Project Coordinator – Early Childhood Development job at The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Project Coordinator – Early Childhood Development job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 20 January 2022

Hiring Organization: The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Job Details:

The Programme 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 established partnerships with ECD stakeholders within the districts. The coordinator will be responsible for the following current projects in the region; Foundations for Learning, Armstrong, LEGO which will run up to 2024 and Highgate which runs up to 2022.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• ECD Leadership and Technical Support
• In liaison with the Programme Director, provide overall leadership throughout the project life cycle
• Supervise program officers by providing direction, input and feedback
• Coordinate and support the preparation of training materials (Manuals, outlines and programs)
• Supervise and coordinate gender responsive training, mentorship and support for ECD educators and stakeholders
• Support on-the-ground in identifying and developing solutions that will help 60 teachers to Teach Like Champions.
• Lead planning and delivery of all training including both Centre-based and site-based mentoring for teachers, parents and CMCS
• Facilitate linkages of ECD teacher trainees with their schools for practicum placement.
• Support the Programme Officers to organise and conduct capacity building sessions for Centre Management Committees, teachers and parents.
• In collaboration with the Teacher trainers deliver centre based and onsite support to the teachers offering a diploma course.
• Represent MECP-U in District events and all relevant Education or ECD for a, in ways that advances feedback from the local government leadership, partnerships and build support for MECP-U programmes
• Finance, budgets and compliance
• Ensure that the relevant donor and internal policies for procurement, travel, payments etc are followed throughout implementation
• Prepare activity budgets, workplans (including procurement plans) and ensure implementation of corresponding activities in line with the approved budgets and work plan.
• Approve all petty cash requests and retirements and ensure adequate supporting documents are in place for onward and timely submission to the Finance Officer.
• Take responsibility for providing budget variance explanations on quarterly basis.
• Quality Assurance and Reporting
• Lead in monthly, quarterly, annual project review and planning meetings
• Identify and evaluate the risks associated with programme activities and take appropriate actions
• Support the MEAL officer 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
• HR & Administration
• Supervise the project staff, conduct their regular performance appraisal and provide feedback from improvement, along with the necessary mentorship or coaching
• Oversee and monitor motor vehicle usage and maintenance and advice management on the status of the project vehicles.
• Coordinate procurement and supplies management, ensuring comprehensive records are maintained throughout the project life.
• Ensuring Fixed Asset register is maintained, and all assets are labelled.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
• A Bachelors degree in Education or, ECD/ECCE
• At least 5 years’ experience of working on ECD programmes, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience supervising other staff Working with communities on promotion of ECD will be an added advantage.
• Demonstrable experience with adult learning facilitation
• Experience managing stake holders at district level, e.g. schools, communities, local government etc and mobilization skills.
• Fluent in one or more of the following three local languages: Kakwa, Lugbar and Aringa, will be an added advantage
• An excellent command of spoken and written English, including report writing and computer skills, especially MS Word and Excel.
• Willingness to work and reside in remote districts in West Nile
• Ability to ride a motorcycle will be an added advantage.
• Adherence to AKF’s values and safeguarding policy.
• Impeccable honesty and work ethics
• Personal commitment to working as reliable, honest, & trustworthy member of AKFU team

Application procedure

To apply follow this link

Date Posted: 2022-01-11