Consortium Manager – SPRS-NU Employment Opportunity – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Funding
Source:
European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
Duty
Station
: Uganda
Reports
to:
Consortium Steering Committee
About
DRC:
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 Consortium Manager will steer the
implementation of the project on behalf of the Consortium providing leadership
to the project and its activities, oversee smooth implementation of the project
through the members of the Consortium, and oversee the administration and
implementation of the grant in line with EU procedures. The incumbent will also
lead a Programme Management Unit (PMU) to support these tasks. The PM will have
financial and human resource management oversight and will provide strategic
leadership in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide oversight of the implementation of
    the project, with an emphasis on ensuring the timely and high quality
    achievement of the project goal and objectives by the respective
    Consortium partners.
  • Take charge of the project inception phase,
    developing detailed implementation strategy, harmonizing approaches and
    methodologies for project implementation across the members of the
    consortium.
  • Lead and manage the Programme Management Unit
    (PMU) including grants, finance and MEAL functions.
  • Facilitate provision of training for project
    staff from members of consortium on relevant guidelines, regulations and
    procedures.
  • Coordinate and source expert advisory input
    into the PMU from technical advisors appointed from the consortium
    partners.
  • Ensuring that 
    partners provide monthly output trackers and consolidate to provide
    monthly status updates on the Consortium’s progress, challenges and
    planned mitigation measures.
  • Management oversight for financial and
    administrative management, ensuring compliance by all partners with all
    relevant donor and organizational guidelines, regulations and procedures.
  • Keenly review annual work plans, budgets,
    interim and final reports prior to submission to the donor in consultation
    with the Chairperson of the Steering Committee.
  • Initiate and facilitate three annual Steering
    Committee meetings, drafting agendas to reflect priorities, challenges and
    opportunities for the Consortium.
  • Chair the PMU meetings between partner
    representatives, technical advisors, M&E and support functions.
  • Manage the development of the Consortium
    advocacy strategy and promote the use of Consortium-generated knowledge
    and learning;
  • Coordinate and develop research areas of
    interest to facilitate wider learning.
  • Ensure proactive engagement, and facilitate
    formal meetings with key stakeholders including with the Government
    authorities
  • Ensure close coordination with other
    implementing agencies outside the NGO consortium who are implementing
    other parts of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa funded activities in
    the same area.
  • Represent the Consortium in coordination
    mechanisms as needed
  • Ensure timely and accurate programmatic and
    financial reporting to the donor, collating inputs from the Consortium
    partners.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a post-graduate
    degree in international relations, business administration, management,
    human rights, social sciences or related field;
  • At least seven years professional work
    experience in humanitarian/ development work including in displacement
    setting
  • Significant experience of successfully
    managing and leading Consortia;
  • The successful candidate will possess high-level
    management skills
  • Excellent track record of successfully
    managing consortia, broad experience in project design and implementation
  • Proven ability to successfully manage,
    cooperation between consortium partners, donors and other stakeholders.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the context
    in Northern Uganda is an added advantage
  • Technical expertise and experience in
    livelihoods, conflict management and child learning in post conflict
    setting is an advantage
  • Excellent analytical and strategic planning
    skills;
  • High-level communication and people skills;
  • Excellent writing skills and able to
    negotiate effectively between different stakeholders, and to represent the
    Consortium at high level forums;
  • Extensive experience in representation and
    networking, in particular with Government authorities, EU, humanitarian
    and development actors;
  • Familiarity with MEAL, including in complex
    programmes;
  • Demonstrated project, program and human
    resource management experience, including working with local partners;
  • Proven ability in working in hardship
    environments.
  • The position will require extensive travel to
    the field;
  • Professional fluency 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 -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, Click Here
Deadline:
15th November 2017

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