Regional Program Coordinator NGO Job Opportunities – Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)

Organization: Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)
Funding Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Windle Trust Uganda is Non-profit organization whose primary mission is to equip refugees and others affected by conflict in Africa to meet the challenges of development through providing access to education, training, and employment opportunities by advocacy and direct programme activity. Windle Trust Uganda has been a leading provider of access to university education, post-primary education, and vocational training for conflict-affected Africans since 1996. WTU works in partnership with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Job Summary: The Regional Programme Coordinator post ensures the effective & coherent planning, implementation and monitoring of the Regional Programme, in line with the Windle International Uganda’s Strategic Plan (2018-2022) and the annual SPD. The purpose includes project planning and management, public policy, monitoring and evaluation, development issues pertaining to civil society, financial management and communications. In all activities, s/he fosters collaboration within the region, with Head Office, and partners among which are UNHCR, OPM, other donors and implementing partners by ensuring the delivery of relevant and quality administrative, policy and programming support.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Operationalization of policy and program:
  • Effective oversight, coordination, implementation and monitoring of regional program including support for the settlements within his/her region
  • Expanding and strengthening strategic regional partnerships and programmes
  • Participate in the resource mobilization for program continuity and sustainability
Implementation of a regional capacity development strategy The primary activities of the Regional Programme Coordinator are:
  • Oversight and guidance of the development, approval and implementation and monitoring of the Regional Programme through effective modalities and partnerships, in line with the Windle International Uganda’s Strategic Plan (2018-2022) and the annual SPD.
  • Development and nurturing of regional partnerships and networks in line with regional and UNHCR priorities and in support of the effective delivery of the Regional Programmes
  • Oversight of a Knowledge Management platform that responds to internal and external information needs
  • Implementation of the regional capacity development strategy and plan to maximize the use of regional resources and to address capacity gaps in collaboration with Head of Programmes and HRMA.
  • Actively contribute to WIU Senior Management Team and provide management support at regional level and from time-to-time provide support to the head office.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Windle Trust Uganda WTU Regional Program Coordinator job opportunity must hold an advanced University degree in development studies, programme management, sociology, gender, economics, international relations, international development, public administration, management or other related field.
  • At least five years of progressive professional experience in development programmes, of which three years at senior and managerial level with reputable organization or government agency;
  • Strong track record of leadership and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;
  • Extensive network within the development community;
  • Field experience is a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of Uganda’s PESTEL.
  • Excellent organization and coordination skills
  • Must be result-oriented
  • Working experience in the civil society sector;
  • Demonstrated work experience in campaigning, lobbying and policy engagement, stakeholder management in civil society arena, project management, advocacy and representing an organization at various levels;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to build working relationships;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Time management;
  • Intercultural and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to work with multiple conflicting priorities.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power point
How to Apply:
All interested applicants should submit their applications including detailed curriculum vitae, , current salary information, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, including telephone contact and details of at least three references addressed to:
Human Resource Manager,
Windle Trust Uganda,
Plot 726, Mawanda Road, Mulago Hill,
P. O. Box 24230 Kampala.  Uganda
Deadline: 2nd January 2018

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