Program Manager SIDA NGO Jobs – Action Against Hunger (ACF)




Job Title:            Program Manager SIDA
Organization: Action Against
Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO. For
over thirty years, ACF  has been
implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and
Hygiene programs in the Lango, Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja regions in
Uganda.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Provide direct oversight of the project
    cycle management
  • Tasked with the implementation of an
    integrating approach in response to malnutrition (prevention, referral of
    malnutrition at community level, nutrition sensitive livelihood, WASH/WASH
    in Nut)
  • Ensure that technical guideline and
    standard set by Action Against Hunger are applied in the three sectors.
  • Keenly monitor and Put in place systems of
    data collection concerning the different activities of the project as a
    basis for the evaluation and furtherance of the programme.
  • Ensure that all sub sectors within the
    integrated program are implemented at the same, acceptable pace.
  • Coordinate and supervise the technical
    implementation of the project in three different location making sure this
    implementation goes at the same rhythm.
  • Keenly track and monitor all targets set
    in the project documents and ensure complete adherence the deadlines.
  • Take an active role in improvement of
    existing projects and development of new proposals.
  • Supervise and consolidate the procurement
    requests (PRs) for all location making sure the PRs are done in time.
  • Ensure full compliance with financial and
    logistics guidelines in all project accountabilities/transactions.
  • Consolidate
    the information on financial implementation in the three locations and
    Conduct Budget FollowUp (BFU) meetings every month.
  • Ensure that budget is spent every month as
    planned in the forecast and ensure that budget is effectively consumed at
    the end of the project.
  • Conduct project kickoff meeting, Midterm
    review & end of project meetings.
  • Oversee the recruitment of staff in
    consultation with the Field Coordinator.
  • Supervise the program staff in the three
    locations of the project with regular visits in each location.
  • Carry out regular performance appraisal
    for the staffs supervised ensuring that performance management practices
    are properly adhered to.
  • Offer support, guidance and closely follow
    up the work of the Deputy Programme Manager in each location.
  • Ensure that all programme staff know and
    apply the recommended technical standard and approaches in programme
    implementation.
  • Identify the teams’ training needs based
    on assessments and observations of needed training needs of staff and
    programme level
  • Ensuring the quality and pertinence of
    training programmes established for the Action Against Hunger teams
  • Resolve problems arising in the teams with
    the support of team managers and, when necessary, in consultation with
    Human Resources
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, Quarterly, final
    & annual internal & donor reports as per the set guidelines.
  • Compile a regular summary of indicators
    for his/her programme (APR) to enhance indicator tracking and information
    sharing.
  • Participate in the compilation of special
    activity reports, assessment reports, surveys, studies among others.
  • Take lead in the documentation of lessons
    learnt, and success stories to inform organizational learning.
  • Represent Action Against Hunger in various
    fora including Technical Sector working groups, planning meetings, joint
    Monitoring and other platforms and competently explain Action Against
    hunger’s vision mission, objectives, operations, and any other matter as
    need may be.
  • Develop a framework for communication with
    local representatives (regular meetings, identification of key local
    actors and development of collaboration with them) to facilitate
    harmonious and productive relations
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Action Against
    Hunger (ACF) Program Manager SIDA job opportunity should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree preferably in Nutrition, Public Health,
    Water Engineering, Agriculture, chemistry, or related biological &
    physical sciences.
  • At least five years with humanitarian
    experience implementing integrated programing in emergency context
    involving nutrition, WASH, and FSL.
  • Excellent communication, writing and
    analytical skills
  • Good team management and representation
    competencies
  • Familiarity with ACF and acceptance of
    ACF’s principles
  • Additional experience in community
    mobilisation, hygiene promotion and work with refugee settlements.
  • Significant exposure and experience with
    INGOs in recovery and complex emergencies.
  • Previous experience with partnerships
    development and alliances will be an asset.
  • Good experience with nutrition and
    coverage surveys, and rapid nutrition assessments.
  • Good knowledge of budget management
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    assessment, monitoring or evaluation of projects
  • Familiarity with Action Against Hunger
    core values and acceptance of Action Against Hunger principle
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency
    in Excel and Word is required.
  • Capacity to organize and supervise the
    work of the team with strong ability to make decisions with minimal
    supervision.
  • Ability to speak Arabic, Aringa. Madi,
    Dinka, Kakwa, Lugbara, Nuer, Swahili will be an added advantage
  • The ideal candidate must be a resident or
    willing to reside in Yumbe
     
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications including a cover letter, CV (not more than 4 pages) with at
least three referees and a daytime telephone contract. For email applications
please note that attached documents should not be larger than 2MBs. All
documents should be zipped in one folder. Any email larger than 2MBS will not
be considered. Address your email application to:
recruitment.ug@acf-international.org mentioning “Program Manager SIDA” in the
subject line.
Deadline: 21st April 2017
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