Field Manager Employment Opportunity – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:    Field Manager
Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Operations
About US:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and
livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and
gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80
years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in
the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over
1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are
returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect
women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe
environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small
businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.
Job Summary: The Field
Manager leads the IRC’s response efforts in Bidibidi Settlement Yumbe District
Field site, providing management guidance to ensure efficient response, scale
of assistance and quality within programming. 
As the IRC’s most senior representative in the field, the Field Manager
must bring a senior leadership profile with a proven track record in managing
emergency programming around the world successfully.  The successful candidate will be confident,
eloquent and organized, able to represent IRC to OPM, UNHCR other partners
including beneficiaries and donors as well as handle sensitive, complex issues in
a diplomatic way that puts the needs of the beneficiaries first to sustain the
good image of the IRC
Key Duties and
Serve as the security focal point for Bidibidi
Settlement Yumbe Field Site
Regularly review and update Bidibidi Settlement
Yumbe District security plan based on constantly shifting environment
Ensure staff are trained on, aware of and in
compliance with IRC security policies;
Regularly monitor the security situation in
Bidibidi Settlement Yumbe District and its surroundings, including attending
security briefings;
Keep senior management in Kampala and local
staff informed of developments;
Provide a security briefing on arrival for all
new staff and visitors;
Prepare and submit weekly security reports
Logistics: Ensure smooth logistical support to program
activities in Yumbe, including procurement, stock and asset management, vehicle
operations, equipment maintenance and repair (including communications and
computer equipment);
Human Resource Management:
Mentor and supervise Yumbe District operations
team (Supply Chain  Officer, Finance
Officer, and other support staff): including setting annual objectives and
monitoring performance against set targets; conducting performance evaluations;
and taking corrective action as and when required; identify training needs;
provide coaching and mentoring; recruit qualified staff for open positions
Make recommendations to the OC on contract
extensions, promotions and disciplinary and grievance matters.
Ensure that performance evaluations for all
staff are conducted on time, and review all evaluations to ensure quality and
consistency; for Yumbe-based program staff, provide input to technical Managers
on performance;
Identify the strengths and areas of improvement
and provide candid feedback to promote improvement in implementation and team
Carry out regular staff meetings to ensure
programming achievements, and issues are addressed in a timely fashion
Finance and Budget Monitoring:
Oversee all budget expenditures in Bidibidi
Yumbe District and ensure they are allowable and allocable according to IRC and
donor regulations;
Conduct weekly cash count with finance officer;
Review Monthly Budget vs. Actuals reports and
Budget Expenditure Plans with program staff, ensure that relevant action is
taken in a timely fashion;
Inform senior management of changing budget
needs, and participate in budget development and revision processes.
Coordination / External Representation: Diplomatically
represent the IRC to OPM, UNHCR, local government authorities, other UN
agencies, International Organizations, NGOs, donors and others.
Prepare and submit timely and accurate reports
to the OC
Review finance, logistics, HR reports to ensure
accuracy before sending to Kampala.
Systems Compliance and Improvement: Assure adherence to IRC
global and Uganda specific finance, logistics, IT, security, communications and
HR/administration policies and procedures
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold a bachelor’s
degree in public administration, international relations or related field,
advanced degree preferred.
A minimum of three years work within a
humanitarian agency, including field management and report writing; three (3)
to five (5) years experience managing, supervising and developing operational
Broad knowledge and understanding of operations
(logistics, administration, human resources, IT)
Strong organizational skills, ability to
coordinate and manage a diverse array of responsibilities: programs, logistics,
security, finance and operations.
Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive
situations diplomatically and possesses strong communication skills.
Ability to work well with people of varying
backgrounds, cultures, education levels
Familiarity of IRC and donors (US, European, UN)
policies and regulations
Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power
point, Outlook.
Fluency in spoken and written English, knowledge
of local language a plus.
Additional qualities: ability to multitask,
ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications online at the link below.
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