Project Manager NGO Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:       Project Manager  
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Funding Source: European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
Reports to: Area Manager
About US:
The
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian
organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36
countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and
internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable
solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian
principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on
Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
About EU Project:
DRC
is presently leading a Consortium of four NGOs (DRC, ZOA, Save the Children,
and CEFORD) which has been selected to implement a program in Northern Uganda
to support the self-reliance, resilience and social stability of
displacement-affected communities, South Sudanese refugees and their host
communities. The Consortium  is
implementing a 3-year project implemented by a consortium of NGOs and funded
under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to respond to refugee
settlements in West Nile of Uganda.
Job Summary: The Project Manager will oversee the EU Trust
Fund project implemented in Adjumani and Kiryandongo. The incumbent takes
overall financial and administrative responsibility for the project. In
Kiryandongo, s/he will be the Officer in charge responsible for the direct
supervision of staff and overall administrative, financial, logistics and
security management of the office. In his/her absence from Kiryandongo, an
Officer will be designated to be in charge.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project Management:
  • Manage the implementation of EU Trust Fund
    project in Adjumani and Kiryandongo settlement.
  • Supervise a proper and timely implementation
    of the EU Trust Fund project according to agreed policies and donor
    requirements
  • Prepare annual/project action plans for the
    project in accordance with annual planning cycle
  • Prepare and submit regular internal reports and
    other relevant information on general policy matters and programme
    activities to the Area Managers based in Adjumani and the EU Trust
    Programme Manager based in Kampala, based on agreed formats and schedules
  • Ensure donor requirements are met including production
    of reports in formats agreed with the donors and partners.
  • Ensure that a sound documentation including
    relevant beneficiary data is collected and that relevant assessments are
    conducted in the project area.
  • Ensure that a sound feedback system is in
    place for the EU Trust Fund project so that beneficiaries have easy access
    to DRC.
2. Administration and
Personnel Management:
  • Responsible for financial budgeting and
    expenditure management, staff management (including development of TORs
    for project staff), continued revision and implementation of sound
    administrative guidelines and personnel policies, security precautions,
    logistics and all other tasks pertaining to the efficient day-to-day
    running of the EU Trust Fund project
  • Oversee and/or supervise national staff under
    the EU Trust Fund and take action in terms of recruitment, appraisal,
    promotions and dismissal as required;
3. External Relations:
  • Coordination: Maintain close and good relations
    with all relevant stakeholders including the BTC and ADA, both recipients
    of EU Trust Fund as well as 
    UNHCR,  WFP and other
    relevant UN organisations, OPM, local authorities, line ministries,
    donors, NGOs, CBOs and other partners
  • Transparency: Ensure required reports and
    information is shared with the direct project stakeholders in a timely and
    adequate manner
  • Reporting: Work in liaison with the EU Trust
    Fund Programme Manager ensure timely narrative and financial reporting to
    donors;
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Project Manager EU
    Trust Fund Project should preferably hold a Degree in social planning,
    development studies or any other relevant education background
  • A minimum of seven years of work experience
    in management position in INGOs.
  • Excellent knowledge in preparing major
    international donor reports.
  • Broad working knowledge and experience of
    working with Echo, EU donors.
  • Possess strong analytical and conceptual
    skills.
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.
  • Knowledge of working in challenging
    environments.
  • Proven ability to manage large varied
    workloads and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet
    deadlines and work with limited supervision
  • Proactive, stable and robust character and a
    good team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a
    good sense of humour.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and
    demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all
    levels.      
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. 
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications
including;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain
    why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and
    qualifications criteria and please indicate your salary expectations
  • Updated and detailed (maximum 3 pages). The
    CV should include information about your qualifications, relevant training
    courses, work experience, and name and contact details of three relevant
    references.
The
complete application package should be uploaded online, ClickHere
Deadline: 17th August 2016

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