Program Development Manager UNHCR Project Jobs – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:       Program
Development Manager
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country
Program Manager
About US:
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), Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district) and Kyangwali Settlement
(Hoima District).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Tasked with identifying and prioritizing new areas of innovative
    program development and donor needs in relation to HIJRA’ priorities and
  • Track innovations within and outside HIJRA to assure that
    organizationally HIJRA remains up to-date and indeed cutting-edge in our
    approaches and ability to achieve scale and impact in HIJRA’s humanitarian
  • Operations research and knowledge management: support the project
    teams to develop and conduct appropriate operations research in the
  • Work in close coordination with Country Program Manager, establish
    and maintain constructive working relationships with other NGO’s, UN
    agencies, host government (Office of the Prime Minister, District
    leaders), bilateral and multilateral donors, and other principle
    stakeholders including the Refugee Welfare Council, where present and if
  • Actively participate in the relevant sector coordination meetings at
    Kampala and Sub office and ensure HIJRA’s inputs to development of
    assistance modalities that adheres to humanitarian principles and other
    international frameworks that HIJRA has subscribed to.
  • Tasked with designing and implementing a strategy to identify,
    track, and secure suitable and sufficient funding and resources to support
    HIJRA’ evolving work. This includes:
  • Identifying and proactively pursuing grants and fundraising
  • Preparing grant applications, concept notes and proposals to donors.
  • Coordinating fundraising activities and events.
  • Seeking in-kind, financial, and/or pro-bono support from relevant
    partners, companies, governments, and service providers.
  • Building a solid donor intelligence network/base representing the
    local, regional, and international donor communities, with a view to
    expanding HIJRA’
  • Establishing and participating in formal and informal networks with
    relevant partners, donors, and actors.
  • Building strategic and lasting partnerships with investors, donors,
    governments, development partners and the private sector.
  • Oversee organizational compliance with statutory regulations,
    contractual obligations and donor administrative requirements

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA Program Development Manager
    job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Public Health,
    Protection, Development or related discipline. A Master’s degree will be
    an added advantage.
  • Three years of post-graduate work experience in nonprofit program
    development and/or fundraising within the private sector and/or
    international development organizations.
  • Demonstrated donor network in Uganda
  • Ability to work on short-term assignments with tight deadlines while
    managing multiple tasks and pipelines.
  • Ability to work independently, and function effectively as a member
    of a regional team, and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel to field up to 30%
  • Work experience and knowledge of the economic, social,
    environmental, and development context in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Good networking, marketing, proposal development, and IT skills.
  • Excellent negotiating and networking skills.
  • High levels of personal integrity and accountability.
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
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
The subject line should read: “Program Development Manager.”
NB: Please
note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the
Deadline: 28th June 2018
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