ActionAid Project Coordinator - African Governance Architecture Jobs in Kampala Uganda

ActionAid Project Coordinator - African Governance Architecture Jobs in Kampala Uganda

Position:
  • Project Coordinator-african Governance Architecture (1)
    Report to:
  • Program Manager-democratic Governance
    Location:
  • Head Office-kampala

    Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in law, Political Science, Human rights, or any other related field from a recognized institution.
  • A relevant post graduate qualification will be an added advantage

    Experience:
  • Minimum of Four (4) years of experience in a similar field at a coordination level.

    Position:
  • Project Coordinator – African Governance Architecture (AGA)

    Introduction

    ActionAid is an International Development Agency working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

    ActionAid’s mission is to work with the poor and the excluded people in the world to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustices and the inequity that cause it.

    Job Title

    Project Coordinator – African Governance Architecture (AGA)

    Directorate:

  • Program
    Policy and Campaigns
    Location:
  • Kampala
    Reports to:
  • Program Manager-Democratic Governance

    Matrix Reporting

    International Project Manager, Manager program Development,

    Person Specification
    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in law, Political Science, Human rights, or any other related field from a recognized institution.
  • A relevant post graduate qualification will be an added advantage

    Competencies:
  • Wide understanding of Democracy, Elections and Good Governance issues in Uganda
  • Project planning and management
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Campaign planning and execution
  • Public policy formulation and analysis skills
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Building and nurturing social movements, networks and coalitions
  • Critical writing and oral communication
  • Negotiation and mediation
  • Self-driven, innovative and result oriented
  • Extensive relationship management

    Experience
  • Minimum of Four (4) years of experience in a similar field at a coordination level

    Job Role

    Role Overview:

  • Through national level activities and with a strong continent-wide advocacy component, the project seeks to contribute to making civil society a central constituent part of democratic policy-making and implementation in the AU and that the needs and aspirations of the citizens Uganda are reflected in AU and national government policies and actions.
  • The action will enable citizens, especially young women and men in Uganda to enhance their awareness and understanding of the importance of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG) and the African Governance Architecture (AGA).

    Role description
  • The Project Coordinator will support and work closely with the Policy Manager and the Project Manager to coordinate day to day operations of the Project.
  • In support of the Program Manager Democratic Governance, and the International Project Manager, the Project Coordinator will have a significant role in coordinating and ensuring that the delivery of the project is in line with the objectives; ensuring project systems are set up and maintained appropriately; representing the project externally with partners, consortia members, external stakeholders as required.
  • The project coordinator will be charged with ensuring effective project implementation and ensure adherence and compliance with contractual requirements to all EC Rules and Regulations.

    Key Result Areas

    Areas of Responsibilities

    Coordinate project implementation

  • Provide Leadership in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the performance of the project in accordance with the donor guidelines and procedure
  • In close cooperation with the Manager Policy Advocacy and Campaigns ensure timely implementation of the project activities
  • Contribute to monitoring and documentation of project with IASL unit for learning
  • Organise project planning, reflection and learning events and steering committee meetings
  • Ensure proper filling of project documents for reference
  • Ensure development and updating of project support documents including RACI Matrix, risk matrix and project communication strategy
  • Create and sustain positive working relationships with the government, line ministries, CSO partners, associates and other key stakeholders
  • Convene quarterly project committee meetings
  • Undertake project Financial
  • Support program staff and partners in the implementation of the campaign and advocacy agenda on Democracy, Elections and Good governance
  • Develop campaigns’ monitoring and evaluation plans and frameworks for the project in liaison
    with the IASL unit
  • Prepare and share progress reports on Democracy, Elections and Good governance advocacy and campaigns activities.
  • Collect, compile and share baseline data on elections and good governance campaign in line with AAU M&E framework.
  • Organize, document and share outcomes from quarterly reviews and reflection project meetings.
  • Document and share advocacy and campaign results and learning in line with Communication strategy and other AAU/AAI related guidelines.
  • Coordinate research and development of alternative models for policy influencing and shared learning on land and tax.
  • Contribute to shaping of AAU’s research, advocacy and campaigns priorities on elections, democracy and good governance.
  • Identify, review and share periodic updates on the trends of issues for advocacy and campaign’s on Democracy, elections and good governance
  • Scan and regularly update staff, partners and other CSOs on the emerging policy issues on Democracy, elections and good governance that need program attention.
  • Identify and establish relationships with credible research institutions for collaboration in research, and knowledge generation to inform policy, campaigns and advocacy work on Democracy, Elections and Good Governance
  • Develop policy briefs, papers, and think pieces on relevant policy areas for policy influencing and to inform AAU/I and CSOs positions on advocacy and campaigns on Democracy, Elections and Good Governance at all levels
  • Develop and update the research, advocacy and campaign knowledge matrix on Democracy, Elections and Good Governance
  • Ensure complete researches are uploaded for storage and easy retrieval and utilization.
  • Guide the planning and development of Democracy, Elections and Good Governance campaign documentation.
  • Periodically contribute to media, newsletters, articles and magazines with content from AAU advocacy and campaign interventions.
  • Roll out Democracy, Elections and Good Governance campaign monitoring and evaluation strategies in liaison with Impact assessment and Shared learning unit and
  • Work with the Thematic and Cluster Coordinators to develop innovative interventions to promote the advocacy and campaign messages on Democracy, Elections and Good Governance
  • Coordinate the development of organizational position/policy papers and statements on key pertinent issues for media, legislators and other stakeholders on Democracy, Elections and Good Governance
  • Disseminate and influence uptake of organizational positions on Democracy, Elections and Good Governance at all levels.

    Coordinate AGA project as well as AAU’s participation in strategic networks, alliances and other relevant spaces for policy advocacy, campaigns in line with AAU/AAI guidelines and frameworks

  • Periodically map and share formal and informal networks and coalitions to work with in AGA project as well as AAU’s broader advocacy and Campaigns work
  • Identify funding gaps, prioritize and lead the development of innovative concepts for resource mobilization on Democracy, Elections and Good Governance.
  • Participate and contribute to the development of funding concepts and proposals on Democracy, Elections and Good Governance

    How to Apply
  • Applications (Cover letter, CV, and certified academic documents) should be hand delivered or sent by email to Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org clearly addressed to The Director Human Resource/Organizational Effectiveness, ActionAid Uganda, Plot number 2514/2515 Ggaba Road, P.O Box 676 Kampala, by Friday 22nd February 2019 Due to large number of applications, we will respond to Only shortlisted candidates for inter views.
  • Whilst all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified
    women are especially encouraged to apply.
  • ActionAid International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • For more information and job application details, see; ActionAid Project Coordinator - African Governance Architecture Jobs in Kampala Uganda

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