16 Aug 2019

Project Coordinator at Public Affairs Center of Uganda

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About US:

Public Affairs Center of Uganda (PAC Uganda) is a national civil society governance watchdog and public policy lobby committed to work for the improvement of the quality of governance in the country and provision of quality technical and advisory services; with the promotion and protection of constitutionalism, good governance and democratic development of the country as is overriding goal. PAC envisions a peaceful, democratic, prosperous and well-managed country with happy people and exists to effectively contribute to the quality of governance of the county and public service delivery through an active interaction of civil society with the state, as its mission. In pursuance of this mission, PAC Uganda is implementing a range of project initiatives on good governance and democracy, social accountability, promotion of social justice and human rights, policy research and advocacy, citizen empowerment and leadership development in the sub regions of Sebei, Teso, Karamoja, Acholi, West Nile and countrywide.

About Oxfam Project:

PAC has secured funding from Oxfam to support the implementation of the project titled ‘Finance for Development’ (FFD). The project aims at promoting progressive, participatory and responsive taxation systems and public spending on public service provision in order to reduce inequality and lead to fairer and more equal opportunities to access essential services for all. For effective achievement of results in this project, PAC is seeking for competent, passionate and self-motivated Ugandans to fill the positions of Project Coordinator and Project Finance Officer that currently exists in the organization:

Job Summary: The Project Coordinator is crucial in providing leadership, coordination, supervision, programming, implementation, monitoring and learning processes to this important project. This role reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the execution of the F4D project in PAC, building synergies from partnerships and networking with various actors; and coordinating project action of project partners in West Nile, Acholi, Karamoja and Teso sub region. You will be accountable for full compliance to donor contracts particularly in realizing the planned project targets, writing project and donor reports and is responsible for project development as well as writing fundable proposals. The role involves extensive applications of basic IT packages throughout the work. You are a member of the Senior Management Team, deliberating on day to day matters of policy implementation and management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a first degree in Social Science, Business Administration and Management or the equivalent from a reputable University. A Masters in a relevant field is an added advantage.
  • At least three working in a reputable NGO in a management position
  • A result oriented person who brings in excellent project management skills in policy advocacy, governance and democracy having worked in a related context.
  • Conversant with project cycle processes,
  • Competence in M&E, project and donor report writing.
  • Evidence in the use of IT applications especially in computer programming.
  • A self-driven person, team leader and knowledge of socio-political terrain of the region, the country as a whole; and on current global and national issues.
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How to Apply

All candidates should send in their application letters, updated CVs and a one-page Capability Statement with contact addresses of 2 referees (of these; your supervisors, academician and or a person of high reputation) addressed to The Executive Director, PAC Uganda, to the following address; email: [email protected] pacuganda.org and or hand deliver to PAC Uganda Head Office located at Plot 10, Kakungulu Road, Opposite Soroti Abattoir, P.O. Box 464, Soroti. Do not attach any academic testimonial; it is not necessary at this stage. Please, attach day and night telephone lines.

NB: Only Applications sent through email: [email protected] or hand delivered to our head office will be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews scheduled on a date to be communicated.

Deadline: Thursday 22nd August 2019 by 5.30pm

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