Programme Manager, Ultra-Poor Graduation NGO Jobs – BRAC International

BRAC International
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
BRAC International
is one of the world’s largest Non-Governmental Development Organizations,
working in a number of countries in Africa and Asia on poverty alleviation
Programs, is registered in Uganda as BRAC Uganda. The organization implements
integrated development approach combining Education, Health, Agriculture,
Livestock, Adolescent Empowerment and Microfinance.
Job Summary:
The Programme Manager, Ultra-Poor Graduation role involves overseeing all
strategic and managerial aspects of the programme, under the supervision of
Country Representative, BRAC Uganda and technical guidance from UPG Lead in
BRAC International and Graduation technical assistance staff from BRAC’s
Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative. The role includes direct management and
coaching of BRAC Uganda implementation staff, in addition to managing key
partnerships with HI and NUWODU to ensure their staff deliver activities on
time and to budget. As well as direct implementation, there is a major focus on
stakeholder coordination, advocacy and networking and donor liaison.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Partnership coordination and management: Ensuring partnership
    protocols are established and followed and effective coordination
    mechanisms are in place
  • Disability inclusive adaptation: Oversee BRAC staff and partner
    staff to ensure effective coordination for technical expertise on
    disability inclusion in relation to the full programme cycle and workplan
  • Managing the implementation of disability-inclusive graduation
    programming in 4 districts: Including overseeing all aspects of implementation
    of the Graduation pillars (livelihoods, finance, social empowerment and
    social protection) and related interventions. This will include
    development of an operations manual, participant selection and trainings,
    asset package identification and delivery, life skills coaching, formation
    of savings groups, health care support and social integration.
  •  Supporting capacity and
    accountability of Ugandan development actors: Including supporting
    interventions related to national and district level stakeholder
    coordination, staff training, building the capacity of BRAC Uganda to
    support disability inclusion at organizational level, and supporting
    capacity building of NUWODU.
  • Ensuring a robust, inclusive MEL system is implemented: Including
    ensuring quality implementation of monitoring systems, the development and
    execution of Digital Data Gathering (DDG) process, and supporting program
    evaluation activities.
  • Stakeholder coordination, advocacy and networking and donor liaison:
    Support all external engagement activities including technical donor
    reviews, implementation partner and stakeholder meetings, engaging with
    government agencies, civil society organization and local Community Based
    Organizations (CBOs).
  • Managing consultants: Manage potential external technical
    consultants and partners to ensure high quality outputs.
  • Quality reporting: Ensure timely and accurate reporting on program
    activities and outcomes.
  •  Safeguarding:
  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect,
    harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on
    safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and
    expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among
    team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in
    every course of action.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable
    incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in development
    studies, Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Business Administration and /or
    other relevant fields
  • A minimum of six years of job experience with four years of
    managerial experience in different development sectors working towards the
    improvement of livelihoods of ultra-poor and marginal people
  • Good technical skills in income generation, agriculture, food
    security, and livelihood development.
  • Broad grasp of socio-economic policy issues with respect to food
    security and livelihood development
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities, and take initiative to deal
    with difficulties encountered in daily work.
  • Ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically
    and work effectively within a team.
  • Ability to manage local staff in a mature, impartial and inclusive
    manner and address inequalities
  • Capacity to manage a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Strong financial/budget management skills.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Photoshop).
  •  Excellent verbal and written
    communication skills in English.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their application and updated
CVs with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of
experience, current and expected salary via Email to The subject must be
the name of the position applied for strictly.
NB: Only complete
applications will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 10th October 2019
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