AIRD Head Office Program Officer Non-profit Job Careers – African Initiatives for Relief and Development

Organisation: African
Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
of Operations
About US:
African Initiatives
for Relief and Development (AIRD) is a non-governmental, non-political,
non-religious and non-profit making organization with the main aim of
protecting and seeking durable solutions for Refugees and IDPs in Africa in
partnership with UNHCR the UN refugee agency.
Job Summary:  The AIRD Head Office Program Officer will
work in the development of work plans, manage and evaluate program activities
across AIRDs operations in sub-Saharan Africa. The Program Officer will also be
responsible for starting a knowledge hub to ensure learning’s across the
country programs. The Program Officer will work with the DOO to ensure good
communication and publications for the organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Adhere to all regulations, instructions and observe guidelines,
    orientations, systems, procedures forms & formats of the AIRD Standard
    Operating Procedures
  • Ensure all UNHCR policies as stipulated in the sub agreement are
    adhered to at all times by all staff
  • Abide by all government regulations /policies as per the sub
  • Work in close coordination with the DOO to develop work plans to
    better monitor projects and ensuring they all run in accordance with
    project guidelines
  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports on program
    activities and status of each proposal submitted
  • Tasked with monitoring the project liquidity through the finance
    department in accordance with project guidelines
  • Write reports and analyses of programmatic activities
  • Oversee administrative duties within the programs team
  • Work with DOO in the opening of new country programs
Proposal Review
  • Work with DOO and DCD to review proposals to ensure that required
    information has been provided. Where needed and appropriate, conduct
    additional research into the relevant field of interest
Monitoring and
  • Work with the Program Manger to develop reports to aggregate
    evaluation results and communicate the Programs impact in the community
  • Ensure all projects are documented and filed – must be complete,
    accurate and current
  • Maintain statistical information regarding donor activity and report
  • Work in liaison with the Program Manager to monitor implementation
    of each grant by requesting and reviewing written evaluations and by
    conducting site visits where possible
  • Develop and maintain contact with broad cross-section of nonprofit
    organizations in the Community
Other duties:
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and
    within budget
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project
    costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Oversee IT issues at Head Office as and when required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree and/or post graduate
    degree in a relevant field
  • A minimum of four to seven years of practical experience in
    humanitarian response
  • At least three years of experience in researching and writing
    funding proposals
  • Excellent writing skills in both English
  • Must be fully conversant with English (written and spoken). French
    is an asset.
  • Knowledge of program monitoring, evaluation and communication impact
  • Proven skills in networking and relationship building
  • Strong analytical and information gathering skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and work well under
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Proficiency to use MS Office suite of applications and other IT
  • Ability to write clearly articulate proposals, reports, and
  • Strong analytical, communication and problem solving skills is
    necessary along with capacity to identify and articulate potential
    problems and provide possible solutions in concise and clear manner
  • Experience working with international development partners,
    international nongovernmental organization (INGOs) and donors (in
    particular UNHCR experience) is an asset
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter stating
qualifications and experience, and their suitability together with latest updated
C.V. by email to Please kindly note in the email
subject line: Application for Program Manager – post.
Deadline: 30th May 2018
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