Programme Coordinator NGO Job Careers – Lively Minds


Job Title:    Programme 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:  The programme will be implemented across
Mayuge district, and our goal is that it is run and sustained to quality
standards by communities supported by sub-county and district teams. In order
to achieve this, we have agreed to provide each sub-county with an agreed
package of technical support (including provision of coaching, training,
financial assistance) to embed the programme (“embed phase”). These support
activities will be conducted by our internal Liaise Officer team. The Programme
Coordinator is responsible for leading the Liaise officers and ensuring that
the technical support activities are provided, and that local government is
able to run the programme to quality standards.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Lead responsibility
for sub counties

for overseeing the provision of technical support activities to sub-counties
and district teams

the Country Director in managing liaise team to provide quality supervision and
coaching of local government officials, identifying risks and problem solving,
esclating where required

capacity of direct reports to prepare timely and accurate reports

team to monitor quality of Play Schemes and Parenting Workshops, problem solve
and provide timely and accurate reports

Responsible for the
success of the “embed” phase

set-up team in set-up phase and establish relationships with sub county team,
ensuring sensitiation, buy-in and capacity building through training,
coaching/mentorship. Monitor and report on set-up activity compliance by sub
county team, identifying issues and proactively problem solving

local government capacity and ownership through trainings, and field and phone
coaching/mentorship sessions, providing correct messaging and motivation and
transferring ownership

quality of activities delivered by sub counties – Top-up workshops, monthly
meetings, monitoring, termly reporting, radio programme etc.- proactively
identifying challenges and coaching sub-counties to solve challenges

and report on sub county compliance, analysing data and financial
reports/accountability, identifying risks, problem solving and escalating where

lessons learnt and contribute to improvement of sub county ongoing support

Quality assurance

quality of Play Schemes and Parenting Workshops identifying risks and bright
spots and proactively problem solving

timely and accurate reports of Play Scheme and Parenting Workshop quality


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 district liaise
officers, providing coaching and mentorship and regular feedback

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

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

years of project management experience

ability to coach others and deliver training

to manage a small team where required with limited supervision

to handle finances/budgets and schedules

to work with high level government stakeholders

data analysis and problem solving

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

education programmes

managing others

working with teams at a distance

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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