Project Manager – Livelihood NGO Job Careers – ZOA

Job Title:         Project Manager – Livelihood
Organisation: ZOA
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
ZOA
is an international NGO that inspired by Christian identity and biblical
message of reconciliation and restoration of a broken world with its
headquarters in the Netherlands. ZOA operate in fifteen countries on and on
three continents. At ZOA we provide relief to people affected by conflict or
natural disasters, contribute to a new perspective of hope in which people work
together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together with the
affected communities we work on the recovery of their livelihoods.
In
Uganda, ZOA has offices in Kampala, West Nile (Arua), Acholi (Nwoya), and
Karamoja (Amudat). ZOA Uganda works both in relief and recovery on the themes
of food security & livelihoods, WASH, primary/accelerated/vocational
education, and conflict management with a special focus on land security.
Job Summary:  The Project Manager (pending
funding) is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the related
activities under the Growing Rural Opportunities for work and wellbeing (GROWW)
project in Nwoya and Omoro District.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Leadership and management
·       
Responsible for all ZOA activities under the assigned project(s);
·       
Gender and conflict sensitive approach to team management and project
activities under her/his responsibility;
·       
Oversees the activities that will be conducted by Gulu University, the
co-implementing partner and makes efforts to ensure accountability;
·       
Builds capacity and ensures capacity building of the ZOA project team and
co-implementing partner in line with identified needs;
·       
Contributes to programme and knowledge development specifically related
to the themes related to assigned project(s).
Project management
·       
Plans, organizes and manages the implementation of activities as
described in the project proposal in line with donor requirements, ZOA’s
strategy, its country strategic annual plan and programme plan;
·       
Develops and implements procurement, and Monitoring, Evaluation and
Learning (MEAL) plans;
·       
Provides technical support and ensures effective support to
implementation of the project engaging with the PGQ (programme quality)
department;
·       
Reports on the project progress through a Project Implementation Plan
(PIP) on a monthly basis; and writes donor reports in line with contractual
obligations;
·       
Manages project budget and ensures expenses are incurred in line with
approved budget;
·       
Contributes to ZOA’s quarterly report against Country Strategic Annual
Plan (CSAP);
·       
Builds and maintains strong relationships with local authorities, project
implementing and coordinating partners, and other key project specific sector
actors;
·       
Any other duty assigned by the Programme Manager or Country Director.
HR/admin/finance
·       
Budget holder of project;
·       
Approval of expenditures and related cost allocations, on the basis of
approved project and programme organization budgets according to the ZOA
Management Charter;
·       
Contribute to the recruitment of well-qualified project staff and project
community volunteers if and when necessary reviewing the job descriptions, participating
in job interviews;
·       
Ensures that project staff are conversant with their job description,
ZOA’s internal regulations, standards, policies and donor regulations and get
acquainted with their colleagues in the Programme team;
·       
Supervises and carries out periodical evaluation of the performance of
the staff assigned to the project(s) against established performance objectives
in a timely manner. Generally, ensures adherence to ZOA’s PME system;
·       
Ensures capacity building on key project concepts and approaches with
support from PGQ department and/or other ZOA and partner staff;
·       
Recommends strategic training opportunities for project staff;
·       
Ensures effective leave management within the project team, in liaison
with the field administrator;



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant should preferably hold a Degree in humanitarian,
development, Agriculture or other relevant field; Master’s degree will be an
added advantage;
·       
Five years of successful project cycle management experience in a similar
position;
·       
Experience managing large programmes for INGOs is an added advantage;
·       
Experience managing large projects funded by institutional donors is an
added advantage;
·       
Having led a project in partnership with a local NGO is an added
advantage;
·       
Excellent spoken and written command of English;
·       
Language skills in relevant local languages of the duty station is an
added advantage.
·       
Participative leadership with clear command of overall operations;
·       
Sensitive towards HRM and organizational issues;
·       
Outstanding communication, writing, planning, organizing and facilitation
skills;
·       
Analytical, innovative, creative and enthusiastic;
·       
Provides regular feedback, acknowledges success and the need for
improvement;
·       
Coaches, challenges and provides opportunities for growth;
·       
Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
·       
Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word;
·       
Networking and influencing skills;
·       
Ability to work in an innovative environment where plans are developed
fast and being open for change.
·       
Flexibility and adaptability;
·       
Interpersonal and cross cultural sensitivity;
·       
Able to work under pressures and meet deadlines;
·       
Able to work in a sometimes fluid and insecure environment;
·       
Aims to integrate and reflect Christian values in relief and
rehabilitation work
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates with the required qualification,
experience, knowledge, skills, and attitude should send their applications to
ugandavacancies@zoa.ngo. Applications should only include the following: cover
letter and an updated CV (with three professional referees) of which two must
be 2 professional references, including your supervisor and the most
recent/previous employer, and 1 character reference could be your pastor or
priest.
Please
indicate only “Application Project Manager” on the subject line. Qualified
female candidates and or individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged to
apply.
Note: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 13th
December 2019
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