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2 Project Coordinator Job Placements - Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC)


Organization: Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager

About US:
Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC) is an indigenous childhood non–government organisation in Uganda established in 1985 committed to recognizing and equalizing the rights of children with disabilities. USDC’s main aim is to help children with disabilities and their families to access resources and opportunities to enable them achieve their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.

Job Summary: The Project Coordinator will be responsible for overall delivery of the grant including all project activities, deliverables and ensuring timely delivery and coordination of all project work streams concurrently. As the projects work across three districts in northern Uganda, each district has District Project Leads and School Liaison Officers. As the Project Coordinator, you will maintain ultimate responsibility for the project and work closely with the district project teams to line manage and provide effective support and training to them to ensure quality delivery of the project and effective networking across project stakeholders on a daily basis. Alongside the support of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer, Partnership and Advocacy Officers, you will oversee all the partnership and MEL associated with the project and ensure effective delivery of advocacy activities with government bodies, universities, schools, communities and other stakeholders at both district and national level. Crucial to ensuring good financial management of the project, you will oversee all project finances, including managing budgets and funds, monitoring spend at each of the three district offices, accurately forecasting project spends, and the submission of timely and accurate financial requests and reports to USDC Headquarters.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Early Childhood Development, Social Sciences, Development Studies or Business Administration and related fields. Added advantage: post graduate qualifications.
·        At least two years of Project Management Experience working on projects funded by large institutional donors (such as DFID, UN, EU etc.) Ssuccessful management of entire project lifecycle.
·        Experience of line managing personnel teams
·        Significant and proven experience of working in an NGO; experience of using participatory approaches for project planning, delivery and organisational development of partner organisations.
·        Experience of coordinating projects over large or hard to reach geographical areas.
·        Experience of working in partnership with other individuals or organisations to deliver projects, ideally remotely or internationally.
·        A strong understanding of donor compliance principles and expectations, Knowledge of key programme areas including education, health, child participation, livelihoods, child safeguarding and community engagement.
·        Knowledge and understanding of the regional and cultural context of rural regions in Uganda – preferably in relation to disability and local language.
·        Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting disabled children and young people in Uganda
·        Excellent Monitoring and Evaluation skills and an understanding of the importance of incorporating the lessons learned into the project framework.
·        Experience of successfully reporting against big institutional donor logical frameworks or similar reporting formats.
·        Experience of data collection and the differing tools and methodologies available, particularly for the collection of qualitative and quantitative data.
·        Excellent Financial Management skills and the ability to interpret financial data.
·        Proven experience of maintaining a close overview of funds received/ disbursed, expenditure status, forecasting and reporting.
·        Proven track record of addressing issues of under/ overspends and alerting management of any cash-flow challenges.
·        Demonstrated ability to foster genuine and collaborative partnerships to deliver activities and promote effective capacity building.
·        IT literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office and competency in using Excel to manage financial tracking and reporting.
·        Experience of developing systems, procedures and tools for programme design, delivery and grant management.

How to Apply:
Your application should include a tailored Curriculum Vitae (CV) of no more than 2 sides of A4, attached copies of certificates and a cover letter of no more than 2 sides of A4. Your cover letter should detail your relevant experience; ensuring this is in line with the above job description and person specification, and provides specific evidence demonstrating how you meet requirement.

All candidates should send an updated CV (max 2 pages); a letter of motivation (max 1 page) outlining how you meet the person specification (please state current or most recent salary); the names and contacts of three professional referees. Email to: usdc@usdc.or.ug

Candidates should hand deliver application addressed to the Executive Director, Uganda Society for Disabled Children, Plot 112 Owen Road, Mulago Hill, Kampala. Tel 0776675577/ 0703417044

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