UNHCR Program Quality and Development Manager/M&E Career Opportunity – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Organisation: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
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:
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 districts.
Job Summary: The Program Quality and Development Manager will
work in liaison with the Country Program Manager (CPM) and program team to lead
new program development and ensure effective program coordination and
implementation, monitoring and evaluation, quality assurance and accountability
in close collaboration with the operations team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Program Development:
  • Take lead or support the identification of
    new initiatives and opportunities that respond to identified needs and the
    country strategy, in coordination with the CPM and Program Managers, and
    other relevant staff.
  • Plan and lead the country team to assess the
    needs for program design, evaluate, analyze and further develop a
    multi-year country specific strategic plan for Uganda, in line with the
    regional value
  • Lead or support the development of solicited
    and unsolicited proposals and concept notes.
  • Represent HIJRA at all relevant coordination
    meetings in and increasingly play a lead role in other advocacy and
    coordination bodies.
2. Program Coordination:
  • Provide leadership in all aspects of program
    coordination to ensure consistent quality, including the incorporation of
    cross-cutting themes, quality data analysis, lessons learned and best
  • Ensure that program implementation is
    responsive to communities and partners and aligned with HIJRA’ principles,
    values, global strategic roadmap, and Uganda country strategy.
  • Carry out frequent field visits to all
    project sites for monitoring, quality control and program staff mentoring
    and coaching.
  • Build up programs’ staff capacity and ensure
    effective and qualitative program implementation
3. Program Monitoring and
  • Ensure that robust monitoring and evaluation,
    quality data collection and analysis systems are in place, adhered to and
    used as a decision-making tool, encouraging consistency across programs.
  • Work closely with the CPM to roll out and
    monitor the new agency measurement system across all programs and develop
    M&E system.
  • Provide ongoing training and guidance to staff
    on M&E best practices.
4. Program Reporting:
  • Ensure that donor reports produced by the
    Programs team effectively demonstrate the impact of HIJRA’ program
  • Work closely with Program Managers to put in
    place a tool for an easy tracking of upcoming donor reports.
  • Regularly review all reports to ensure a
  • Uploading progress data in Measure and
    ensuring that MESURE is fully operational and is regularly maintained to
    produce timely real time reports.
5. Data Management and
  • Developing and maintain proper filing system
    in both hard and soft form
  • Keep abreast of developments in grant/program
    changes and progress in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies
    to increase program performances and results.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in existing
    data collection and management systems and propose solutions.
  • Perform field visits to ensure the quality of
    data collected by Programs and to verify the accuracy of reported data.
  • Implement and participate in program and
    project evaluations
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned by your
    line manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a bachelor’s
    degree in social science, management or quantitative economics/statistics,
    rural development/development studies, social science, M & E or
    related field
  • Excellent track record in program design,
    proposal writing and development, and donor reporting.
  • Strong M&E skills.
  • Working knowledge of major donor requirements
    and compliance issues.
  • Strong management skills with good
    understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to
    follow procedures, meet deadlines, and work independently and
    cooperatively with team members.
  • Strong data management and analysis skills
    including familiarity with Excel, MS Access, Epi –info, STATA and SPSS.
    Experience maintaining computerized databases is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in one or more of the
    following technical areas: protection services delivery; community service
    & development, livelihoods, or capacity building.
  • Strong understanding of institutional donor
    rules and regulations for Quality and M&E.
  • High standards of ethics and integrity.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
How to Apply:
qualified Ugandan nationals are encouraged to send an application plus updated
CV to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke with
Program Quality and Development Manager/M&E Ref: HR013/UG in the subject
line of the email.
Deadline: 24th January 2016
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