- Organization: FH – Food for the Hungry
- Location: Uganda, Adjumani (Uganda)
- Grade: Mid level
- Occupational Groups:
- Education, Learning and Training
- Public Health and Health Service
- Project and Programme Management
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
- Managerial positions
- Grant writing
- Closing Date: 2021-03-23
Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989. FH is currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa with support offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, United States of America and Japan. FH’s primary goal is to end all forms of poverty World-wide. In Uganda, FH is operational in the Districts of Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat Districts implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in Kampala.
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT **
FH/Uganda is actively seeking for qualified candidates committed to its Heartbeat and Corporate Strategy to fill the career openings on the Population Refugees and Migration (PRM) funded Project that its currently pursuing to be hired on Conditional basis subject to Successful bid for the grant;
1.J**ob Title: Project Coordinator (2 positions)**
Position Type: Full Time National Staff
Location: Lamwo (1) and Adjumani (1)
Reports to: Humanitarian Response Manager
Contract Length: 2 years (Fixed/with possibility of extension)
Start Date: Immediate, upon approval of funds
The Project Coordinator is responsible for Overseeing and ensuring that all activities related to project are implemented in a timely and efficient manner according to the agreed Donor Guidelines, standards and budget, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to the projects/ Programs.
Responsibilities and duties:
Key Result #1: Project management and coordination
- · Provide overall leadership, management and guidance to the development of project designs.
- · Guide and provide technical support to implementing staff.
- · Guide project staff in design and development of Annual Activity Plans and budgets
- · Manage and coordinate project activity implementation, in line with approved activity plans and budgets.
- · Strengthen capacity of implementing partners, if applicable
Key Result #2: Coordination and reporting
- Provide overall leadership, management and guidance to the development of project designs.
- Guide and provide technical support to implementing staff.
- Guide project staff in design and development of Annual Activity Plans and budgets
- Manage and coordinate project activity implementation, in line with approved activity plans and budgets.
- Strengthen capacity of implementing partners, if applicable
Key Result #3: Project monitoring and evaluation
- Facilitate effective monitoring, documentation and reporting in compliance with agreed standards
- Share M&E findings with staff and other relevant stakeholders
- Working closely with the M&E officers, ensure a functional project M&E system
Key Result #4: Finance management
- Manage project finances and assets in line with FHU policy
- Project budget management and control
Key Result #5: Performance management and supervision
- Manage, supervise and build capacity of project staff in project development, management and implementation.
- Carry out bi-annual performance appraisals of project staff
- Monitor and document performance of partners, if applicable
Key Result #6: Project resource mobilization
- Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners, other NGOs, government, church and local leaders, and other stakeholders in planning and implementation.
- Develop platforms for sharing information with partners and stakeholders
- Guide and participate in joint campaigns, advocacy initiatives for beneficiary empowerment with partners and stakeholders
- Ensure project advocacy initiatives are implemented in line with FHU mandate
- Identify key funding sources in line with FH fundraising strategy and closely work with sector specialists and supervisor to acquire these funds.
Key Result #7: Documentation and reporting
- Review and file all relevant project documents
- Timely submission of end of monthly, bi – annual and annual reports and donor specific reports
- Documentation and sharing of best/promising practices to strengthen FHUs institutional memory and learning
Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Health sciences, Education, Business, Development Studies, Nutrition, Agriculture, or NGO management or related experience
- Minimum 5 years’ Experience with donor compliance and reporting, budgets and tracking of project resources
- Minimum 5 years relevant experience of working with integrated community-based care projects/programs
- Solid experience of community mobilization approaches and coordination with governments / local authorities.
- Good leadership qualities and ability to interact effectively with donors, counterparts and organizations.
- Experience with donor compliance and reporting, budgets and tracking of project resources.
- Maintains an attitude and behavior or readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of Food for the Hungry.
FH is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies in one pdf file not more than 25MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to:The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org not later than Tuesday 23rd March, 2021 at 4:30pm**.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from FH by 12th April, 2021. FHU has policies including a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign.