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Project Coordinator – EU Project

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

Position: Project Coordinator – EU Project

Report to: Program Manager

Location: Busia and Tororo District

Purpose of the position:

Oversee and ensure that all activities related to project are implemented in a timely and efficiently manner according to the agreed Donor Guidelines, especially EU/Aid standards and budget, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to project activities in Busia and Tororo Districts.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project management and coordination

  • Provide overall leadership, management and guidance to the development of project designs.

  • Guide and provide technical support to staff.

  • Manage and coordinate project activity implementation.

  • Strengthen capacity of implementing partners

Project monitoring and evaluation

  • Facilitate effective monitoring, documentation and reporting in compliance with agreed standards

  • Ensure a functional project M&E system

Finance management

  • Manage project finances and assets in line with WV policy

  • Budget management and control

  • Manage sub granting processes to partners

Performance management and supervision

  • Manage, supervise and build capacity of staff in project development, management and implementation.

  • Monitor and document performance of partners

Project development

  • Guide staff in design and development of Annual Operation Plans and budgets

  • Review project documents

  • Networking and collaboration

  • Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in planning and implementation.

  • Develop plat forms for sharing information with partners and stakeholders

  • Guide and participate in joint campaigns, advocacy initiatives around youth and women empowerment with partners and stakeholders

  • Ensure project advocacy initiatives are implemented in line with WVUs Advocacy agenda

Documentation and reporting

  • Timely submission of end of monthly, bi – annual and annual reports

  • Documentation and sharing of best/promising practices to strengthen WVU`s institutional memory and learning

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Rural or Agricultural Development, Development Studies, Environment or related field.

  • 3 years or more experience of working with youth and women empowerment projects/programs

  • Practical experience in implementation of green production and collective marketing initiatives

  • Entrepreneurship, micro finance, strong agribusiness and value chain analysis skills,

  • Experience Formation and Strengthening of producer business groups

  • Resource mobilization skills

  • Knowledge of M&E, documentation and reporting

  • Proven experience in project management, developing partnerships and Private sector engagement

  • Experience with youth-women centered advocacy and engagement

  • Self-motivated with excellent time management skills.

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.