ActionAid International NGO Jobs – Program Focus Area Coordinator Just and Democratic Governance

Organisation: ActionAid Uganda (AAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About ActionAid:
ActionAid is an International Development Agency
working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
ActionAid’s mission is to work with the poor and the excluded people in the
world to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustices and the inequity that
cause it. ActionAid Uganda (AAU), a national development organization
registered under the laws of Uganda and with a local Board.
Job Summary: The Program Focus Area Coordinator Just and Democratic Governance will
offer innovative leadership for AAU’s governance work in line with Country
Strategy Paper, relevant organisational policies and Uganda Context
Key Duties and
  • Coordinate the
    development, implementation and report on the performance of Just and
    Democratic Governance thematic plans and budgets in accordance with
    Country Strategic Paper and organisational policies.
  • Contribute to resource
    mobilisation for the Just and Democratic theme identify funding
    priorities/gaps in line with the thematic strategy and Country strategic
    Paper (CSP)
  • Develop program focus
    strategies for guiding planning, implementation, communication and provide
    support to respective units in line with the CSP IV and organizational
  • Monitor programmes,
    communicate and consolidate reports and submit to relevant stakeholders in
    line with the organizational accountability systems’ requirements
  • Provide technical support
    and strengthen the capacity of staff and partners for quality programming
    in line with CSP IV and organizational Policies
  • Conduct contextual
    analysis, research and analyze policies for generation of evidence for
    policy advocacy and campaigns in line with the CSP
  • Engage in, and coordinate
    local, national and international policy advocacy and campaign work in
    line with the CSP
  • Mobilize, coordinate and
    support the building and strengthening networks, coalitions and alliances
    and relationships with other stakeholders at all levels (local, national,
    regional and international) in line with MU CSP
  • Identify thematic and
    programme knowledge needs for the program and its partners, coordinate the
    generation, storage and access to knowledge in line with the MU Knowledge
    Management Strategy
Qualifications, Skills &
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Political Science, humanities or any
    other related discipline.
  • Relevant post graduate
    qualification and training in rights based approaches, human rights,
    democracy and governance is an added advantage.
  • At least 3-4 years of
    relevant working experience from a recognized institution.
  • Good knowledge of;
    Participatory democracy and governance approach, Planning and budgeting,
    Governance, Women rights, gender and poverty analysis, Monitoring and
    evaluation, Human rights and democracy, Civic education and empowerment,
    Conflict and Peace analysis/ Peace building skills, Knowledge of
    International Humanitarian Sector, Emergence assessment, deployment and
    response skills.
  • Demonstrated passion to
    work for human dignity, commitment to Actionaid values
  • Policy and political
  • Demonstrated fundraising and
    proposal development skills
  • Excellent Communication
  • Bold, outspoken and
  • Fast thinking ability
  • Youth programming skills
  • Excellent Record keeping
  • Awareness raising skills
  • Excellent Writing skills
  • Good team building skills
  • Possess a high level of
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • People Management skills
  • Ability to adapt easily
    to working environments
  • Contracts management skills
How to Apply:
All those interested
in working with this prestigious NGO, ActionAid should be addressed and
delivered to: The HROE Director, ActionAid Uganda, Plot no. 2514/2515 Ggaba
Road, Opposite Kampala International University or send to P.O. Box 676
Kampala, Uganda or via Email to
NB: We will respond only to short listed candidates. Whilst all applicants
will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are
especially encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 15th November,
2013 by 5:00 PM

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