Program Manager Dutch NGO Jobs – Cordaid (Nationals Only)

Title:        Program Manager
Multi-disciplinary Programs
 (Only Nationals)
Organization: Cordaid
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director
Nationality: Only Ugandans 
About US:
CORDAID is a Dutch, international non-governmental organization which combines 100 years of experience and expertise in emergency aid and structural poverty eradication. CORDAID believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for a just and sustainable society 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 tear up societies, we connect people and communities. We also stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders, to make a difference where it is most needed. Together with more than 600 partner organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America we structurally improve the living conditions of the poorest and most excluded populations – the bottom billion.

Job Summary:  The
Program Manager takes responsibility for the effective planning,
implementation, coordination, standardization and monitoring for efficient
delivery of Cordaid multi-disciplinary programs in Uganda, with a specific
focus on design and implementation of private sector development strategy. S/he
maintains and robust grants management and ensures fundraising by building
strategic relations with our current and potential donors and stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project development, management and reporting
Project lead for the
(integrated/multi-disciplinary) projects
Conduct capacity and risk assessment of
national/local partners and enforce dialogue with partners on (strategic)
relation between Cordaid and local partners.
Conduct regular visits to project sites to build
relationships, and continuously support and monitor the progress of projects
funded by Cordaid and donors.
Ensure strong grants management to create trust
and engagement with the donor for accessing future resources and increased
Coordinate grant opening and closing meetings
and propose strategies. Track project indicators, expenditure and other grant
essential information and ensure to conduct grant review meetings on regular
Review donor reports for accuracy and quality
and ensure organisational accountability and transparency. The process of
reviewing must involve substantial editing, translation and contributing in the
writing to produce a quality document.
Responsible for submitting the reports to
Cordaid CO and GO for multi-disciplinary and private sector development
projects in the country for ensuring expert reviews and on-time donor reporting
that is evidence-based for all Cordaid program work.
Strategy & Program Development & Management
Develop and implement an effective Cordaid
strategy and implementation plan on integrated approaches, with specific
attention for private sector development.
Lead in the development of Private Sector
Development strategy, specifically technical guidelines and tools.
Contributes to develop a Country Strategic
Report and the Annual Country Report.
Implement long-term and short-term programs that
create new opportunities for acquisition, retention and transformation of a
diverse set of private and governmental donors.
Identify opportunities to support the
development of (multi-disciplinary) and/or private sector development
Lead the proposal development process and
technical writing for award opportunities from government agencies,
multilateral and bilateral institutions, and major foundations. This include
pre-proposal, proposal development, post-submission phases in accordance to
donor requirements and standards. Ensure inclusion of the relevant sectoral
strategies in the process.
Networking, Communication and Representation
Develop and maintain close relationships with
donors and counterparts. Participate in relevant networks and thematic cluster
meetings/technical working groups and other meetings at government and national
Contribute to the development of project related
documents such as success stories and publications.
Facilitate documentation of stories and media
materials with human interest related to Cordaid and partners’ programmes and
projects and liaise with concerned units for broader coverage (digital and
printed, media).
Representation & Advocacy
Ensure to appropriately represent Cordaid in all
relevant forums a) donors, government, and other key actors; b) (present and
past) Cordaid partners including relevant (international) partner network consortia,
alliance forums, and other relevant sector cluster meetings.
Ensure that Cordaid programmes and partnerships
are actively represented in coordination structures. Share progress and update
on programme activities within the cluster system and relevant donors.
Leadership & Management
Ensure all programme-based needs and
requirements are timely and efficiently shared with support services for best
coordinated implementation.
Provide excellent standards in the management of
the human, financial and technical resources of the organization, which
includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear
accountability to stakeholders.
Establish a consultative and participative
management environment that engages and develops Cordaid project teams,
combining country office and global office staff, to deliver on donor
obligations hence meeting program commitment priorities.
Maintain a close liaison on programmatic issues
with the current programme donors beyond contractual reporting requirements.
Financial & Operational Compliance
Ensure project quality adherence, contractual
compliance and timely reporting.
In collaboration with the Finance Manager,
ensure responsibility for project expenditure, financial accountability and
planning requirements, and provide a high level of support to program processes
and procedures. Monitor the overall financial integrity of Cordaid program
funds through grant management, monitoring and evaluation.
Provide capacity building to country office program
staff to strengthen the organizational practices that result in successful
financial and operational audit scores and take lead in the implementation of
audit recommendations as per the findings.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
Masters or post-graduate in International
Relations, Private Sector Programs Management, international development and/or
similar field;
At least 7 years proven experience with strategy
and program development and management of multidisciplinary programmes.
At least 7 years proven experience with project
management, leadership and team coaching.
Proven skills on leading the proposal
development process and technical writing
Proven skills in leading strategic programming
and planning processes
Demonstrable experience of driving advocacy,
communications, and fundraising approaches.
Proven experience of representing externally to
key stakeholders, maintaining donor relations.
Experience of managing systems and tools to
oversee complex project portfolios across different sectors and locations as
well as within consortiums
Experience in working with national/local actors
and capacity building of national and local organisations on private sector
Ability to live and work under pressure in a
rapidly changing and sometimes insecure environment
Team player with excellent communication and
strong participatory leadership skills
Core Competencies:
Result oriented
Creativity and solution oriented.
Strong organizational development
Writing skills
Strong people management
Conflict management
Quality orientation

NB: An integrity
check will be part recruitment procedure
How to Apply:
Please send your
application letter and a CV that contains three referees in English with the
position title in your subject line to
Deadline: 30th April
2019 by Midnight
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