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Program Manager Kampala

Posted by Mercy Corps Uganda Private Central
  • Company: Mercy Corps Uganda
  • Experience: 5 - 10 yers
  • Studies: Master
  • Category: Management - Executive - Director
  • Contract: Undefined
  • Salary: Undefined
Duties and Responsibilities:1. Program Implementation:• Provide leadership and strategic vision of program implementation, development and management.• Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners, and aligned with Mercy Corps principles, values and strategic plan.• Monitor adherence to grant agreement, Mercy Corps policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations.2. Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Reporting:• Facilitate the achievement of program targets and objectives and lead efforts to design effective M&E systems.• Manage the scheduling and production of formal and informal reports on all aspects of the program in a timely and efficient manner.• Ensure that M&E staff focus on assisting programs to generate practical information that can be used for ongoing program decision-making while also capturing results at the impact level.3. Coordination and Representation:• Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination with the Country Director.• Coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.4. Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building:• Create a work atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of excellent personnel at all levels.• Implement, and ensure all staff are effectively using, the performance planning and management system, establishing performance expectations and regularly providing constructive feedback.5. Program Support Operations:• Coordinate with program and finance and administration staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset management), procurement, security, administration and human resources.• Propose design of new local policies as needed and in accordance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations.6. Security:• Work closely with the country teams’ security focal points to develop and maintain systems that ensure the safety and security of the team in all aspects of its work.• Ensure that programs are designed and implemented with a clear analysis and understanding of security management priorities.7. Organizational Learning: As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational• Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.Qualifications, Skills and Experience:• The applicant should hold a master’s degree in social sciences, management, international development or other relevant field.• A minimum of five years of experience including three years in a senior management position, including at a regional/cross-country level.• Significant experience with and strong understanding of DFID rules, regulations and compliance issues• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including report development, writing and editing.• Strong management skills, with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues.• Prior experience contributing to donor-funded proposal processes including assessment, design, and writing• Demonstrated understanding of both urban and rural livelihoods systems, climate change adaptation strategies, and resilience programming;• Past experience implementing activities in Uganda – with a strong understanding of the current political, economic, cultural and historical context• Excellent team player, with good communication and diplomatic skills.• Possess proven ability to work independently as part of a regional team• Excellent analytical and information management skills.• Good organizational skills and ability to work under stress and in remote locations.• Flexible and creative in planning and problem solving.• Attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
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