Team Leader NGO Job Careers – Saferworld

Job Title:  Team Leader
Organisation: Saferworld
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Country
Manager
About US:
Saferworld is an independent
international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer
lives. We work with people affected by conflict to improve their safety and
sense of security, and conduct wider research and analysis. We use this
evidence and learning to improve local, national and international policies and
practices that can help build lasting peace. Our priority is people – we
believe in a world where everyone can lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free
from fear and insecurity. We are a not-for-profit organisation operational in
12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Job Summary:  The overall purpose of the job is to ensure
effective management and delivery of the project; ‘addressing conflict drivers
in Uganda’-a potentially 5 year project starting in March 2020. The project is
a joint (consortium) initiative between Saferworld and TPO Uganda; with the aim
of addressing main conflict drivers, which include but not limited to;
competition over natural resources; the mass influx of refugees; inadequate
transitional justice processes; and flawed electoral processes, leading to a
more peaceful, secure and resilient communities in Uganda. With Saferworld as
the Consortium lead, the project will see organisation’s expansion into new
geographical areas, in partnership with TPO and Regional Based partner
organisations in Northern Uganda, West Nile, Karamoja and Western
Uganda/Rwenzori region. Consequently, the Job holder will ensure compliance to
Saferworld and donor policies and procedures; facilitating cross learning and
adaptive programing within the consortium and across partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Consortium,
Partnership and project management
·       
Provide
effective and efficient management of the project, including adherence to
Saferworld organisational and donor requirements.
·       
Oversee
implementation and achievement of project objectives by the project team and
partners.
·       
Ensure
that joint planning, budgeting and reporting are conducted in a timely manner
and to quality
·       
Participate
in all consortium steering committee meetings and act as secretary as and when
required
·       
Review,
consolidate and share reports/project briefs for sign off before submission to
donor and external stakeholders
·       
Explore
and build opportunities for programme growth in the course of implementing
current project through quality programme delivery processes.
·       
Support
partner capacity assessment and design of capacity strengthening support
interventions
·       
Be
responsible for nurturing and maintaining a robust, honest and transparent
relationship with project partners
·       
Lead in
the identification of risks and proactively work with partners to mitigate risk
factors against the partnership and project delivery.
·       
Chair
project implementation committee and ensure action points agreed during the
meeting are implemented
Monitoring,
Evaluation, and Learning support function
·       
Work
with RMEL Advisor on data sense making, reporting and sharing
·       
Ensure
critical project reflection and reviews take place on regular basis to inform
decision making
·       
Ensure
that project results that can inform the wider Saferworld community are
properly documented and shared for usage.
·       
Review
relevant reports, including evaluation reports, and other internal and external
resources as necessary to inform project delivery
·       
Ensure
timely response to information requests from project staff, partners and donor.
People Management
·       
Foster
team based approach to management through participatory decision making,
supporting team building events.
·       
Conduct
periodic performance review and provide timely feedback to staff under direct
line management.
·       
Support
in the recruitment of project staff as and when required; ensuring compliance
to Saferworld recruitment policy and procedure.
·       
Ensure
that staff capacity building needs are identified and action plan developed to
address the gaps.
·       
Provide
continuous capacity building, mentoring, and coaching of staff in critical
areas to facilitate effective and efficient project delivery.
·       
Ensure
Saferworld Security Protocols are adhered to at all times in the course of
project delivery and for the safety of self, team members and Saferworld as an
organisation
·       
Organisational
support function, Networking and Representation
·       
Represent
the project and Saferworld as an organisation in meetings and provide feedback
on issues that needs further attention.
·       
Develop
and maintain collaborative and strategic relationships with civil society
partners and other stakeholders.
·       
Maintain
collaborative relationships with other Saferworld staff working on policy and
advocacy issues across the programmes as well as within the Policy, Advocacy
and Communications teams.
·       
Any
other duty may be assigned to the post holder as required by the Line Manager



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the Saferworld Team Leader job career must hold a Postgraduate
degree in international relations, peace and conflict studies, development
studies or relevant training from recognised institutions.
·       
Understanding
and experience of programming in one or more of Saferworld’s core strategic
areas: peacebuilding and governance, access to justice, gender, or conflict
sensitive development.
·       
Sound
knowledge of civil society dynamics and their role in addressing conflict
drivers in Uganda.
·       
Sound
experience in progressive management in consortium and project management,
community security, humanitarian, peace building and/or justice sector.
·       
Experience
in providing mentoring and support to a range of actors Ideally in Uganda
·       
Demonstrable
experience with project management Demonstrable experience of working with
partners in ways that reflect the principles of power-sharing and
accompaniment.
·       
Familiarity
with conflict sensitivity approach, mental health and psychosocial support,
rights-based approach and gender sensitive approach and partnership approach to
development
·       
Understanding
of financial management procedures, budget monitoring, and donor reporting.
·       
Excellent
communication and interpersonal skills
·       
Strong
analytical and problem skills in a complex project setting
·       
Excellent
report writing, presentation and facilitation skills in English
·       
People
management skills in a multi-cultural setting.
·       
Ability
to work constructively in team environment as well as individually with minimum
supervision
·       
Ability
to link programme work to policy and advocacy processes at the national level
·       
Ability
and availability to undertake periodical in-country travel to visit projects
and programmes and occasional out of country travel.
·       
Ability
to think critically, strategically and innovatively to improve project delivery
·       
Commitment
to adaptive programming and working in partnership based on mutual values and
respect
·       
Commitment
to and compliance with Saferworld’s safeguarding principles
·       
Commitment
to respect and value equality and diversity, and understanding of how this
applies to own area of work
·       
Commitment
to own continuing personal and professional development
·       
Commitment
to the vision, mission and values of Saferworld
·       
The
position is based in Kampala, with frequent travel to project sites; Karamoja,
Northern Uganda, West Nile and Western Uganda.
How to Apply:
All candidates are
strongly encouraged should apply with an application form,
Download
Here
send to HR Team at
jobs@saferworld.org.uk (Ref: UG-PGM)
Deadline: 21st June 2020 
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