Program Coordinator Non-profit Careers – Caritas Switzerland (CACH)

Job Title:     Program Coordinator
Organization: Caritas
Switzerland (CACH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country Director
About Us:
Caritas Switzerland is an international non-profit organization that
prevents, combats and alleviates poverty worldwide in more than 30 countries.
With its projects in development cooperation, it works in the areas of food
security, water, climate protection, disaster prevention and migration as well
as education for children and adults. It provides emergency relief in disasters
and is actively involved in reconstruction work.
Caritas Switzerland has been engaged in Uganda since 1994. Its program
targets vulnerable groups, namely youth (adolescent mothers, vulnerable girls,
and young prisoners), women and extremely poor community members, with a
regional focus particularly but not exclusively on the greater north of Uganda.
In its 2017-2020 strategy, Caritas Switzerland will concentrate its efforts on
the thematic fields of Education and Income, and Food Security and Markets.
Job Summary: The Program
Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Country Director and Partners in
implementing Caritas Switzerland’s (CACH) mission and vision in Uganda.  This includes building the capacity of
partners so that their impact is maximised and ensuring effectiveness &
efficiency of interventions.
Key Duties and
  • Assist the Country Director in designing
    and managing an impactful portfolio of projects; incorporating learning
    from previous projects and ensuring that work can be sustained after the
    exit of CACH
  • Oversee the development and implementation
    of a capacity building plan for each partner; aiming to ensure that their
    work will a) have enhanced impact and quality and b) continue successfully
    after CACH exit
  • Significantly contribute to the
    mobilization and effective management of financial resources for the
    program; ensuring that funds are utilized ethically and in line with donor
  • Build and maintain a network of strategic
    contacts with strong internal and external relationships that support
    achievement of shared goals
  • In collaboration with CACH’s
    communications department, lead the development and implementation of a
    communications plan for the Uganda Program
  • Deputize for the Country Director in
    managing the CACH Uganda Country Office
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in
    a relevant subject
  • Possession of a Post graduate study in
    development or business management field
  • At least four to eight years of post
    graduate experience in senior management role
  • Considerable program / project planning
    and management
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to
    network, develop and sustain strategic partnerships
  • Significant experience in managing and
    facilitating partner capacity needs analysis including successfully
    facilitating and managing capacity enhancement strategies for implementing
  • Demonstrable, strong and relevant
    experience in communication skills including writing winning proposals –
    experience with EU is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and
    implementing a communication strategy
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in
    using new media (social media) to cause mind-set change
  • Demonstrated experience in data and
    information quality management techniques
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in leading
    and directing teams, including consultants
  • Experience working within a cross cultural
    / multi-cultural environment; experience in meeting international donor
    standards is essential
Personal Competencies:
  • Commitment and Drive for Results
  • Pro-activity & Innovation
  • Effective Resource Management
  • Working with Others
  • Relationship Building
  • Communication & Influencing
  • Thinking and Self Management
  • Thinking & Problem Analysis
  • Learning & Resourcefulness
  • Special characteristics / collaboration
    with external offices / working in external committees / conferences /
    work groups
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
apply online by clicking on the link below.
Deadline:  16th June 2017
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