Entry Level NGO Jobs – Program Coordinator at Girl Child Network (GCN)

Job Title:      Program Coordinator
Organisation: Girl Child
Network (GCN)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Girl Child Network (GCN) is an
independent, non-political, non-religious, not for profit organization registered
in Kenya with regional operation. The organization has a strong membership of
312 encompassing Human Rights Actors from diverse sectors such as Child
Protection, Gender, Education, Democracy and Governance, Research, Policy
Advocacy, Health, Capacity Development, HIV/AIDS, Emergency and Response.
Job Summary: The Program
Coordinator will provide leadership and guidance to field officers, program
officers and volunteers. She will be responsible for developing new training
models, ensuring effective implementation of programs, evaluation of programs
and report compilation. She will also assist in fundraising for Girl Child
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of developing and managing the implementation of the girls’
    empowerment model
  • In
    charge of overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of all programs
  • Manage
    program budget(s) and financial goals
  • Manage
    and supervise updating of databases for GCN members and stakeholders
  • Render
    support in the recruitment and selection of staff, interns and volunteers
    ( as need arises)
  • Mentor
    and supervise Program Officers, volunteers and interns in accordance with
    company policies and procedures
  • Support
    in coaching and developing staff including holding regular appraisals and
    conducting performance reviews
  • Generate
    increased income from existing sources
  • Identify
    and research potential funding opportunities
  • Develop
    proposals for projects that could attract new funding
  • Build
    and strengthen working relationships with other stakeholders
  • Support
    the process of developing a three-year fundraising strategy
  • Grow
    awareness of the organization and its work at local, national and
    international levels
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a university degree in International Development,
    Law, International/ Regional Studies or related field.
  • At
    least two years living or working in a developing country.
  • Good
    working knowledge of NGOs and ability to represent the organization at
    high-level meetings.
  • Proven
    ability to maintain working level contacts with NGO officials, donors and
  • Capability
    to supervise GCN officers, interns and volunteers’ performance and provide
    technical assistance as needed.
  • Excellent
    organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent
    computer skills in word-processing and database management.
  • Motivation
    and commitment to work effectively without supervision.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills.
  • Proven
    ability to exercise good judgment under normal as well as complex, low
    resource, and often stressful conditions.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their updated CVs and application letter to: info@gcnuganda.org.
Please do not attach degrees/certificates.
Deadline: 31st July, 2015
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