SAGE Operations Coordinator ESP Programme Careers - Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)

Job Title:       SAGE Operations Coordinator
Organisation: Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
Project Name: Expanding Social Protection (ESP) Programme
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  Head of PMU

About US:
The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) of Uganda, through its Programme Management Unit (PMU) is implementing Phase two (ESPII) of the Expanding Social Protection (ESP) Programme. The goal of ESP is to reduce chronic poverty and improve life chances for poor men, women and children in Uganda. The programme aims to embed a national social protection system, including social assistance for the poorest and most vulnerable, as a core element of Uganda's national planning and budgeting processes.

Job Summary: The SAGE Operations Coordinator will formulate, review and monitor the implementation of the strategies for the delivery of Senior citizens grants under the ESP II PMU in line with the Project Plan and Management Policies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will design and monitor strategies for the implementation of the delivery of the Direct Income Support (DIS) programs in the implementing districts in the country
  • Develop, implement and monitor the Project strategies, plans, budgets and work plans for the DIS Scheme operations.
  • Develop, implement and monitor systems for the management performance regional technical units, cooperating partners and contracted payment service providers.
  • Develop, review and monitor the strategies for the implementation of the DIS financial management and accountability policies and procedures.
  • The jobholder will also design and implement strategies for reviewing and approving requisitions for SAGE related logistics and procurement.
  • Design and implement strategies for the engagement and collaboration with Project partners and stakeholders in a bid to build a database for program targeting.
  • Formulate and implement strategies for or community mobilization and advocacy for DIS interventions in the region
  • Develop and implement strategies for carrying out training, providing technical assistance and developing capacity of relevant key stakeholders in line with Project guidelines.
  • Draw and implement strategies for the management of Performance of business units and staff within his/her area of jurisdiction.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the ESP Programme SAGE Operations Coordinator job opportunity must hold an Honours degree in a Business Management and Social sciences
  • Possession of a post graduate qualification in Project Monitoring and evaluation or financial management
  • Possession of a master’s degree in a relevant field an added advantage
  • At least five years’ experience in community programming or development.
  • Previous experience working with governments, non-governmental organizations and/or research institutions, in Uganda.
  • Knowledge in managing cash transfer programs will be preferred

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their application letters, updated CVs and certified evidence of all relevant qualifications to the address below:

PILA Consultants,
Plot 648 Nanfumbabi Road, Makerere West, Kikoni,
P.O. Box 9092 Kampala;

E-mail to:

Deadline: 8th July, 2017

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