Humanitarian Program Manager Job Careers – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Organization: Finn
Church Aid (FCA)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Finn Church Aid
(FCA) is the largest international aid organization in Finland. FCA operates in
14 countries where the need is most dire. FCA works with the poorest people,
regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political
affiliations. FCA work is based on promotion of human dignity and fundamental
human rights and freedom, implying that FCA operations are guided by equality,
non-discrimination and responsibility.
Job Summary:   To
manage and coordinate FCA’s humanitarian aid activities both in the immediate
emergency response and in the longer term humanitarian assistance in Uganda.
Reporting directly to the Country Director, the role holder serves as principle
point for Humanitarian work.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Support the country program in shaping the
strategic direction of FCA Uganda humanitarian program, ensuring quality
humanitarian programs are designed and implemented
·       Lead discussions and initiatives on
humanitarian program expansion to new locations, with relevant authorities,
potential donors and other stakeholders, in close consultations with the
Country Director
·       Actively participate in Senior management
Team meetings, contributing to problem solving and decision-making on
humanitarian aid work for Uganda and provide strategic direction.
·       Work collaboratively with senior colleagues
across the organization to achieve organizational outcomes.
·       With support from head office Program
Advisors, and the Country Director, lead all aspects of humanitarian proposal
development -conceptualizing, design, preparation, revision, submission-
ensuring staff participation, and community and partner involvement, including
budget development throughout the process.
·       Facilitate interactions between FCA key
program and Global Grants staff, to develop high quality humanitarian proposals
to secure funding from traditional and non-traditional donors, including local
funding for emergency and recovery projects
·       Proactively analyze humanitarian industry
trends, donor strategies and funding priorities, and facilitate needs
assessment, as appropriate.
·       Ensure programs are aligned with FCA Country
Strategy and contractual obligations of awarded grants, humanitarian standards,
and FCA humanitarian guidelines.
·       Facilitate the provision of technical
guidance and support to staff, on education and livelihood to ensure program
quality and cost-effectiveness
·       Proactively monitor program implementation,
promptly reporting unexpected delays, costs or quality issues, and resolving
issues and initiating appropriate corrective action.
·       Plan, organize and coordinate the
humanitarian program activities, ensuring complementary approaches, on-time,
on-budget, on-target project activities and deliverables for accomplishing
short and long-term project goals.
·       Closely work with the MEAL Manager to ensure
that adequate M&E tools and processes are in place, and facilitate the
adoption of harmonized methodologies for monitoring and reporting.
·       Conduct regular visits to field offices and
project sites to monitor program performance. Provide feedback to staff on gaps
and areas for improvement and identify needs for ongoing capacity building.
·       Design and manage calendar of reports due and
individual timelines for all humanitarian grants
·       Manage and monitor FCA’s Education in
Emergency and humanitarian aid projects in Bidibidi, Rwamwanja, Kyaka II,
Obongi and Adjumani and in other refugee settlements and ensure coordination
with sector leads, operational partners and local authorities.
·       Ensure that project implementation and
reporting meets back donor compliance requirements (particularly Ministry for
Foreign Affairs of Finland; PRM, ECW, ECHO and UNHCR)
·       Monitor the evolving humanitarian situation
in Uganda and consider immediate and strategic responses.
·       Ensure the alignment of FCA Uganda
humanitarian projects with CRRF

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s
Degree in Humanitarian Assistance, International studies or related field
·       At least four  years’ experience in working in humanitarian
program related field operation or field activities in developing countries and
having knowledge of Education in Emergency
·       Proven experience and capacity in
humanitarian project management, including project financial management
·       Good understanding of humanitarian approaches
and standards
·       Gender analysis skills and an understanding
of the practical significance of gender issues in humanitarian environment.
·       Experience in cooperating with local
organizations, international actors and UN agencies
·       Proven team orientation skills and ability to
work effectively in a team environment with both technical and non-technical
·       Excellent inter-personal and inter-cultural
·       Detailed and thorough understanding of
refugee context in Uganda
·       Experience in working with refugees and host
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below
Deadline: 28th July 2020
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