Project Manager Career Opportunity – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:       Project Manager
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Country Program
About US:
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
About UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with funding from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a
multi-sectoral Program for refugees in Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro
district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro district) and Nyakabande Transit
Center (Kisoro district).
Job Summary: The Project
Manager will primarily 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 the
sectors of Protection, Community Services and Operation & Administration
support through Logistics, Human Resources, Finance and Administration.
Key Duties and
Program Implementation:
The incumbent will oversee the assigned
project(s) to meet the project objectives within budget and allotted time
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
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, Country Program Manager and other relevant stakeholders (e.g.
beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, UN
agencies and other NGOs), 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.
Prepare and submit periodic field reports are
produced, edited and sent to partners as may be agreed upon.
Administrative/Financial Support:
Undertake and support in budgeting and planning
as well as procurement activities, financial management, monitoring and
technical and financial reporting of the overall mentioned projects (or project
component) according to the donors’ requirements, in line with the joint HIJRA
strategy, in collaboration with partners and local stakeholders and in constant
coordination with the Country Program Manager.
Ensure proper management of the start-up phase
of the project and all subsequent stages, including logistical and procedural
Support in various human resource functions such
as resourcing, performance management, capacity building, leave management and
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, the donors, beneficiaries and
local authorities;
The incumbent will observe the main internal
management procedures, monitoring and evaluation in accordance with quality
management system of HIJRA and UNHCR and other donors regulations and
Ensure compliance with all HIJRA policies and
Perform any other duty as assigned by the
Country Program Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the HIJRA Project
Manager vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Works and Social
Administration, Public Administration or Economics or equivalent.
Project management experience (management, planning,
staff development and training skills) in development programs
A minimum of four years of previous work
experience in a similar position and humanitarian work and NGOs
Proven capabilities in leadership and management
Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and
flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
Ability to work well and under pressure
Excellent presentation and communication skills
and the ability to interact with a number of different partners and contacts,
including governmental authorities, UNHCR, people of concern, etc.
Strong judgmental skills and make ethical and
moral decisions
Good capacity building skills
Managing Performance
Proposal writing is a must
Strategic Planning
Flexibility to travel to other project sites
Excellent skills in written and spoken English
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an
application letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and email contacts
of three referees including your current/most recent employer.
Application should be addressed to the:
Country Program Manager,
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda.
Email to: The subject line should read: “Project Manager.”
Deadline: 20th December 2016

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