Area coordinator

Uganda: Area Coordinator – Karamoja/ West Nile


Closing date: 23 Sep 2017

Contract: Fixed term

Country: Uganda

Duration 12 months

City: Karamoja/ West Nile

Starting date: ASAP


Background on ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,300 national staff 300 international staff, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries. More on

Country Profile

Number of projects: 6
Number of areas: 2
Number of national staff: 18
Annual budget (EUR): 328.816
Number of offices: 5
Number of international staff: 3

Position context and key challenges

In response to the emergency situation in Uganda, ACTED recruits.

Position profile  

  1. Ensure ACTED Representation in the area of activity
  2. Representation vis-à-vis provincial authorities
  3. Representation vis-à-vis Donors
  4. Representation amongst other international organizations

More generally, the Area Coordinator is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of ACTED’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.

  1. Contribute to the development of a global intervention strategy and to support its implementation at provincial level
  2. Analyze the context and develop strategic plans, in consultation with the Country Director
  3. Implement the financial strategy
  4. Implement the operational strategy
  5. Oversee reporting procedures

More generally, communicate systematically to the Country Director the development of the area strategy and its implementation.

  1. Oversee Staff and Security
  2. Guide and direct the staff of the area of intervention
  3. Contribute to the recruitment of expatriate staff
  4. Oversee staff security


  • Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations or Development
  • Project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in development programmes
  • 2-5 years previous work experience in a relevant position
  • Proven capabilities in leadership and management required
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure


  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance
  • Free food and lodging provided at the organization’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package

How to apply:

Please send your application including cover letter, CV and references to under Ref: AC/UGA

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