Project Coordinator job at The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Aga Khan Foundation

Project Coordinator job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 07 December 2021

Hiring Organization: Aga Khan Foundation

Job Details:

The Project Coordinator will oversee the implementation of all project activities within the two districts to ensure timely delivery of project deliverables. S/he will also be responsible for advancing partnerships with other stakeholders within the districts to build a resilient learning ecosystem

Roles and Duties
• Implementation
• Lead the processes for identifying partner schools, civil society organisations and others as may be needed to successfully implement the project activities
• Support processes for identify sites within the districts where the project will be implemented
• Develop strategies for ensuring that the project is driven by demand for services by the communities and to encourage active participation by all relevant stakeholders
• Oversee packing and distribution of learning kits and ensure decentralised and sustainable mechanisms are in place
• Coordinate community partners to set up spaces that enable children to access fun learning materials to supplement in-school learning. This will focus on reading for enjoyment NOT curriculum aligned materials
• Support community partners to use existing community spaces e.g community centres, community-based organisations, religious centres and existing libraries among others to establish strategies that ensure such learning spaces meet the needs of parents and children
• Represent AKF in district events and all relevant forums, in ways that advances feedback from the local government leadership, partnerships and build support for AKF programmes
• Finance, budgets and compliance
• Ensure that the relevant donor and internal policies for procurement, travel, payments etc are followed throughout implementation
• Work with procurement teams to ensure timely procurement and distribution of project resources to the beneficiaries/participants
• Prepare activity budgets, workplans (including procurement plans) and ensure implementation of corresponding activities in line with the approved budgets and work plan.
• Take responsibility for providing budget variance explanations on quarterly basis.
• Quality Assurance and Reporting
• Lead in monthly, quarterly, annual project review and planning meetings
• Lead development of quarterly and final project reports and ensure timely submission per the grant agreement
• Identify and evaluate the risks associated with programme activities and take appropriate actions
• Support the MEAL team in collection of Data, lessons learnt, best practices to inform reports for internal and external use.
• Monitor and review project activities to ensure quality, compliance and timely reporting.
• Ensure timely compilation and submission of regular periodical project narrative reports and other progress reports as may be required from time to time
• Ensure quality and timely implementation of the programme activities against set objectives, targets, timelines and budget as per the approved work plan and budget.
• Review and provide feedback on activity level reports
• Undertake any other delegated responsibility as assigned by the immediate supervisor

Required Qualifications and Experience:
• A bachelor’s degree in education, Early Childhood Development/ECCE, Social Work or any other relevant field
• At least 5 years’ experience of working on learning programmes, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience at supervisory level.
• Demonstrable experience with adult learning facilitation
• An excellent command of spoken and written English, including report writing and computer skills, especially MS Word and Excel.
• Good at mobilising stakeholders and respectfully work with them to develop action plans, monitor implementation, document and disseminate findings.
• Familiar working with Local Governments to promote education and gender advocacy
• Experience of working in multi-cultural and diverse teams including experience of working in Refugee Settlement context
• Evidence of understanding of and commitment to child protection and safeguarding as well as other vulnerable populations
• Fluent in one or more of the following three local languages: Kakwa, Lugbarati and Aringati, will be an added advantage
• Ability to ride a motorcycle and possession of a valid riding permit will be an added advantage.

Application procedure

Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity with AKF should submit a two-page cover letter and a maximum three-page CV including the names and contact information of three professional referees by 4:30pm on December 7th, 2021.
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Date Posted: 2021-11-24