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Senior Program Coordinator

Action Against Hunger
Kampala, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Haiti and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has approximately 1,500 staff based in the various country offices, Head Quarter in New York City and Operational Centre in Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.
You'll contribute to ending world hunger by ...
providing oversight of Action Against Hunger Uganda programming interventions, ensuring that the necessary staff and systems are in place to develop and implement high-quality programs.


• Provide management oversight for ongoing programs.
• Ensure program quality through implementation of project review systems, comprehensive M&E systems and staff/partner development.
• Assist program staff to use appropriate project management tools to plan, review and track progress on project implementation as well as on the utilization of project resources.
• Support program staff in the planning of project activities and the establishment of high quality performance targets, ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines. Ensure staff follow Action Against Hunger project management guidelines, based on sound project management models i.e., PMD Pro and ProPack.
• Work with program staff to ensure that all programming documents (Annual Program Plans, project proposals/reports, etc.) are of the highest quality.
• Collaborate with head of finance to ensure project managers are trained on budgeting and finance tools and systems to increase their capacity to adequately track project expenses.
• Monitor project burn rates closely with the project managers to ensure that spending in the projects are consistent with the budgets and are on time.
• Maintain a schedule for reporting of all publicly and privately funded projects. Review and submit required reports including donor and private fund narrative reports, quarterly performance indicator tracking tables, baseline and evaluation reports, as well as others needed/required by the local government, donors, the region or headquarters.
• Actively participate as a member of the senior management team and contribute to strategic planning and key decisions of the country program.
• Oversee regular programming and coordination meetings between the programming and operations departments.
• Supervise staff in the program unit to ensure efficient and quality implementation of project activities, on time and on budget, to deliver results, including the MEAL coordinator, field coordinators and program managers.
• Work closely with the grant acquisition and quality assurance coordinator (GAQA) and field coordinators to identify program priorities and actively develop a plan for program growth in active engagement with partners, regional/HQ technical advisors, and the business development team.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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