ECHO Project Coordinator US Non-profit Careers – International Rescue Committee (IRC)


Job Title:        ECHO
Project Coordinator (Re-advertised)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.


Job Summary:  The ECHO Project Coordinator will specifically
support the ECHO-funded health project, entitled, Epidemic disease surveillance
and response and life-saving health services to newly arrived refugees and
vulnerable host community members in Uganda, a 10-month project covering 19
districts and 5 refugee settlements across the South West, Mid-West, and
Northern regions of Uganda. The project is implemented through a consortium led
by the IRC in partnership with Medical Teams International (MTI). The project
has three main result areas: 1); Strengthened epidemic preparedness and risk
reduction at the district, community and health facility levels; 2) Increased
safe, dignified and meaningful access and utilization of quality comprehensive
healthcare services; and 3) Crisis Modifier: Strengthened contingency planning,
first immediate and effective life-saving response to epidemic emergency
through a crisis modifier


The ECHO Project
Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of health
activities, budget management, monitoring and evaluation and reporting with an
emphasis on ensuring the timely and high-quality achievement of the project
goal and objectives by the respective consortium partner. The IRC being the
lead partner, ECHO Project Coordinator will take lead in communication and
coordination with consortium partner to ensure smooth implementation of project


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project Management

a proper and timely implementation of the ECHO project according to agreed
policies and donor requirements.

and regularly update all project tools, including work, spending and
procurement plans;

overall budget monitoring and analysis, financial management and expense
control for the project in line with IRC and donor rules and guidelines.

the planning and implementation of all procurement related to the project with
the responsibility to ensure that procurement is timely and in line with donor

the quality of programming throughout the project cycle through project review
meetings, program quality initiatives (gender analysis, stakeholder mapping
exercise, etc), and program quality checks.

collaboration with M&E Manager, ensure the implementation of M&E
processes and the monitoring of the achievements of the project.

the implementation of client responsiveness and accountability mechanisms
(participation and effective communication of beneficiaries at all stages of
project cycle).

donor reports to Grants department, as well as internal reports/requests for
information in a timely manner.

Staff Management

supportive supervision to the Health Managers; and other health program staff
to develop work plans for implementation of approved grants.

the field teams in the implementation and monitoring of the work plans ensuring
that activities reflect the commitments IRC made to the donor and community.

staff development plans for all direct reports in collaboration with the human
resources department and contribute to the training of health staff (mentoring,
on-the-job sessions as well as formal trainings).

training opportunities to build the capacity of the health and nutrition staff
and local partners in order to transfer skills. This includes staff training in
program management areas such as reporting, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation,
and supervision.


Serve as
focal person for partnership with MTI, in close coordination with Grants

monthly / quarterly project meetings, monitoring visits and spot checks,
between partner representatives, technical advisors, M&E and support
functions, both at field and Kampala-level, as required.

oversight for financial and administrative management of the project, ensuring
compliance by all partners (IRC and MTI) with all relevant donor and
organizational guidelines, regulations and procedures.

provision of training for project staff on relevant guidelines, regulations and

that partners provide regular reports and consolidate to provide periodic
status updates on the Consortium’s progress, challenges and planned mitigation

the development of the consortium communication and advocacy strategy and
promote the use of consortium-generated knowledge and learning.


closely with Health Coordinator, represent the consortium in all relevant
working group meetings, national task force (NTF) meetings, and all relevant
national, district or settlement-level meetings.

close and good relations with all relevant stakeholders including: OPM, UNHCR
and other relevant UN organizations, local authorities, Ministry of Health and
other line ministries, donors, NGOs, CBOs and other partners.

proactive engagement and facilitate formal meetings with key stakeholders
including with relevant government authorities.

internally within IRC on a regular basis with support departments, including
Grants, Supply Chain, Finance, HR/Admin and M&E.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) ECHO Project
Coordinator job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree or Masters in
international relations, public health, business administration, management,
human rights, social sciences or related field

At least
seven years of field experience in management positions in INGOs

working knowledge and experience of working with ECHO and EU donors

exposure and experience of successfully managing and leading Consortia

ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision

interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working
relations at all levels

skills in financial management – with knowledge and experience in managing
complex budgets and ensuring donor compliance

in successfully managing various forms of partnerships with stakeholders,
including national and local authorities, UN agencies, local NGOs, etc.

in written and spoken English.

dynamic and flexible individual with ability to multitask and who can work
under pressure.


with IRC’s PEERS is an added advantage.

budget management abilities.

communication and interpersonal skills.

Microsoft word and Microsoft excel, power-point presentation skills.

to travel to ‘insecure areas’ within the constraints of IRC Uganda’s security


Please note: This
position is open only to Ugandan nationals.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link




The IRC and IRC
workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way –
Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and
Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and
enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and


Deadline: 7th September 2020


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