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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Assistant National Coordinator Job at Kindernothilfe - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Assistant National Coordinator

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Deadline of this Job:
within two weeks from 29th/05/2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
About Kindernothiife:
Kindernothilfe Germany has been supporting the promotion of Self- help Groups Approach in Uganda through the host of the Self Help Groups National Coordination Office by PKF Uganda. The Self Help Group Approach is Right Based Approach, which views poverty as the denial of rights and poverty alleviation as a process of reclaiming one’s rights. Given the multi- dimensional nature of poverty, the Self Help Groups Approach puts equal emphasis on economic, social and political empowerment of the poorest of the poor. It offers a framework and guidance for establishing a ‘Peoples institution‘ which provides an environment of trust and cooperation in which people come to realize that they are able to help themselves to achieve the economic, social and political empowerment.
With the expansion of the program an opportunity exists for an Assistant National Coordinator in charge of Documentation and Compliance based in Kampala with frequent travels up country while reporting to the Self Help Group National Coordinator.
Person specifications:
The Candidate should be self-motivated; team player; creative; possess passion to alleviate poverty and bring about human development and the ability to perform to outstanding standards under minimum supervision and tight deadlines.
The candidate must have excellent documentation and analytical skills. ln addition he/she should be eager to pay attention to details as wells share ideas, add value to the existing work, proactive , with principles and easily interacts with people from all socioeconomic background.
Other desirable attributes include empathy, accommodative, decisive, patience, knowledgeable, Kopen minded and articulate.
Required experience and qualifications:
  • At least5years’experience of working community development and pro poor environment
  • Exposure to civil society work ( grassroots and national with particular focus on Children, youth and women)
  • Experience in use and application of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRAS) tools
  • Excellent writing skills and an ability to write creatively for different audiences in more than one languages.
  •  Strong conceptual ability and understanding of a Project cycle and its relationships with organizational wide programs.
  • Result oriented with proven record of accomplishment of meeting targets and deadlines.
  •  Experience in coordination, liaison and partnership management
  • Keen and committed in protecting Children and vulnerable adults especially women from abuse and exploitation.
  • Should be business oriented with high desire to impart knowledge and foster learning.
  • Demonstrable computer literacy skills at minimum Internet applications, power Pont MS word and Excel.
  • Strong University Degree in Social work and Social Administration, Education, studies, Arts with bias in Literature and English or Social Sciences.
Key tasks:
The summary tasks of the ideal candidate include the following:
  • Assists in planning and budget for Coordination office, assessment and appraisal of partner project proposals and budgets with Self Help Group Component.
  • Conduct monitoring and back stopping including assessment of Partner performance, community facilitators and strength of People's Institutions
  •  Participates in production of numerous reports: Activity, quarterly, biannual and annual (narrative and financial), consolidation of reports from Promoting Organizations.
  • Spearhead the documentation of progress, processes and outcomes of SHGA in collaboration with the National Coordinator
  • Focal person in ensuring compliance at all levels in a collaborative effort with the National Coordinator
  • Organize technical support workshops for promoting organizations and continuously appraise the needs promoting organizations and People's institutions
  • Assist in establishment of network with similar organizations for resources and championing advocacy
Job application procedure
  • Send detailed and current CV of NOT more than 4 Pages.
  • Cover letter of 1 page demonstrating why you qualify
  • Contact information for 3 referees and their day time telephone contacts.
  •  Send your CV, Cover letter and referees to the under listed email address.
  • Deadline for submission is 2 weeks of working days details appearance in Newspaper after job
  • Qualified individuals will be asked to submit their soft credentials after round one of short list.
  •  Only shortlisted persons will be contacted.
Then send your applications within two weeks of working days or hand deriver to:
Jethro Bamutungire
SHG National Coordinator/Regional Mentor
East Africa & Malawi
SHG Uganda, Plot 683, Willis Road
P.0 Box 24544, Kampala (Uganda)
Telephone: +256 393-110-816,
Mobile: +256-772-565-135/+256 758-565-135