VSLA Coordinator DANIDA Project Jobs – NURI

Job Title:      VSLA
Organization: Northern
Uganda Resilience Initiative Programme (NURI)
Funding Source: DANIDA
Reports to:
Programme Management Adviser
Duty Station:
About US:
Danida is funding
NURI (Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative) programme. The Northern Uganda
Resilience Initiative (NURI) is one of three engagements under the Uganda
Programme on Sustainable and Inclusive Development of the Economy (UPSIDE),
which is a  thematic programme of the
Danish Country Programme for Uganda 2018-2022, for which a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Government of Denmark and the
Government of Uganda.
Job Summary:  The VSLA Coordinator role is to fine-tune the
VSLA strategy across the NURI programme and guide, lead and build the capacity of
the team involved in implementation of 
VSLA in NURI. Further, the VSLA Coordinator will ensure the quality
control, monitoring and reporting for the VSLA activities in NURI. As NURI is
an agricultural programme, the VSLA Coordinator should aim to build a VSLA
strategy that encourages and enables investment in agricultural activities
while building up household resilience to shocks through savings, assets and
social capital. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Keenly review and fine-tune the NURI
    strategy and implementation plan as it relates to VSLA activities with
    special focus on ways to encourage investment in agriculture and in
    building household resilience.
  • Review and fine-tune VSLA Manuals and
    training materials
  • Develop a capacity building programme
    for VSLA staff in the NURI programme.
  • Carry out training and capacity building
    of the NURI VSLA team.
  • Support the VSLA team in the
    identification and training of Community Based Trainers (CBTs)
  • Fine-tune and implement the NURI VSLA
    monitoring system
  • Collect qualitative and quantitative
    data on VSLA and support CF on VSLA reporting and monitoring activities.
  • Build the capacity of NURI staff more
    broadly in understanding and supporting VSLA groups and activities
  • Follow up on the implementation of the
    VSLA model, oversee, guide and provide technical support to VSLA Field
  • Track VSLA groups performance through
    the SAVIX MIS system in collaboration with the NURI -CF Advisor and
    M&E function. Use the SAVIX system for benchmarking of NURI groups
    with other groups.
  • Contribute and participate in any
    evaluation of VSLA groups.
  • Effectively document all information
    related to VSLA project successes and best practices, create a bank of
    pictures, videos, and most significant change stories.
  • Identify and build strategic linkages,
    relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other
    stakeholders in  NURI programme
  • Ensure Farmer and Refugee groups VSLA
    activities are integrated or synchronized with ongoing NURI interventions
    so as to ensure sustainability and avoid duplication.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s
    degree in Marketing, Economics, Business studies or related fields
  • Three years of experience working with
    micro-finance / VSLA sector
  • Demonstrated experience in Community
    Economic Development and Management
  • Demonstrate ability to foster
    partnerships with community, Government agencies and Groups
  • Strong group facilitation and training
  • Financial Management skills
  • Knowledge of community development,
    empowerment and mentoring approaches
  • Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Good oral and written communication
  • Good report writing skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should endeavor to send their updated CVs and cover letter
with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below.
Plot 8 Kitante Close
P.O. Box 12405
Kampala. Uganda
Email to:
Deadline: 14th January 2019
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