MDM General Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

MDM General Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Under the responsibility of the desk manager at the HQ, you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality programmes, donor and government relations, fundraising and budget management, security and operations management, and developing a motivated and professional team.

  • In a specific operational context (downsizing prior to closure of the main project of the mission), you will have a strong additional focus on working on a handover of activities to the UNHCR and other possible actors.

    Management of operations

    • Be responsible for planning the MdM programmes downsizing/re-sizing, in country strategy, for supervising programme implementation and monitoring and evaluation system

    • Supervise the overall implementation of the different programme activities

    • Assess and analyse continuously the overall humanitarian situation in Uganda

    • Ensure that the different components of the programmes are consistent and in link with medical needs and standards

    • Identify potential new donors and raise funds for the mission

    • Be responsible for proposing and designing the modification of proposals and potential no cost extension of the projects

    • Ensure operational compliance with MdM and donor policies and project objectives

    • Guarantee the accomplishment of project objectives defined by the donors is fulfilled and that contractual obligations are respected

    • Supervise the design of MdM annual budgets and revised budgets

    Finance and administration

    • Supervise the financial system to ensure that the organization finances are maintained in an accurate and timely manner

    • Take part in the construction of the annual and revised budgetary frame

    HR and team management

    • Manage and supervise international and national staff teams

    • Work with the administrative coordination team for quality of HR and working conditions of the entire mission

    • Define collective and individual objectives for the coordination team

    Partnership and advocacy

    • Be responsible for exploring, identifying, designing and establishing partnership relations, direct support in supervising the partnership project and capacity building project activities

    • Participate in identifying the possible advocacy goals in country (e.g. GBV for the project in Bidibidi with HRAPF, LGBTI rights for the project with MARPI)


    • Be responsible for the security of people and property for the mission supervision and organisation of the implementation of safety rules

    • Pass information, including security incidents, to RMs (volunteer board delegate to the mission) and desk officer regularly, and to the security unit

    • Review regularly the analysis of the context and of
    security & safety conditions

    Coordination with stakeholders

    • Participate to the different coordination meetings and clusters

    • Carry out negotiations and maintains regular relations with the local authorities and other stakeholders (NGOs, donors, embassies)

    • Negotiate agreements, work connections, MOUs etc. with the local authorities

    • Draft and ratify possible reports required by the authorities at national level

    • Ensure coordination with national and international health stakeholders, UN bodies and medical actors, and with advocacy actors

    Reporting and donor relations

    • Ensure submission of appropriate, timely high quality proposals and participate in required donor negotiations in country

    • Maintain professional relationship with donor and ensure MdM's visibility

    • Send monthly reports to HQ


    • Be responsible for communication with the head office of MdM, for the quality of the reports on activities and ensure compliance with procedures for the exchange of information and reporting

    • Ensure smooth communication flows between HQ (including desk officer and RM) and other missions in the region

    • Supervise the organisation of visits to the field for representatives of the head office

    • Facilitate media activities in coordination with desk officer and HQ communications department

    Skills and Experience Needed

  • Significant experience managing emergency and development projects as field coordinator or general coordinator

  • Significant experience in working with donors and local partners

  • Good sensitivity and experience with administrative and registration issues

  • Experience in advocacy would be an asset

  • Experience in hard negotiations with local authorities, partners and staff

  • Experience in reporting for institutional donors

  • Ability to have a global overview of a programme

  • Ability to take quick decisions according to the context in coordination with the team

  • Diplomacy, strong organizational and management skills

  • Good writing and communication skills

  • Interest in politically sensitive projects (e.g. abortion, LGBTI rights)

  • Languages: English (written and spoken) is mandatory

  • You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; MDM General Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

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