Program Coordinator

Deadline: October 10th, 2017

How to apply: Email with your CV/resume and brief email introducing yourself with the subject line: Program Coordinator--The Global Livingston Institute

Location: Kampala, Uganda 

Start Date: As Soon As Possible


About the Organization:

The mission of the Global Livingston Institute is to educate students and community leaders on innovative approaches to international development and empower awareness, collaboration, conversations and personal growth. The Global Livingston Institute (GLI) is named after Johnston R. Livingston, a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist from Colorado. Jamie Van Leeuwen founded the GLI in 2009 after traveling to Uganda and Rwanda as part of the Livingston Fellowship he received from Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. During his travels, he became aware of the many people and NGOs taking actions in East Africa without truly understanding the needs of the community. He identified the need for people to do more listening and thinking before acting. Ultimately, the idea was to get students and community leaders to rethink the approach we take to international development. Since 2009, the GLI has been engaging students and community leaders in the United States and East Africa to Listen. Think. Act.

Job Summary:

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and success of all major Ugandan events for the Global Livingston Institute (GLI). This person will LISTEN to the communities where GLI works in order to THINK differently and bigger about community and international development. Then, the Program Coordinator should ACT with local partners and collaborate with GLI staff to implement large scale music events and GLI’s flagship conferences.

Key responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the Program Coordinator is to coordinate the logistics for GLI’s annual iKnow Concert Series. This includes working with American and East African partners to ensure that these concerts are successful. Tasks will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Negotiating and securing contracts with production companies;
  • Negotiating and securing contracts with local partners;
  • Forecasting and developing program budgets;
  • Managing and recording expenses;
  • Developing program budgets and supportive financial data for fundraising efforts;
  • Coordinating with local and national healthcare providers year-round in each community in which the concerts take place to ensure the smooth delivery of health services;
  • Ensuring effective flow of communication between American partners and East African partners;
  • Ensuring that local musicians and artists are engaged with the concerts;
  • Managing the concert experience for American and foreign musicians;
  • Coordinating with local partners on mobilization, marketing, and outreach for the concerts.

The coordinator will also be responsible for organizing GLI’s major conferences at the Entusi Resort and Retreat Center in Kabale, Uganda. These major events include GLI’s annual Women’s Leadership Retreat, Youth Summit, mental health facilitator trainings, and more. The coordinator should also take initiative to book and host other events at Entusi.

The successful implementation of these events in East Africa will require this position to collaborate with GLI’s Executive Director to ensure consistent vision, the Chief of Staff to ensure logistical success and the Development Director regarding the pursuit of funding opportunities.

Key requirements and skills

This person must think differently and think big. They must have a passion for international development, event coordination, and public health. The Program Coordinator has to be able to retain large amounts of information, work in a fast-paced environment, pay close attention to detail, work well on teams and delegate to staff efficiently. Extraordinary oral and written communication is critical. This person must communicate well written and orally in English.

Experience in event coordination preferred. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.

Compensation: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and level of expertise.

To learn more about the iKnow Concert Series: