Programme Coordinator – USAID’s Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN)

Job Title:   
Programme Coordinator 
Organization: USAID’s
Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN)
Duty Station:
Reports to: Executive
About US:
USAID’s Integrated
Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN) is USAID/Uganda’s flagship
resilience project, awarded in July 2018. The Activity goal is to enhance the
resilience of vulnerable households in the eight districts of Kanungu, Kisoro,
Rukungiri (Kigezi sub-region); Gulu, Lamwo, Nwoya (Acholi sub-region); Kaabong
and Kotido (Karamoja sub-region). ICAN Activity is majorly aimed at
strengthening community resilience in the event of shock and stress with four
core purpose areas: Increasing the resilience of Vulnerable households in 8
districts increasing economic and diversified livelihood activities; improving
food and nutrition security; enhancing inclusive and effective governance
processes; Gender and social inclusion being a cross-cutting component.
Job Summary:  The Programme Coordinator will manage planning
and implementation of USAID Activities in Kotido district.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
and oversee technical planning, provide oversight to implementation, monitoring
and reporting on ICAN activities.
technical leadership to ICAN Activity team in the development and
implementation of strategies, standards and activity plans, tools and good
practices that enhance the resilience of target communities and beneficiaries.
that the Field Officers implement all the approved planned program activities
as per the guidance and quality standards set by the regional and Abt Kampala
based Technical Leads at USAID – ICAN.
consultation with the Regional Team Lead, gather, synthesize and engage the
regional and Abt Kampala based technical leads on any needed areas of support
among the Field Officers.
manage a team of 5 Field Officers (Four FICs and the MELC) to deliver on their
contractual obligations. This shall involve approval of the deliverables.
the team of Field Officers in continuous reflection to inform learning and
adaptation. The coordinator shall present emerging lessons and proposed
adaptations to ICAN management for consideration and or approval of course
initiate, nurture and strengthen partnerships, applying appropriate partnership
concepts, tools and approaches.
clear, regular and effective lines of communication with the Regional Team Lead
and ICAN management.
timely preparation of activity plans and scopes of works to guide implementation
of activities. The coordinator shall work in consultation with the Regional
Team Lead to secure appropriate approvals for management at ICAN.
reports and program briefs as shall be required, and in line with the
deliverable highlighted below.
Key Deliverables
The Coordinator
shall consolidate reports from the Field Officers and submit the following;
work plans
progress reports
progress report
SOW/Concept paper for contracts or procurement of technical support that will
be needed

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for this vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Science
(Agriculture/Agronomy, Agribusiness or Crop Production) or Social Sciences
(Social work & social Administration or Development Studies,), Education,
Nutrition or Environmental Studies.
At least
four years of experience in a similar role at a reputable organization that is
active in at least one of the sectors to include; food security, nutrition,
education, environment, or markets development.
in more than one shall be considered an added advantage.
using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web
Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make
sound judgment.
relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with
culturally diverse groups.
written and verbal communication skills with ability to analyse and write
technical reports.
interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate integrated activities
results and service-oriented.
of a valid riding permit is a must.
to speak some Nga’karimojong or having worked in Karamoja region will be an
added advantage
How to Apply:
All candidates
should submit an updated CV and short cover letter outlining your suitability
for the role, Academic documents and recommendation letter from your pastor,
priest or religious leader. Please email your applications to with a reference “ICAN –Karamoja /Indicate
position applied for”
Or Submit hand
delivered applications to:
The Executive
Diocesan Development
Services – North Karamoja,
P.O. Box 26, Kotido.
Deadline: 14th August 2020
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