Program Coordinator Job Vacancy at Living Fund

Job Title: Program Coordinator
Location: Juba, Southern Sudan
Living Fund is looking for a qualified & motivated person committed with working with the vulnerable in society to fill the position of Program Coordinator based in Juba with travel to programme operations inside South Sudan.

The main purpose of the Coordinator role is to lead and manage South Sudan Rural livelihood projects effectively, and to ensure that project deliverables are delivered on time, on budget and to agreed quality standards. The role also requires the Program Coordinator to contribute to fund raising and developing the South Sudan Rural livelihood program.
Reports to: Country Director
Responsible for: Supervises Project Assistants, temporary staff and volunteers as and
when required.
To take a leading role in maximising the outputs of the program by:
• Managing and co-ordinating all aspects of designated engagement projects
• Being a member of other project teams and participating in the work of other Units
• Identifying and developing new prospects and projects
• Contributing to team and organisational work
• Quality assurance
To manage all aspects of designated engagement projects
• Proactively coordinating projects and acting as central point of contact for the project team including
client, facilitators, director, and project assistants
• Actively managing project contracts, finances and personnel to ensure projects are delivered within
time & budget
• Identifying, developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships
• Contributing to meeting and workshop design Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, three years of progressively responsible administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved including excellent score on independent cognitive abilty psychometric testing and demonstration of;

Knowledge of issues pertaining to area of assignment.
Knowledge of budgeting and accounting principles.
Knowledge of organizational practices.
Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
Skill in organizing work of self and others.
Skill in both verbal and written communication.


Euro 2850pm to 3790pm based on experience and academic qualification.

Medical & Group life insurance.

Rest & Recuperation (R&R) after every six week in field location.

To apply send application letter and detailed CV to

Application deadline is 23th December 2010.

Only Short Listed candidates will be contacted. Living Fund is an equal opportunity employer and female candidate are encouraged to apply.

Jobs Opportunities in Karamoja, Uganda

Districts of Moroto and Kotido, Karamoja sub-region

Company: Mercy Corps

Closing date: 30 Jan 2011
Location: Uganda INTERN WORKSITE LOCATION: Kaabong and Kotido, Uganda DATES OF INTERNSHIP: January-March 2011 LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: 2-3 months

The intern will support ACKT primarily through report and success story writing. OBJECTIVES: Responsibilities will include:
•Support the Mercy Corps Uganda M&E Coordinator in carrying out the BBP final evaluation, assisting with refresher training for staff and enumerators on data collection tools, organizing logistical support for the evaluation, and supervising data collection and data entry. •Develop new tool to explore the impact of the joint livelihoods projects implemented under BBP. •Analyze data, including leading qualitative analysis of focus group discussion data and supporting the M&E Coordinator to conduct a rigorous quantitative (statistical) analysis of survey and monitoring data. •Contribute to the final evaluation report in collaboration with program team. •Time permitting, contribute to ACKT’s cross border economic opportunities assessment. •Draft 1 success story for BBP and 1 for ACKT. •Draft 1 blog post per month. •Any other duties. All activities will be carried out in close collaboration with the BBP and ACKT field teams and the coordinator of the research project. DELIVERABLES: •Contribution to BBP final evaluation report. •2 success stories •1 blog posts IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS: •MA/S candidate or equivalent in International Development or related field •Experience conducting monitoring and evaluation or other social science research activities in the field •Excellent writing skills and analytical abilities •Strong research skills and the ability to distill key points/themes out of large amounts of information •Technical skills using Word and Excel •Statistical data analysis skills with SPSS, SAS, or STATA desired •Experience working abroad on conflict management programming desired •Experience conducting social science or econometric research related to poverty or conflict desired •Ability to work both independently and in a small team on on-going and short-term projects
The intern will be based in either Kotido or Kaabong depending on the security situation. Both towns are located in Karamoja, northern Uganda. Accommodation will be basic but comfortable, including electricity and running water. Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Staff are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues. Mercy Corps is an AA/EOE. How to apply Apply online at our website: Reference Code: RW_8BQBVS-31

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American Refugee Committee International Jobs Vacancies in Uganda

Company: American Refugee Committee International (ARC)

Closing date: 31 Dec 2010

Location: Uganda

POSITION TITLE: Program Director – Livelihoods


RESPONSIBLE TO: Country Director

STATUS: Full Time

SUPERVISORY CAPACITY: Livelihoods Project Staff



The American Refugee Committee International (ARC) works for the survival, health, and well-being of refugees, displaced persons, and those at risk, and seeks to enable them to rebuild productive lives of dignity and purpose, striving always to respect the values of those served. ARC is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that has provided multisectoral humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries for 30 years.

Our Vision – A Uganda where challenges to living life with dignity and self-sufficiency are overcome and people are enabled to live healthy and productive lives.

Our Mission – We will build individual and collective capacity to overcome the obstacles of displacement and develop sustainable livelihoods while supporting access to services when people cannot meet their basic needs.

ARC’s Renewable Energy Microfinance and Microenterprise Program (REMMP) activities will include a strong preference for gender activities and a requirement to foster technology transfer. The purpose of this project is to provide access to renewable energy sources and share lessons learned to the sector via multi-media, publications and websites.


The primary responsibility of the Program Director will be to manage a $1.4 million a year program to develop a market based approach for improving access to renewable energy. This would be achieved through access to finance (Microfinance and VSLAs), skills training and market development (micro-franchises and local market development) for renewable energy sources. Reporting to the Country Director, the Program Director will manage a team of experts on energy and market development and ensure the project achieves its goals and objectives on budget and in the agreed timeframe.



* Promote activities that will foster an enterprise based approach for the assembly, manufacturing, sales, installation, operation and/or maintenance of these technologies that includes microfinance.
* Focus on household and community scale renewable technologies, including mini and micro grids for electrification, lighting (e.g. solar lanterns), and/or more efficient cooking and heating technologies (e.g. efficient cook stoves, solar water heaters).
* Improve access to modern energy services to underserved populations.
* Activities and programs will contain the following components:

* Enterprise and consumer financing

* Technology development and transfer

* Market development

* Enterprise development

* Legal and regulatory reform

Program Development activities in relation to this activity:

* Supervise a team of experts

* Manage budget and procurement

* Ensure goals and objectives are achieved on time

* Develop lessons learned for publication

* All other duties assigned.


* At least 10 years experience leading, managing and implementing complex international development projects for an NGO or related experience in international complex emergency or post-conflict settings.
* A minimum of a Masters degree in natural resources and environment, energy, engineering, finance, economics or a related field.
* Demonstrated experience in the renewable energy enterprise development and microfinance field.
* Experience in Knowledge Management and Publication of Best Practice Guidance/Knowledge Transfer.
* Familiarity with private, US government, UN and multi-lateral funders.
* Demonstrated initiative in donor proposal development, implementation, project monitoring and evaluation and good negotiating skills.
* Demonstrated experience working in partnership with international donors and agencies.
* Strong oral and written communications skills; strong computer skills.


* Strong participatory leadership and interpersonal skills. Ability to motivate staff and provide strong leadership for a diverse team in a politically sensitive environment.
* Excellent organizational, administrative and management skills. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
* Knowledge of renewable energy and related areas.
* Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations.

How to apply

For full job description and the online application form, please visit our website at and click on Careers.

Reference Code: RW_8BTHBJ-99

Goal Uganda Jobs Opportunites and Vacancies

JOB Title: Financial Controller

Company: GOAL


Closing date: 17 Dec 2010

Location: Uganda

General Description of the Programme

GOAL’s Uganda country programme focuses on GOAL’s four sectors of Health (including WASH), Education, Livelihoods and HIV/AIDS. We mainstream issues of HIV/AIDS, gender, child protection, disabilities and environment across all our activities. GOAL works on a district focused approach, and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with local organisations to give effect to our mission.. GOAL currently has 4 offices in Uganda-Kampala (HQ), Kalongo (North), Abim (Northeast) and Bugiri (East).

The GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors who include Irish Aid, European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), European Union (EU), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and GOAL.

General Description of the Role

The Financial Controller is responsible for the financial management, internal control systems, and reporting requirements of the organization. There are 16 finance staff (1 international and 15 national) employed within GOAL Uganda. The Financial controller has overall responsibility for the day to day accounting and financial management, partnership finance, internal audit and taxation requirements of the country programme. Additionally the financial controller has a significant risk management responsibility in what is challenging operating environment.

In particular the successful candidate will ensure timely submission of monthly reports to GOAL Dublin comprising the Management Accounts, Donor Status Reporting and other reports as required and also ensure timely submission of required donors reports, statutory reports and other ad hoc reporting to relevant authorities. As a key member of the senior management team, the Financial Controller will contribute to the overall development and running of the country programme.

Key Duties

* Ensure proper financial systems are in place and implemented to record and report field and head office expenditure
* Ensure compliance with accounting procedures and policies and actively monitor internal controls to minimize risk to the organization. In particular ensure appropriate cash management procedures are in place and operating effectively
* Ensure preparation and retention of documentation to facilitate the annual external audit, donor audits, internal audits and revenue audits
* Oversee all cash management, including cash counts and cash transfers to field sites and from Dublin head office
* In cooperation with the Programmes & Logistics team ensure that GOAL Uganda is in compliance with all relevant donor and internal guidelines
* Ensure cost allocations basis among donors are reasonable
* Review monthly management accounts including donor status reporting for submission to GOAL Head Office, Dublin, adhering to strict deadlines
* Review financial reporting to donors and other regulatory bodies, adhering to strict deadlines
* Review the financial sections of donor proposals, budgets and reports
* Review GOAL annual and quarterly rolling budgets
* Monitor and assist with the financial management and setting of programme budgets including expenditure forecasting
* Maintain and keep updated Uganda Finance Manual, including a summarized and simplified finance manual for use by project managers and other field based staff
* Provide support to the HR Manager on personnel and staff issues which have financial implications
* Oversee training and capacity building of locally recruited accounts staff
* Keeping abreast of taxation requirements and changes in taxation law
* Overall responsibility for the Grants Management team including line management of the Controls Officer (International position)


* Qualified accountant. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent
* At least 2 years at a senior management level
* Overseas INGO experience beneficial
* Experience in dealing with institutional donors such as USAID, ECHO and DFID
* Excellent interpersonal, motivational and management skills
* Excellent analytical and writing skills

How to apply


Reference Code: RW_8BVDFL-30

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