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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Program Quality and Learning Coordinator Job at Oxfam - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Program Quality and Learning Coordinator

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Deadline of this Job:
2nd February 2018,

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Job details:
The Program Quality and Learning Coordinator will report to the Head of Program and be based in Kampala, with occasional travel to the field locations within Uganda. Key areas of focus will be providing leadership on program quality, ensuring program learning and development, providing support to partner organizations and team management.
Specific job responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Head of Program and provide leadership, guidance and support to program learning and quality in Uganda. The PQ & L Coordinator leads in the roll out of 0xfarn's program quality frameworks such as CAMSA,
  •  Work -with the Thematic Managers and Cross-Cutting Program Leads, ensure quality, coherence and impact of the Uganda program through monitoring and evaluation (plays an advisory and oversight role) of the impact of the various components of the program.
  •  Critically analyse program strategies and approaches and facilitate appropriate changes to ensure program outcomes are sustainable
  • Support program teams make complex technical information accessible and usable by non-specialist within/out the defined program area
  • Support teams in improving what we do and how we achieve our outcome, and impacts
  •  Maintain linkages with regional and global program development, quality and monitoring initiatives ,
  •  Support development of program strategy that demonstrates wider impact for the benefit of the program target group
    - Contribute to the development and implementation of country strategy and, develop and coordinate operational plans to achieve the strategy including participation in V2020 processes.
  • Work closely with the program leadership to ensure that programs are well integrated
  • using a One-Program Approach as the ideal mode!
  • Ensure practical program work plans are drawn up and monitored effectively
  • Work with program staff, to develop their understanding of the underlying conceptual thinking of developing program plans and activities within the Rights-Based and One Program approach
  • Work with staff to embed the understanding that program quality is based on achieving real impact and sustainable change outcomes, not just on adhering to procedures and standards
  • Manage capturing, documentation and communication of innovation and best practices within/out country program and share this across programs, staff and partners
  •  Under the steer of the Country Director, work with the Program team and other relevant colleagues to draft Oxfam Annual plans and reports in line with Oxfam standards and reporting cycle.
  • Support partner monitoring processes by contributing to qualitative and quantitative reporting standards and in close collaboration with relevant program managers
  •  Support the embedment of participatory approaches, in partner organisations
  •  Identify and manage capacity building needs of partners and set out a plan for this development, linking with Oxfam operations staff or the private sector as needed;
  •  Develop, manage plans and coordinate implementation for monitoring and country learning reviews
  •  Coordinate training of staff and partners on Oxfam program quality standards including CAMSA.
  •  Manage, support and guide the program administrator
What we are looking for:
The person we are looking for will have a minimum Bachelor's Degree in international Affairs/ Public Policy Government with focus on conflict and security/ humanitarian affairs/ governance/ risk management. Advanced degree in related field would be an added advantage; strong knowledge and understanding of gender, poverty and development issues in Uganda; excellent knowledge of programme development and delivery approaches, tools, methodologies and best practices; strong operational management ability with a clear focus on results delivery; competent to work with significant levels of autonomy, showing creativity and initiative and ability to prioritize strategically; strong technical competence in research, learning and monitoring and evaluation methods theory and practice; and, good critical grasp of latest sector thinking, codes, standards and practice; understanding of a broad range of program quality issues and the practical issues faced by program managers in demonstrating impact; strong conceptual, analytical and critical thinking; ability to lead and motivate others, strong self-awareness and interpersonal and communications skills; strong influencing skills, demonstrable ability to contribute to teams
Job application procedure
Please send your CV and cover letter ONLY to the HRM at  by 2nd February 2018, indicating the position name in the email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.