Action Against Hunger Consortium Coordinator - Jobs in Uganda

Action Against Hunger Consortium Coordinator - Jobs in Uganda

About the position

We are looking for a highly qualified Consortium Coordinator to lead the implementation of the project on behalf of the Consortium of 4 NGOs (Action Against Hunger, Welthungerhilfe, Norwegian Refugee Council and PALM) and oversee the administration of the grant in line with EU procedures.

You’ll contribute to ending world hunger by …

  • providing strategic leadership, program planning, management, performance, technical knowledge and oversight for all the stages of the project cycle.

    Key activities in your role will include:
  • Project management of the EUTF consortium
  • Management and implementation of the project, with an emphasis on ensuring timely and high quality achievement of the project goal and objectives by the respective Consortium partners.
  • Ensuring that the Partners implement the project as stipulated in their proposals and as per the work plans presented and ensure that the spending rates of the project are commensurate with the project spending plans.
  • Develop partners’ project progress reporting and financial expenditure tools and train the partners on use of these.
  • Ensure harmonization of the activity implementation across partners and location
  • Ensure coordination with the respective technical lead for the different components of the project.
  • Ensure roll out and proper use of the tools developed for the different components
  • Ensuring that partners provide monthly output trackers and consolidate to provide monthly status updates on the Consortium's progress, challenges and planned mitigation measures.
  • Troubleshoot any challenges with project implementation in consultation with the partners and bring this to attention of the partners in a timely manner with the highest authority of the partner in country.
  • Lead and manage the Programme Management Unit (PMU) including finance and MEAL functions.
  • Seek advice from the Deputy Country Director on the program implementation methodology and approaches and keep the HOP and CD updated on the program progress
  • Encourage cross-learning and synergies with the other similar projects, in collaboration with the field managers.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and other financial report for the consortium and alert the CD of any financial issues that might be emerging.
  • Facilitate provision of training for project staff from members of consortium on relevant guidelines, regulations and procedures Train and oversee on implementation of EU reporting and financial guidelines to the consortium partners
  • Representation and Coordination of the EUTF consortium
  • Represent equally all consortium partners
  • Coordinates consortium partner support in finance, MEAL and Program sectors. He is responsible for project planning, monitoring and reporting but will utilize technical support from the PMU personnel
  • Accountable to Consortia Steering Committee, Initiate and facilitate Steering Committee meetings, drafting agendas to reflect priorities, challenges and opportunities for the Consortium
    Chair the PMU meetings between partner representatives, technical advisors, MEAL and support functions.
  • Oversee development of the Consortium communication and advocacy and promote the use of Consortium-generated knowledge and learning;
  • Ensure external visibility of the consortium, with support from GIZ
  • Ensure proactive engagement, and facilitate formal meetings with key stakeholders including with the Government authorities, with support from GIZ
  • Ensure close coordination with other agencies and consortia who are implementing project activities in the same areas. Develop a close coordination with GIZ, the Government of Uganda, Office of the Prime Minister and EU delegation and other UN Agencies providing assistance in the same region.
  • Represent the Consortium in coordination mechanisms as needed Ensure timely and accurate programmatic and financial reporting to the donor, collating inputs from the Consortium partners.

    Manage the Program Management Unit team

  • Ensure that all staff are provided with a full induction and are briefed on all relevant components of the project;
  • Ensure staff are aware of and operating by humanitarian principles and other codes of conduct;
  • Encourage compliance with the Charter and the fight against fraud, corruption and abuse of power; alert the Country Director in the event of fraud, corruption or abuse of power.
  • Define objectives, update staff job descriptions and facilitate regular performance appraisals with support of the HR team.

    Requirements
  • You have a post-graduate degree in international relations, business administration, management, human rights, social sciences or related field.
  • You have a minimum of 5
    years’ professional work experience in humanitarian/ development work including in displacement setting
  • You possess excellent strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • You have excellent people skills including warmth and sensitivity, conversational, able to relate to and effectively communicate with people from different cultures and at various levels.
  • You have experience leading consortia consisting of local and international non-governmental agencies as well as proven capacity to start up and close out projects, and effectively manage staff and project funds.
  • You have high level financial management skills and are accustomed to steering an organizational budget.
  • You intuitively adapt how you communicate context analysis, strategy, policies & procedures to suit different audiences - both verbally & in writing.
  • You are diplomatic but tenacious.
  • You recognize that advocating for change & innovative programming requires building strong relationships with donors, local authorities & other partners, while retaining the space to speak confidently about Action Against Hunger’s programs & our knowledge of the humanitarian needs.
  • You are an astute negotiator,tactful speaker & expert listener, and know how to reach Win-Win outcomes.
  • You believe that every problem has a solution. It is the way we approach the problem that makes the difference.
  • You are able to remain calm under pressure and can easily adapt to changing circumstances.
  • You are able to continuously motivate yourself and your teams to deliver high standards of work.
  • You demonstrate strong self-awareness and are not afraid to take responsibility for your actions.
  • You are ready and willing to integrate into hard working and fun team that believes in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
  • You are able to remain calm under pressure and can easily adapt to changing circumstances.
  • You are able to continuously motivate yourself and your teams to deliver high standards of work.
  • You demonstrate strong self-awareness and are not afraid to take responsibility for your actions.
  • You are ready and willing to integrate into hard working and fun team that believes in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
  • Somali citizens/nationals are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Our Core values.
  • In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values
  • Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.
  • Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.
  • Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

    Gender Equality Commitments

  • Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.

    Benefits
  • What we offer.
  • Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package.

    These include but are not limited to: -

  • Competitive salary
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • For an all-inclusive list of benefits check the Action Against Hunger Website.

    How to Apply
  • Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.
  • All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note.
  • Closing date for applications: 5th June 2019.
  • For further information about Action Against Hunger, please visit our website www.actionagainsthunger.org
  • For more information and job application details, see; Action Against Hunger Consortium Coordinator - Jobs in Uganda

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