2 Project Coordinator Job Placements – Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC)

Organization: Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Manager
About US:
Uganda Society for Disabled
Children (USDC) is an indigenous childhood non–government organisation in
Uganda established in 1985 committed to recognizing and equalizing the rights
of children with disabilities. USDC’s main aim is to help children with
disabilities and their families to access resources and opportunities to enable
them achieve their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.
Job Summary:
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for overall delivery of the grant
including all project activities, deliverables and ensuring timely delivery and
coordination of all project work streams concurrently. As the projects work
across three districts in northern Uganda, each district has District Project
Leads and School Liaison Officers. As the Project Coordinator, you will
maintain ultimate responsibility for the project and work closely with the
district project teams to line manage and provide effective support and
training to them to ensure quality delivery of the project and effective
networking across project stakeholders on a daily basis. Alongside the support
of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer, Partnership and
Advocacy Officers, you will oversee all the partnership and MEL associated with
the project and ensure effective delivery of advocacy activities with
government bodies, universities, schools, communities and other stakeholders at
both district and national level. Crucial to ensuring good financial management
of the project, you will oversee all project finances, including managing
budgets and funds, monitoring spend at each of the three district offices,
accurately forecasting project spends, and the submission of timely and
accurate financial requests and reports to USDC Headquarters.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Early Childhood Development, Social
Sciences, Development Studies or Business Administration and related fields.
Added advantage: post graduate qualifications.
·       
At least two
years of Project Management Experience working on projects funded by large
institutional donors (such as DFID, UN, EU etc.) Ssuccessful management of
entire project lifecycle.
·       
Experience of line
managing personnel teams
·       
Significant and
proven experience of working in an NGO; experience of using participatory
approaches for project planning, delivery and organisational development of
partner organisations.
·       
Experience of
coordinating projects over large or hard to reach geographical areas.
·       
Experience of
working in partnership with other individuals or organisations to deliver
projects, ideally remotely or internationally.
·       
A strong
understanding of donor compliance principles and expectations, Knowledge of key
programme areas including education, health, child participation, livelihoods,
child safeguarding and community engagement.
·       
Knowledge and
understanding of the regional and cultural context of rural regions in Uganda –
preferably in relation to disability and local language.
·       
Knowledge and
understanding of the issues affecting disabled children and young people in
Uganda
·       
Excellent
Monitoring and Evaluation skills and an understanding of the importance of
incorporating the lessons learned into the project framework.
·       
Experience of
successfully reporting against big institutional donor logical frameworks or
similar reporting formats.
·       
Experience of
data collection and the differing tools and methodologies available,
particularly for the collection of qualitative and quantitative data.
·       
Excellent
Financial Management skills and the ability to interpret financial data.
·       
Proven experience
of maintaining a close overview of funds received/ disbursed, expenditure
status, forecasting and reporting.
·       
Proven track
record of addressing issues of under/ overspends and alerting management of any
cash-flow challenges.
·       
Demonstrated
ability to foster genuine and collaborative partnerships to deliver activities
and promote effective capacity building.
·       
IT literate with
good knowledge of Microsoft Office and competency in using Excel to manage
financial tracking and reporting.
·       
Experience of
developing systems, procedures and tools for programme design, delivery and
grant management.
How to Apply:
Your application should
include a tailored Curriculum Vitae (CV) of no more than 2 sides of A4,
attached copies of certificates and a cover letter of no more than 2 sides of
A4. Your cover letter should detail your relevant experience; ensuring this is
in line with the above job description and person specification, and provides
specific evidence demonstrating how you meet requirement.
All candidates should send an
updated CV (max 2 pages); a letter of motivation (max 1 page) outlining how you
meet the person specification (please state current or most recent salary); the
names and contacts of three professional referees. Email to: usdc@usdc.or.ug
Candidates should hand
deliver application addressed to the Executive Director, Uganda Society for
Disabled Children, Plot 112 Owen Road, Mulago Hill, Kampala. Tel 0776675577/
0703417044
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