Uganda nationals: Project Coordinator (Kasambya Integrated WASH Project)

World Vision (WV)

Kibaale, , UG

Background

 

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
 

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.
 

Position: Project Coordinator – Kasambya Integrated WASH Project

Report to: Programme Manager

Location: Kakumiro District

Purpose of the position:

To provide day to day leadership in the implementation of the project ensuring that all project activities are implemented in a timely, efficient, and effective manner and according to the agreed World Vision Uganda, and donor guidelines. He/she will make sure project monitoring, evaluation and reporting happen timely and all resources – including finances – are managed well.

The Project Coordinator will provide leadership to project team and coordination all other project activities in the designated district of Western Uganda.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project Management and development

  • Provide overall leadership, management and guidance to the implementation of the project

  • Guide and provide technical support to project staff.

  • Manage and coordinate project activity implementation.

  • Strengthen capacity of implementing partners when and where necessary as per project design

  • Review project documents

Project Monitoring and Evaluation, documentation and reporting

  • Facilitate effective monitoring, documentation and reporting in compliance with agreed standards

  • In liaison with the Evidence and learning specialists, ensure a functional project M&E system

  • Timely submission of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports

  • Effectively document all information related to project success, innovations and promising practices and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms

Performance management and supervision

  • Manage, supervise and build capacity of staff to implement, monitor and report on the project activities as required including ensuring that work within the team is planned and organized to meet the projects needs in the most cost effective manner

  • Conduct quarterly and annual staff performance appraisals

  • Monitor and document performance of partners

  • Ensure staff are fully engaged and actively contributing to various initiatives

  • Establish a staff partnership mechanism aligning performance to WVI global strategy and ensure that all staff are aware of and comply with WVU policies and procedures

Finance/budget and asset management

  • Manage project finances and assets in line with WV and donor policies

  • Budget management and control- project budget expenditure is within the planned time frame and approved budgets.

  • Financial management – work with the project accountant(s) to ensure timely financial reporting and accountability in line with donor policy guidelines.

  • Provide required support during project audit

  • Risk management – Monitor and address or report any risks to management.

  • Asset management – manage assets for the project in line with assets and other policy and set guidelines.

Local level Networking and Collaboration

  • Build and maintain effective strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other local stakeholders for effective implementation of the project

  • Engage and work closely with the district and national level networks/ institutions/organizations relevant to promoting sustainable hard and software WASH initiative and quality education and life skills for children

  • Ensure project advocacy initiatives are implemented in line with WVU’s Advocacy agenda

  • Organize and hold regular reflection and/or learning meeting with project stakeholders as planned

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A degree in Environmental Health Science, Public Health, Civil/Water Engineering or related disciplines from a recognized University.

  • Post graduate diploma in project planning and management from a recognized institution.

  • Experience in implementing WASH related activities both in the community and schools of not less than 3 years and the current position should be at supervisory role, preferably within an International NGO

  • Very strong knowledge about CLTS, Follow Up Mandona, CHAST, PHAST and sanitation marketing methods are added advantage

  • Knowledge of PRA methods and willingness to live in the rural communities in the project areas

  • Registration with allied health professionals council is added advantage

  • Experience in managing WASH in school programs

  • Technical experience in managing large Water and construction projects.

  • Ability to build effective teams, promote coordination and collaboration

  • Knowledge and experience with promotion behavioral WASH in school related projects

  • Knowledge of M&E, documentation of programme impact/success and reporting

  • Proven experience in people and project management, developing partnerships and Private sector engagement

  • Experience in proposal writing and lobbying

  • Self-motivated with excellent time management skills.

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Must be able to ride a motor cycle with a clean riders’ license, class A


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED