Program Coordinator EWAKISI Project NGO Careers – Restless Development

Job Title:        Program Coordinator EWAKISI
Organization: Restless
Duty Station: Uganda
Salary: UGX
51,652,121 gross per annum
Reports to: Programmes
Manager Leadership
About US:
Restless Development
(Uganda) is an International NGO established to address the challenges faced by
young people in Uganda by placing young people at the forefront of change and
development. Our vision is for all Ugandan youth to live healthy and productive
lives, fully supported by those around them. Our programming focuses on three
core areas: youth sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth civic
participation and youth employment and livelihoods.
Job Summary:   The Program Coordinator EWAKISI Project will
lead a new and exciting project in Karamoja funded by Porticus Africa. This
person preferably from Karamoja region will coordinate the EWAKISI (Let’s
include) program for young people living with disabilities. The project will be
implemented in 5 districts of Karamoja; Abim, Kotido, Napak, Nakapiripirit and
Moroto. And will target both young people with and without disabilities. The
Objective of the project is two-fold: gathering information about disability
inclusion in formal education structures and economic systems as well as
raising awareness about the critical need to include young people living with
disabilities in these two spheres. The programme coordinator will oversee
project implementation in accordance with the objectives, work plans and
budgets agreed with the donor. In particular, they will be responsible for;
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme design,
Preparation, delivery and monitoring (40%)
  • Work in close consultation with the Program Manager to review and
    prepare the project work plan and budget as part of the quarterly and
    annual planning process
  • Manage monthly, quarterly and annual work plans for project
    activities and logistics identifying and responding to any implications.
  • Conduct disability mainstreaming and sensitization meetings and
    platforms with community and partners
  • Coordinate the support required from Light for the World and
    FORDIPOM in developing training curricula for the disability inclusion
  • Support mapping and identification of the community structures and
    young people who will benefit from the project
  • Facilitate the participation of young people in youth research and local
    decision making processes relating to disability inclusion
  • Take responsibility for the effective preparation, implementation,
    management and project monitoring Regularly review delivery process
    against plans, highlighting areas of concern in a timely manner and
    proactively addressing them in good time
  • Conduct program inception meetings in the 5 project districts of
    operation Lead all the reporting processes for the project and ensure all
    reporting requirements are met and submitted on time to the Programme
Partnership Development and Donor Management (20%)
  • Identify and manage partnerships with Disabled Persons Organisations
    (DPO’s), Private Sector Actors and other key stakeholders such as other
    NGOs, district local governments and education institutions.
  • Lead capacity building of DPO’s and other key partners on meaningful
    Youth Engagement
  • Work with FORDIPOM and other DPO’s to identify young people living
    with disabilities to be part of the program
  • Organize and lead activities that facilitate the participation of
    young people, community adults and employers in Local Government processes
    related to disability inclusion and advocacy
  • Prepare and submit quarterly reports to the local government and
    other programme partners involved
  • Lead monthly meetings with District officials and support the
    Programme Intern in Sub-county relationship management
  • Lead all donor reporting processes and requirements
People Management
and Development (15%)
  • Lead effective implementation of personnel policies and procedures
    for Project staff and Youth Community Researchers
  • Manage the Programme Intern ensuring clear performance objectives
    and development plans are in place and support him/her to manage the Young
    Community Researchers
  • Support recruitment, training, placement, management of Young
    Community Researchers
  • Continually support and supervise the outputs of the project team
    through line management and performance reviews
  • Support the team in solving genuine challenges and communicate to
    Programme Manager as necessary and required
  • Lead capacity building of the Young Community Researchers in
    research methodology tools and data collection processes
  • Take responsibility of the safety and welfare of the Young Community
    Researchers and the program Intern
Financial Planning
and Management (20%)
  • Work closely with the Programme Manager and Finance unit to:
  • Track the project budget and develop quarterly financial reports and
    reforecasts as well as ensure that financial management is undertaken
    according to Restless Development policy and procedures
  • Lead development of donor expenditures reports
  • Work closely with the Grants Coordinator to deliver in line with
    donor guidelines and commitments
  • Take lead on the annual planning and budgeting process for the
  • Ensure zero tolerance to fraud and bribery within the project
Other duties as
required (5%):
Other duties as
required and requested of you. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays
for which time off in lieu can be taken

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Restless Development Program Coordinator EWAKISI Project job
    should preferably hold a Degree in Development Studies, Social Work and
    Social Administration, Social Sciences, Adult and Community Education or
    any other related field. Post Graduate qualification in Project Planning
    and Management is an added advantage.
  • Three years of experience of work with an international or national
    and local organisation
  • Previous experience with a related program integrating Youth Led
    Disability Inclusion
  • Knowledge of the geographical context and fluency in local language
  • Willingness to work in a busy environment with tasks that require a
    short turn around.
  • Previous experience working with people with disabilities will be an
  • Donor and grant management experience
  • Experience working with local government and other stakeholders
  • Desirable
  • Experience of managing a team and supporting line managers
  • Self-driven and able to work under minimal supervision,
  • Effective decisions making skills and work on own initiative.
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated ability to use Microsoft
    office applications and other packages
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, in order to deal
    tactfully and sensitively with young people and other key stakeholders at
    all levels.
  • Good coordination, mobilisation and organization skills
  • Good relationship skills with ability to establish and maintain good
    working relationships with a wide range of people and ability to work as
    part of a team
  • Good self-management skills and ability to operate within tight
    deadlines and manage a number of work activities at any one time
  • Multi-talented with ability to multi-task and deliver high quality
  • Sound decision making skills with flexibility and the ability to
    establish personal priorities
  • Exercising good judgement and pays attention to details.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Restless Development in
the aforementioned capacity should fill in this form, download
, and send it to Please note
that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.
Deadline: 17th March 2019
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