Livelihoods Project Manager – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

BACKGROUND
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a
private, independent humanitarian organisation working to provide durable
solutions and promoting human security. In Uganda, DRC/DDG works in the north,
north-western and north-eastern regions in a range of emergency and development
support for the communities in need.
In Karamoja, DRC has been
implementing Community Safety project since 2010 with an aim of reducing armed
violence in the region. DRC is looking to implement a range of livelihoods
activities including short term cash and food based interventions to a longer
term resilience building interventions such as micro-credit schemes and other
income generating activities.
Responsibilities
The Livelihoods Project Manager manages all aspects of 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. The position includes the
following specific responsibilities:
a)   
Management
·        
Management, operational oversight, coordination
and implementation of the livelihoods project in Karamoja
·        
Support and supervision of national staff; this
position will involve identification, recruitment and development of the
national staff.
b)   
Project Implementation
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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;
·        
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
c)    
Reporting
·        
Provide regular internal and external reports
and other relevant information on general policy matters and programme
activities based on agreed formats and schedules;
·        
Ensure donor requirements are met including
production of reports in formats agreed with the donors and partners.
d)   
 Finance and administration
·        
Responsible for budget monitoring, financial
management and expenses control including compliance with minimum DRC/DDG and
donor requirements and ensuring that the necessary systems are in place.
e)    
Representation/Coordination
·        
Maintain close and good working relations with
all relevant stakeholders including relevant UN organisations, OPM, local
authorities, line ministries, donors, NGOs, CBOs and other partners
f)     
Accountability
·        
Guided by the DRC Programme Handbook,
continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives in the
field as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of DRC’s
activities.
Qualifications
·        
Minimum 4 years of International experience from
humanitarian/development work including programme development and management
responsibilities. Experience with management of community driven livelihoods
projects preferred.
·        
A Masters Degree in Development Studies, Social
Sciences, International Relations, development studies or related subject
·        
Previous experience in Karamoja is preferred and
availability on a short notice is preferred
·        
Demonstrated experience of managing finance,
budget skills and logistics
·        
Demonstrated experience of coordinating with
national and local authorities
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Proven ability in designing and implementing
Monitoring & Evaluation frameworks
·        
Strong training, mentoring and facilitation
skills
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Excellent writing skills in English
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Demonstrable cultural sensitivity and security
awareness
·        
Diplomatic, patient and persistent
·        
Fluency in written and spoken English
Personal Competencies
·        
Leadership skills, including ability to build
and motivate a team as well as willingness to deal with conflicts up front
·        
Political and cultural sensitivity, including
ability to adapt well to local cultures
·        
Proven ability to function well in a volatile and
very restricted environment
·        
Strong liaison, education and communication
skills
·        
Ability to resist external pressures
·        
Innovative and creative thinking
·        
Analytical and reporting skills
CONDITIONS
Duty station: Moroto, Uganda
with frequent travel to the field; The person must be prepared to live and work
in the field, in isolated areas in an unstable security environment with
limited recreational and social facilities.
Contract:
12 months – with possibilities
for extension, subject to funding. This is a locally recruited expat position;
salary negotiable; the position offers standard vacation and holiday benefits.
Start date: As soon as possible
Further Information
You are welcome to contact Mr.
Lilu Thapa, Head of Operations and AVR, DRC Uganda on email: lilu.thapa@drc-ddg.org for additional
information about the vacancy. Please note that applications are not to be sent
to Mr. Lilu Thapa.
For information about our work
and organisation, please visit our website www.drc.dk
and www.danishdemininggroup.dk.
How to apply: 
Only motivated applications that
address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications sent
together with a CV, in English and marked ”DDG Project Manager – Uganda” will
be considered. We only accept applications sent to administrator@drc-ddg.org
APPLICATIONS SENT DIRECTLY TO
LILU THAPA WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applications are to be sent no later than 15th
April 2012, however, please note that position will be filled if a suitable
candidate is identified before the deadline.

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