Project Coordinator – Livelihoods job at Food for the Hungry

Food for the Hungry

Project Coordinator – Livelihoods job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 25 November 2022

Hiring Organization: Food for the Hungry

Job Details:

Job title: Project Coordinator – Livelihoods

Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989. FH is currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa with support offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, United States of America and Japan. FH’s primary goal is to end all forms of poverty World-wide. FH promotes practice of performance, accountability, and risk management in line with FH’s “Transforming Field Experience (TFE)” re-imagination initiative. In Uganda, FH is operational in the Districts of Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat Districts implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in Kampala.
FH Culture:
All we do, and how we do it, seeks to promote God’s beauty, goodness, and truth in a broken world. As such, we are defined by our ability to make people’s lives measurably better; our ability to deliver impact is the measure of our collective success. For we know that we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has already prepared in advance for us to do. At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of values called Heartbeat Values.

External vacancy announcement
FH/Uganda is actively seeking for qualified candidates committed to its Heartbeat and Corporate Strategy to fill the career openings below on a rolling basis;
Position Type: Full Time National Staff
Location: Amudat
Reports to: Program Area Manager
Contract Length: 2 years (Fixed/with possibility of extension)
Start Date: Immediate

Position Summary:
The Project Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and ensuring that all activities related to project are implemented in a timely and efficient manner according to the agreed Donor Guidelines, standards and budget, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to the projects/ Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities
Key Result #1: Project management and coordination
Key Result #2: Coordination and reporting
Key Result #3: Project monitoring and evaluation
Key Result #4: Finance management
Key Result #5: Performance management and supervision
Key Result #6: Project resource mobilization
Key Result #7: Documentation and reporting

Job Level Specifications
• Good leadership qualities and ability to interact effectively with donors, counterparts and organizations.
• Maintains an attitude and behavior or readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of Food for the Hungry.
• Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills, Logistical planning and problem-solving skills, Ability to live and work from within a remote post,
• Demonstrated written and oral English communication skills (must be able to provide an independently created and relevant writing sample).
• Demonstrated budget and expense management skills.
• A valid motorcycle riding permit, including the ability to ride and care for a motorcycle

Education & Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural extension, Science in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agriculture Economies or related fields is a must. Post-graduate degree is desirable.
• A significant (at least 5 years) experience working with an INGO in increasing positions of reporting and responsibility.
• Experience (2 years) developing and implementing Agriculture and Livelihoods sector activities.
• Minimum 5 years’ Experience with donor compliance and reporting, budgets and tracking of project resources
• Solid experience of community mobilization approaches and coordination with governments / local authorities.
• Experience with donor compliance and reporting, budgets and tracking of project resources.
• Experience living and working in dynamic, insecure environments and with local communities, experience working in Karamoja is an added advantage.
Proficiency in spoken and written English. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, customers, and the general public in English Position Type: Full Time National Staff


Application procedure

*Complete Job Descriptions are available by contacting or
Employment with FH offers an attractive package which includes; a good salary commensurate to one’s role, a good medical insurance package for staff and dependents, provident fund, GPA and provision for other statutory requirements.
FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies in one pdf file not more than 25MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to:
The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda Email: not later than Friday 25th November, 2022 at 4:30pm. Consider your application unsuccessful if you don’t hear from us by 20th December, 2022
Safeguarding & Protection Clause:
FH strives to provide an environment free from Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat, Anti -Fraud, Safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.
Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Food for the Hungry Safeguarding, Anti-Fraud & HR policy. In line with this we will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By applying, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Date Posted: 2022-11-11