UNHCR Project Manager Job at Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:   Project Manager
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Country
Program Manager
About HIJRA:
Humanitarian Initiative Just
Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and development
organization that positively contributes towards improving the living standards
and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict in the Horn,
East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health, Education, Livelihoods,
Community service & development and Protection programs in the region for a
period of more than 20 years.
About UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with funding from the
UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-Sectoral Program for refugees Oruchinga
settlement (Isingiro District) and transit centers in Kisoro and Bundibugyo
Job Summary: The Project
Manager will be responsible for supervising and managing the overall
implementation of HIJRA/UNHCR field activities in the area of operation through
the field activities sector heads in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement in sectors of
WASH, Protection, Community Services, Livelihood, Operation &
Administration support through Warehousing, HR, Finance and Administration.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Administrative/Financial:
  • Undertake
    and support in budgeting and planning as well as procurement activities,
    financial management, monitoring and technical and financial reporting in
    accordance with donors’ requirements and in line with the joint HIJRA
    strategy, in collaboration with partners and local stakeholders and in
    constant coordination with the Country Program Manager.
  • Ensure
    the proper management of the start-up phase of the project and all
    subsequent stages, including logistical and procedural aspects;
  • Technically
    support in various human resource functions such as resourcing,
    performance management, capacity building, leave management and welfare.
  • Build
    and maintain relevant relationships and develop networks with the major
    governmental institutions, local authorities and other actors that play a
    key- role within the projects’ intervention areas.
  • Ensure
    the development and maintenance of good relationships with partners, the
    local staff, donors, beneficiaries and local authorities;
  • Observe
    the main internal management procedures, monitoring and evaluation in
    accordance with quality management system of HIJRA and UNHCR and other
    donors regulations and standards;
  • Ensure
    compliance with all HIJRA policies and procedures.
2. Programme:
  • Manage
    the assigned project(s) to meet the project objectives within budget and
    allotted time frame.
  • Provide
    strong leadership of the assigned project(s), working to ensure both short
    / long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local
    authorities (where applicable) and local staff.
  • Actively
    facilitate regular staff meetings to ensure awareness of project
    objectives, and opportunity for feedback.
  • Provide
    staff coaching and technical supervision to develop ownership /
    responsibility for activities.
  • Develop
    and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive
    communication structures with the assigned HIJRA team, CPM and other
    relevant stakeholders with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and
  • Actively
    participate in coordination meetings and other working groups or meetings
    as required, representing HIJRA and provide feedback to the staff and
    field on relevant issues.
  • Ensuring
    periodic field reports are produced, edited and sent to partners as may be
    agreed upon.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    UNHCR Project Manager should hold a Bachelors’ degree and a post graduate
    in a relevant field.
  • Three
    or more years of working experience in a relevant field.
  • Possess
    the ability to speak more than one indigenous and foreign language would
    be desirable.
  • Ability
    to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures
    and professional backgrounds; high degree of sensitivity toward others
  • Good
    management, leadership and supervisory skills
  • Possess
    the ability to understand and review both administrative & financial
    related issues
  • Personal
    commitment and drive for results, and adaptability in the workplace;
  • Very
    well organized and able to work under pressure
  • Excellent
    written and spoken communication skills, in English
  • Treat
    information with the confidentiality it deserves
  • Ability
    to coordinate various projects
How to Apply: 
All qualified Ugandan nationals
are encouraged to send an application plus updated CV to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke. Please
clearly indicate the position tile in the subject line of the E-mail. 
NB: Due
to the urgent need to fill this position, shortlisting will be done as we
receive applications. The earlier you apply the better!
Deadline: 15th January 2015
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