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National Programme Coordinator

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

The National Programme Coordinator (NPC) provides technical support to the Permanent Secretary in the co-ordination and implementation of DINU activities in line with Government policies, Financing Agreement (FA) for DINU, and subsequent Programme Estimates, specific commitments, contracts and delegation agreements that may be commissioned under the FA. The incumbent will head the Programme Management Unit and as such holds the most senior position in the daily management of the Programme. He/she will be assisted by a Technical Assistance Team (TAT), led by a Chief Technical Adviser/Team Leader and 3 other key experts, and locally recruited technical and support staff of approximately 20 persons based in three offices in Kampala, Gulu and Moroto.

Application accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current employer or previous employer for those temporarily unemployed plus a passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e-mail), photocopy of the National ID should be addressed


  1. Provide overall strategic and managerial leadership to the Programme Management Unit (PMU)
  2. Coordinate and supervise the execution of DINU in the different regions as per agreed Programme Estimates and grant, service, supplies and works contracts, and in accordance with the Financing Agreement and the 11 th EDF rules and procedures;
  3. Provide advice, assistance and capacity to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in the implementation of the Programme, and contribute to relevant management and consultation structures, functions and meetings in OPM, and other relevant bodies and persons within the overall PRDP framework;
  4. Ensure regular dialogue and networking with other national and international programmes and international development partners to maximize synergies and coordination in the rehabilitation of Northern Uganda;
  5. Provide technical inputs, advice and guidance in areas related to the specific objectives of DINU: rural development, agriculture, food security, water resources, energy, infrastructure and good governance etc.
  6. Provide technical supervision, assessments, coaching and motivation to the PMU team to maintain a shared culture of collaboration and ensure individual and team performance;
  7. Ensure the monitoring and reporting of Programme outputs and results in line with the Programme’s Monitoring and Evaluation tools and guidelines to ensure adherence to set targets and implementation time schedules;
  8. Ensure the proper and efficient utilization of project resources and assets, including maintaining proper and accurate books of accounts, assets registers, stock and transport monitoring systems in line with EDF rules and the PMU’s operations manuals;
  9. Report to the Permanent Secretary OPM periodically on programme activities and progress, and as required by the Financing Agreements and EDF rules.
  10. Ensure branding, visibility and understanding amongst key stakeholders and the public at large about the Programme, its objectives, achievements and funding agency;
  11. Perform any other duties from time to time within the framework of the PRDP as assigned by the Permanent Secretary or his/her delegate

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Stakeholder communication; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Strategizing; Partnerships; Capacity planning; Programme management; Team leadership
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Office of the Prime Minister- Uganda

GovernmentalCompany size: 500-1000 people

Article 108 A of the Constitution mandates the Prime Minister to: (i) Be the Leader of Government Business in Parliament and be responsible for coordination and implementation of Government Policies across Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions. (ii) Perform such other functions as may be assigned to him or her by the President or as may be conferred on him or her by the Constitution or by law.