Program Coordinator Agri-Business Skilling for Youth in a Refugee context (ABSYR) by ICCO

19 December, 2017

Organization profile

Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation) is an international non-governmental organization working towards a world in which people can live with dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. Our core values are justice, compassion and stewardship.

ICCO Cooperation has four thematic focus areas including;

  • Economic Empowerment
  • Food Security and Sustainable Consumption
  • Responsible Business and
  • Humanitarian Aid.

The Agri-Business Skilling for Youth in a Refugee context (ABSYR) program is a three year program aimed to increase the socio-economic well-being of youth in Yumbe district (refugees and host community) through skilling in agriculture, agribusiness and life skills. The program is carried out in a consortium with two other INGOs (ZOA and War Child Holland) and led by ICCO Cooperation. Apart from the overall management, ICCO will be responsible for the formation of youth into successful cooperatives or producer organizations and building private sector linkages for value chain support and coaching.

ICCO Cooperation is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for the position of Program Coordinator.

Job Title: Program Coordinator ABSYR

Job summary: The job objective is to coordinate the successful implementation of the ABSYR program in line with ICCO’s policies

Reports to: The Uganda country manager

Direct reportees: agri-business advisor, monitoring & evaluation advisor and field finance and administration assistant.

Duty station: Yumbe district (office location to be determined, but likely in rural area)

Position type: locally recruited

Contract type: Fixed term contract – two year with possibility of renewal based on performance.

Start date: As early as possible but preferably 1st February 2018

Salary: Grade VII of the Uganda shillings salary scale


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall program implementation
  • Coordinate the activities of the consortium through regular meetings, field visits, joint workplan and budget monitoring
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with consortium members based on ICCO’s partnership principles
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with all relevant stakeholders including the local and district government, refugee leadership and private sector
  • Represent ABSYR in relevant fora
  • Set up and ensure coordination of monitoring, evaluation and learning and accountability structures and document best practices
  • Ensure proper financial management of the program, in collaboration with the Finance Assistant and the Kampala-based Finance Officer
  • Facilitate program reviews and monitoring
  • Prepare and submit monthly work plans, monthly narrative and financial reports and liquidity requests to the Country Manager
  • Support the Country Manager in the development of narrative and financial reports to the donor
  • Ensure that All Solutions and Promeva (ICCO Cooperation databases) are up to date concerning ABSYR project

Key result areas:

  • Program implementation
  • Financial management
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Performance management

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in in a senior management with an international organization and in the fields of agriculture and skills development. Experience in refugee settlements is desirable
  • Proven track record in project management including financial literacy
  • Good knowledge of project partnership management
  • Familiarity with donor programs
  • Affinity with the private sector. Experience in business development is an added advantage
  • Negotiation skills
  • Networking and facilitation skills
  • Good communication skills including intercultural communication


  • Open
  • Integrity
  • Innovative
  • Strategic thinking
  • Reliable
  • Result driven
  • Independent team worker
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
  • Affinity with the protestant character of ICCO Cooperation

Working condition

  • 40 hours a week
  • Based in rural area in Yumbe district
  • Frequent travel to program areas

All applications should be clearly marked: “Program Coordinator ABSYR”

How to apply: Please send your CV of not more than 3 pages, a motivational letter and contact details of 3 professional referees to ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ as only email applications shall be considered and no email should exceed 2MB.

We thank all applicants for their interest but please note that only those short listed will be contacted and any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

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