Project Manager NGO Careers – Humanity & Inclusion

Title:             Project Manager
Organization:  Handicap International
Federation (Humanity & Inclusion)
Duty Station:   Kyangwali, Uganda
Reports to:  Area Manager
Length of contract:
10 months
Basic Salary: UGX
About US:
Handicap International Federation (operating under the name
Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial aid and development
organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and
disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their
essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their
dignity and fundamental rights.
About Project:
In order to respond to the education needs of the Congolese
refugees and the hosting population in these camps located in the districts of
Kikuube and Kyegegwa (hosting respectively 116,915 and 118,876 refugees so a
total of 235,791 refugees), HI will start participating in a consortium project
targeting increased access to education for children with disabilities. The
project name is INCLUDE and it is funded by ECHO. The project will be
implemented in close collaboration with SCI, NRC, WCH and FCA. Implementation
will start in mid-March 2020 and continue till the end of 2020. The project
will support mainstream education actors to improve their capacity to create
inclusive education environments for children with disabilities within their
Education Response in line with the Education Response Plan.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Ensure operational implementation of the project (project cycle
management) and technical supervision
Coordinate the implementation of the project
following the different steps of the project cycle in close coordination with
partners, national and local authorities;
Implement directly activities falling under PM
Support technically project implementation
including the design and implementation of the activities in coordination with
the Technical Unit;
Ensure appropriate monthly, quarterly, half-year
and yearly planning of the project activities;
Ensure project indicators follow-up and develop
adapted tools to do so with the project MEAL Officer;
Carry out support and follow-up missions in the
zones of intervention;
Identify implementation challenges and propose
appropriate solutions / adjustments;
Develop and timely submit internal and external
project reports respecting donors requirements
and quality standards in coordination with
Technical Unit according to specialties;
Pilot monitoring, evaluation, accountability and
learning processes related to the project with MEAL Officer and IE TA;
Facilitate cooperation and synergies with other
HI teams (mutual planning and resources sharing);
Ensure coordination between project team and
technical unit through support requests and regular meetings according to the
needs to ensure intervention quality;
Pilot external evaluations processes and ensure
recommendations implementation.
Ensure proper coordination with partners and other external
Regularly inform and exchange with Education
Consortium Management Unit (ECMU) on project
level of implementation, challenges met and
solutions proposed;
Ensure respect of partnership agreement with
Develop MoU with partner organisations and
ensure respect of the terms of the understanding
according to project design under the
supervision of the Field Coordinator;
Ensure regular coordination meeting with partner
organisations including common evaluation of project implementation;
Propose, in coordination with Technical Unit,
adapted means to answer challenges faced by partner organisations and ensure
implementation of adapted activities;
Represent the project towards external partners,
local and national;
Represent HI in the different coordination
Contribute to staffs and partners’ capacity
building according to identified needs and project activities.
Ensure administrative and financial management of the project
Together with support services:
Endorse budget holder responsibilities;
Establish annual budgetary planning and monthly
treasury forecasts;
Ensure proper and regular follow-up of project’s
expenses, analyse discrepancies, anticipate evolutions and propose budgetary
Ensure proper storage of project documentation;
Ensure respect of internal and donors financial
procedures (eligibility and flexibility rules);
Support the financial manager in the development
of financial reports;
Ensure respect of procurement and service
provision procedures (logistics).
Manage and support project team
Ensure support and management of the project
Ensure development and evaluation of the
individual objectives of the project team;
Participate in the recruitment of the team
members if needed, respecting HI human resources standards and procedures;
Contribute to staff capacity building through
skills and knowledge transfer;
Ensure appropriate flow and coordination of
information between project team and other HI services;
Ensure development and follow-up of individual
action plans.
Ensure proper external Representation and Coordination in his field of
Within time and means constraints, and in
coordination with Operations Coordinator:
Support other project teams intervening in the
PM’s field of expertise on technical aspects (indicators development, training
plans, proposal writing…)
Participate in needs assessments in appropriate
fields of expertise;
Contribute to new project design and to
programme strategic development reflexion.
Demonstration of an ethics, safe, secure and professional practices
To show professional ethics, respect and promote
Humanity & Inclusion mandate and humanitarian principles at all times
To respect the Humanity & Inclusion
protection of children policy, the protection of beneficiaries
from sexual exploitation and abuse policy, the
anti-fraud bribery and corruption policy and report to your line manager any
non-respect of HI’s policies amongst the teams or partners.
To report any incident or act that causes any
harm to beneficiary or to others
To contribute to the definition and/or update of
security framework at field level
To observe at all times strict commitment to
Humanity & Inclusion Security & Safety regulations
as per procedures in place at mission level
To support information internal dissemination to
relevant focal persons at mission level aiming at reinforcing security and
safety of Humanity & Inclusion staff and assets
To participate in security meetings upon the
line manager request and report relevant information to the appropriate persons
Other Responsibilities: Any other tasks deemed necessary by the
line manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the Handicap International
Project Manager job placement must hold a Master Degree in Inclusive Education,
Special Needs Education or Education sciences if relevant experience working
with children with disabilities OR: Allied Master Degree (OT, SLT, Psychology,
Child development) if applicant has relevant Education Experience.
At least 3 years of professional experience in
an NGO at managerial position
At least 2 years of professional experience in
project cycle management
At least 2 years of professional experience in
At least 2 years of professional experience in
inclusive or special needs education
At least 1-year experience working in refugee
Project cycle management and related tools and
Planning, monitoring
Knowledge of the Education and Disability
Sectors in Uganda
Capacity building, training and coaching skills
in design and implementation
Perfect fluency in English: written and spoken
and strong writing skills;
Very familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel,
PowerPoint) and internet
Personal Qualities:
Proven managerial skills
Proven representation experience;
Ability to work under high pressure;
Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
Strong communication and networking skills
Strong interest in the fields related to HI
mandate Condition:
Starting Date:
March 02nd 2020
Humanity and Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity
Employer, we encourage females and persons with disabilities to apply to become
a part of our organization.
HI staff must adhere to the values and
principles outlined in the Code of Conduct. In accordance with these values, HI
operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Sexual
Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and
Recruitment to all jobs in HI includes, in
particular, criminal record checks and the collection of 
relevant references.
HI does not solicit funds in exchange for
employment opportunities.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send an updated CV (3 pages max,
including three professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a
cover letter to HR department at indicating the
position applied for and preferred duty station
NB: Any efforts to
influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.
Disclaimer: The
above positions are subject to confirmation of donor funds and only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 2nd February 2020
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