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Monday 14 October 2013

Projects Coordinator jobs Opportunity in Uganda at Trust for Africa’s Orphans Uganda (TAOU)

Job Title: Projects Coordinator
Organisation: Trust for Africa’s Orphans Uganda (TAOU)
City Kampala,
Country Uganda

About TAOU:
A charitable organization working with communities supporting orphans and vulnerable children and women in Uganda seeks to recruit a suitable person for the position of Projects Coordinator.

Job Summary: The Project coordinator will be responsible for the management and implementation of the organisation’s programmes in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure high quality and timely projects implementation.
Write monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual monitoring reports relating to the progress of the projects, income and expenditure, successes and the challenges of the projects.
Ensure reports are submitted in a timely manner, meeting reporting requirements.
Manage the coordination of the projects monitoring and evaluation.
Present regular progress reports to appropriate meetings.

Participate in and assess the impact of advocacy and capacity building.
Carry out a baseline study at the beginning of each project.
Manage communication with the media.
Responsible for the management and implementation of the Monitoring & Evaluation system for all the projects.
Develop suitable materials/strategies and carry out fundraising so as to increase funding sources for projects to benefit more poor families.
Provide effective leadership to programme staff and other relevant personnel.
Provide support to project managers and extension workers by frequent visits to the field.
Prepare monthly work plan and budget.
Oversee the compliance and implementation of annual budget within the common purpose of the programme.
Ensure proper keeping of records and accountability relating to activities, progress, income and expenditure for the projects, inventory for all project input received and expenditure of the same
Implement the accountability process as designed and ensure training to competence of the staff.
Monitor and report accurately on the position of date, and future financial status on a monthly basis to relevant stakeholders for timely decision making.
Submit timely and clear accountability to relevant stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The candidate must be a holder of a degree in any of the following fields -Economics, Agriculture, Veterinary, Sociology, Development or a related field.
The candidate must be computer literate and well conversant with the following packages – MS Access, excel, PowerPoint, Word and Internet applications plus other packages such as statistical analysis.
Ability to speak Luo would be an added advantage. Experience:
The ideal candidate should possess eight years senior field experience with credibility to provide direction, support and oversight in managing projects.
Should understand the critical success factors in community development and have designed and managed projects that created real impact.
Must have strong skills in training of trainers, projects writing and communication (writing and verbal) and able to think outside the development box.
Must have experience in cross cutting issues of gender, disability, HIV/AIDS, land advocacy, agro-business and climate change.
Must have had experience in planning, development and implementation of new projects in the fields indicated.
Ability to write proposals and seek funding from local and international donors
Ability to deliver on key deliverables with minimum reminders and on time.
Excellent ability to analyse information.
An inclusive, supportive and participatory approach to working with others.
A self motivated approach to delivering programmes.
Must have very good communication skills with all sectors of the community and agencies.
Time management in the delivery of project programmes is essential.

Key to this Job:
The candidate must provide the contact details of two immediately previous employers.
Evidence of management of current or other projects.

How to Apply:
All applicants should forward their application letters with detailed CVs, photocopies of testimonials, three professional references including their telephone contacts by post, email or hand deliver to the address below: The Board Secretary, TAOU Board of Directors, P O. Box, 4523, Kampala, Uganda Plot No. 14, Kenneth Dale Close, Kamwokya. Tel. 0200 906-099 Email: taouganda@yahoo.co.uk

Deadline: Friday, 18th October, 2013