Programme Coordinator NGO Jobs – Agency for Co-operation in Research and Development (ACORD-U)

Job Title:      Programme Coordinator
Organization: Agency
for Co-operation in Research and Development (ACORD-U)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Director of Programmes
About US:
The Agency for
Co-operation in Research and Development (ACORD-U) is Non – Governmental
Organisation (NGO) incorporated to work in Uganda as a National NGO.  ACORD started working in Uganda in 1979 with
a commitment to attaining peace and reducing mass poverty in targeted
communities. Currently the organization has operations in more than 20
districts in Northern, Eastern, Western and West Nile Regions where in
implements development and humanitarian project in the thematic areas of; WASH,
Livelihoods, Sexual and Reproductive Health, conflict transformation, Gender
Based Violence and climate change mitigation. ACORD has its Country Office in
Kampala and field offices in the districts of Adjumani, Gulu, Yumbe, Mbarara
and Kyangwali.
Job Summary: The
Programme Coordinator will provide technical, programmatic and administration
support to staff, NGO partners and Local Government structures during
implementation of project interventions. The Programme Coordinator will provide
technical, programmatic and administrative support to staff implementing the
SRH and GBV project in ACORD’s areas of operation in Western, Eastern and
Northern Uganda..
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate the development and review of project work plans and
  • Facilitate the adaptation, design and development of strategies,
    tools and methodologies for effective and efficient implementation of
    project interventions
  • Strengthening the capacity to deliver on project interventions for
    project staff and other project implementation structures
  • Development and timely submission of all relevant reports and
  • Coordinate donor visits to project sites
  • Oversee development of project visibility materials
  • Attend and participate in stakeholder meetings, and document and
    follow up on important actions
  • Maintain cordial and harmonious relations with relevant district
    local government departments, ministries, and national and international
  • Participate in identification and development of project ideas and other
    resource mobilization materials
  • Maintain and monitor project plans, project schedules, budgets and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a BA/BSc in social sciences, gender studies,
    or a development related fields. A MSc/MA in social sciences, Public
    health, or related development fields is desirable.
  • Three years’ experience of successful implementation of
    multi-district or country level and multiple grants/donors projects with
    limited supervision
  • Excellent knowledge of national and international development
    issues, especially in relation to young people, sexual and reproductive
    health, gender/Sexual and Gender Based Violence, livelihoods, gender
    equality, women’s rights and civic participation
  • Experience in developing relationships with local government
    structures, local and international organizations and development partners
  • Good communication, interpersonal skills and ability to build
    capacity and influence others (staff/stakeholders) to achieve results and
    deliver on time.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task, plan and work under minimum
    supervision and within competing tight deadlines
  • Strong experience in reviewing, monitoring and reporting against
    donor contracts.
  • Strong understanding of project cycle management
  • Good computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and
    ability to use a variety of social media applications
How to Apply:
Applications plus a
full CV and contact details for two referees, addressed to The Country
Director, ACORD Uganda should be sent to: or hand
delivered to our Country Office on Plot 1272, Block 15, along Ggaba Road
Nsambya between Petro Uganda Petrol station and Quality Hill Shopping Mall
Deadline: 11th April 2019
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