Program Manager Non-profit Jobs – Link Community Development International

Job Title:     Program
Organisation: Link
Community Development International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Programme
About US:
Link Community
Development is a family of not for profit organisations working together to
transform education for children and communities across impoverished rural
areas of Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. Since our foundation in
1995 we have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over two million
children through unique and effective school improvement models. We guide
governments and educators to adopt low-cost solutions to improve learning and
support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the
most marginalised children.
Job Summary:  The Program Manager will support the Program
Director in providing strategic leadership and management of all Link Uganda
programs/projects’ activities as well as increasing funding portfolio through
proposal development, networking, fund raising and managing donor relation. In
close collaboration with the Program Director, the Program Manager will lead
the programs teams in aligning the Link Uganda programs with the Link Community
Development Theory of Change, Strategic and Business plans while also ensuring
program quality across the country.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Development and Program Design (30%)
In close
collaboration with the Program director, provide strategic direction of Link
Uganda Programs implementation and foster program integration in line with
existing Link Community Development Business and Strategic plans and Theory of
new donors and maintain donor relations to secure appropriate resources for
national programs in accordance with budget targets and maintaining a diversity
of future funding options for the office
In close
collaboration with the Program Director and project officers, develop and
maintain an up-to-date country funding strategy to optimize income and plan to
prioritize approaches to donors
Lead in
resource development efforts in needs assessments and design of concept notes
and proposal development for Link Uganda
coordination and appropriate joint working between stakeholders and the
operational programs and to ensure maximum synergy within the programs for
maximum impact, influence and scale up of the program
leadership to and management of ideal development programming in Uganda
including timing of interventions, program design, targeting, securing of
resources, implementation and reporting
4.   Ensure complete, timely and accurate program
documentation for all Link Uganda programs, including approved proposals and
budgets, annual   narrative reports.
Provide Leadership
and management of Link Uganda Programs (30%)
and direct program planning processes to ensure overall integration of
programs, proper understanding of program goals, objectives and intermediary
results, and engagement and buy-in of all key stakeholders.
program, budgetary oversight and supervision ensuring that all planned
activities, outputs and impacts are achieved over the life of each program.
complete, timely and accurate program documentation for all projects, including
annual fiscal and narrative reports, resource requests and budgets.
coordination with the Monitoring & Evaluation Manager/Coordinator/Officer,
support active monitoring and evaluation of all programs and making adjustments
to improve program quality and or effectiveness
lead in establishing agreements and protocols with all technical partners
(government line ministries, consortium partners, local partners etc)
manage the project officers in the management and implementation of projects,
ensuring adequate monitoring, reviewing progress, reviewing beneficiary
feedback, identifying corrective actions required and capturing learning.
the submission of quality Program reports, ensuring timely submission in
accordance with required reporting formats.
support in partner capacity assessments and developments, especially in areas
where programs are implemented through partners
Representation and
External Relations (10%)
the Program Director with representation to the government at different
government levels, helping to ensure constructive working relationships are
maintained to allow expansion and growth of Link Uganda ‘s transformation
development in Uganda
conjunction with the Program Director and other staff, represent Link Uganda at
relevant interagency technical networks and working groups as necessary
the Program Director in policy influencing (advocacy related to development
initiatives) activities at the national and local level
effective communication and feedback between Link Uganda and donors
Staff and financial
management (30%)
Lead and
manage staff ensuring clarity over strategy, plans and priorities, providing
supervision, guidance and mentoring, encouraging effective teamwork and
inclusiveness and building a team spirit through regular meetings and events.
management support to direct reports in their management of others, and their
implementation of objectives, work plans and budgets.
to developing and modeling a team culture characterized by a shared vision,
commitment and mutual accountability that reflects Link’s desired corporate
structured opportunities to encourage learning from all staff, ensuring internal
and external evaluations and reviews are undertaken as appropriate. Ensure
recommendations are implemented and learning is shared across the wider Link
Uganda team.
and participate in staff recruitment, induction and training as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The applicant
must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Development studies or related
field with at least 5 years of experience in managing and implementing programs
in the development sector, three of which should be in senior management
position within an NGO set up. A Master’s degree is an asset.
strategic planning, program and project management experience in a development
budget management experience coupled with experience in implementing and
working in accordance with corporate structures, policies and practices.
knowledge of project design and implementation,
in proposal-writing, budgeting and financial management.
experience with participatory approaches to development, including capacity
building of local and government institutions
ability to deliver impact through working with vulnerable communities as part
of a multi-cultural, international team.
of working with NGOs engaged in education development and programming
level of professional and ethical conduct, and awareness and experience of
implementing child safeguarding policies and procedures.
to communicate complex technical, or politically sensitive information to a
wide audience in simple and engaging terms.
articulate with demonstrable abilities in writing and publication.
skills in PowerPoint, Excel and Microsoft Word.
written and spoken English.
to represent the organization in high-level meetings with donors, local
government and technical forums
people-management and leadership skills
to accountability to beneficiaries and transparency, showing dignity and
respect, and demonstrating listening and understanding
analytical and problem-solving skills, risk management skills as well as
decision- making skills
aptitude for organizational change, participatory and servant leadership,
innovation, learning, team building
to interact with tact and diplomacy,
Effective inter- and –intra personal communication
to multi-task and juggle many competing priorities
postgraduate degree in a relevant field (Project Planning and Management,
Education, Monitoring and Evaluation skills).
of the National and international education sector.
How to Apply:
All candidates are
encouraged to send an application form, Download
  and an equal opportunities
monitoring form to with the subject line “Program
NB: The Equal
Opportunities form is available here:
Deadline: 30th April 2019 by 5:00pm
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