Program Manager NGO Careers – AVSI Foundation

Job Title:       Program
Organization: AVSI
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
AVSI is an
international NGO with headquarters in Italy, which has been active in Uganda
since 1984. Its current activities are focused in the areas of education,
health, livelihoods, and protection, nutrition and refugee programs in Uganda.
About Project:
AVSI is leading a
consortium comprising of AVSI Foundation, Arua Municipal council and Uganda Bureau
of Statistics (UBOS) to implement the RMM project in Arua District. The overall
goal of the project is to strengthen the structural and institutional
mechanisms for reception, management and integration of involuntary migrants in
Arua Municipal Council.
Job Summary:   The Program Manager will be responsible for
the implementation and management of activities, personnel, administration and
logistics for the Strengthening Mechanisms for Reception, Management and
integration of Involuntary Migrants in Arua Municipal Council project”.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
and supervise the project staff, in coordination with the Program office, ATL,
Country Representative and the HR offices
for the administrative management of budgets and other project related
for coordinating relationships with the donor – Cities Alliance/UNOPS, partners
including Arua Municipal Council, Uganda Bureau of Statistics, and other key
stakeholders including Arua District, OPM and UNHCR
Lead the
design and start-up phase of the project (Strategy refinement, rapid
assessment, staff recruitment and on boarding, consultative meetings)
lead in developing a comprehensive programming guideline for the project to
guide the targeting and implementation of both the Municipal systems
strengthening and sustainable livelihoods approaches for host communities and
the migrants
To lead
and support research, documentation, collaborative learning and knowledge on
management on the reception, integration and management of involuntary
engage with, support and build capacity of Arua Municipal Council to strengthen
their institutional and structural capacity to effectively manage the reception
and integration of involuntary migrants.
AVSI in Technical committee meetings at the Council and District
and facilitate linkages with strategic partners including the private sector,
local government and CSOs to leverage resources
the implementation of capacity building initiatives for AVSI staff, and in
consistency with Technical Standards developed by Cities Alliance
Develop plans
and reports in line with timelines agreed with the donor and AVSI programs
technical and financial reporting in line with AVSI’s administrative
AVSI in other official meeting when required by supervisors
other duties within area of responsibility, as requested by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
applicant for the AVSI Foundation Program Manager should hold a Degree in or
equivalent to international development, public health, social development,
psychology, statistics and or other development related fields.
minimum of five years of experience in program management in the fields of
livelihoods, system strengthening, social protection, urban and other migrants
experience working within the Urban Development sector
and skills in grants management, resource mobilization and donor contract
knowledge and understanding of international donor interests, priorities and
proven successes in sustainable livelihoods including financial inclusion,
saving groups, bank linkages and Apprenticeship
in capacity building of teams at different levels
working with different donors including; Cities Alliance, UNOPS, USAID, EU,
DFID, UNICEF and other UN Agencies
interpersonal and communication skills
command of spoken and written English and any other International Language
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their application letters, accompanied with updated Curriculum
Vitae indicating 3 work-related referees, plus copies of relevant certificates,
should be addressed to:  The AVSI Country
Representative, AVSI Foundation, P.O. Box 6785, Kampala, Uganda and sent to indicating the e-mail subject as ‘Application for Program
Deadline: Friday, 7th February 2020 by 5.00 pm
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