African Prisons Project Programme Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

African Prisons Project Programme Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

The African Prisons Project (APP) is a community of people passionately committed to
bringing dignity, hope and justice to men, women and children in African prisons
ensuring equitable access to justice, health and education.

Our 2020 strategy focuses on
developing changemakers amongst prison staff and inmates who use the law to bring
justice to the most vulnerable in society; to begin assembling world-class law teachers,
law makers and practitioners to aid the training and development of our people; and to
plan our expansion as we look to establish ourselves as a social enterprise, offering
legal education and legal services in Africa and beyond.


  • To manage all programme operations in Uganda, compliance and make appropriate improvements including line manage the Programme Coordinators in accordance to APP’s policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the Line management of staff within the programme areas.
  • Generating new project ideas and fundraising for new programme areas
  • Quality control of programme activities including M&E implementation across all
  • Grants and financial planning, management and reporting in all programme areas
    working with programme leads.
  • Contribute to SMT providing programme and risk management information as
    well as delivering on the programmes work plan and budget.

    Program Operations:

  • Lead APP’s program design, proposal development and reporting for current and
    future projects ensuring the implementation of the programmatic strategies, technical quality assurance and best practices are recorded, captured and reported.
  • To ensure that programmes comply with donor and APP administrative and reporting requirements.
  • Work together closely with the UK office sharing program design, implementation
    and reporting functions are completed in accordance with deadlines an undertake report editing where necessary.
  • Assist in drawing up plans, proposals, and budgets for new projects and extensions of projects ensuring that they are informed by needs assessments prior to fundraising.
  • To assist CD in identifying new areas of need and potential areas for project
    development and donor funding in Uganda.
  • Ensure regular communications are maintained between the field sites and Head
    Quarters in Kampala.
  • Travel to the project in country as per APP’s needs.
  • Ensure that upcountry programme operational procedures are complied with and
    updating of field level procedures as required.
  • Ensure that security for upcountry staff is ensured and field site security
    guidelines are reviewed at least quarterly as well as all security incidents are
    appropriately recorded and reported by project
    /programme managers.
  • Notify the country director of any increases outbreaks of insecurity, health
    disease or other significant event in the fields and advise on specific actions that
    should be taken including monitoring of changes to security which will affect
    programme and donor environment.
  • Lead in designing donor visits.
  • Support team members professionally and monitor and support stress


  • Relevant degree plus post graduate qualifications ideally in law, health and Life
    Skills or development related discipline.
  • Substantial programme leadership and management experience in a complex organisation ideally NGO.
  • Experience of managing a major donor funded project.
  • Qualifications in project management and or programme management with direct
    relevant experience and tools as well as proposal drafting and report drafting.
  • Leadership/mentorship skills
  • Willingness to work in resource-limited settings
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English
  • Proven problem solving and organisational skills
  • Flexibility and the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Experience of conducting needs assessments and project development
    Experience in managing people or teams.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions in an isolated area with basic living
  • Good team-worker and able to live and work closely with a small team
  • Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from
    different functions and cultures
  • Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high workload
    and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office packages
  • Ability and willingness to undertake frequent travel to field sites
  • An understanding of and commitment to APP’s mission and values
  • Planning and Time Management: able to prioritise tasks, manage time and tight
    schedules, work effectively under pressure, and assist direct reports with prioritization of tasks and meeting deadlines.

    How To Apply

    To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to: by Friday, 30th August 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; African Prisons Project Programme Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

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