Associate, Area Coordinator, Bugiri

Last update 2024-05-20
Expires 2024-06-20
ID #2145427500
Associate, Area Coordinator, Bugiri
Uganda, Eastern Region, Bugiri,
Modified May 6, 2024


About Evidence Action Evidence Action is a global nonprofit organization with an approach distinctive in international development - we exclusively scale interventions that are backed by strong evidence and can be delivered with exceptional cost-effectiveness.

Our programs have grown since our founding in 2013 to reach over 515 million people globally with our interventions.

We deliver high impact for every dollar spent, as recognized by Give Well , The Life You Can Save , and Charity Navigator.

We do development differently.

We take a data-driven approach to identifying, scaling, and continuously improving programs which deliver immense impact, ensuring these solutions measurably improve the lives of millions.

Our Deworm the World Initiative has helped governments in Africa and Asia deliver over 1.8 billion childhood deworming treatments, improving health, education, and incomes.

Dispensers for Safe Water provides sustained safe water access to over 10 million people in rural Africa, preventing childhood illness and deaths.  We drive innovation.

Our Accelerator builds the next generation of exceptional programs, taking an approach most similar to a venture capital model.

We are ruthless in exiting programs which do not meet our criteria; those that advance deliver outsized impact for millions of people.  We are global.

Across  nine countries in Africa and Asia, our 700+ people are united by a tremendous passion for our mission and impact.

We are strong because of our diversity of experience, geography, and background - with over 90% of our people in the countries where our impact is focused.  We have big ambitions.

Over the next decade, we’re setting our sights higher: We aim to reach over 600 million people globally to fulfill our vision of a world where hundreds of millions of people in the poorest places have better opportunities and their lives are measurably improved.

We believe in bold and urgent action - because poverty doesn’t wait, and neither should we.  We need great people.

Our success to date is due to the collective work of our amazing staff.

To achieve our ambitious goals, we are looking for people who share our passion for evidence, cost-effectiveness, and scale.

We seek individuals who take an entrepreneurial approach, enjoy tackling hard problems, and have a bias to action and results.

If our vision and approach excite you as much as it does us, we invite you to join us.  Job purpose An Associate, Area Coordinator is part of the Safe Water Now Program (SWN) program management team and plays an important role in leading program management at the field level.

The Associate, Area Coordinator leads field teams to deliver the various activities and outputs of SWN to the benefit of the communities we serve.

Reporting to the Area Coordinator, the Associate, Area Coordinator position is a key field management role for Safe Water Now Program.

The Associate, Area Coordinator position is both an office and field-based position.

The role requires 50% time in the office and 50% in the field.

Duties and responsibilities: Associate Coordinator is the deputy to the Area Coordinator in managing the Safe water Now program and field office.

Conduct stakeholder meetings at district/county, sub county levels to ensure buy-in of local stakeholders into the SWN program.

Manage a team of Lead Officers and CSAs through good supervision, mentorship & coaching to deliver high quality community engagements.

Lead the field teams in the execution of SWN activities such as dispenser reinstallations, chlorine delivery and dispenser maintenance among others.

Manage field finance expenses prudently with proper accountability and transparency in line with the finance policy.

Develop weekly work plans, budgets and reports for field activities and ensure execution of the planned activities in line with the agreed upon targets.

Support field teams on field data administration for various activities through smart phone technology.

Ensure high adoption of SWN in their locations through managing all the drivers of adoption, which include community knowledge, dispenser functionality, promoter engagement, and non-empty rates.

Take delegated responsibilities in logistical and field operation planning, supervision and reporting.

Other duties and responsibilities as delegated by the Area Coordinator.

Key performance Indicators: Program management: Consistent growth of the dispenser adoption rates through regular chlorine supply and dispenser hardware functionality.

People management: Maintain effective supervision and team leadership for maximum program outcome and contribution towards achieving the organizational vision and mission.

Data management: Good program data management for program performance reports.

Program cost management: Maintain/improve cost effectiveness of SWN program by closely checking on and controlling the operational costs; e.g.

logistical costs- (motorbike maintenance, field transport costs).

Program Finance management: Ensure sufficient funds available for field activities and office expenses Budget management: Ensure that activity implementation is maintained within the budget Financial Accountability: Ensure that all funds are utilized for their intended purpose and accounted for within the times stated in the financial policy.

Requirements Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, International development or equivalent.

Good language skills in English and local language spoken in the operational location both spoken and written At least 2 years’ experience in management of community-development project activities with an NGO, community-based organization or social enterprise.

  Required Competencies and Attributes: Excellent communication skills and good public relations.

High-level discipline and good character while engaging with the community and their leaders, program teams and managers.

Community service attitude/ Passion to work in a rural community setting.

High level of integrity and stewardship.

Embraces teamwork, aspires, and supports the ideals of working in a teamwork environment as a team champion.

Consistent above average performance for the last 1-2 years for SWN program.

Motorcycle riding skills/experience with a valid driving license.

Good computer skills, data entry and management skills Positive attitude to work and to develop in a fast-paced work environment Working conditions Associate Coordinator position is both an office and field-based position.

The incumbent will spend 50% of their time in office and 50% in the field.

Direct reports Lead Officers, Program Implementation-Safe Water Now Position Location Position will be based in Bugiri, Uganda.

Benefits Medical Insurance Pension Plan Paid Time Off How

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Associate, area coordinator

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