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Vacancy Announcement
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
 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


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
 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
 Participate in weekly substantive check-ins with CRVPF Director.
 Collaborate with Finance and Grant Coordinator, Administrative Team, on special projects as
 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’srights 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
 Professional and flexible.
A Master’s Degree in Economics, Business Management, Development Studies, or related fields.
Candidates should have a minimum of 8-10 years of professional work experience primarily related to
grants, and partnership management, youth employment, and development, with knowledge in
nonprofits management systems.

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


Please send an email referring to the job title in the subject line along with a resume and onepage cover letter explaining your interest and how your skills and work experience fit the position by
August 30th, 2020, to the following email addresses:
Email: info@crvpf.org, and fassil.marriam@crvpf.org

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