Project Coordinator NGO Jobs – National Association for Women’s Action in Development (NAWAD)

Job Title:      Project Coordinator

Organization: National
Association for Women’s Action in Development (NAWAD)

Duty Station:
Mbarara, Uganda


About US:

National Association
for Women’s Action in Development (NAWAD) is a voluntary non-governmental
women’s organization that was initiated by a group of women in 2009 and was
legally registered in 2010. NAWAD is committed to promote a stable and peaceful
society where women and girls access equal rights in the different spheres of
life. The organization focuses on the family and the crucial role women play in
their families, their communities and the development of Uganda as a nation.
The main goal of the organization is to promote the rights of women and girls
especially in relation to sustainable natural resource management and climate
change social and economic right and governance, peace and security.

About Project:

NAWAD has received a
1-year COVID-19 response grant to implement a project entitled “Strengthening
Grassroots Women to respond to COVID-19 pandemic to enhance Safety” in Mbarara
District. The project focuses on women and girls in market places of Biharwe,
Rubaya and Kakika in Mbarara Municipality. The project will build on the
existing women groups in the area and also aims at involving men as change
agents in gender based violence to encourage harmonious relationships in the
families. The project will also work with the local government offices of the
three sub counties especially the Community Development Officers.

Job Summary:  NAWAD therefore seeks to recruit a highly
skilled, organised, motivated and responsible Project Coordinator to help
ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of the project outputs. She/he must be
passionate about women and girls’ rights. She/he must be ready to demonstrate
integrity by modelling NAWAD’s s values and ethical standards while promoting
its Vision, Mission, and Strategic goals. The project Coordinator will be the
head of the project under the leadership of NAWAD Executive Director. He/she
will be stationed in Mbarara but with periodic visits to the head office in
Wakiso .

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

coordination, planning, implementation and monitoring of the project
activities, schedules, budgeting and expenditure for effective delivery of the
project outputs.

that the project adheres to frameworks and all documentation is maintained

project activity and monthly reports for verification to the NAWAD programs
Manager, before submission to the Executive Director.

collect data through household surveys and participant interviews, and submit
to NAWAD head office for analysis.

with key personnel internally at NAWAD and at partner organisations and other
stakeholders, updating all on key steps, convening (and minuting) meetings as
required, and generally optimising collaboration on output delivery.

necessary presentation materials for all project meetings/trainings.

and facilitate all project related meetings/trainings where appropriate and
distribute minutes to all project team members.

project deadlines are met.

project administrative support as needed.

project risks and issues and provide solutions where applicable.

stakeholder views are managed towards the best solution.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold an undergraduate degree in social sciences with a bias on
Women and Gender Studies, Development Studies, Community Development or any
other relevant degree from a recognised University.

work experience as a Project Coordinator or similar role of at least three

literate with excellent understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Use of a
smart-phone or tablet experience also required.

to multi-task and manage priorities, meeting deadlines as required

in project management, from conception to delivery

ability to prepare and interpret flowcharts, schedules and step-by-step action

of file management, transcription, and other administrative procedures.

of working with rural women and girls and local government structures

interpersonal communication skills team management, with proven problem-solving

to communicate clearly and professionally in both spoken and written

valid Uganda riding permit is an added advantage

training & facilitation skills

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications,
a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic qualifications and
three referees by email to: Interviews will take place in
Kampala at NAWAD head office.

Deadline: Friday 31st July 2020 by 5:00 Pm

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