Project Coordinator

at World Vision
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted May 22, 2020
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency UGX


Project Coordinator

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Project Coordinator

Report to: Grants Manager

Location: Nakaseke District

Purpose of the position:

To oversee and ensure that all activities related to project are implemented in a timely and efficient manner according to the agreed World Vision Uganda, and Donor Guidelines, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to project activities in the designated 10 districts.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project Management and development

Provide overall leadership, management and guidance to the implementation of the project

Guide and provide technical support to project staff.

Manage and coordinate project activity implementation.

Strengthen capacity of implementing partners when and where necessary as per project design

Review project documents

Project Monitoring and Evaluation, documentation and reporting

Facilitate effective monitoring, documentation and reporting in compliance with agreed standards

In liaison with the Evidence and learning specialists, ensure a functional project M&E system

Timely submission of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports

Effectively document all information related to project success, innovations and promising practices and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms

Performance management and supervision

Manage, supervise and build capacity of staff to implement, monitor and report on the project activities as required including ensuring that work within the team is planned and organized to meet the projects needs in the most cost effective manner

Conduct quarterly and annual staff performance appraisals

Monitor and document performance of partners

Ensure staff are fully engaged and actively contributing to various initiatives

Establish a staff partnership mechanism aligning performance to WVI global strategy and ensure that all staff are aware of and comply with WVU policies and procedures

Finance/budget and asset management

Manage project finances and assets in line with WV and donor policies

Budget management and control- project budget expenditure is within the planned time frame and approved budgets.

Financial management – work with the project accountant(s) to ensure timely financial reporting and accountability in line with donor policy guidelines.

Provide required support during project audit

Risk management – Monitor and address or report any risks to management.

Asset management - manage assets for the project in line with assets and other policy and set guidelines.


Must have a passion for Agro-forestry, sustainable land management, natural resource management, rural energy, eco-agriculture and related activities. Willing to learn more on issues related to agro forestry, sustainable land management, eco-agriculture, natural resource management, rural energy, climate change and carbon markets;

Business background in cooperatives, organization development and agro value chains

Ability to work and communicate in cross-cultural environment;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agricultural, forestry, natural resource management, rural energy and environmental organizations, business community and government officials;

Experience in developing natural resource program strategies, approaches and models.

Experience in program design, proposal writing, and resource mobilization.

Experience in networking and strategic relationships management.

Good research, evidence-generation, policy debate and advocacy skills.

Self-motivated and ability to make decisions;

Experience Requirements

At least 7 years project management and managing dispersed teams will be important in an international NGO

At least 5 years’ post graduate experience preferably with an International NGO in facilitating evergreen agriculture/FMNR Development programs will be added advantage

Education Requirements

Masters’ degree in: Natural Resources Management, Environmental Management, Forestry, Agriculture, Renewable Energy or related discipline from reputable university.

Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Development Studies and related courses

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