Program Support Assistant NGO Careers – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Job Title:     Program Support Assistant
Organisation: Finn Church Aid (FCA)
Duty Station: Uganda
About FCA:
Church Aid is Finland’s biggest development co-operation organisation and the
second biggest organisation in Finland working in humanitarian aid. Finn Church
Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based
development and humanitarian aid organisations forming one of the world’s
largest aid organisations. Finn Church Aid is committed to continue working
until people in need of assistance can make their own living and fulfil their
basic needs. Finn Church Aid also campaigns for dignity and justice.
Job Summary: The Program Support Assistant will support the
Program team (Development and Humanitarian operations) to effectively achieve
departmental goals and deliver on its outputs and work plan for Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer technical support to the FCA Uganda
    Program in consultation with the Program and Humanitarian Coordinators
  • Assist the Program and Humanitarian
    Coordinators in compilation of reports and other publications for the
    Country Office;
  • Stay abreast of the country program and
    ensure that activities are implemented as per the set Calendar;
  • The incumbent will support the Program and
    Humanitarian Coordinators in documentation – including M&E, report
    writing and proposals development
  • Regularly review partner reports in
    consultation with Program Coordinator and give necessary and timely
  • Assist in scheduling appointments for field
    travels for visitors and supervisors, coordinate with field staff and
    partners and ensure that key schedules are well organized and coordinated.
  • Offer support in collecting data from partner
    organizations for monitoring and evaluation purposes, and entering such data
    in respective formats;
  • Support program team and other management
    level staff as may be requested from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in, Project Planning and Management, Development Studies, Social Work and
    Social Administration, Business Administration, Social Sciences and any
    other related discipline.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and
    Evaluation or related field is an added advantage.
  • At least five years’ experience in working
    with an INGO in development and humanitarian program related field
  • Previous experience in implementing programs
    in both development and humanitarian context is required.
  • Prior experience in proposal writing and
    logical framework approach
  • Past exposure to data collection, monitoring
    and evaluation and report writing.
  • Basic understanding of humanitarian
    approaches and standards.
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Basic knowledge of development cooperation
    and humanitarian standards;
  • Good computer skills and use of database and
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to understand assignments, do
    productive and accurate work, make sound judgments within the area of
    responsibility, solve problems in reasonable and logical ways and have a
    general ability to plan, organize, and carry out routine and recurring
    assignments on a timely basis with only general supervision.
  • Ability to effectively deal with frequent
    interruptions and changing priorities among multiple activities which require
    quick and effective action under conditions of heavy pressure; anticipate
    necessary actions or develop appropriate information as may be required;
    and have no difficulty in adjusting multiple assignments around top
    priority assignments.
  • Ability to travel extensively to remote
  • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving
    and organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and perform tasks with
    minimal supervision.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple requests
    and prioritize effectively from several supervisors
  • Able to work independently on projects and
    also collaborate as a strong team member.
  • Dedication to building and supporting positive
    teamwork among co-workers.
  • Effective and flexible communications and
    interpersonal skills, including highly engaged listening.
  • Very good English writing skills
How to Apply:
suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the Finn Church Aid (FCA) in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their applications and updated
CVs by hand delivery to: Finn Church Aid, Uganda, Plot No 2409, Kiwafu Estates
Kansanga, Kampala. Please address your application to:  The Country Manager, Finn Church AID, Uganda
program,  P.O. Box 21826, Kampala.  Uganda
Deadline: 29th July, 2016 by 5:00 PM
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