Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator job at SOS Children’s Villages Uganda

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda

Family Strengthening Programme 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 September 2022

Hiring Organization: SOS Children’s Villages Uganda

Job Details:

SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused, social development non- governmental organization with a strong reputation for providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become empowered and, self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors, (institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian
Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg
Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, European Union, AVIS
Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program (UPHSP), Terre des
Hommes (TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL – Go Teach, Madhvani Group of Companies.
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positions;
Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator – Fortportal (1)
Job Summary

Reporting to the Locational Programme Director, the Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator is responsible for steering the family strengthening Programme in the location as well as ensuring the building of a strong and motivated performance driven Family Strengthening team. The role entails taking lead in planning and budgeting processes for the family strengthening programme, coordinating the implementation of the annual plans within the approved budgets, taking lead in monitoring and evaluation of programme activities as well as preparing and submission of progress reports to the Programme Director. The FSP coordinator also has a role to ensure that staff adhere to the programme policies and internal controls, manage programme and documentation including data base maintenance and beneficiaries and among others ensure networking and partnerships with communities, local authorities and other service providers within the programme areas.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:
• To build and manage a strong team through effective leadership
• Hold monthly meetings with the team to handle issues arising and generate new ideas
• Create time for one on one interface with team members to handle any arising issues
• Hold bi-annual team building events with the team
• Coaching and mentoring of staff
• Identification of staff training needs and conducting training based on the needs
• Conducting appraisals with staff
• To spearhead and manage the programme and implementation
• Oversee development of work plans (Annual, Quarterly and monthly) to guide implementation of Project activities
• To provide technical support to the implementation of actions
• To oversee monitoring, evaluation and reporting of programmes
• Produce project reports
• Focus on quality in every area of the work by effectively managing internal performance systems such as M&E Assist and F&A Assist and individual annual performance reviews in accordance SOS policies, standards, procedures and practices.
• Provides technical lead for quality M&E system design, including tools and methods, appropriate to scope, context and technical requirements of FLC and FS programmes.
• Conduct bi -annual and annual appraisals based on personal objectives and agree on SMART targets for each line report
• Facilitate monthly monitoring meetings to discuss progress against objectives and targets with each line report, reviewing areas of success and weakness or areas requiring further support and training, and make appropriate recommendations to the National Director.
• Conduct impact assessment of programmes annually.
• Financial and Grants Management
• Ensure Finance Policy is adhered to and the Head of Finance (HoF) is supported to hold all staff accountable for expenditure and financial reporting for programme location.
• In conjunction with HoF, ensure that there is a robust internal control environment, including sound policies and procedures that safeguard staff and the assets of the organization and funding partners, and that improve the effectiveness and the efficiency of the organization.
• Ensure that established policies and procedures on finance, and programmes are understood by staff, implemented and regularly reviewed
• Develops and monitors grant agreements and sub-agreements with project partners.
• Building and Nurturing Partnerships
• Build and maintain essential relationships with the community, Government and local authorities to develop appropriate partnerships and networks.
• Maintain relationships with current and potential funding sponsors and networks with other NGOs dealing with children to create a network for peer-learning and experience-sharing.
• Participate in community activities / forums dealing with issues affecting children and advocates children’s rights
• Develops a mechanism to obtain feedback on SOS programmes from partners and community and makes recommendations to the ND for corrective action.
• Represents the National Director at meetings, conferences and other networking opportunities within the area of operation Human Resource Management and Administration
• Ensure SOS is a healthy and safe environment and that it is fully staffed with properly trained and skilled members of staff who are supported to achieve the best they can for the participants and the organization as a whole.
• Ensures that staff adhere to HR policies, Code of Conduct, Employment Act, Child Protection Policy and other SOS guidelines.
• Support the ND to review and implement the Staff Development Policy to support focused and dedicated staff
• Ensure all key HR and Administration policies and procedures such as Child Protection Policy,
• Conditions of Service are living documents that are clearly reflected in the day to day work of the organization, are understood by staff, implemented and regularly reviewed with the approval of
• National Director.
• Ensure internal employee wellbeing is reviewed and supported throughout all FLC and FS work and activities.
• Establish, develop and maintain excellent working relationships with key stakeholders identified in the FLC and FS programme delivery strategy in the location.

• Minimum Requirements: Qualifications, Skill and Experience
• Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Social works, Social sciences and B.A. Social
• Sciences, psychology or development studies.
• PGD Human Resource Management is added advantage.
• At least 5-10 year’s professional experience working to influence human rights laws, policies and institutions, preferably with NGOs, Inter-Governmental organisation or Governments.
• Sufficient skills in team leadership, team building, grievance handling, coaching and mentorship abilities.
• Well conversant with participatory rural appraisal, participatory impact assessment and gender/environmental impact analysis of community development projects.
• Thorough understanding of partnership approach involving partner identification and screening, assessment, partners’ capacity building and sub granting.
• Strong multiple grants management skills and adequate knowledge in key control measures in grants and finance management.
• Ability to engage stakeholders at community level, local government level and National level especially those relevant to the project success which requires being proactive and available to offer feedback.
• Networking, advocacy and partnership building with Government, NGOs and INGOs stakeholders.
• Understanding of human resource planning and development for enhanced productivity, development of human resource management policies, staff appraisals and development, management of confidential matters and documents, staff mentoring and coaching
• Knowledge and Skills in technical and financial proposal development skills.
• Knowledge and skills in OVC, Child Protection and gender programming.
• Knowledge and skills in HIV/AIDS prevention, mitigation, care and support programming.
• Good documentation and record keeping skills in regard to Lessons learnt &best practices.
• Good understanding of process analysis and project management abilities.


Application procedure

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, please send your electronic application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three traceable referees to the address below to reach not later than
Wednesday, 7th September 2022:
The Head Human Resources and Administration
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
Plot 53 Ntinda II Road

Electronic Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding eight pages to:
Applications that are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight pages or electronically submitted as images will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Date Posted: 2022-09-05