Set-up Coordinator NGO Careers – Lively Minds


Job Title:    Set-up Coordinator

Organisation: Lively

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

Lively Minds is an
award-winning NGO working to get pre-schoolers in rural Ghana & Uganda
school-ready. Over 250 million children under 5 years globally do not get the
early childhood care and education (“ECCE”) they need, leading to poor health,
poor education, lost life opportunities and poverty. We believe that one of the
main barriers to ECCE is that parents in remote resource-poor villages lack the
information, education and aspiration to provide basic and affordable
opportunities for their children. We have developed an innovative
behaviour-change programme that empowers marginalized, poorly educated Mothers
to run educational Play Schemes for pre-schoolers and to provide better
home-based care, using cheap local resources. Not only does this result in
positive outcomes for child development, but also has positive impacts for the
Mothers too.


Job Summary:  We have a structured package of set-up
activities to sensitise and build the capacity of sub-county teams, community
trainers (VHTs) and parents to set-up, own and sustain the Lively Minds
programme. The Set-up Coordinator will lead the staggered replication of set-up
activities across 6 sub-counties. They will be responsible for leading the
Set-up team to deliver all activities to quality standards and for managing the
relationship with the district and sub-county teams. **


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Lead set-up
activities across the sub-counties

for the successful completion of set-up phase in 6 sub-counties ensuring that
all deliverables are achieved on time and to the right standard.

with the Liaise officers to establish and maintain effective relationship with
the District and sub-county teams and stakeholders, ensuring that they are well
sensitised to the programme

manage the Set-up Officers, to ensure that the team is properly prepared,
materials and logistics are well organised, budgets and financial policies are
managed well and that progress is tracked

and coordinate a small team of Set-up Officers, District Liaise, Star Coaches
and Star Players ensuring that they are able to deliver trainings and
activities to the right standard; that they identify and manage risks; tracki
progress and reporti accurately Support the wider organisational operations
where required – including monitoring top-up workshops, play schemes and
parenting workshops

team budgets, ensuring in line with country budget and monitor use according to
financial policy

Manage a Team of
Set-up Officers

Be an
ambassador of Lively Minds and our mission in all you do

model and ensure that your direct reports adopt LM cultures and competencies

required, manage the performance of and build capacity of Set-up Officers,
providing coaching and mentorship

the Country Director when needed (i.e. supporting in team management, country
budgets, etc.)

Monitoring and

field reports are submitted to quality, analyze data and contribute to
improvement of Training up content based on lessons learnt

team in challenges in reporting and build capacity in reporting quality

You may
be assigned any other responsibility in agreement with your line manager, in
contribution to Lively Minds work and in recognition of your experience and
skills. It is therefore expected for staff to be flexible and willing to
contribute to the work of the wider team.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject

managing others

years of experience delivering trainings in rural settings

to work with high level government stakeholders

to handle finances/budgets

ability to prepare for and deliver training in a fast paced environment

data analysis ability

problem solving abilities

to write basic reports clearly

literacy- basic user of MS word, ppt excel, MS Teams, able to adapt to and
learn new tech systems easily


Experience and Skills

working with teams at a distance

of community education programmes


You will be expected
to perform against the Lively Minds Competencies. **



How to Apply:

Please download an
application form, Click
and send your completed application form to
Please note that CVs and cover letters will not be considered.


Deadline: 3rd January 2021


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