Country Programme Manager Non-profit Careers – CBM

Organisation: CBM
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
CBM is an
international Christian development organization, committed to improving the
quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the
world. It is considered one of the world’s oldest and largest organizations
working in this field.
Job Summary:  The Country Programme Manager will contribute
to the successful delivery of the Country Plan by establishing strong capacity
in project design, proposal development, effective project implementation,
monitoring and evaluation, and learning with CBM’s partner organisations. This
role will build the capacity of the Country Office and partners’ project staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
 General
·       
Provide
programmatic leadership in the development and implementation of the Country
Plan, aligned with the Federation strategy.
·       
Put in
place an effective M&E framework to regularly measure progress on
implementing the Country Plan, drawing and sharing lessons learned and applying
adaptive management.
·       
Support
the Country Director in analysing external trends, challenges and opportunities
relevant to CBM’s disability inclusion focus and/or requiring a programmatic
response by CBM, including disaster vulnerability, and share with internal
stakeholders.
·       
Support
partners in documenting good practice cases and promote knowledge sharing among
partners and within CBM.
Partnership
Management
·       
Support
the Country Director in maintaining strong partnerships and diversifying
partnerships by identifying new partners in support of the Country Plan.
·       
Organize
and conduct initial and regularly updated organizational capacity assessments
and/or partnership reviews, jointly develop plans to address capacity gaps,
identify solutions, monitor implementation and document learning.
·       
Support
funding diversification strategies with partners and oversee the phase out of
partnerships where agreed, through jointly prepared exit-plans with the partner
·       
Immediately
report any critical issues and incidents that are in breach of partnership
agreements and support the follow-up resolution process.
Programme/ Project
Management
·       
Identify
project opportunities with partners under CBM’s Country Plan and in line with
national development plans. Lead on the rapid development of emergency response
projects with partners in the event of natural or man- made disaster.
·       
Guide
and coordinate joint project and/or multi-year planning processes with partners,
CBM Initiatives/technical teams and Member Associations, ensuring the quality
and sustainability of results in line with CBM and donor requirements.
·       
Ensure
high quality of project and programme plans with effective delivery and
fulfilment of objectives and utilisation of budgets
·       
Promote
the inclusion of monitoring, evaluation and learning components in project
plans; plan and conduct mid and end-term project evaluations with partners and
support the dissemination of learning.
·       
Document
and support partners to document good practice cases and promote knowledge
sharing among partners and within CBM.
·       
Support
the reporting of partners in line with standards and donor requirements.;
·       
Jointly
with partners, develop and monitor the implementation of exit strategies for
projects/programmes.
·       
Closely
collaborate with the Finance Manager to ensure that programme and financial
aspects of project design, budgeting and implementation go together, and that
project monitoring and evaluation is comprehensive.
Advocacy, technical
advice & representation
·       
With the
Country Director, promote the organization and its mission to local partners
and authorities.
·       
Manage
engagement with national alliances, partners and in particular DPOs to define
and support national advocacy priorities.
·       
Coordinate
the delivery of DID technical advice in Disability Inclusive Development to
government and other organizations, in alignment with the DID initiative and
Country Plan.
·       
Ensure
effective vertical integration between community level project work and
national and global advocacy work.
Communication and
resource mobilization
·       
Monitor
in-country calls for proposals from institutional donors and support the
Country Director in building focused relationships with representatives of such
donors and other NGOs with whom CBM can collaborate.
·       
Work
with partners to gather and share quality and timely project information and
content to support CBM’s internal and external communication enabling Member
Associations to demonstrate impact in their donor communication.
Team supervision
·       
Manage
and coach the CBM country programme staff, which includes: selection, job
description updates, performance management, capacity development planning,
work plans and follow up, delegation and motivation.
·       
Model
and promote the inclusion of persons with disability in the programme team in
the Country Office.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the CBM job placement must hold a university degree in social
sciences, international development or related field.
·       
Professional
experience of 10 years in a national or international NGO with a minimum of 5
years at senior level, with a track record in successfully designing and
managing large inclusive development and/or humanitarian programmes in
collaboration with national partners.
·       
Experience
in developing and managing large scale institutionally funded projects,
including consortium led projects.
·       
Proven
experience in results-based management and project cycle management, including
assessment, monitoring and evaluation, with a sound understanding of budgeting
and programme finance management.
·       
Demonstrated
experience in managing internal and external relationships and partnerships
particularly with national / local governments.
·       
Experience
in working with various government/bi-lateral/major institutional donors.
·       
Experience
of developing rights-based programmes and working with marginalized and
excluded groups.
·       
Proven
skills in people and team management and coaching, with a focus on capacity
development and performance management.
·       
Ability
to work diplomatically and with sensitivity with individuals from a variety of
cultures, professions and personal backgrounds.
·       
Advanced
MS Office
·       
Knowledge
in MS Navision and MS SharePoint solutions an advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are invited to submit via e-mail, a meaningful letter of
motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, three professional
references and salary expectations to Info.Uganda@cbm.org
Deadline: 26th June 2020
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