Dutch Non-profit Jobs – Project Coordinator at Product of Prison (POP)

Job Title:    Project Coordinator
Organisation: Product of
Prison (POP)
  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Product of
Prison (POP) is a young Dutch non-profit organisation that was founded in the
beginning of 2011. POP’s mission is to assist prisoners in developing countries
with their successful rehabilitation and reintegration by giving them the
skills and opportunities necessary to rebuild their lives and to return to
their communities.
Job Summary:  The Project Coordinator will support Product
of Prison (POP) in implementing and monitoring project activities in Kampala
and Jinja.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Oversee and manage the development and
implementation of project activities in Kampala and Jinja and assist with
projects in Gulu, Lira and other areas of Uganda;
Develop project plans, including project scope,
goals, timelines and deliverables, and associated communications documents;
The incumbent will also oversee the day-to-day
operational aspects of projects needed to achieve project goals, including
acquisition of materials, coordination of training, overseeing the production
of high-quality products by project participants, quality control, and delivery
of products;
Build, develop and maintain working relationships
with project participants, Uganda Prisons Service (UPS), partner organisations
and suppliers;
Identify, build and manage relationships with
clients in cooperation with the Business Development Manager and adhere to deadlines
for product delivery;
Manage the financial administration of project
Participate in fundraising and sales events and
carry out other tasks where needed to promote POP;
Ensure the safety and proper utilisation of project
equipment, materials and other resources;
Prepare project participants for release, provide
reintegration support to released participants and assist them with developing
and realising long-term plans for successful reintegration;
Actively monitor project success and progress,
identify and resolve problem areas and (potential) risks and develop progress
reports on a regular basis;
Work together with the M&E officer to implement
M&E activities;
Carry out a project evaluation to identify
successful and unsuccessful project elements and develop an evaluation report
with lessons learned, best practices and recommendations;
Prepare input for fundraising applications, donor
reports, POP’s Annual Report and any other reports where required;
Perform any other duties assigned by the Founding
Director that may be reasonably requested.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The Project Coordinator should possess a relevant
academic background (e.g. International Development Studies).
At least three years’ experience in the coordination
of projects with a willingness to work within a small NGO to support prisoners.
Prior exposure and experience in project management
and working with non-governmental organisations;
Clear and effective written and oral communication
skills in English;
Self-motivated and able to work independently with
minimal supervision;
Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in computer
programs, especially Microsoft Office;
Accurate, eye for detail and excellent
organisational skills;
Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexibility,
adaptability and creativity to work in a challenging environment;
Working knowledge and interest in supporting
prisoners and former prisoners;
Ability to drive a motorcycle would be an advantage;
Comfortable with local and national travel by public
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to email their applications
(in English), including a motivation letter and a curriculum vitae to Celesta
Duivenvoorde at info@productofprison.org.
Deadline: 4th October, 2015.
NB: Interviews will take place in
Kampala in October.

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