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Project Coordinator – Early Childhood Development

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted January 8, 2022.

Project Coordinator – Early Childhood Development Jobs in The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) Uganda vacancies in Uganda at The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

# Job Description

The Programme Coordinator will oversee the implementation of all project
activities within the two districts to ensure timely delivery of project
deliverables. S/he will also be responsible for advancing established
partnerships with ECD stakeholders within the districts. The coordinator will
be responsible for the following current projects in the region; Foundations
for Learning, Armstrong, LEGO which will run up to 2024 and Highgate which
runs up to 2022.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• ECD Leadership and Technical Support
• In liaison with the Programme Director, provide overall leadership
throughout the project life cycle
• Supervise program officers by providing direction, input and feedback
• Coordinate and support the preparation of training materials Manuals,
outlines and programs
• Supervise and coordinate gender responsive training, mentorship and support
for ECD educators and stakeholders
• Support on-the-ground in identifying and developing solutions that will help
60 teachers to Teach Like Champions.
• Lead planning and delivery of all training including both Centre-based and
site-based mentoring for teachers, parents and CMCS
• Facilitate linkages of ECD teacher trainees with their schools for practicum
placement.
• Support the Programme Officers to organise and conduct capacity building
sessions for Centre Management Committees, teachers and parents.
• In collaboration with the Teacher trainers deliver centre based and onsite
support to the teachers offering a diploma course.
• Represent MECP-U in District events and all relevant Education or ECD for a,
in ways that advances feedback from the local government leadership,
partnerships and build support for MECP-U programmes
• Finance, budgets and compliance
• Ensure that the relevant donor and internal policies for procurement,
travel, payments etc are followed throughout implementation
• Prepare activity budgets, workplans including procurement plans and ensure
implementation of corresponding activities in line with the approved budgets
and work plan.
• Approve all petty cash requests and retirements and ensure adequate
supporting documents are in place for onward and timely submission to the
Finance Officer.
• Take responsibility for providing budget variance explanations on quarterly
basis.
• Quality Assurance and Reporting
• Lead in monthly, quarterly, annual project review and planning meetings
• Identify and evaluate the risks associated with programme activities and
take appropriate actions
• Support the MEAL officer in collection of Data, lessons learnt, best
practices to inform reports for internal and external use;
• Monitor and review project activities to ensure quality, compliance and
timely reporting.
• Ensure timely compilation and submission of regular periodical project
narrative reports and other progress reports as may be required from time to
time
• Ensure quality and timely implementation of the programme activities against
set objectives, targets, timelines and budget as per the approved work plan
and budget.
• Review and provide feedback on activity level reports
• Undertake any other delegated responsibility as assigned by the immediate
supervisor
• HR & Administration
• Supervise the project staff, conduct their regular performance appraisal and
provide feedback from improvement, along with the necessary mentorship or
coaching
• Oversee and monitor motor vehicle usage and maintenance and advice
management on the status of the project vehicles.
• Coordinate procurement and supplies management, ensuring comprehensive
records are maintained throughout the project life.
• Ensuring Fixed Asset register is maintained, and all assets are labelled.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
• A Bachelors degree in Education or, ECD/ECCE
• At least 5 years’ experience of working on ECD programmes, with a minimum of
2 years’ experience supervising other staff Working with communities on
promotion of ECD will be an added advantage.
• Demonstrable experience with adult learning facilitation
• Experience managing stake holders at district level, e.g. schools,
communities, local government etc and mobilization skills.
• Fluent in one or more of the following three local languages: Kakwa, Lugbar
and Aringa, will be an added advantage
• An excellent command of spoken and written English, including report writing
and computer skills, especially MS Word and Excel.
• Willingness to work and reside in remote districts in West Nile
• Ability to ride a motorcycle will be an added advantage.
• Adherence to AKF’s values and safeguarding policy.
• Impeccable honesty and work ethics
• Personal commitment to working as reliable, honest, & trustworthy member of
AKFU team

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**Closing Date** : 20th Jan. 2022

Project Coordinator – Early Childhood Development Jobs in The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) Uganda vacancies in Uganda at The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

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