Program Coordinator Non-profit Careers - Caritas Switzerland (CACH)

Job Title:     Program Coordinator
Organization: Caritas Switzerland (CACH)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director

About Us:
Caritas Switzerland is an international non-profit organization that prevents, combats and alleviates poverty worldwide in more than 30 countries. With its projects in development cooperation, it works in the areas of food security, water, climate protection, disaster prevention and migration as well as education for children and adults. It provides emergency relief in disasters and is actively involved in reconstruction work.

Caritas Switzerland has been engaged in Uganda since 1994. Its program targets vulnerable groups, namely youth (adolescent mothers, vulnerable girls, and young prisoners), women and extremely poor community members, with a regional focus particularly but not exclusively on the greater north of Uganda. In its 2017-2020 strategy, Caritas Switzerland will concentrate its efforts on the thematic fields of Education and Income, and Food Security and Markets.

Job Summary: The Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Country Director and Partners in implementing Caritas Switzerland's (CACH) mission and vision in Uganda.  This includes building the capacity of partners so that their impact is maximised and ensuring effectiveness & efficiency of interventions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Assist the Country Director in designing and managing an impactful portfolio of projects; incorporating learning from previous projects and ensuring that work can be sustained after the exit of CACH
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a capacity building plan for each partner; aiming to ensure that their work will a) have enhanced impact and quality and b) continue successfully after CACH exit
  • Significantly contribute to the mobilization and effective management of financial resources for the program; ensuring that funds are utilized ethically and in line with donor requirements
  • Build and maintain a network of strategic contacts with strong internal and external relationships that support achievement of shared goals
  • In collaboration with CACH's communications department, lead the development and implementation of a communications plan for the Uganda Program
  • Deputize for the Country Director in managing the CACH Uganda Country Office

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in a relevant subject
  • Possession of a Post graduate study in development or business management field
  • At least four to eight years of post graduate experience in senior management role
  • Considerable program / project planning and management
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to network, develop and sustain strategic partnerships
  • Significant experience in managing and facilitating partner capacity needs analysis including successfully facilitating and managing capacity enhancement strategies for implementing partners
  • Demonstrable, strong and relevant experience in communication skills including writing winning proposals - experience with EU is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing a communication strategy
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in using new media (social media) to cause mind-set change
  • Demonstrated experience in data and information quality management techniques
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in leading and directing teams, including consultants
  • Experience working within a cross cultural / multi-cultural environment; experience in meeting international donor standards is essential 
Personal Competencies:
  • Commitment and Drive for Results
  • Pro-activity & Innovation
  • Effective Resource Management
  • Working with Others
  • Relationship Building
  • Communication & Influencing
  • Thinking and Self Management
  • Thinking & Problem Analysis
  • Learning & Resourcefulness
  • Special characteristics / collaboration with external offices / working in external committees / conferences / work groups

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the link below.


Deadline:  16th June 2017

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