Job Opening: Bridgeway Project Coordinator Uganda

Job Description (Terms of Reference) for the position of Ugandan Coordinator

 

Post Title: Project Coordinator, Uganda

Project Name: Strengthening Community-led Reintegration and Promoting an Achievable Defections Framework

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda with travel throughout Uganda and parts of Eastern Congo, including Beni Territory

Duration: 18 months with possibility for renewal

Language Requirements: English required; Luganda, Lusoga, French, Swahili, Nande desirable

Start Date: October 15, 2020

 

Background

Uganda and eastern Congo have a history of shared non-state conflict and violent extremism. Establishing a cross-border

approach to address these problems will lead to a higher chance of success. This project will focus on reducing violence in

the two countries from transnational armed groups by creating a coordinated process for defections and reintegration.

Without sufficiently coordinated steps, defectors often face a challenging and hostile reintegration environment. This project

will work with Ugandan and Congolese government, civil society, cultural and religious leaders to create a common

understanding of the challenges facing the region. This knowledge will inform the creation of humane and effective standard

operating procedures for defection and reintegration, which will in turn be used to train communities on how best to welcome

home returnees. Effective defection and reintegration programs will encourage additional defections and reduce the

likelihood of new recruitment, thereby weakening violent armed groups and making communities safer for all who live there.

 

Scope of Work

The Uganda Project Coordinator will have the following duties and responsibilities:

- Execute all Uganda project activities, maintain set timelines, and be responsible for meeting project outcomes

- Organize the convening of a cross-border Conference of Experts for key Ugandan and DRC leaders to share and learn from

past efforts to promote defections in the region

- Facilitate intra-country convenings in Uganda and the creation of a working group that will meet monthly on issues of security,

recruitment and defection trends, reintegration needs, and related challenges

- Organize and coordinate a Uganda-DRC Key Leaders workshop with the aim of creating a cross-border Defections Road

Map

- Work with government, UN, and civil society representatives in the creation and refinement of new cross-border standard

operating procedures (SOPs) for defectors

- Working with local partners, oversee community-led trainings, including the creation and dissemination of training materials,

to help facilitate future defections at the local level

- Oversee the financial disbursement and track progress on four pilot projects in the region, working with designated CBOs to

ensure project timelines and targets are met

- Oversee the work of the project accountant and ensure strict adherence to financial compliance, recordkeeping, and

reporting

- Work with the project lead at ANCHOR to ensure the project is meeting all M&E deliverables

- Create and deliver monthly and quarterly project reports to relevant foundation personnel Degree of Expertise and

Qualification

- Bachelor degree or higher required, related to conflict resolution, program management, or related field

- At least 5 years extensive professional experience of project implementation and management, preferably with experience

in areas of Eastern Uganda

- Existing relationships within the Ugandan government and civil society leaders in Uganda

- Good communication and excellent reporting skills in English

- Ability to work independently and travel to remote areas

- Personal flexibility and high motivation

- Highly organized, detail oriented, and ability to meet timelines

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint, and Google docs

- Program experience in preventing/countering violent extremism (P/CVE) and reintegration preferred

- Experience managing government-funded projects desirable

- Legally able to live and work in Uganda

 

Remuneration

Salary is competitive and will be negotiated depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate selected.

 

Reporting and Supervision

The Uganda Project Coordinator will report directly to the Project Manager, based in the US, and will also coordinate and

receive directive from Bridgeway Foundation's Chief of Operations and Project Officer. The Uganda Project Coordinator is

expected to work closely with Bridgeway contractors in Uganda and the Executive Director of ANCHOR, based in Kampala,

on all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) aspects of the project.

 

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are requested to submit their CV, three professional references, and a cover letter explaining their

suitability for the position to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 5pm EAT on October 5, 2020.

 

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