Consortium Coordinator We are Able!
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Position : Consortium Coordinator We are Able! Uganda (for Nationals only)**
Starting date : February 2021**
Duty station : Kampala**
Reports to : Country Director**
Date of posting : 12th January 2021**
We are here for our neighbours in need, who are suffering in this broken world.
ZOA, as an international NGO, supports people who have lost everything due to armed conflict or natural disaster. Together, we can come to their aid in emergencies and remain faithful to communities as they recover – providing new opportunities for them to help themselves again. The work of ZOA is coordinated from the Netherlands. We are active in multiple countries in Africa, South America, the Middle East Region, and Asia. We work with approximately 900 employees worldwide and with (local) partners. We invite you to join our team of committed colleagues.
In Uganda, ZOA has offices in Kampala, West Nile (Arua), Acholi (Nwoya), and Karamoja (Amudat). ZOA Uganda works both in relief and recovery on the themes of food security & livelihoods, WASH, primary/accelerated/vocational education, and conflict management with a special focus on land security.
ZOA is looking for a:
Consortium Coordinator We are Able! Uganda
The Consortium Coordinator Uganda coordinates the implementation of the We are Able! Consortium at country level.
We are Able! works in six African States (Burundi, DR Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia) as well as in the Netherlands and has as main objective ‘Co-creating inclusive governance for access to basic resources that leaves no-one behind’.
We are able! wants to see People with Disabilities (PWDs) improving their right to food and food security by creating an enabling environment for right-to-food action at grassroots level.
In Uganda the Consortium consists of (I)NGOs, namely ZOA as lead, NUDIPU and Light for the World (LftW). In addition, The Hague Academy (THA) and Vereniging Nederlandse Gemeenten Internationaal (VNGi) have been subcontracted under this grant.
The Consortium Coordinator Uganda is the focal point for all partners and consortium activities in Uganda, in liaison with the Consortium Coordinator Netherlands, and coordination colleagues in other WaA! countries.
WeAreAble! is being financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Power of Voices subsidiary framework and runs from January 1st 2021 until December 31st 2025.
Place in Organisation
The Consortium Coordinator Uganda will be employed by ZOA and is line managed by the Country Director of ZOA.
The position is recruited at Programme Manager level in the ZOA Uganda Management Salary Scale.
The Consortium Coordinator Uganda is responsible for the overall coordination of the consortium in Uganda and for ensuring quality implementation at country level.
Overall coordination includes:
- Facilitate alignment of the work in Uganda and between the different members;
- Facilitate exchange and learning between consortium partners;
- Ensuring reporting deadlines are kept by all consortium partners;
- Ensuring reporting towards the Netherlands Consortium Coordination team is being done on time and with sufficient quality;
- Ensuring grievances among the consortium partners are addressed in an amiable manner;
- Government liaison and embassy representation at capital level, when this is needed;
- Functioning as the interface between the We are able! Consortium at country level and the Consortium Coordinator at HQ level;
- Point of contact for the We are able! Uganda Regional Hub Managers for day to day coordination.
Ensuring quality implementation means:
- Monitor and support the shift of power towards Southern based partners, particularly in collaboration with and under the leadership of NUDIPU;
- Line management of the MEL Senior Officer for We are able! Uganda;
- Reviewing and providing feedback on Monitoring and Evaluation Reports in collaboration with other ZOA MEL colleagues and partner MEL staff;
- Regular check-ins with all country-level key stakeholders to discuss project objectives, outcomes and progress;
- Support to local partner capacity strengthening, and ensuring a coherent consortium-wide approach to this;
- Maintaining an active and consistent line of communication with the external researchers accompanying the programme and ensuring to take up advice related to adaptive programming into the country programme.
- Conduct preparation for the programme, to ensure a swift start within the framework and structures as agreed in the consortium;
- Monitor the implementation of the programme according to the proposal submitted and adjust and align where necessary in cooperation with the Country Programme Steering Committee and Consortium Coordinator (HQ);
- Communicate with the Consortium Coordinator (HQ) on progress made during the implementation phase;
- Chair the Country Programme Steering Committee;
- Support the establishment of the Country Advisory Board (from year 2 onwards) and maintain close connections with the Advisory Board once established;
- Ensure that the contractual obligations under Power of Voices are being met, including the timely submission of reports.
Characteristics of role
The Consortium Coordinator Uganda will be based in Kampala. Regular field visits to the project locations is anticipated (up to 50% field time).
In Kampala the Consortium Coordinator will be based at the ZOA office but may wish to also spend time working from partner offices, space permitting.
The role is 1.0 FTE (40 hrs/ week). Working hours are outlined in the ZOA Uganda Conditions of Service. Some flexibility on working hours may be required, e.g. for travel at weekends, or during reporting times
Competencies – knowledge and experience
- University degree in the field of international development or similar;
- At least 10 years of experience in the International Development Sector, of which at least 5 in a senior management position;
- Good understanding of the Uganda context; experience in West Nile and/or Acholi region is a plus;
- Experience in the coordination of multi-annual plans in complex consortia;
- Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following fields: Food security, landrights, inclusion and gender, lobby & advocacy, MEAL;
- A strong vision and commitment towards localization;
- Command of English, including written reporting according to donor guidelines;
- Experience with sign language is a plus;
- Experience of working with People with Disabilities is a plus.
Competencies - behaviour
- Commitment to ZOA’s mission, vision and values (see https://www.zoa-international.com/corporate-identity/);
- High level of networking capacities, with interpersonal, organizational and intercultural sensitivity;
- Able to plan and coordinate and work in an organized manner;
- Able to bridge differences and bring people together from different backgrounds;
- High level of integrity;
- Motivated to work independently / self-managing;
How to apply:
If you are interested in this position, please apply directly via the link below.
CV’s of no more than 2 pages in length and Cover Letter of 1 page are appreciated.
Please provide at least 3 references related to your previous employment listed in the application. References of previous positions held should not be older than five years.
Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment.
Qualified female candidates and or individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
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