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Job Title:      VSLA Coordinator
Organization: Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative Programme (NURI)
Funding Source: DANIDA
Reports to: Programme Management Adviser
Duty Station: Uganda

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 Officers
  • 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 implementation
  • 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 skills.
  • Financial Management skills
  • Knowledge of community development, empowerment and mentoring approaches
  • Research, Monitoring and Evaluation skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • 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: application@ppg.co.ug

Deadline: 14th January 2019

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