Project Coordinator NGO Jobs – Sightsavers

Job Title:  Project Coordinator – (RISE/E)

Organisation: Sightsavers

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Sightsavers is an International Development Organization which works with partners to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities in over 33 developing countries across Africa, Asia and America. Sightsavers seeks to achieve a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers offers a great place to work within easy reach of London and Brighton.


Job Summary:   Sightsavers are currently seeking a Project Coordinator to support the “Futuremakers Ready for Inclusive Sustainable Employment and Entrepreneurship (RISE/E)” Project, and to manage activities and relationships with key stakeholders. The post holder will ensure that the project is planned, implemented, coordinated, monitored, evaluated, and adapted to the highest possible quality standards.


The Project Coordinator will be responsible for delivering this innovative project in Uganda, as well as part of a country team, contributing to growth and expansion of the portfolio.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the country project management team and other funding / resources partners to coordinate implementation of activities and sharing of lessons learned.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the project cycle with the partners including effective planning, start-up, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial and asset management, reporting, documentation, and closeout.
  • Liaise and work with the Global Technical Leads (Disability Inclusive Economic Empowerment) and other internal expertise as required.
  • Ensure high quality and ethical MEL approaches are embedded in all interventions in the context of a project that is fast paced and innovative with continuous cycles of monitoring, evaluating and adaptation.
  • Coordinate partner organizations with whom Sightsavers will be working with to achieve the project and organization’s strategic objective of ensuring that people with disabilities have equal rights and opportunities through both service delivery and advocacy.
  • Build effective partner relationships and support longer-term relationships that go beyond the duration of the project by disseminating information and advocating for the project’s goals.
  • Support project partners in the preparation of budgets and forecasts.
  • Monitor expenditure of project financial resources in liaison with the Finance Support Services Officer and the Program Manager.
  • Be proactive in providing good quality information on case studies and interesting news stories relating to the project to support preparation of fundraising materials and advocacy materials.
  • Ensure that the country project management team, fundraising, and communication department in the UK receive appropriate materials and information as required to support donor reporting requirements.
  • Participate in all PR activities related to disability inclusive employment and employment, education, and social inclusion e.g. Labour Day, Person with Disabilities Day in the project area.
  • This is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should have relevant qualifications
  • As the successful candidate you will possess experience with labour market issues including labour market assessments, skills training/development, internships, employer engagement, disability inclusion, job placements and job fairs. You will have a background, or qualification in social sciences, education, development studies or public health, and be familiar with national legislation and policies in the field of disability, human rights, and employment.
  • Significant experience implementing projects, including experience of the disability sector and gender mainstreaming.
  • Experience in project monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • Experience of designing, managing, and carrying out advocacy work for social inclusion/disability projects.
  • Experience providing technical assistance to other organizations.
  • Knowledge of current issues and best practices in disability, United Nations Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and employment is desirable.
  • Candidates are welcome to demonstrate their ability to match the person specification by expanding on how their experience, training and/or qualifications might have provided them with the knowledge or skills required for the role. Successful candidates will be appointed on merit.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and Interested applicants should apply online at the link below. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying.


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Deadline: 21st April 2024


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Date Posted 2024-04-06
Valid Through 2024-04-21
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Sightsavers
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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