The Amalgamated Transport and General Workers Union (ATGWU), a national trade union based in Kampala, Uganda whose focus is labour and worker rights issues, is seeking to recruit a Project Coordinator (PC). With funding from USAID, ATGWU collaborates with the Solidarity Center (SC) and Family Health International (FHI) to implement ROADS project, a regional HIV/AIDS Program targeting the mobile groups and communities along the northern transport corridor. ATGWU interventions include setting up and running resource centres at strategic SafeTStops a long the corridor in Uganda for the long distance truck drivers and affiliated communities they interact with.
This position is based at the Union Headquarters but will involve regular travel to different parts of the country and limited travel within the Great Lakes Region on supervisory visits to the resource centres and meetings with other ROADS II project partners.The Project Coordinator reports to the ATGWU General Secretary, based at the Union Headquarters in Kampala.
Major Program Responsibilities of the Project Coordinator
Develops and supervises activity/work plans for the project including the resource centres.
Trains, mentors and supervises resource centre coordinators, their assistants and peer educators to ensure their work meets ROADS objectives, while adhering to USAID guidelines and the country’s policies.
Provides technical, programmatic support and guidance to the Union, resource centre staff
Compiles and submits monthly narrative and financial reports
Undertakes regular monitoring visits to all the sites to evaluate program performance and suggest ways to improve project implementation.
Works in close collaboration with other ROADS project cluster groups to ensure effective sharing of information and facilities at the resource centres.
Basic Qualifications and Experience
The Project Coordinator should posses a minimum qualification of a diploma in social work, education and/or community health. Five (5) years experience in HIV/AIDS, health and related community development programming is required. Previous work with an NGO, especially a trade union, is desirable. S/he must possess very good interpersonal skills, including supervisory, leadership and team building skills and be able to manage multiple tasks within a limited time frame. The applicant must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Ability to communicate fluently in Swahili and Luganda is a definite advantage. Computer literacy in Word processing and Excel spread sheet are a must.
To apply, please send a cover letter, detailed CV and three references to:
The General Secretary
Amalgamated Transport and General Workers Union
Plot 1066, Block 243, Sepiriya Mukasa Road, Luzira – Kampala
Closing Date: 24th August 2009