Project Manager Employment 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 Manager
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 years.
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 is primarily 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 Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in the
sectors of Protection, Operations & Administration support through
Logistics, Human Resources, Finance and Administration.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Implementation:
  • Manage the assigned project(s) to meet the
    project objectives within budget and allotted time frame.
  • 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 staff.
  • 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 partnerships.
  • 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.
  • Ensuring 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
  • Ensure proper management of the start-up phase
    of the project and all subsequent stages, including logistical and
    procedural aspects;
  • Support in various human resource
    functions such as resourcing, performance management, capacity building,
    leave management and welfare.
  • Build and maintain relevant relationships
    and develop networks with the major governmental institutions, local
    authorities and other actors that play a keyrole within the projects’
    intervention areas.
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of
    good relationships with partners, the local staff, the donors,
    beneficiaries and local authorities;
  • 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 procedures.
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Country
    Program Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the HIJRA
    Project Manager job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s
    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
  • Four years of previous work experience in
    a similar position and humanitarian work and NGOs
  • Proven capabilities in leadership and
    management required
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken
  • 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,
  • Strong judgmental skills and make ethical
    and moral decisions
  • Capacity building skills
  • Managing Performance
  • Proposal writing is a must
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Flexibility to travel to other project
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,
Email to:
The subject line should read: “
Project Manager.”
Please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency
of the positions.
Deadline: 3rd March 2018
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