Country Coordinator Job – Malteser International

Job Title:  Country Coordinator

Organisation: Malteser International

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Malteser International is the international humanitarian relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta. For over 60 years we provide relief and recovery for people during and following conflicts and disasters around the world. Christian values and humanitarian principles form the foundations of our work. In over 30 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East, we support people in need – regardless of their religion, origin or political convictions.

Job Summary:  As Country Coordinator you will provide overall leadership, strategic direction, and operational management in line with Malteser International’s strategy, policies, procedures, and guidelines. Together with the Country Management Team you are responsible for a sound financial management of the allocated funds as well as for the acquisition of additional funding. Projects and programs are implemented with and through local partner organization. As the country coordinator you represent MI at country level in coordination bodies and networks; you lead a team of national and expatriate staff and you are expected to take the responsibility for security management of all staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee program operations in compliance with Malteser International as well as donor regulations and procedures
  • Contribution to the development of Malteser International’s country strategy in Uganda and in Africa
  • Develop staff capacity of local partner organization to ensure that staff can fulfil the required administrative, financial and project cycle management targets
  • Active networking and representation of Malteser International in Uganda visàvis national authorities, national and international institutions, organizations, partners and donors
  • Management and supervision of international (4) and national staff (36) with technical and managerial support to all team members in fulfilment of their duties according to project objectives
  • Ensure implementation of security guidelines, monitor the overall security situation and adapt program implementation accordingly

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must be a graduate or post graduate degree with relevant experiences in emergency relief, rehabilitation and/or development aid
  • At least three years of overseas working experience in a (senior) management position in humanitarian assistance and development programs with experience in either of the sectors: WASH, health, livelihood and/or environment projects
  • Experiences in working with and through national partner organizations, understanding of the localization approach
  • Excellent and proven interpersonal communication and leadership skills to diplomatically manage relationships with local partners, authorities and donors
  • Strong international project management skills, community-based approaches would be an asset
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multiethnic, multicultural and multidisciplinary environment
  • Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills, German would be an asset

How to Apply 

If you are interested in this position, please apply online at our job portal. Kindly submit your extensive application (CV, letter of motivation, copies of diplomas and three professional references) online at the link below

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Deadline: 22nd May 2023

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