Programme Manager – Conflict Transitional Justice and Governance Programme – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Organisation:  Refugee
Law Project (RLP)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:       Head
of Programmes
About US:
The
Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere
University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs
and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives. The
Refugee Law Project has a wide physical presence with offices in Kampala,
Hoima, Mbarara, Gulu, Kitgum, Nakivale, Kyangwali, Kiryandongo, Lamwo, Adjumani,
Maaji II, Bidibidi (Yumbe), Palorinya (Moyo) and Arua.
Job Summary:   The Programme Manager Conflict, Transitional
Justice and Governance (CTJ&G) is familiar with current and emerging
thinking, policy, trends and practice in the fields of transitional justice and
governance and how key stakeholders can be engaged to achieve national peace
and reconciliation; actively inputs into the strategic direction of the
programme; is in-charge of overseeing and managing the daily activities and
duties of the CTJ&G programme staff.
Responsible
for All staff in the Programme Interfaces Personal Assistant to the Director, Programme
Managers, Field Office Coordinators, Project Officers, Head of Operations &
Programme Support Area of Placement Kampala (with frequent travels to Gulu, Kitgum
and Arua and other areas within Uganda)
KEY DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES: 
·        
Oversee
RLP’s advocacy activities through transitional Justice Initiatives (ICC &
ICD), Memorial lectures, Memorial Dialogues and Documentary screening.
·        
Develop
proposals for transitional Justice Processes and mechanisms and provide
analysis for all dimensions when appropriate
·        
Consult
with other professionals in the fields of media, communications and information
technology, as appropriate, in the use of media and technology to promote
social change.
·        
Liaise
with other RLP thematic Programme and relevant stakeholders on effective &
efficient project and activity implementation
·        
Coordinate
networking and lobbying activities with various organizations working on issues
pertinent to nation truth and reconciliation
·        
Liaise
with line ministries to advocate for transitional justice issues
·        
Oversee
the implementation of activities at the National Memory and Peace Documentation
·        
Develop
context-based peace and conflict research and analysis methodologies which can be
implemented for internal and external stakeholders
·        
Oversee
the design and coordination/conduct policy-relevant research on other aspects
of peace building, as agreed with the CTJ&G team, and with a likely focus
on post conflict development issues
·        
Organize
and coordinate the African Transitional Justice (ATJ) Conferences annually.
·        
Provide
leadership and ensure efficient and effective management of staff and resources
in the Conflict Transitional Justice and Governance Programme.
·        
Steer
the Programme to achieving its set goal
·        
Provide
continuous supervision, training and development of programme staff ensuring an
effective and motivated team
·        
Represent
the Conflict Transitional Justice and Governance Programme on the RLP Management
Team
·        
Identify
issues for advocacy and play a leadership role in policy advocacy
·        
Support
the programme staff in conceptualizing research themes and appropriate methodologies
·        
Mentor
junior staff in research and policy advocacy
·        
Lead
the programme staff in developing and implementing of quarterly work plans (Programme
and Individual)
·        
Consolidate
individual reports into monthly and quarterly reports for the programme.
·        
Ensure
appropriate workload for programme staff
·        
Provide
continuous leadership, supervision, training and development of programme staff
ensuring an effective and motivated team.
·        
Work
with the Monitoring Team to ensure that periodic programme reviews are executed
·        
Managing
budgets allocated to the Programme
·        
Ensure
that programme staff account for funds advanced to them for activities.
·        
Liaise
with the HR unit in conducting performance appraisals and ensure competency and
training gaps are addressed.
·        
Review
all Conflict, Transitional Justice and Governance related presentations to be
made by staff representing the organisation.
·        
Participate
or represent RLP in meetings with stakeholders, partners, clients, donors
·        
Participate
in, lead, and/or coordinate training sessions and workshops to enhance skills
of staff and/or client groups and/or other stakeholders (e.g researchers,
partners)
·        
Coordinate
fundraising efforts for the programme through proposal writing
·        
Engage
in fundraising efforts for the RLP as a whole by making input to other thematic
programme proposals as required
·        
Ensure
preparation of timely donor reports for projects implemented by the CTJ&G programme



Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·        
Master’s
degree in Development Studies, Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies;
·        
At
least five years’ experience working in either Transitional Justice, peace and
Conflict mechanisms at national level fields
·        
Evidence
of previous research conducted and published
·        
Excellent
writing and analytical skills
·        
Demonstrated
experience administering donor funded projects
·        
Public
speaking skills
·        
Demonstrated
people management experience (especially in managing teams) Desirable
Competencies
·        
Solidly
reliable with strong attention to timeliness
·        
Excellent
leadership, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written)
·        
Possess
a great attention to detail and be truly organized
·        
Strong
sense of personal initiative and able to work independently in a fast-paced
office
·        
An
interest in international, refugee, social justice and humanitarian issues
·        
Knowledge
of project management and work with a not-for-profit and NGO
·        
Good
knowledge of techniques for planning and monitoring
·        
Able
and willing to travel and work in remote areas in challenging circumstance
·        
Self-motivated,
versatile and adaptable to different cultures and people
·        
Facilitation/training
skills
How to Apply:
For all positions listed, please submit an application cover-letter and
up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, as well as links to any publications you wish us
to consider. Copies of academic credentials are NOT required at this stage.
Applications
should be sent by email addressed to the Human Resources Officer at
recruitment@refugeelawproject.org
with the title of the position applied for in the subject-line.
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates must be in a position to
cover their own travel expenses to interview.
Hand
copy applications will be accepted for the position of COMMUNITY MOBILISER
Only.
Refugee
Law Project is a human-rights based organization with strong
Anti-Discrimination policies.
We
encourage refugees to apply
Deadline: By 11.59pm on Friday 1st November 2019

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