Project Coordinator, Entrepreneurship Job Placement – Akola Project

Organization: Akola Project
Duty Station: Jinja,
Uganda
Reports to:
Program Manager
About US:
Akola Project is a
non-profit, social business that empowers women by facilitating vocational
training, employment opportunities, savings and loans associations, education
programs, support groups and leadership development.
Job Summary:  The Project Coordinator, Entrepreneurship will
be responsible for education and mentorship in entrepreneurship and small
business management skills.  The Program
Coordinator will work closely with the Program Manager to design and deliver
participatory training content to 150 women and provide follow-up support.  This is a full-time position based in Jinja,
Uganda, with travel to the field as necessary.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Leadership
  • Understand and embody the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Develop and maintain program activities that support the achievement
    of the Organization’s goals and promote a positive work culture
  • Provide guidance, mentorship, and support to 150 beneficiaries (the
    “members”)
  • Lead implementation of all activities, including training logistics
    and communication to staff and members
Training and
Mentorship
  • Work collaboratively with the Program Manager and team members to
    design needs- and evidence-based training content
  • Deliver training to members on a monthly basis
  • Provide supportive mentorship to members to monitor progress and
    provide targeted support
Administration
  • Ensure training documentation and record-keeping is managed
    accurately and efficiently
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation activities, when needed, to
    track progress and impact



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in community development
    or related field
  • Professional experience in developing curriculum, administering
    trainings, or working in an educational context essential
  • Experience in non-profit setting and a cross-cultural development
    context preferred
  • Knowledge of entrepreneurial and business management principles
  • Experience working with marginalized communities
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing, in both
    English and Lusoga
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work collaboratively with people
    in a respectful and productive manner
  • Hunger to continually learn and improve



Competencies
  • You understand that your role is a full-time position that should be
    taken seriously.
  • You share a heart for the vision, mission and values of Akola
    Project.
  • You agree with Akola’s approach to Christian ministry in Uganda.
  • You are comfortable working in a cross-cultural working environment.
  • You possess strong organizational skills, self-initiative, problem-solving
    abilities, and an interest in women’s empowerment.
  • You possess a respectful and mature attitude towards different
    cultures, faiths, customs, ways of life.
  • You are willing to work long and unpredictable hours and travel long
    distances as necessary.
  • You are willing to take initiative and do what is necessary to
    further the vision of the organization.
  • You are a self-starter and are able to follow through on ideas with
    minimal guidance.
  • You approach unexpected challenges with patience and confidence, using
    your talents to find new ways of accomplishing tasks.
  • You are willing to take on additional responsibilities as needed and
    be flexible as needed
  • You are able to effectively communicate with others and efficiently
    delegate tasks as needed.
  • You exhibit the utmost integrity and transparency when handling
    company finances.
  • You are able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • You have the capacity to juggle multiple requests and consistently
    meet deadlines.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated resume, cover letter (including salary expectations)
and contact information for two references to jennifer@akolaacademy.org with
subject line “Application: Project Coordinator.” 
Deadline: 18th June 2019.
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