NGO Career Jobs – Branch Manager at African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)

Job Title:    Branch Manager
Organisation: African Centre for Treatment and
Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
                
About
US:
The African Centre for
Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV) is a Non- Governmental organisation
in Uganda since 1993 whose mandate is to provide physical and psychological
treatment and rehabilitation including legal advice to survivors of torture as
well as to advocate against torture.
Job Summary:  The Branch Manager takes overall responsibility
for the implementation of ACTV activities in Gulu and its catchment area. The
incumbent will be responsible for taking lead in proposal development and
resource mobilization. The role entails building effective partnerships with a
diversity of stakeholders, ranging from torture survivors to humanitarian and
development partners, local communities, and government authorities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Management
    of programs in the area of operation.
  • In
    charge of oversight of logistics, administration, human resources and
    finances.
  • Significantly
    contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation through
    participation in strategy planning meetings and developing strategic
    documents.
  • Responsible
    for managing the office and compound, including the overall financial
    budgeting and expenditures, staff management, administrative issues,
    security and logistics.
  • In
    charge of assessing staff capacity gaps and provide/recommend training and
    coaching to increase technical skills for improved project implementation
    as necessary.
  • Ensure
    timely activity implementation according to ACTV procedures and
    guidelines.
  • Rigorously
    monitor programme quality and develop relevant accountability initiatives
    in the field as well as strengthen the effort to document the impact of
    activities and ACTV presence.
  • Maintain
    budget overview and ensure timely utilization of funds.
  • In
    charge of the coordination and good collaboration with all actors
    involved, including local partners and authorities, as well as other
    donors and humanitarian actors in the area.
  • Chair
    monthly centre meetings.
  • Ensure
    that timely narrative and financial reports are provided to the Program
    Manager and Finance and Administration Manager respectively.
  • Under
    the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer and Program Manager, take
    part in applying for funding and broadening of the funding base for ACTV.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Branch Manager should preferably hold a Post-graduate qualification in
    Political/Social Sciences, Public Health, Management, Economics,
    International Development or equivalent
  • A
    minimum of four years’ proven and successful track record of programme
    management experience in a non-governmental organisation.
  • Excellent
    human resource management skills, interpersonal skills, cross-cultural
    communication and ease in managing a multi-ethnic team.
  • Detailed
    knowledge and understanding of the Human Rights Approaches and Concepts.
  • Experience
    with budget contracts management.
  • Fluency
    in written and spoken English with excellent writing skills.
  • Familiarity
    with systems and concepts for monitoring and evaluating projects
  • Self-motivated
    and able to work with minimum guidance.
  • Good
    training and facilitation skills
  • Ability
    to think clearly, deeply and broadly.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their applications including detailed curriculum vita, three
(3) professional referees and their contact addresses, as well as certified
copies of academic certificates and any other relevant documents. The complete
documents should be sent to:
The Chief Executive Officer,
African Centre for Treatment
and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)
Plot No.113, Owen Road,
Off Tufnell Drive – Kamwokya
P.O. Box 6108, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 31st July, 2015
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