Program Coordinator

Children's Rights and Violence Prevention Fund (CRVPF)

Job Summary

The Program Coordinator will be motivated by a passion for children's rights and violence prevention work and a drive for continuous learning and improvement. This role requires an individual who can balance strong attention to detail and analytical skills with an engaging, consultative, relationship-focused approach to working with people.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Position: Program Coordinator

Program: Community Based Organizations Capacity Development Support

Report to: CRVPF Executive Director

Opening Date: July 20th, 2020

Closing Date: August 30th, 2020


Children's Rights and Violence Prevention Fund (CRVPF) is a child rights and social justice regional intermediary organization based in Uganda. The mission is to provide grants and capacity development support to community organizations operating in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Kenya. CRVPF supports community institutions that work with children, adolescent girls, boys, and their families, communities, and schools to advance rights and prevent violence, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation of children. CRVPF employs a cluster partnership model that encourages 2-5 community organizations and local NGOs to work together in a cluster partnership using one grant to address children's needs in a particular geographic area where children are at risk.

Children Rights and Violence Prevention Fund (CRVPF) with funding from Mastercard Foundation will be implementing a project to support Community Organizations' Capacity Development to Respond to COVID-19 Challenges in Refugee Settlements, Host, and Slum Communities.

The key objectives of the project include;

• Build the institutional capacity of youth and women-led community-based organizations and local NGOs operating in refugee settlements, host communities and slum areas for Covid-19 recovery and resilience programs

• Support economic recovery and build the resilience of youth and women in refugee and host communities.

• Build the capacity of women-led organizations in slum areas to develop safe spaces for adolescent girls' empowerment programs.

• Develop robust digital solutions and management system for the network of community-based organizations


CRVPF seeks a qualified Program Coordinator to support the grant-making program and capacity development support to community organizations and local NGOs led by young people and women working in refugee settings, host communities, and slum areas. The Program Coordinator will support partners to design and apply multi-sectoral approaches to strengthen positive youth development programming, building the resilience of Refugee, Youth, and Women-led organizations to cope with the current challenges of COVID-19 pandemic. The Program Coordinator and support children and youth in schools and community settings. S(he) will work at CRVPF regional office in Kampala, Uganda. This position has a maximum of 24-months period of performance and is contingent on funding.


Grants & Partnership management:

• Collaborate with CRVPF Executive Director and the Grants Coordinator to develop calls for proposals to select and build partnerships with youth and women-led CBOs and local NGOs working in the 12 refugee districts, and in the slum areas of Kampala, Mukono, Lira, and Kasese.

• Manage and provide overall oversight of the partnership's portfolios, including but not limited to conducting partnership management meetings (Opening, Review and Closing Meetings); coordinating with different departments to follow up on action points and pending issues to ensure proper partnership management; responding to ad-hoc requests and questions related to the partnerships.

• Collaborate with selected consultants to conduct a capacity assessment of partners to identify their essential needs, including training needs, to build their resilience to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic impact on their work.

• Work in collaboration with Cluster Partners to prepare and complete their proposals and budgets during the application process to ensure compliance with Mastercard Foundation and CRVPF financial policies and guidelines.

• Build partner capacity, by providing training(s) in program quality management, compliance and regularly conduct support visits to ensure effective management of funds by partner organizations, while working within Mastercard Foundation guidelines and CRVPF policies.

• Support partners in identifying technical expertise needed to build their professional and organizational capacity in support of more robust positive youth development programming.

• Ensure that sub awarding policies and procedures are streamlined and realistic; to oversee a sub awarding process that minimizes bureaucracy and ensures compliance.

• Ensure timely processing of programmatic and financial reports and grantee payments, by regularly analyzing the monthly reports of each grant, including checking the supporting documentation of each grant report (invoices, receipts, quotations, etc.).

• Together with the CRVPF Grants Coordinator, review all forms, templates, and processes, such as (Requests for Application (RFAs), Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), and grant agreements and modifications), and ensure they are user-friendly and straightforward.

• Build the internal capacity of CBOs and NGOs with appropriate technology while transitioning them to digital solutions to improve their internal system and processes by unlocking barriers such as limited internet connectivity, power supply as well as low ICT capacity.

• Support the development of tools and systems for the management of CBOs and NGOs to ensure that partner’s deliverables are of quality and timely, and meet the expectations of the project and CRVPF.

• Ensure that partners' communication and support are well-coordinated.

• Develop and manage the partners reporting schedule to ensure useful quality reports submitted on time in compliance with Mastercard Foundation reporting requirements

Administration work:

• Design and maintain filing systems for the Fund paper and electronic records.

• Participate in weekly Program Team staff meetings, including the provision of work-related updates.

• Participate in weekly substantive check-ins with CRVPF Director.

• Collaborate with Finance and Grant Coordinator, Administrative Team, on special projects as needed.

• Maintain working knowledge of the Fund programs and priority funding areas and remain abreast of current research, activities, and trends in the funding sector.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


The Program Coordinator will be motivated by a passion for children's rights and violence prevention work and a drive for continuous learning and improvement. This role requires an individual who can balance strong attention to detail and analytical skills with an engaging, consultative, relationship-focused approach to working with people. Essential skills for consideration include a highly-tuned detail orientation, strategic thinking, and a process and system mindset. Candidates should have excellent writing and oral communication skills, great listeners, instinctual information sharers, and network builders. Cross-cultural competencies will be vital.

• 5-8 years' work experience, especially working with refugee, youth, and women-led organizations working in East Africa, with specific expertise supporting capacity development for local organizations and creating youth employment opportunities.

• Experience with performance improvement methodologies strongly preferred.

• Grant management experience; demonstrated ability to manage grants with community organizations and local NGO's

• Demonstrated experience and skill with budget preparation and analysis, financial reporting, and the proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports.

• Operational knowledge of grant-making and grant reporting

• Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English is required

• Data management experience, familiarity with data systems and business processes

• Financial or business analysis skills

• Experience managing small and medium scale projects

• Exceptional communication skills

• A natural curiosity for problem-solving

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially with Excel

• Ability to multitask and work independently and collaboratively to meet weekly, monthly, and quarterly deadlines

Job Education: A Master's Degree in Economics

Job Experience: 5-8 years


Job application procedure

CRVPF offers a competitive benefits package and a salary that is commensurate with education and related work experience. This is a full-time position.

TO APPLY: Please send an email referring to the job title in the subject line along with a resume and one-page cover letter explaining your interest and how your skills and work experience fit the position by August 30th, 2020, to the following email addresses:

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