SALARY SCALE: Not Specified

DEADLINE: Jan 17, 2021 11:00 PM


AGE LIMIT: Not Specified


Reporting to the Programme Manager, the Project Manager – Library will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of Nakivale Community Library Network (NCLN) project programming phase interventions in Nakivale and Oruchinga Refugee settlements. He or she will work with stakeholders for NCLN project to ensure project plans are effectively implemented, monitored and progress reports shared. The incumbent will be able to implement independent activities which are in harmony both with the aim of the project and Alight Operation in terms of community and youth engagement.


1. Supervise current ongoing constructions and technical works related to the library project.

2. Lead in the updating of NCLN project charter, strategy, roles and sustainability planning.

3. Collaborate with the organizing/management committee, community and experts for identifying and creating appropriate operation for the main library and the branches (according to the community).

4. Engage with the constructors on the ground: supervision, guidance, management and follow up with the construction plans;

5. Working hand in hand with Alight Operations Department to conduct general follow up with the contracts with companies contracted to implement or supply goods and services for the project;

6. Engage with the community and stakeholders to following up with ideas and needs related to the project (library branches and good practices in constructions/utilization);

7. Promote the library project both in the interaction with the communities, other stakeholders and Implementing Partners (IPs);

8. Facilitate access to information and resources related to the library project by close collaboration with other staff both responsible for the project or general Nakivale /Uganda program.

9. Engagement and support of other activities related to the project when necessary (EX: workshops; trainings; awareness campaigns);

10. Coordinate/facilitate activities/workshops which promote environmental care, sustainable development and possible income generating activities with the communities and youth groups;

11. Provide regular updates and fulfill other duties assigned by the supervisor and/or Grants Coordinator;

12. Prepare brief weekly, monthly project progress or other relevant reports and submit to the supervisor and/or Grants Coordinator.

13. Document and share project best practices and lessons learned during implementation including action research, case studies and documentaries.

14. Effectively provide supervision and enhance capacity of project staff and partners to implement project interventions to expected standards.

15. To ensure relevant project information is collected and feeds into existing national and district information management systems.


Degree in Community Psychology, Library and Information Management, Adult and Community Education, Community health, Social sciences, development studies, gender studies or related field.

At least 5 years’ experience in development work with a bias in community psychology, Adult and Community Education, child protection, information management.

Experience in project planning and management of development projects/programs

Strong understanding of child protection systems, community based child protection, psychosocial care and support, are added advantages

Self-motivated with excellent leadership and time management skills.

Excellent report writing, communication and analytical skills.

The person must be able to work with minimum supervision

Ability to manage multiple tasks at a time and work effectively with colleagues from different backgrounds

Strong computer skills.


Alight is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  Alight complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. Any form of canvassing in the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

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NB: This position is Readvertised and those who applied previously for it should not reapply.