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Monday, 3 March 2014

Project Coordinator - The Agency For Accelerated Regional Development Uganda

Job Title: Project Coordinator
Organisation: The Agency For Accelerated Regional Development (AFARD)
Funding Source:  KHN
Duty Station: Nebbi, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director

About AFARD:
The Agency For Accelerated Regional Development (AFARD) is a non-governmental organization operating in Yumbe, Arua, and Moyo districts in West Nile, Uganda. AFARD envisions a “prosperous, healthy and informed people of West Nile.” With funding support from KNH, AFARD is implementing Payera Community Development Project that will transition into a 5-year Erussi Community Development Project (ECDP) with the goal: “People’s Institutions in Erussi/Ndhew Sub-Counties are economically, socially and politically empowered to protect the rights of children and ensure their basic needs are met.’’

Job Summary: The Project Coordinator will primarily be responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, learning and accounting for the effective management of ECDP using participatory, human/children’s rights-driven and results-based approaches.

Key Duties
Offers technical guidance in project planning and budgeting in line with ECDP plan, KHN and AFARD donor guidelines
Actively participate in resource mobilization drives and campaigns.
Oversee, monitor, mentor junior project staff and coordinates their performance appraisal and skills development.
Mediates in conflict resolutions.
Intuitively manage project resources including staff, finances and assets in accordance with AFARD’s financial and asset policy.
Build collaborative relationships with other key stakeholders and authorities
Promote linkages and learning among people’s institutions.
Compiles periodic project operational plans, budgets, briefs and reports
Monitor and evaluates implementation processes against set targets and recommend measures to achieve results in a cost effectiveness manner.
Develop capacity building plans for staff and partners
Documents and shares best practices with management and other stakeholders.
Cooperates with other AFARD programme team and stakeholders.
Takes lead in the advocacy for people’s institution development
Work in close collaboration with the Executive Director to know latest donors developments and updates on the contractors and suppliers

The applicant should possess a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies and / or Business Administration
The Project Coordinator should have at least three years’ experience at a senior management level in project planning and management
Possess the ability to work as a team

Skills and Experience:
The applicant should hold a valid driving license
Excellent negotiation skills
Good networking and relationship building skills
Good report writing skills
Excellent English communication skills.
Knowledge of the local language (Alur) is desired.
Ready to reside in the project area.

All qualified candidates should send their applications with updated CVs, 1-page statement of achievements, copies of relevant academic documents, contacts of 2 referees, and day time phone numbers, by e-mail to afard@afard.net, hand delivery or post office addressed to The Executive Director, P.O. Box 80, Nebbi. Uganda.
Deadline: 14th March, 2014