Program Manager- BPRM Adjumani International NGO Jobs – Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Job Title:        Program Manager- BPRM Adjumani
Organisation: Action Against
Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Field
About US:
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO which
has been in existence 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 of Northern Uganda.
Job Summary: The Program
Manager will proactively monitor and daily supervise the implementation of
Curative and preventive Nutrition interventions in the refugee settlement. The
Program Manager reports directly to the Field Coordinator.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Management of the project
and its daily implementation:
  • Ensure
    completion of the objectives and targets of the programme and ensure the
    quality of the implementation
  • Implement
    the activities using the technical guideline and standard set by
    Action Against  Hunger in the
    nutrition sector.
  • Develop
    the activities of the programme as per the proposal approved by the donor
    and ensure a harmonised and equal technical and financial implementation
    of the programme in the three location (Kiryandongo, Adjumani,
  • Update
    and submit weekly work plan to the field coordinator and the nutrition
  • Send
    every month qualitative and quantitative activity progress reports
  • Prepare
    the quarterly and final donor report of the project
  • Manage
    the data collection concerning the different activities of the project as
    a basis for the evaluation and furtherance of the programme.
  • Participate
    in the preparation and execution of nutritional investigations (provide
    information to those conducting the study: local geographical,
    economic, social and anthropological data).
  • Prepare
    with the support of the Deputy programme managers the procurement
  • Ensure
    close follow up of procurement in collaboration with the logistic
  • Ensure
    regular, timely and full spending of the budget in line with the donor
    guideline and the approved budget structure.
  • Update
    and submit every month the Budget follow up file.
  • Optimize
    the budget within the limit of the donor flexibility and propose
    reallocation of funds
  • Participate
    in the weekly operation meeting with logistic department and fiancé
    department to address procurement and spending issues.
 Organize staff development
programmes for Action Against Hunger teams
  • Evaluate
    the skill level and technical competence of the Action Against Hunger
  • Identify
    training needs for staff and implement trainings tailored to suit the
    programme implementation.
  • Build
    skills and capacity of Action Against Hunger colleagues in his/her
  • Implement
    quality and pertinence training programmes established for the Action
    Against Hunger teams
 Manage Performance of staff
teams reporting to him/her
  • Manage
    performance of Action Against Hunger teams within the programme
  • Provide
    strong leadership and guidance to the programme implementation
  • Create
    and supervise action plans for individual team members
  • Manage
    overall planning and the division and coordination of work in
    collaboration with his/her supervisor
  • Assist
    with the team members’ routine questions (on technical matters relating to
  • Propose
    optimization of the HR structure of the programme
  • Organise
    regular visit to the different basis (50% of the time) to provide
    support to the DPMs and the rest of the programme team.
Provide inputs for the development of new projects
  • Identify
    and propose the development of new programmes
  • Write
    up of the nutritional and medical sections of proposals for new
Represent ACF and develop local partnerships:
  • Create
    and develop a professional standing of Action Against Hunger in his/her
    geographical area
  • Build
    quality relationships with partners and other implementing partners
  • Representing
    nutritional issues at the level of the programme and the
    geographical area of intervention in regional coordination meetings,
    meetings with the authorities and visits by funding bodies and partners
  • Present
    the programme activities and prepare regular external reports for
    partners (the authorities, funding agencies etc)
  • Develop
    a framework for communication with local representatives (regular
    meetings, identification of key local actors and development of
    collaboration with them) in order to facilitate harmonious and productive
  • Adhere
    to the terms of agreements signed off with partners working in the same
    field and referring to them regularly to ensure that collaboration
    follows the lines intended
  • Respect
    for the principles and values of Action Against Hunger in its relations
    with partners

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Action Against
    Hunger (ACF) Program Manager career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree or a Master’s Degree
    preferably in Nutrition from a recognised university
  • Five
    years of humanitarian experience in an emergency setting
  • Good
    communication, writing and analytical skills
  • Good
    team management and representation competencies
  • Knowledge
    of budget management
  • Experience
    in assessment, monitoring or evaluation
  • Familiarity
    with Action Against Hunger and acceptance of Action Against Hunger’s
  • Previous
    experience in prevention, identification and treatment of malnutrition
  • Knowledge
    of the local Area, local context, language is an added advantage
  • Previous
    experience in anemia prevention through vitamin and micronutrient powder
  • Previous
    experience in working with VHTs.
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Ability
    to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely
    flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Excellent
    reporting skills with good oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge
    of the local language is an added advantage
  • Diplomatic
    and culturally sensitive
  • Fluency
    in written and spoken English
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
handwritten applications which should include ONLY 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. Please send your email application to: mentioning “PROGRAMME MANAGER –ADJUMANI”
in the subject line.
Deadline: 19th
January 2018 by 5:00 PM
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