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Area Coordinator (Uganda)

Evidence Action

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted March 21, 2022.

Evidence Action Jobs in Uganda Area Coordinator (Uganda) Carreer opportunities in Uganda vacancies in Evidence Action at Uganda

# Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Manager/Country Manager, the Area coordinator
position is a key leadership role based in the field. An Area coordinator will
be part of the program leadership team playing an important role in leading
program management at the field level, in delivering the Dispensers for Safe
Water mission to the target communities. The role requires 60% office work and
40% field work in rural communities. As a middle management level role, the
Area coordinator will lead and manage program operations in a designated

Duties and responsibilities
Program implementation activities – Dispensers for Safe Water
The Area coordinator will oversee the delivery of high quality Dispensers for
Safe Water program activities in a designated geographical region; district,
sub county or county to ensure a high performing dispensers program. The
implementation activities may include;
4000+ chlorine dispensers oversight through a team of field operators in 2-4
• Manage the ongoing chlorine delivery and chlorine dispenser maintenance for
all installed dispensers in the designated area/region to ensure a continuous
supply of chlorine to all dispensers and attend to all maintenance issues
noted through spot checks/community promoter reports.
• Manage promotion activities through program tested approaches e.g.
messaging, promoter calls, reporting and feedback to ensure high chlorine
adoption and impact for the dispenser program.
• Manage Data inputs and reports for all dispenser activities ensuring timely
submission and reporting in liaison with the Monitoring Department.
Program rollout activities – Dispensers for Safe Water
The Area coordinator will oversee the implementation of all dispenser program
activities in a designated geographical region; district, sub county or
county. The rollout activities may include;
• Dispenser installations through comprehensive initial exploratory
surveys/activities to indicate appropriateness/suitability of the area for the
dispenser program
• Scoping new areas for potential entry
• Exploratory surveys to ascertain potential of new areas
• Participate in resource planning for new areas
• Employ the program- wide dispenser implementation activity best practices
tool kit to ensure a standard high quality approach in dispenser
implementation activities’ execution.
• Ensure timely submission and management of all data in the expansion
Human Resource Support
The Area Coordinator will lead a team of Associate Coordinator and Field
officers to implement the dispenser activities. The incumbent for this
position must be able:-
• Lead teams to implement dispenser activities through team work, training,
coaching and mentorship.
• Coordination of various team activities and promotion of team ownership of
all program activities.
• Effective delegation to promote learning and employee career development.
• Effective supervision of the field teams to ensure high quality deliverables
for the dispenser activities.
• Effective communication across teams. The Area Coordinator should regularly
update all field staff on program work, program performance and any new
development through meetings and other avenues.
• Recruit high caliber field staff through a competitive, fair and transparent
process in collaboration with Evidence Action HR.
• Manage people issues, staff leave, and staff attendance.
• Provide leadership and oversight to a team of about 20 staff in different
• Provide direct supervision over Associate Coordinators to ensure that they
deliver their KPIs required of that role.
• Ensure a good working environment is created within the spaces and teams in
the Location that they oversee.
Financial Management and Planning
The area coordinator is a budget holder for the DSW activities under his/her
jurisdiction and as such, the incumbent must be a good planner, numeric and
has a bias for cost effectiveness and attention to details. This entails;
• Developing work plans and budgets for the rollout or maintenance of chlorine
dispensers in the locations that they oversee.
• Manage imprest requests, imprest returns and approvals at the field level.
• Approve activity budgets, activity costing and reports prepared by Associate
• Manage the allocation of expenses to appropriate donor expense codes
• Follow laid down financial procedures and in a cost effective manner.
• Ensure compliance to all finance policies in the locations that they

External Relationships
The Area Coordinator has an important role in ensuring the program maintains a
good brand and reputation within the area under his/her jurisdiction. The
coordinator will ;
• Develop useful relationships with program stakeholders and ensure a good
rapport with them.
• Be expected to manage communication between the program and stakeholders in
consultation with the policy advisor/Associate manager/Country Manager.
• Lead the process of signing MOUs with government in locations they oversee
and oversee the implementation of the MOU deliverables.
Office Administration, logistics and procurement/Inventory management
• Manage office security, assets, and records and ensure all insurable assets
are insured.
• Manage program motor vehicles/Motorcycles use in the field through an
effective monitoring and reporting system.
• Manage the hiring of the motor vehicles/motorcycles through a the
recommended program procedures
• Manage logistics and coordination of all field transport requirements for
• Manage local level field procurement in collaboration with the Associate
–Admin/and or procurement personnel
• Manage inventory records of all program assets, equipment, consumables etc.
• Manage good working relationship with landlords, suppliers and other service

• Minimum Degree in social sciences, development studies, management, project
management or equivalent from a recognized institution.
• A minimum 3 years demonstrable experience managing field operations.
• Good communication skills in English and a local language of the operational
location both spoken and written

Required Competencies and Attributes
• High level of integrity and stewardship. This position manages program
assets and has a huge financial responsibility.
• Must be detail oriented with a bias in managing field activities of a
development program.
• Good conceptual skills with an analytical mind and problem solving skills.
• Excellent planning and budgeting skills.
• Excellent organization and coordination skills.
• Good people management & leadership skills.
• Adept in leading, nurturing and developing a high performing team.
• Embraces team work and aspires and supports the ideals of working in a team
work environment as a team champion
• Passion to work in a rural community setting.
• Flexible mindset and willingness to take challenging assignments not within
the scope of this position
• Self-driven and highly motivated to deliver results within tight deadlines.
• Good communication skills. Ability to communicate well within the
organization and externally with the rural communities and local leaders
• Excellent computer skills/data management skills and comfort to advance the
skills in a dynamic IT field.
• Proactive and ambitious to support innovation and change in a dynamic
working environment
• A positive ”can do’’ attitude to work and an ability to develop in a fast
paced work environment

Position Location
Position will be based in Uganda Bugiri and Iganga

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**Closing Date** : 29th March. 2022

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