Project Coordinator Job-Uganda Development and Health Associates (UDHA)

Job Title:    Project Coordinator

Organisation: Uganda Development and Health Associates (UDHA)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Executive Officer

About US:

Uganda Development and Health Associates (UDHA) strives to empower, promote and strengthen key health and development interventions in communities we work. We envision a society in which people are fully empowered to manage their health and development needs. UDHA is Sub Recipient to TASO under the new funding model implemented in partnership with TASO and aims to support the implementation of Uganda’s Response to the HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.

Job Summary:  The Project Coordinator will provide technical leadership to the project staff implementing activities in  areas of operation and ensure timely reporting and accountability for all project  activities in areas of jurisdiction.

The Project Manager will oversee the technical and managerial aspects the implementation of the project. He/she will support both the day-to-day management and implementation of the project as well as provide support to the Executive Officer. He/she will also support project development strategy, translating the strategy into implementation plans, engaging with donor, partners, and collaborators, and leading strategic activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project managements and Co-ordination:

  • Provide overall strategic direction, leadership, and management oversight of the project for successful implementation and achievement of the project objectives
  • Provide overall strategic direction, leadership, and management oversight of the project for successful implementation and achievement of the project objectives
  • Coordinating, planning, reporting and ability to actively support project teams to manage competing work priorities.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual project reports, work Plans and Budgets
  • Supervise staff within jurisdiction, while mentoring them to deliver Project results and deliverables.
  • Supervise and monitor implementation ensuring compliance with the approved donor budget and work Plans.
  • Ensure proper utilization and accountability for all resources allocated to staff
  • Represent UDHA in the Sector Working Groups at district levels
  • Build sound and mutually respectable relations with the, Districts, Communities and stakeholders served by the project.
  • Actively participate in resource mobilization activities for the organization
  • Perform any other duties assigned to you from time to time by your supervisors.

Grant Management

  • Support in the effective monitoring of donor grants allocated to projects, ensuring appropriate reporting and documentation is in place

Communication

  • Ability to build productive working relationships, influence and engage others, excellent interpersonal skills, working effectively with others, listening, understanding and achieving appropriate results.

Internal Reporting:

  • Compile reports and success stories on the project, developing and enforcing protocols for storage and use of information.

Logistics and Administration:

  • Support and organize key project meetings and events, Maintain records – set up and maintain project files, establishing document control procedures, Maintain quality register, other registers and logs as necessary.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Ensure project documentation is collected and maintained in such a way to assist donor reporting and through working closely with the M&E Manager.
  • Prepare timely periodic progress reports as determined by the Executive Officer for submission to donors and UDHA board.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Adult and community Education, Social works and Social Administration, Public Health
  • A Post Graduate qualification in Public Health, Project planning and Management or related fields in Social sciences
  • A training in HIV/AIDs care and programs, M&E and related courses will be an added advantage.
  • The suitable candidate should have at least five years working experience in SRHR, HIV, TB, Communities health Systems strengthening and programming in donor funded projects rural setting is desirable.
  • High level of integrity
  • Presentation, facilitation and training, analytical and report writing skills
  • Good communication skills and positive attitude to team work
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Ability to multi task and meet tight deadlines
  • Time management skills with strong organizational management skills.
  • Knowledge of programme management standards, tools and techniques applicable to the project.
  • Self-motivated, ability to use own initiative and flexibility.
  • Decision making Sound judgment and the confidence to take independent action;
  • A high degree of initiative and persistence combined with high levels of discretion and diplomacy.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex information, use initiative in seeking solutions.

NB: Candidates from Jinja and surrounding districts are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please send your detailed Application and CV demonstrating possession of the relevant competencies, current position, names and addresses of three referees via email to [email protected] quoting the position of interest in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: While UDHA appreciates all the interested applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. In case you do not hear from UDHA one month after the closing date, please consider yourself unsuccessful. Please note that any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any telephone solicitation will lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: 15th December 2021 by 5:00pm

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