Programme Manager Resilience Dutch NGO Jobs – Cordaid

Organization: Cordaid
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Cordaid is one of
the leading CSO’s in the Netherlands, working in fragile contexts on Health,
Resilience, Private Sector Development, Humanitarian Aid and Security &
Justice. Apart from our work abroad we also contribute to new forms of job
creation and social innovation in The Netherlands.    Cordaid
is a member of the international Catholic networks Caritas and CIDSE and we are
active in worldwide civil society networks. We work in around 30 countries in
Africa, Middle East and Asia. Cordaid believes in a world without poverty and
exclusion. We strive for just and sustainable societies where every person
counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South,
between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where
poverty, conflict and exclusion divide societies, we connect people and
communities. We stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across
borders. We aim at maximizing our social impact and contributing to systemic
change. We operate where natural disasters strike, where conflicts tear up
communities and where lack of opportunities and service delivery keep families
in extreme poverty.
Cordaid Uganda
contributes to the above vision and mission. Projects and programs include
Enhancing resilience of Communities affected by disaster and/or climate change,
Health, Humanitarian Aid and Investments. Cordaid focuses its work in Uganda
mainly on longer-term development programs and on lobby and advocacy activities
on the above topics. In addition, Cordaid works on disaster response and
recovery in refugee and host community areas.
Job Summary:  The Resilience Programme Manager will manage
and grow the disaster risk reduction program in Uganda. Her/his main
responsibility is to ensure quality programming that responds to the needs of
vulnerable communities and aligned with the value proposition of the program.
S/he will identify opportunities for disaster risk reduction and enhancing
resilience programs based on ongoing assessments, market analysis and
coordination with other agencies. The PM is expected to continually validate
and develop programs and strategies, based on field reality and new funding
opportunities. The PM will represent Cordaid in the Partners for Resilience
alliance and actively participate in capacity building and policy dialogue for
strengthening community resilience. The PM will also ensure strong
collaboration and coordination with other actors such as Caritas and civil
society partners, private sector and state ministries.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme
leadership
·        
Take
responsibility for the planning, implementation and management, monitoring and
reporting of disaster risk reduction and resilience projects in Uganda;
ensuring that project objectives are aligned with Cordaid’s strategic
objectives and consistently met, donor reports are of excellent quality and
submitted in a timely manner;
·        
Lead the
expansion and growth of disaster risk reduction and resilience programming, and
ensure value addition in the disaster-affected areas;
·        
Provide
leadership and managerial support for disaster risk reduction and resilience
staff in the office;
·        
Develop
and implement innovative approaches for specific resilience measures to enhance
project impact, e.g. access to information, ecosystem management, post-harvest
small business development and access to (micro)finance.;
·        
Lead the
Uganda Partners for Resilience alliance country team in which Cordaid
collaborates for influencing policies, investments and practices for community
resilience.
Management and
Program Implementation
·        
Ensure
timely program planning, implementation and reporting of both short and
long-term program activities;
·        
Supervise
and build the capacity of project staff and ensure that they meet individual
and project targets/objectives;
·        
Provide
regular monitoring of and technical support for implementing partners;
·        
Coordinate
and collaborate with the Partners for Resilience country team and facilitate
joint programme management and evaluation.
·        
Collaborate
with program managers and program officers in HO to ensure all information is
tracked according to program needs and donor requirements;
·        
Ensure
regular reports/program updates for sharing both internally and externally;
·        
Regularly
communicate with the team and engage team members in key decision making;
·        
Supervise
project officers.
Partnership,
Representation and Coordination
·        
Represent
Cordaid (as delegated by Country Director) at the relevant coordination, or
cluster meetings on WASH, food security and disaster risk reduction, focused
NGO coordination forums, platforms and 
national technical working groups;
·        
Support
capacity building of partners (Caritas and civil society organizations) for
quality project implementation and facilitation of Community Managed Disaster
Risk Reduction;
·        
Coordinate
all DRR and Resilience activities with other actors (international and national
NGO’s, private sector) in the areas, seeking synergies and avoid duplication;
·        
As
required, prepare project documents and other material to develop or promote
coordination activities.
Learning, Program
Development and Growth
·        
Contribute
to appropriate project tracking and knowledge management systems for all
activities;
·        
Identify
program areas for improvement and work with the Country Director and other
program managers to design appropriate and sustainable solutions in integrated
programmes across the thematic focal areas of Cordaid;
·        
Identify
public, non-profit and private organizations for cross learning for the
development and implementation of resilience programs;
·        
Liaise
with head office staff for learning and quality program leadership.
Policy dialogue and
capacity building
·        
Initiate,
contribute and participate in dialogue trajectories with government, civil
society and private sector actors for improved policies, investments and
practices for community resilience. Communicate the Cordaid PfR message
convincingly. Adjust this to the perception and goals of stakeholders and
accompanies them in our direction. Be a discussion partner at different levels.
·        
Strengthen
capacity of civil society organisations on community resilience and to lobby
and advocate for improved policies, investments and implementation of good
practices.
·        
Contribute
to evidence generation and knowledge management to support upscaling of
community resilience
.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the Cordaid Programme Manager Resilience job vacancy should
hold a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, International Development,
Disaster Risk Management or related field;
·         At least seven years’ experience working within international development, including
direct experience in fragile and post conflict environments in a developing
country;
·        
Three
years’ experience in supervising complex teams, managing and being the lead of
a consortium;
·        
Demonstrated
ability managing grants and projects, including project design, proposal
development, budget preparation, donor requirements, expenditure tracking,
monitoring and evaluation, reporting, etc.
·        
Five years
of experience in disaster risk management and resilience building, including:
·        
Facilitation
of multi-stakeholder resilience processes (community and district level) on
Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster resilience, and Ecosystems management and
restoration
·        
Implementation
of resilience measures, incl. the sectors of water, livelihoods, nature and
improved access to information
·        
Lobby
and advocacy for DRR, CCA and EMR; knowledge and awareness raising; capacity
strengthening of civil society organisations;
·        
Knowledge
of lobby work and (inter)national political networks;
·        
Proven
track record for leading the development of high quality proposals;
·        
Excellent
writing skills to develop proposals for new projects (including financial
skills) as well as lobby documents such as position papers, articles, press
statements.
·        
Demonstrated
experience exploring, managing and strengthening partnerships, create networks
and coordination and to obtain contribution from others;
·        
Excellent
analytical and organizational skills – innovative thinker;
·        
Knowledge
of training and consultancy methods, research methods, knowledge management,
sources of funding.
·        
Experience
developing and leading trainings and workshops;
·        
Ability
to create a team environment and coordinate with colleague program managers in
the team;
·        
Ability
to manage time, prioritize tasks, respond quickly to requests;
·        
Excellent
communication, inter-personal and problem solving skills.
Contract Information: The contract period is for 1 year (starting date no later than 1 August
2018), with the intention to extend for a longer period upon good performance.
We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package
matching standards within the Ugandan INGO community for a national position at
the level of programme manager.
How to Apply:
All qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications including a one
page motivation letter and extensive CV (max 3 pages) in English, including the
contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded
to the attn. of Mrs Heleen van der Beek, Director Resilience via Email to: Jobuganda@cordaid.org
NB: An
assessment might be part of the procedure.
Deadline: 21st June 2018
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