Social Work Jobs – Area Coordinator at ACTED

Job
Title: Area Coordinator

Organization:
ACTED

Duty
Station:
Uganda

 

About
ACTED:

ACTED is an independent
international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates
according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious
impartiality, and non discrimination. ACTED was created in 1993 to support
populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France,
ACTED now operates in 32 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and
4000 national staff. ACTED has a 110 million € budget for over 370 projects
spanning 8 sectors of intervention; including emergency relief, food security,
health promotion, economic development, education & training, microfinance,
local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion. For more
information, please visit our website at www.acted.org.

 

ACTED has been active in
Uganda since May 2007, both in the northern region and Karamoja. In the North,
ACTED supports the early recovery process with a specific focus on the needs of
returning populations displaced by years of conflict. It also expands access,
retention, equity and quality of primary education. In Karamoja, the focus is
enhanced food security and resilience to disasters, especially droughts, as
well as improving the primary education sector. ACTED focuses its intervention
on strengthening livelihoods through improved resource management, conflict
mitigation and capacity building. In Northern Uganda, as internally displaced
persons (IDPs) have returned home and gained access to land, ACTED is working
with farmers on infrastructure and capacity development to rebuild agricultural
livelihoods. In the Karamoja/Pokot area, ACTED responds to severe food
insecurity caused by the drought in the Horn of Africa, providing support to
agro-pastoral communities to increase their purchasing power and protect their
assets, reducing vulnerability to natural disasters. As part of its integrated
cross-border strategy between Uganda and Kenya, ACTED maintains its
community-driven disaster risk reduction (DRR) focus and promotes conflict
mitigation to ensure peaceful and sustainable access to shared resources. In
2013, ACTED maintains a strong focus on this approach and looks at extending it
further along the border with Kenya. ACTED continues working with
community-level structures and initiatives such as the APFS, the CDMCs or the
DEWS to continue building the communities’ resilience to disasters.

 

Key
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management
    of a local and expatriate staff team;
  • Close
    supervision and monitoring of the finance, administration and logistics
    teams;
  • Oversee
    program budgets and evaluate financial program effectiveness;
  • Management
    and supervision of ACTED’s programmes in Karamoja/Pokot North and their
    timely implementation according to financial and programmatic frame;
  • Facilitate
    program development, through conceptualization, design, proposal and
    program initiation;
  • Build
    and/or improve systems to supervise and manage the design, implementation,
    monitoring, and evaluation of programmes;
  • Monitor
    security situation in the region and oversee implementation of ACTED
    security procedures;
  • Responsible
    for internal reporting to Country Coordination;
  • Demonstrate
    vision and leadership in building a coherent strategic direction for the
    area, in line with ACTED Uganda’s overall strategy;
  • Work
    in liaison with all external stakeholders: donors, partners, the
    government, including local authorities, and communities;
  • To
    advocate for our beneficiaries and ensure that their interests are taken
    into consideration by all external stakeholders.
  • To
    act as a catalyst with all stakeholders to coordinate existing and new
    programmes;
  • Facilitation
    of needs assessment;
  • Fundraising
    and project/proposal development;
  • Ensure
    external reporting requirements for projects are met.

 

Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:

  • The
    applicant should hold a Masters Degree;
  • At
    least 3 years of field experience in program management and coordination;
  • Good
    familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and
    governmental requirements;
  • Excellent
    communication and writing skills;
  • Ability
    to coordinate and manage staff and project activities;
  • Strong
    organizational and supervisory skills;
  • Proven
    ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the
    office;
  • Being
    a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit;
  • Ability
    to organize and plan effectively;
  • Ability
    to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Ability
    to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
  • Experience
    in conflict affected areas and difficult living conditions, ideally in
    Africa
  • Knowledge
    on issues related to early recovery, IGA and/or infrastructure
    rehabilitation

 

Terms
and Conditions:

Salary defined by the ACTED
salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance
are considered for pay bonus

Additional monthly living
allowance

Free food and lodging
provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on
contract length and country of assignment)

Transportation costs
covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance

Provision of medical, life,
and repatriation insurance + retirement package

 

How
to Apply:

Please send, in English,
your cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@acted.org Ref : PM/UG/SA

For more information, visit
us at http://www.acted.org

 

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