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Project Coordinator Non-profit Careers - CARE International


Organisation: CARE International
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Emergency Response Manager

About US:
CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, formerly Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) is a major international humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief and long-term international development projects. Founded in 1945, CARE is nonsectarian, impartial, and non-governmental. It is one of the largest and oldest humanitarian aid organizations focused on fighting global poverty.

Job Summary:    The Project Coordinator, Kyangwali Humanitarian Program will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the RISE Project: through sustainable utilization of natural resources, shared environment and promote safe access to energy (fuel). The incumbent will build resilience of the target communities’ in disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem management. S/he will proactively promote appropriate smart climate (green) technologies and approaches in collaboration with private sector and development actors.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Overall management of project implementation: Provide leadership to the project, staff and partners. Oversee achievement of objectives. Ensure that project principles are upheld and applied (50%)
  • Work closely with the Emergency Response Manager, resolve issues and make decisions regarding criteria for identification, selection and verification of beneficiaries targeted for the RISE Project.
  • Responsible for day to day management of the contract IPIA, in line with conditions set out in the overall project grant agreement with EUTF.
  • Liaises with other projects at the country office, other project teams and other partners in Kyangwali to ensure there is synergy and close collaboration and complementarity between the project and other natural resources and Livelihood interventions.
  • In close coordination with the Emergency Response manager, represent the project in the district stakeholder meetings.
  • In close coordination with Construction Officer and District Engineer, ensure that all project constructions conform to the ministry of health and Ministry of education standards.
  • Regularly conducts context analysis relevant to the project and make recommendations to the project team and partners on the trends and opportunities.
  • The job holder will be expected to keep abreast with latest developments in the focus areas of the project.
  • Spearhead the development and review community environment action plans in collaborations with relevant stakeholders
  • Support the establishment and or functionality of local environment structures in collaboration with the district environment officer
  • Organize technical trainings for beneficiaries in relevant themes within refugees and host communities
  • Coordinate all environment related activities in the district of jurisdiction in this case Kikuube District
  • Works closely with the knowledge management unit to provide regular information, briefings and publicity on the RISE project activities
  • Manages consultants and researchers as required, in accordance with CARE policy and procedures
  • Ensures that partner proj ect plans, proposals, work plans and budgets are developed in line with the CARE Strategy and project documents.
  • Coordinate energy and environment interventions with different stakeholders including the local authorities, implementing partners and private sector.
  • Takes overall responsibility for implementation of the Project interventions working closely with the project team on ground.
  • Regularly conducts context analysis relevant to the project and make recommendations to the project team and partners on the trends and opportunities. The job holder will be expected to keep abreast with latest developments in the focus areas of the project.
  • Ensure that all procurements are based on the project budget.
  • Provide leadership to the project team and ensure that the project delivers on it is mandate within the project duration
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Reporting for project under implementation (35%)
  • Works closely with the Emergency Response Manager and the MEAL Coordinator to ensure that an effective, transparent and robust MEAL system and process is in place, in line with the project’s MEAL framework, to ensure that the objectives and outcomes of the RISE project are achieved.
  • Closely works with the project team to mutually agree on detailed operational/implementation plans, budgets, indicators as well as monitoring, evaluation and learning framework
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the project’s M&E tools, project plans/budget and funding proposals
  • Carries out regular monitoring visits to field and ensure that reports are written on each visit and shared with the Emergency Response Manager.
  • Contributes to the project’s and organizational learning through systematic documentation, monitoring, evaluation and sharing of information with partners and the relevant program teams.
  • Supports the accountant to monitor project financial reports and ensure that regular project audits take place (as per donor requirement).
  • Works with the MEAL Coordinator to ensure that the MEAL Framework is effectively adopted by the project team and that monitoring data is well managed and readily available for program quality control
  • Ensures that all action points/ recommendations agreed upon with partners during project reviews are followed through during project implementation.
Representation and coordination (10%)
  • Attend relevant meetings (Technical Working Group, coordination meetings etc.)
  • Representing CARE in relations with local authorities, partners, local and international NGOs and other relevant stakeholders
  • Develops and facilitates links with civil society (including non-implementing partners), the private sector, academic /knowledge institutions and governments, initiating contacts and building associations that can be used to enhance the objectives of the project.
Others: Any other duties (5%)
  • Contributes to the strategic development and management of the country program.
  • Ensures that the promotion of women rights is at the heart of all CARE’s program work
  • Supports resource mobilization, specifically for natural resource management.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Woodlots established and maintained in the host community and refugee settlement
  • Health facility and school structures established and handed over to the community.
  • Restoration of the depleted forest cover promoted through household levels tree-planting.
  • Technical assistance provided to refugees and host communities in energy saving solutions
  • Research papers and success stories on energy and environment developed and disseminated
  • Coordination, monitoring and evaluation systems on natural resource management established.
  • Environment and Natural resource management good practices and lessons documented


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Project Coordinator job must hold an academic qualification in Natural Resources Management, Development Studies, Development Economics, Business administration and/or any other relevant academic qualification;
  • A minimum of five years of practical experience in gender and women rights, livelihood programming, Business development or other relevant fields;
  • A minimum of five years of experience in managing a similar kind of project (in terms of approach, budget, partnerships, etc.);
  • Demonstrable experience with natural resource management mainstreaming in development projects.
  • Good understanding and experience of project/program management cycle, and participatory appraisal techniques;
  • Knowledge of and experience with donor funding environment and good financial and project management skills;
  • Understanding of a “Rights Based Approach”;
  • Excellent listening, communication and writing skills
  • Organizational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritize work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and ability to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
  • Ability to network and build effective partnerships on programs/project activities to meet set goals and targets
  • Ability to conduct gender analysis
  • Ability to develop work plans and write good reports
  • Proven analytical and conceptual thinking, high level research, project management knowledge and skills and experience using participatory tools and methodologies for assessment, programme identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • A high level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgement, personal energy and flexibility


Competencies
  • Planning
  • Proactive problem solving
  • Contributing to team success
  • Managing work
  • Building partnerships
  • Communicating with impact
  • Initiating action
  • Information monitoring
  • Adaptability
  • Stress tolerance
  • Respect Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Accountability

How to Apply:
Candidates who are interested in the above jobs should submit an updated CV and Application letter giving a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment email: ugarecruitment@care.org clearly indicating the job title in the email subject.

NB: Please note that when you are successful for the above position, CARE will need verified copies of your academic documents.

Deadline: 14th September 2019

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