Uganda Country Coordinator Job Vacancy – ISRA (Joint Initiative for Strategic Religious Action)

Job Title:    Uganda Country Coordinator

Organisation: ISRA (Joint Initiative for Strategic Religious Action)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

JISRA (Joint Initiative for Strategic Religious Action) is an international interfaith consortium that consists of Mensen met eenMissie, Faith to Action Network, Tearfund (UK and Netherlands) and Search for Common Ground. The Arabic word Jisr’ means bridge, which perfectly symbolises what JISRA aims to do: build bridges between divided communities. The JISRA programme 2021-2025 will be implemented in 7 countries: Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Mali and Nigeria.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Be a catalyst in the Uganda programme

  • Facilitate (CSC) meetings
  • Forge synergies and foster collaboration between partners, particularly those working on similar topics and/or similar areas
  • Stimulate a learning environment among the local partners
  • Organise linking and learning events, platforms, as well as annual reflection workshops with a wider array of stakeholders
  • Facilitate up and downward accountability and learning
  • Dispute resolution and problem solving/crisis management
  • Channel contacts with other Affiliated entities, like the Dutch Embassy in Kampala and other NGOs
  • Foster coherent and aligned communication at country level

Programme management

  • Motivate timely and adequately reporting by partners as well as the country (annual) reports
  • Collect and collate annual plans and budgets of the local partners, as well as the (bi-)annual financial and narrative reports
  • Compile the Uganda country reports (narrative and financial) and consolidate the results
  • Monitoring progress: facilitate local partners in their monitoring and reporting through organizing training and coaching where necessary. Identifying lessons learned and knowledge management
  • Monitoring progress of partners and surfacing opportunities for learning through field and office visits
  • Liaise with the global PMEAL (Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Adjustment and Learning) team to translate global efforts to country level monitoring and evaluation reality (guiding of local partners, collecting and compiling information, baseline/ midterm/ end line, completing monitoring templates)
  • Coordinate meetings with the Dutch Embassy in Kampala as need arises


  • Safeguard cross-cutting gender empowerment through the programme.
  • Safeguard inclusivity and the Do No Harm principles laid out in the JISRA proposal document.
  • Ensure all local partners are familiar with the Anti-sexual harassment, and other safeguarding policies.
  • Signal and communicate any suspicion of misconduct, fraud, etc. through the relevant organisations reporting channels and to the consortium coordination committee.
  • Organisational position
  • Works in close collaboration with local partners and consortium partners (Mensen met eenMissie and Faith to Action Network) working in the country
  • Will be line-managed by the contracting agency Mensen met eenMissie
  • Is the chair of the Executive Body of the CSC
  • Is a neutral entity and should endeavour to safeguard this neutrality actively


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Personal skills: proactive, curious, multitasking, negotiating skills, team player.
  • Good understanding of development issues in general, with significant knowledge and experience in project and programme management, preferably in the field of peacebuilding and/or freedom of religion and belief.
  • Ability to recognise and use the social transformative power of religion and religious actors.
  • Committed to freedom of religion and belief, including commitment to putting women and youth at the heart of our strategies.
  • Excellent personal management and communication skills, in written and verbal English. Knowledge of local language is desirable.
  • Experience in report writing and coordinating PMEAL processes.
  • Skills to translate programme activities and results into compelling stories narrating the real life impact on real people.
  • Track record of coordinating teams and multi-stakeholder processes.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; ability to understand complex issues and translate them into simple, workable actions and plans.
  • Diplomatic skills and politically astute, with influencing and persuasive skills and personal gravitas to build and maintain strong, credible relationships, with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Uganda citizen and ability to travel to local project sites in the country (six regions: West Nile, Acholi, Western, Teso, East Central and Central region)
  • Well-skilled in usage of Office 365 and online working tools


How to Apply:

Email your motivation and CV to:


Deadline: 15th June 2021


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