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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Base Coordinator Job at Handicap International - Employment Opportunity in Uganda

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Handicap International

Vacancy title:
Base Coordinator

Deadline of this Job:
Monday, 07 January 2013
Job details:
Handicap International is looking for Base Coordinator

COUNTRY : Uganda

CITY : Gulu Starting date : February

Length of the assignment : 6 months Closing date for application : 07/01/13

Advertisement reference : BaseCooUG1212

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid

organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our

action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs,

improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their

fundamental rights. Handicap International is a not-for-profit organisation with no

religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of

associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its

projects and implement its actions and social mission. For more details on the



Uganda is one of the poorest countries in Africa. Per capita income is less than

US$350. Life expectancy at birth is around 52 years and population growth at

3.6% remains one of the highest in the world. Its weak economy and poor social

indicators are the legacy of 15 years of political turmoil and economic decline

between 1972 and 1986. While the last decade has been marked by relative

peace, Uganda still has a long way to go in order to provide an acceptable

standard of living for its people. Handicap International has now a few different

project in Uganda:

A Victim Assistance and Mine Risk Education project in Kasese district till end of

July 2013.

A project named OPEN (Opportunity for all in Employment) based in Kampala till

end of March 2013.

A UN Women project proposed by HI is in the continuation of the Victim Assistance

project. This is an opportunity seized for discovering a new focus on women. The

North Uganda team has developed a good expertise in Social Work and

Livelihood. This is a very dynamic team with a very good team spirit.

JOB DESCRIPTION: You will be under the direct management of the Director of

Program, with the main objective being to identify new opportunity for developing

the base. To address this objective you will directly manage a team of 3 (1 Victim

Assistance Project Manager, 1 Assistant in Administration, 1 Assistant in Logistics)

You will as well follow and facilitate program implementation in Northern districts in

regards with the our defined strategy in Uganda and in close co-operation with

local and international actors. You will be a key interlocutor to maintain and

develop HI relationship with all its local partners and official representatives, and

the budget holder of all activities implemented in your Region.

To summarise your responsibilities will be to:

Supervise Administration, HR, Finance and Logistics (35% of your time)

Supervise our Programme implementation and development (30% of your time)

Ensure External Communication and public relations (15% of your time)

Ensure Team management (15% of your time)

Guarantee Security Coordination (Role)

CANDIDATE PROFILE: In order to be selected on this role you will have:

Professional experience in the related field of program management / Base


2 years experience minimum as administrator or Admin log position in an

international recognized Humanitarian INGOs,

Experience in NGO necessary REQUIRED LANGUAGE SKILLS: English mandatory

(oral and written), French a plus.

JOB ENVIRONMENT: The security situation in Gulu is good but could be volatile.

Gulu is the important town of North Uganda. Travel by road from Kampala to Gulu

takes approximately 4 hours and a half. Living conditions are good enough, with

access to all essential basic foods and goods; 40% of the time electricity and

running water.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: (depending on your experience) This position is


Salary: 2000 to 2300 € gross salary/month + 457 Euros net/month expatriation

allowance + 50% of the medical cover taken in charge by HI + repatriation

insurance Or Volunteer: 750 or 850 Euros monthly indemnity + living allowance

paid on the field + accommodation + 100% of the medical cover taken in charge by

HI + repatriation insurance

Job application procedure

Please send resume and covering letter with the reference BaseCooUG1212 to:

HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL - 14, avenue Berthelot - 69361 LYON CEDEX 07 -

FRANCE By Email:

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