Project Manager – Mbale Coalition Against Poverty (MCAP)

Job Title: Project
Organisation: Mbale
Coalition Against Poverty (MCAP)
Duty Station: Mbale,
About MCAP:
Mbale CAP (Coalition Against
Poverty) scheme is a coalition of key players, statutory, civil organizations
and businesses in the Mbale region which seeks to coordinate activities and to
promote social and economic activity. It is involved in work relating to
Health, Education and Livelihoods and this project is part of its Environmental
work. It has a long association with Welsh Government as well as many civil
society groups in that country. The original project and the much expanded one
referred to here has been actively supported at all stages by the Welsh
Government and its officials.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager will oversee the expansion of Mbale CAP tree planting project from one
with a target of one million trees to a target of 10 million trees in five
years. The jobholder will provide Strategic leadership and offer support to
planning, Implementation, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and sustainability
of the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer
    inspirational leadership to the project
  • Provide
    Technical and other forms of support to the relevant staff and implementing
    partners in the planning, implementation and reporting.
  • Prepare
    and track quality and timely progressive reporting according to the
    organization and donor guidelines.
  • Effectively
    manage Project scope by ensuring proper documentation and stake holder
    engagement for any changes.
  • Identify
    funding gaps within the project, advice and support the development plans
    and mobilize resources.
  • Ably
    supervise, motivate, coach and build capacity of field officers to
    proactively plan, manage, monitor and report on the projects performance
    in line with the donor guidelines, policies and procedure.
  • Effectively
    engage with different donors and relevant stake holders.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a Good Degree in Forestry, Agriculture or
    Environmental Studies
  • Masters
    Degree or higher qualifications in the above will be an added advantage
  • Proven
    senior management experience in reputable international organization.
  • At
    least five or more years minimum experience in implementing donor projects
  • Comprehensive
    knowledge of key and standard donor requirements
  • Proven
    report writing, team and project management experience and skills
  • Strong
    demonstrated analytical, innovative, strategic thinking, advocacy and
    financial management skills.
  • Past
    experience in working within matrix management and reporting environment.
  • Financial
    literacy in relation to a project of this size.
  • Excellent
    documentation and report writing skills.
  • A
    good working knowledge and familiarity with IT including social media,
    Google maps etc.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates
should send  their detailed Curriculum
Vitae, copies of certificates, transcripts, names of three professional
referees one being the most recent or current employer should be addressed to Executive
Director Mbale CAP:
Hand deliver to : Mbale CAP
Offices, Majanga Road Baptist Church premises, opposite Cure Hospital, Mbale
Town, Uganda, East Africa.
Post: Mbale CAP P.O. Box 1332,
Mbale, Uganda, East Africa, Tel: 0454 660 333.
Email to: Application and
scanned documents to:,
Deadline: 26th September, 2014.

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