.
  • Help to track, review and improve project performance throughout the
    project life time by providing an active input and management response to
    learnings
  • Adapting the project implementation according to MEL learnings and
    share at forums that may be organized from time to time.
Stakeholders’
engagement, capacity building and networking
  • Support stakeholders mapping, management and retention strategies
  • Design and implement impactful stakeholders capacity building
    strategies that will contribute to project results particularly around
    disability and inclusion
  • Promote visibility of the project among key stakeholders including
    policy and legislative actors
  • Promote synergy among the different actors’ projects within and
    outside the project location including those funded by BLF such as the
    Make 12.4% by Light for the World
  • Identify opportunities for waged and formal employment for persons
    with disabilities and establish linkages between people with disability
    and employers
  • Link with employers and employers’ organizations or bureaus to raise
    awareness on employment of Persons with Disabilities
  • Support employers to come up with diversity and disability business
    benefits and growth potential as a result of inclusive employment and
    inclusive work place policies with the aim of increasing employment of
    Persons with disabilities including approaches aimed at putting in place
    employment reasonable accommodation
  • Participate in employment networks including advocacy forums for the
    employment rights of people with disability
Support capacity
building of downstream partners/partner Disabled People Organizations
  • Work closely with partner DPOs to identify capacity building areas
    and the plan for implementation of strategies aimed at enhancing the
    capacity of DPOs for effective delivery of the project.
  • Mange employers’ awareness raising on disability and workplace
    adaptation
  • Support DPOs to ensure compliance to partners agreements as well as
    donor requirements
  • Support capacity building of DPOs to create a coordinated disability
    advocacy for the employment of people with disability.
  • Support DPOs to come up with employment mentoring strategy for
    preparing candidates with disabilities for wage employment opportunities
    as well as providing ongoing job support to those who secure employment to
    enable them adapt to the work environment and hence their retention.
  • Support partner DPOs to identify and contact potential employers in
    public, private and NGO sector and establish linkages for training,
    placement, apprenticeship, job shadowing as well as identifying potential
    for waged employment opportunities
  • Working with partner DPOs focal persons, create and manage a
    database of all project supported Persons with Disabilities
Management
Reporting and compliance to contractual obligations
  • Ensure that project steering committee meetings are held routinely
    and that action points are followed and implemented for the benefit of
    successful implementation of the project
  • Ensure that all partners and staff engaged in the implementation of
    the project adhere to agreed policies such as child and adult
    safeguarding, data protection policy, confidentiality among others
  • Ensure smooth and timely flow of project information among the
    partners, communicating any changes in the design and budget revisions
    needed in a timely manner.
  • Consolidate all the project reports (technical and financial) from
    partner DPOs in timely fashion for onward sharing with Leonard Cheshire
    and the donor in accordance with the agreed formats;
  • Ensure that contractual obligations on partners are met all levels
    including procurement, accountability among others
  • Lead in resolving any conflicts among partners to ensure a smooth
    implementation of the project throughout the period
Resource
mobilization and sustainability:
Support in the design of a sustainability strategy for the project
including participation in the design of new programmes to scale up.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Development studies,
    community development, Community Based Rehabilitation, Human Resource
    Management, Human Rights, Social Work and Social Administration, Social
    sciences or any other related field.
  • A post graduate qualification in relevant field will be an added
    advantage
  • At least three years’ relevant work experience in a relevant field
    and with a reputable organization preferably in an NGO/DPO setting.
  • Competence in Computer applications especially in Ms word, Ms excel,
    Power point, internet and other packages
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Proven report writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills,
  • A team player capable of working with multiple partners.
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Integrity and professionalism.
  • Knowledge of disability and development context and related issues
  • Excellent knowledge of employment issues both nationally and
    globally and how these influence the implementation of the project
Desirable:
  • Knowledge of Sign Language.
  • Knowledge of child and adult safeguarding and protection issues and
    practices
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their application letters, CVs with three
referees and copies of academic documents and state current and expected salary
amount to:
The Chairperson
Cheshire Services, Uganda,
Plot 1833 Kaduyu
Road-Kiwatule,
P.O Box 70012 Clock
Tower, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 17th August 2018
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