Senior Program Manager Women Leadership and Women Peace & Security – Cordaid

Job Vacancy: Senior Program Manager Women
Leadership and Women Peace & Security
Nationals only (October 2019)
Duty Station:
Kampala with regular travel to the field
Reports to: The Country Director
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
Purpose of the position
The Programme
Manager for Women Peace & Security will be responsible for building strong
Women Leadership and Women Peace & Security 
Programme and Project teams. S/he will be developing partnerships and
successfully compete on the marketplace aiming at diversification and growth of
Cordaid’s Women Peace & Security 
portfolio in Uganda reaching out to multiple stakeholders ranging from
clients to partners to beneficiaries.
Under the overall
direction of the Country Director, and in accordance with Cordaid policies,
procedures and practices, the Programme Manager for Women Peace &
Security  will be managing relevant and
innovative women leadership and Women Peace & Security  programmes and projects. S/he will closely
work with program and  operations
colleagues to ensure efficient and effective support to programme and project
development, implementation and closure while maintaining strong internal
controls. S/he would also closely monitor and facilitate the evaluation of
Key Roles and Responsibilities
development, management and reporting
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.
the preparation of progress and financial reports and annual plans and budget
to be submitted to the donor for approval. Participate in internal and external
Strategy & Program Development &    Management
In close
collaboration with Cordaid Global Office (GO) sector experts, develop and
implement an appropriate and effective strategy and associated plans for women
leadership and Women Peace & Security 
programmes and projects setting clear objectives, realistic timelines,
full cost recovery budgets and key performance indicators.
In close
collaboration with GO sector experts, lead the diversification and growth of
Cordaid’s Women Peace & Security 
portfolio within Uganda with a focus on quality and impact,
strategic and technical guidance on key components of Cordaid’s women
leadership and Women Peace & Security 
work to foster good practices and ensure that minimum standards are met
in all sectors.
regular field visits to monitor the progress of programmes and projects on the
ground and ensure effective oversight of and support of local partners taking
corrective action with minimal delay.
effective coordination with other Programme Managers to enable the development
of an integrated and innovative portfolio.
effective coordination with the Regional PMEL manager to ensure timely and
correct measurement of results, outcomes and impacts and to facilitate learning
towards continuous improvements in the design and delivery of programmes and
to develop a Country Strategic Report and the Annual Country Report.
long-term and short-term programs that create new opportunities for
acquisition, retention and transformation of a diverse set of private and
governmental donors.
opportunities to support the development of Women leadership and Women Peace
& Security  interventions.
Lead the
proposal development process and technical writing for award opportunities from
government agencies, multilateral and bilateral institutions, and major
foundations. This includes pre-proposal, proposal development, post-submission
phases in accordance to donor requirements and standards. Ensure inclusion of
the relevant sectoral strategies in the process.
Program Management
as Project lead for the Women Leadership and Women Peace & Security  projects
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.
and mitigate operational and strategic risks of the Women Leadership  and Women Peace & Security  projects
Representation and Communication
and maintain close relationships with donors and counterparts.
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.
to the development of project related documents such as success stories and
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).
Leadership & Management
all programme-based needs and requirements are timely and efficiently shared
with support services for best coordinated implementation.
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.
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
a close liaison on programmatic issues with the current programme donors beyond
contractual reporting requirements.
Financial & Operational Compliance
project quality adherence, contractual compliance and timely reporting.
collaboration with the Country Office Controller, 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.
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.
Contribute to Knowledge Management and Innovation
to the development and introduction of innovation to ensure Cordaid is
continually incorporating best practice approaches in Country Office
to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for
corporate development planning and knowledge building and, contribute to
relevant Communities of Experts and Communities of Practice accordingly.

Qualifications and skills
degree in Political Sciences, Law or equivalent
At least
5 years proven experience with project management, and team coaching, and
managerial capacity in women leadership, Women Peace & Security  and programme development/implementation
skills on leading the proposal development process and technical writing
experience of driving advocacy, communications, and fundraising approaches.
experience of representing externally to key stakeholders, maintaining donor
of managing systems and tools to oversee complex project portfolios across
different sectors and locations as well as within consortiums
in working with national/local actors and capacity building of national and
local organisations on private sector development
to live and work under pressure in a rapidly changing and sometimes insecure
player with excellent communication and strong participatory leadership skills
Knowledge and Experience
Core Competencies:
interpersonal, co-ordination and negotiation skills, and the ability to
establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a
multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for
commitment to integrity, professionalism, creativity and innovation, learning,
accountability, planning and organization, results orientation, teamwork and
technological solutions.

Functional Competencies
Knowledge Management and Learning
knowledge management in Cordaid and a learning environment in the office
through leadership and personal example.
works towards continuing personal learning and development, acts on learning
plan and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness
to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
knowledge of best practices in accelerating women leadership.
knowledge of best practices in addressing Women Peace & Security  issues for women.
knowledge in project management (from design to implementation to closure,
incl. evaluation).
Management and Leadership
strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client
and responds positively to feedback.
approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
teams effectively and shows mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills.
What do we offer
Cordaid Uganda exist
of a small but highly motivated team of different nationalities. 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.
An integrity check
will be part recruitment procedure

Deadline for submission will be 01/11/2019

All potential
candidates should send their applications and CVs strictly via Email to
Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted
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