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We are searching for PROJECT COORDINATOR (Bilingual French & English)
COUNTRY: Uganda CITY: Kampala with 30% of time travelling Starting Date: ASAP Length of the assignment: 12 months Closing date for application: 30/12/11
Advertisement reference: PCKAM1110
Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights. Handicap International is a not-for-profit organisation with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission. For more details on the association:
JOB CONTEXT: Following consultation between Handicap International (HI), the Uganda Mine Action Center (UMAC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) at the 9th Mine States Parties meeting in Geneva November 2008, Handicap International conducted, in March 2009, a mine action assessment mission in Western Uganda.
The assessment mission confirmed the presence of mine / Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and a significant socio-economic impact in Western Uganda which was not being fully addressed. Handicap International has started to assist the Ugandan authorities to prevent disability from contamination of Explosive Remnants of War, protect most at risk groups until clearance and return is possible, and contribute to victim assistance. The project proposed by Handicap International has taken place through a coordinated mine action approach in the affected district of Kasese. The approach will include Mine / Explosive Remnants of War Risk Education and Explosive Remnants of War Victim Assistance, in coordination with development and capacity building.
You will be responsible to ensure implementation and supervision of Mine Action project (Victim Assistance & Mine Risk Education) in the intervention area. To address this objective you will have to build a strong relationship with our main Ugandan strategic partners.
You are based in Kampala under the responsibilities of the Head of mission, and will have to travel to different sites up to 30% of your time. You ensure the management, the implementation, the supervision and the follow up of the whole Mine Action project, in Uganda.
Your main responsibilities are to: • Budget and manage the project • Ensure the programs’ advancement supervision with respect to technical and budgetary plans • Link with Log Manager, Admin Manager, Livelihood Technical Advisor, VA Technical Advisor, and MRE Coordinator to define the intervention strategy, check the advancement of Mine Action projects through regular field visits, write narrative and budgetary project proposals • Coordinate the our Mine Action project in Uganda, with other Mine Action players • Manage the Mine Action Ugandan Project staff members
As the successful candidate you will have: • Higher education in economics, social sciences, management • Relevant experience of implementing and developing projects, • Experience of team management and project engineering - related issues • Relevant professional experience in an NGO
REQUIRED LANGUAGE SKILLS: You will need to be fluent in French AND English
JOB ENVIRONMENT: Living conditions in Kampala: very good and quite comfortable. Possibility to rent house with all modern conveniences in Kampala + running electricity and water. Security conditions in Kampala: safe.
EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: This role is open to families HOWEVER you need to remember before applying you will be travelling 30% of your time
Salary: 2100 to 2450 gross salary/month + 457 Euros net expatriation allowance + 50% of the medical cover taken in charge by Handicap International + repatriation insurance + indemnity for partner and children Volunteer: 750 or 850 Euros monthly indemnity + living allowance paid on the field + accommodation + 100% of the medical cover taken in charge by Handicap International + repatriation insurance + indemnity for partner and children
How to apply: 
Please send resume and covering letter with the reference PCKAM1110 to: HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL - 14, avenue Berthelot - 69361 LYON CEDEX 07 - FRANCE By Email: Or by our website: Please do not telephone

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