2 Regional Coordinator EDF Grant Job Placements – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:          Regional Coordinator (2 Job
Placements)
Organisation: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Project Name: Development
Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)
Funding Source: European
Development Fund (EDF)
Duty Station: Gulu
and Moroto, Uganda
Reports to: National
Programme Coordinator
About US:
The Government of Uganda has
received a grant from the 11th European Development Funds towards the
Development Initiative of Northern Uganda (DINU). The Programme is intended to
eradicate poverty and under-nutrition and strengthen the foundations for
sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development in the sub-regions of
Acholi, Lango, Teso, West Nile and Karamoja, and as such promote sustainable
and inclusive socio-economic development. It will provide support in the three
focal sectors identified in the National Indicative Programme (Food Security
and Agriculture; Transport Infrastructure and Good Governance).
Job Summary: The DINU
Regional Coordinator will be responsible for managing and coordinating on a
day-to-day basis the DINU programme and the DINU Project Management Unit (PMU)
and OPM in Gulu, to ensure the achievements of the DINU objectives and related
implementation. He/she will work in close collaboration with the Technical
Advisor of the Technical Assistance Team, located in Gulu and under the overall
supervision of the DINU National Programme Coordinator located at the Kampala
Office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure
    proper and timely programme planning, budgeting, implementation and
    reporting in line with the DINU objectives, the overall DINU requirements,
    and 11th EDF rules and procedures;
  • Identify
    in close collaboration with District Local Governments and implementing
    partner’s suitable interventions in line with the Financing Agreement,
    existing policies, district development plans and best practices, and
    ensure their timely and quality execution;
  • Prepare
    and manage in consultation with the Kampala PMU, tenders for works,
    supplies and service contracts according to 11th EDF rules and procedures;
  • Plan,
    coordinate and execute the monitoring and reporting of programme outputs
    and results in line with the DINU’s monitoring tools and guidelines;
  • Build
    capacity of District Local Governments and implementing partners to
    technically and financially execute, monitor and report on (grant) contracts
    with the PMU/OPM;
  • Represent
    DINU in meetings with regional and district authorities, implementing
    partners and other programmes in the region;
  • Coordinate
    and manage the day-to-day operations of the PMU DINU to ensure effective
    and efficient programme execution and rational use of programme resources;
  • Supervise,
    coordinate, coach, motivate and appraise PMU staff to maintain a culture
    of professionalism, integrity and team work, and ensure staff performance;
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the National Programme Coordinator.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate must hold a Master’s Degree in Development Studies,
    Economics, Agricultural or Environmental Science, Water or Civil
    Engineering, Project Management, Business Administration or other relevant
    area;
  • Honours
    Bachelors in any above related area
  • At
    least ten years of practical experience in project/programme management, five
    of which must be at senior managerial level in development projects.
  • Proven
    working experience with Local Governments, NGOs, and grass roots
    communities in terms of grant management, guiding, coaching and training.
  • Proven
    experience with systems and procedures of donor funded programmes;
    experience with EDF (EU) systems and procedures is an added advantage.
  • A
    self-motivated and self-managed person, who is results oriented, with the
    ability to work under minimal supervision and high pressure;
  • Postgraduate
    qualification in project planning and management;
  • Qualifications/training
    in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Proven
    planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting skills;
  • Proven
    experience in human resource management, in terms of administration,
    individual coaching, mentoring and team management;
  • Good
    networking, interpersonal, communication and reporting skills;
  • Willingness
    to travel widely within the project areas;
  • Good
    spoken and written English and ability to effectively follow oral and
    written instructions.
  • Excellent
    computer skills.
  • Age: 35 years and above
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of
certificates and academic transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom
MUST be from your current employer or previous employer for those temporarily
unemployed plus a passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e-mail),
photocopy of the National ID should be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister,
New Government Block,
Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road,
P.O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda
NB: The application
forms should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3rd Floor, Office of the
Prime Minister
Deadline: Friday, 23rd February 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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