Livelihoods Project Manager – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)/Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a private,
independent humantarian organisation working to provide durable solutions and
promoting human security. In Uganda, DRC/DDG works in north, north-western and
north-eastern regions in a range of emergency/development support for the
communities in need (for more information go to www.drc.dk).
DRC/DDG calls for applications from qualified candidates to fill the
vaccancy of:
Position: Livelihoods Project Manager
Duty Station: Moroto office
 
General Role
The Project Manager (Livelihoods) manages the all livelihoods support project
including cash and food transfer assistance in Karamoja. Furthermore, s/he has
financial and administrative responsibility for the project and is also
responsible for the planning and implementation of adequate security
precautions in the project area to ensure the safety of all staff and assets.
S/he reports to the DRC Uganda Country Director and is the direct supervisor of
senior staff working within the livelihoods support project. 
Specific duties and
responsibilities:

The PM (Livelihoods) is responsible for the following tasks within the
framework of DRC standard regulations and operational procedures:
Project management:
·        
Oversee
implementation of Livelihood support project in Karamoja.
·        
Supervise
a proper and timely implementation of all projects according to agreed policies
and donor requirements;
·        
Prepare
annual/project action plans for the project in accordance with annual planning
cycle;
·        
Provide
regular internal reports and other relevant information on general policy
matters and programme activities to the DRC Country Director in Kampala, based
on agreed formats and schedules;
·        
Ensure
donor requirements are met including production of reports in formats agreed
with the donors and partners.
·        
Ensure
that a sound documentation including relevant beneficiary data is collected and
that relevant assessments are conducted in the project area.
·        
Ensure
that a sound feedback system is in place in the project area so that
beneficiaries have easy access to DRC.
Administration and Personnel
Management
·        
Responsible
for financial budgeting and expenditure management, staff management (including
development of TORs for project staff), continued revision and implementation
of sound administrative guidelines and personnel policies, security
precautions, logistics and all other tasks pertaining to the efficient day-to-day
running of the project;
·        
Supervise
national staff and take action in terms of recruitment, promotions and dismissal
as required;
·        
Be
responsible for organisational development of the DRC Karamoja operation,
including staff assessment as well as formulation and implementation of human
resource development activities;
·        
Manage
the staff under livelihood project, mentor and assist in continual development
of the staff. 
External relations:
·        
Coordination:
Maintain close and good relations with all relevant stakeholders including the
WFP, and other relevant UN organisations, OPM, local authorities, line
ministries, donors, NGOs, CBOs and other partners;
·        
Transparency:
Ensure required reports and information is shared with the direct project
stakeholders in a timely and adequate manner;
·        
Reporting:
In consultation with the Country Director ensure timely narrative and financial
reporting to donors;
Person Specification
·        
A
Masters Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, International
Relations, development studies or related subject
·        
At least
7 years experience of managing program in NGO of which at least 4 years should
be management of community driven livelihoods projects
·        
Previous
experience in Karamoja is preferred
·        
Experience
working on multi agency or cross-sectoral programmes preferable
·        
Good
grasp of project cycle development and problem analysis
·        
Demonstrated
experience of managing finance, budget skills and logistics
·        
Demonstrated
experience of coordinating with national and district authorities
·        
Proven
ability in designing and implementing Monitoring & Evaluation frameworks
·        
Strong
training, mentoring and facilitation skills
·        
Excellent
writing skills in English
·        
Demonstrable
cultural sensitivity and security awareness
For the position
The position is contract based and subject to funding
Remuneration and benefits are as per DRC/DDG Uganda standard salary scale and
benefit package
Female candidates and residents of Karamoja with suitable qualification and
experience are strongly encouraged to apply
How to Apply:
Please send motivated applications with CVs to: administrator@drc-ddg.org
Application deadline: 30th March 2012
(Please note that only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted for further selection process)

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