Senior Program Manager Result Based Financing Education NGO Jobs – CORDAID (Ugandans Only)

Organisation: CORDAID
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: The
Country Director
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 RBF education Senior Program Manager will
be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the PBF project
Uganda (to be set up). The proposal will focus on youth with two key
‘pathways’: A. RBF at the level of Education (secondary schools with a link to
Vocational Training Centres) and A. Linking it with SRHR, GBV, Life Skills and
HIV/Aids. The project will be conducted in partnership with local NGO(s). S/he
will be responsible for setting-up the project, and realizing the objectives.
S/he maintains and robust grants management and ensures fundraising by building
strategic relations with our current and potential donors and stakeholders.
S/he will report directly to the Cordaid Country Director Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Program development
·        
Co-responsibility
to set-up an RBF education pilot project
·        
Identifying  and working with Ministry of Education, local
stakeholders district authorities, Secondary schools and vocational training
centres, health facilities, and community based organizations, to be identified
during the inception phase
Program management
and reporting
·        
Functions
as Project lead for the RBF education & youth skills projects. Ultimate
responsibility for the RBF project implementation, including the financial
accountability.
·        
Coordinate
the development and updating of management tools, such as the Project
Implementation Manual, training modules, etc., in cooperation with the (local)
stakeholders
·        
Set-up
local RBF team and provide guidance to the PBF project teams and their team
leaders
·        
Monitor
the progress of the project to ensure that Cordaid delivers the quality outcomes
agreed upon, outputs and services as formulated in the approved project
proposal. Provide advice on changes and improvements where needed.
·        
Identify
and manage the operational and strategic risks of the RBF project.
Strategy &
Program Management
·        
Contributes
to develop a Country Strategic Report and the Annual Country Report.
·        
Identify
opportunities to support the development of Result based Financing education
and/or youth skills interventions.
·        
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
·        
Function
as the direct contact person  for the RBF
projects towards (local) stakeholders;
·        
Represent
Cordaid externally, participate in relevant platforms and fora and partner with
relevant stakeholders in relation to RBF & education, while ensuring
alignment and harmonization with the National education policy.
·        
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 level.
·        
Contribute
to the development of project related documents such as success stories and
publications.
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: 
·        
The
applicant must hold a Post-graduate in education science, economy (related to
social services) or in a similar discipline with a specialisation in
results-based financing methods 
·        
At least
10 years proven experience with strategy and program development and management
of multidisciplinary programmes.
·        
At least
10 years of relevant working experience, of which at least 5 years in
(secondary and/or vocational) education.
·        
Sound
theoretical knowledge of, and experience in, Performance or Results Based
Financing.
·        
A good
knowledge of the Uganda (secondary and/or vocational) education sector is a
solid advantage.
·        
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 development
·        
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:
·        
Integrity
·        
Leadership
·        
Result
oriented
·        
Creativity
and solution oriented.
·        
Strong
organizational development
·        
Writing
skills
·        
Strong
people management
·        
Conflict
management
·        
Quality
orientation
·        
Coaching
What do we offer:
Cordaid Uganda exist
of a small but highly motivated team of different nationalities. The position
will offer the opportunity to learn and specialize on the topics of climate
resilience and livelihoods. There are different learning opportunities and
opportunities to grow within the organization. Cordaid in Uganda aims at
growing her project portfolio. We are jointly building our team and ambitious
to deliver good quality. Team members are flexible and willing to take up other
tasks if necessary. In addition to the technical qualifications, we are looking
forward to welcoming an equally enthusiastic new team member who wants to
contribute to this objective.
NB: An integrity
check will be part recruitment procedure
How to Apply:
All potential
candidates should send their applications and CVs strictly via Email to
Jobs.Uganda@cordaid.org
Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted
Deadline: 7th June 2019
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