Project Coordinator NGO Job Vacancies – International Refugee Rights Initiative



Job Title:    Project Coordinator

Organisation: International
Refugee Rights Initiative

Project Name: Strengthening
Safety, Protection and Peaceful Co-existence for Women and Youth in Northern
Uganda (SPACE) Project

Duty Station:  


About US:

International Refugee
Rights Initiative
was founded in
2004 to inform and improve responses to the cycles of violence and displacement
that are at the heart of large-scale human rights violations.


About SPACE Project:

This project seeks
to reduce the gaps in access, delivery and uptake of justice for refugees and
host communities in Northern Uganda. The lack of access to justice has resulted
in increased social injustice and conflict within the host and refugee
communities in Adjumani, Arua and Lamwo. In mitigating this situation, the
Project will increase access to justice and peaceful co-existence among
refugees and host communities, which will contribute to safety, protection and
wellbeing among refugees and host communities. This will be done through
training, refresher courses, support & facilitation, capacity building,
research, media, community and legal structures, advocacy and monitoring. The
Project is based on the idea that justice providers should function as a
coherent and integrated system that responds effectively to the rights and
justice needs of justice users, including victims of SGBV. The Project is being
implemented by a Consortium consisting of IRRI, BRAC Uganda and HANDLE Uganda.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Project Co-odinator will have the overall
responsibility for co-ordination and implementation of the Project and other
tasks as may be assigned. In particular, the Project Co-ordinator will be
responsible for:

Project management
and implementation:

the Project Co-ordination Team (PCT);

overall responsibility for co-ordinating the implementation of the Project

guidance and technical back-stopping to the implementing partners (Consortium)
and other institutions,

methodologies and approaches;

that the project is proceeding according to the expected deliverables and
troubleshoot any challenges in implementation;

knowledge management and capacity development across the Consortium, that will
be necessary for Project implementation;


with the SPACE Consortium of Partners to ensure synergies and coherence within
the Consortium;

with partners on the ground including refugee-led organisations, local NGOs and
CBOs collaborating on the project;

with government partners, UNHCR and other stakeholders that are collaborating
on the project to ensure integration of project initiatives;

harmonisation, co-ordination and implementation of technical, and
administrative activities of the Project among all the actors; Supervision:

the project team including project officers and assistants (including those of
BRAC and HANDLE) and facilitating their delivery of project milestones;

that technical relevant inputs and support are provided to the Project Team;
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL):

consortium partners in monitoring and evaluation and learning;

that the outputs from the baseline and operational research provide data for
programming as well as monitoring and evaluating the results of the project,
and fostering learnings; Representation and reporting:

reports and updates of the SPACE Project at different fora.

reports and recommendations for project implementation to the Project oversight
bodies and the designated persons from each Consortium partner organisation;
Financial management:

oversight of institutional budgets to ensure that programme activities are
completed within budgetary limits and monitor expenditure;

timely and high quality financial and narrative reporting in compliance with
contractual obligations.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

degree in Social Science or a Bachelor’s degree with relevant work experience
in lieu of a postgraduate degree;

At least
five years of working experience;

3 years of experience in project management, including experience of working in
refugee rights, report writing and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning,

of financial management, including budgeting, and active budget management, and
an understanding of financial controls and risk management;

people management skills and commitment to working through systems of community
participation and accountability;

ability to communicate with others and building strong working relationships,

and culturally sensitive with qualities of tact and diplomacy;

in written and spoken English. Desired,

and fluency of regional languages including Kirundi, Lingala, French and Arabic
is an added advantage;

working in Uganda is preferred;

in training and capacity building is desirable; Application


How to Apply:

All qualified and
interested candidates are hereby requested to send:

An updated CV,
indicating their education background and professional qualifications, including
past experience;

At least
three (3) professional references;

A cover
letter which includes a brief description of why the individual considers
themselves most suitable for the position;

and full contact details of the applicant.

Send you
application to

Applications MUST be sent via EMAIL ONLY


Deadline: 19th February 2021


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