Project Manager, Improving Nutrition in Refugee Settlements NGO Jobs – Self Help Africa

Organization: Self Help
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Head of
Programmes (Uganda)
About US:
Self Help Africa (SHA) is an International Non–Governmental
Organisation implementing rural development, sustainable food and livelihoods
security programmes in nine countries in Africa. SHA’s vision is an
economically thriving and resilient rural Africa with a mission to support
sustainable livelihoods for Uganda’s smallholder farmers.
About Project:
Improving Nutrition in Refugee Settlements in Adjumani District project
is a pilot initiative of SHA Uganda that will start in 2018 in the South
Sudanese Refugee settlement areas in Adjumani District. The project will
specifically promote a range of Climate Smart Agriculture technologies to
enable refugees to sustainably produce diverse high value nutritious foods.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager will provide leadership in the overall planning and implementation of
the project. He/she is responsible for promoting a range of Climate Smart
Agriculture technologies for the sustainable production of high value
nutritious foods in refugee settlement areas, ensuring effective financial and
budgetary control and taking a lead in processes to identify alternative
funding opportunities for the continuation of these activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Management & Administration
Manage and oversee technical, budget management,
monitoring and reporting activities throughout the relevant project cycles to
ensure efficient and effective implementation in line with SHA programme
quality principles and standards, donor requirements and good practises
Provide technical leadership in the development
and implementation of strategies, standards, project plans, tools and best
practises in nutrition that are aligned to the Government of Uganda
requirements and effectively engage partners, donors and governments
Proactively anticipate, identify and provide
innovative solutions to project challenges and obstacles on a timely manner.
Help identify, assess and strengthen
partnerships, applying appropriate partnership concepts, tools and approaches
Maintain clear, regular and effective lines of
communication with all nutrition implementing partners to ensure effective
project implementation and program impact
Coordinate and monitor financial, material and
human resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight
ensure project resources are available and used efficiently.
Act as a contact person and represent the
organisation with donors, INGO working groups, local partners and relevant
local government and community actors. Participate in relevant forums and
knowledge networks to collect and share promising practises in the area of
Promote Self Help Africa work in Uganda and
contribute to the Self Help Africa learning agenda
Partnerships management and visibility
Establish and develop effective working relationships
with key stakeholders in the food security, nutrition and livelihoods response
Active participate and represent SHA’s strategic
interestsin inter-agency planning and steering committee meetings for the
District nutrition cluster
Maintain close collaboration with the District
Health Officer, Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and District Production
office to ensure that SHA’s approaches are visible and recognised.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
In collaboration with the PMEL Coordinator, plan
and coordinate the development of project Monitoring and evaluation plans and
collect data including baseline, process monitoring, midterm review and final
evaluation data.
Plan and conduct project steering committee
meetings and  routine project performance
Coordinate internal and external monitoring and
evaluation systems and reviews of the Project in line with SHA guidelines for
community-led evaluations and quantitative data collection
Contribute to collection, documentation and
dissemination of good practice and learning from SHA’s work in the country.
Advocacy Programme Development
Identify, analyse and champion critical advocacy
issues in the food security and nutrition sector for smooth implementation of
the project.
Ensure coordination with other advocacy actors
in the District and promote forms of synergy and cooperation
Other functions: Undertake any other duties as assigned by the
Head of Programmes

Qualifications, Skills and
The prospective employee must hold a University
degree in Agriculture, Nutrition, Public Health, Community Development or
relevant Food Security related degree
At least three years of relevant work experience
in Program management positions related to Nutrition and Food Security,
preferably with an international NGO
Strong reporting skills. Competence in MS Office
(MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power point)
Fluency in English, Luo, Madi or Swahili will be
an added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a filled application form, download here, with a cover letter
indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to including your name and the job being applied for in
the Subject Line.
Deadline: 8th December 2017
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