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Friday, December 1, 2017

Program Coordinator ABSYR Job at Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation ( ICCO Cooperation) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Program Coordinator ABSYR

Jobs at:
Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation ( ICCO Cooperation)

Deadline of this Job:

Duty Station:
Yumbe district

Job details:
Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation ( ICCO Cooperation) is an international non-governmental organization working towards a world in which people can live with dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. Our core values are justice, compassion and stewardship.
ICCO Cooperation has four thematic focus areas including;
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Food Security and Sustainable Consumption
  • Responsible Business and
  • Humanitarian Aid.
The Agri-Business Skilling for Youth in a Refugee context (ABSYR) program is a three year program aimed to increase the socio-economic well-being of youth in Yumbe district (refugees and host community) through skilling in agriculture, agribusiness and life skills. The program is carried out in a consortium with two other INGOs (ZOA and War Child Holland) and led by ICCO Cooperation. Apart from the overall management, ICCO will be responsible For the formation of youth into successful cooperatives or producer organizations and building private sector linkages for value chain support and coaching.
ICCO Cooperation is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for the position of Program Coordinator.
Job Title: Program Coordinator ABSYR
Job summary: The job objective is to coordinate the successful implementation of the ABSVR program in line with ICCO’s policies.
Reports to: The Uganda country manager
Direct reportees: Agri-business advisor, monitoring & evaluation and field finance and administration assistant.
Duty station: Yumbe district (office location to be determined, but likely in rural area)
Position type: locally recruited
Contract type: Fixed term contract – two Year with possibility of renewal based on performance.
Start date: As early as possible but preferably 1st February 2018.
Salary: Grade VII of the Uganda shillings salary scale
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the overall program implementation
  • Coordinate the activities of the consortium through regular meetings, field visits, joint work plan and budget monitoring
  •  Develop and maintain working relationships with consortium members based on ICCO's partnership principles
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with all relevant stakeholders including the local and district government, refugee leadership and private sector
  • Represent ABSYR in relevant fora
  • Setup and ensure coordination of monitoring, evaluation and learning and accountability structures and document best practices
  • Ensure proper financial management of the program, in collaboration with the Finance Assistant and the Kampala-based Finance Officer
  • Facilitate program reviews and monitoring
  • Prepare and submit monthly work plans, monthly narrative and financial reports and liquidity requests to the Country Manager
  •  Support the Country Manager in the development of narrative and financial reports to the donor
  • Ensure that All Solutions and Promeva (ICCO Cooperation databases) are up to
Key result areas:
  • Program implementation.
  • Financial management
  • Coaching and mentoring
  •  Performance management
Qualifications. skills and experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
  •  Master's degree in a relevant field is an added advantage
  •  Minimum of 5years’ experience in in a senior management with an international organization and in the fields of agriculture and skills development. Experience in refugee settlements is desirable
  • Proven track record in project management including financial literacy
  • Good knowledge of project partnership management
  • Familiarity with donor programs
  •  Affinity with the private sector, Experience in business development is an added advantage
  • Negotiation skills
  • Networking and facilitation skills
  •  Good communication skills including intercultural communication
  • Open
  • Integrity
  • Innovative
  • Strategic thinking
  • Reliable
  • Result driven
  • Independent team worker
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
  • Affinity with the protestant character of ICCO Cooperation
Working condition
  • 40 hours a week
  • Based in rural area in Yumbe district
  • Frequent travel to program areas
All applications should be clearly marked: "Program Coordinator ABSYR”
Job application procedure
Please send your CV of not more than 3 pages, a motivational letter and contact details of 3 professional referees to  as only email applications shall he considered and no email should exceed 2MB. We thank all applicants for their interest but please note that only those short listed will be contacted and any form at lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.