Programme Manager, UNHCR Projects Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to:  Operations
Manager
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to
make it so.”
Job Summary:   The Programme Manager, UNHCR Projects – West
Nile, Uganda will provide technical and managerial leadership to the
implementation of UNHCR partnership projects with World Vision Uganda Refugee
Response. UNHCR is currently funding World Vision through IRC to Implement
Child Protection and NFI distribution in Bidibidi settlement (Yumbe). The
incumbent will support resource acquisition, coordination, implementation,
monitoring, evaluation and reporting functions of the UNHCR partnership as well
as provide support in the design of new grants in line the World Vision refugee
response strategy. He/she will be expected to demonstrate strong Christian
values and commit to be an example in his/her spiritual life to others.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Leadership and
coordination:
·       
Work
with programs and sector staff to respond to UNHCR annual expression of
interest, drives the proposal design process and subsequent PPA negotiations to
ensure sustained funding for refugee response activities in WNRR
·       
Responsible
for day to day engagement with UNHCR Field offices, OPM and other NGOs on all
aspects of UNHCR activity implementation to ensure interventions are aligned to
the CRRF, ReHOPE and other GOU policies
·       
Ensure
WV is represented in all sector coordination meetings relevant to the World
Vision areas of work with UNHCR and ensure feedback from sector working group
meetings and Inter-agency coordination meetings directly feeds into World
Vision work among the refugees and host communities
·       
Establish
strong and reliable networks with OPM, UN and all NGOs responding to refugee
needs in the WNRR to ensure integration of implementation at all levels.
·       
Coordinate
with INGOs, Districts and the UN through inter-agency meetings and bilateral
discussions on all matters related to the UNHCR project to ensure project
interventions are informed by existing gaps across all the districts for
increased impact.
·       
Ensure
timely response to SO questions and requests in regard to ongoing projects.
Performance Management
and Supervision:
·       
Ensure
100 % staff are recruited and oriented for all projects under your management
·       
Ensure
all staff under your projects have JDs, contracts, performance agreements and
all other statutory documents.
·       
Hold
monthly conversations with your direct reports and ensure same is cascaded to
entire project teams
·       
Hold
quarterly performance review meetings for your team and their direct reports.
·       
Manage,
supervise and build capacity of staff in project development, management and
implementation especially in humanitarian emergency response, CiE and other
related project activities.
·       
Identify
staff capacity, psychosocial and other needs, and work with P&C to ensure
needs are met
·       
Facilitate
coaching, mentoring and counseling sessions for staff within the programme.
Programme
Management:
·       
Ensure
project start up meetings take place within 30 days of project start in
collaboration with key stakeholders
·       
Provide
leadership in the development of project detailed implementation plans (DIP),
project management tools, procurement plans and cash flow forecast to
facilitate implementation of the projects under your management in accordance
with existing project designs.
·       
Provide
management and technical oversight/guidance to project staff in the
identification of refugee and host communities’ children in need of protection
services in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
·       
Participate
in monthly finance review meetings in close collaboration with finance team.
·       
Organize
regular meetings with project teams to review project progress and performance.
·       
Ensure
project closeout plans in place and being implemented 3 months before project
end date
·       
Work
closely with CPiE technical specialists at the Response and National Office to
support the roll out of project models, designs, training, campaigns,
consultancies and approval of technical works, monitoring, supervision and
certification of project activities
·       
Effectively
provide supervision and enhance capacity of project staff and partners to
implement project interventions to expected standards
Monitoring, and
Reporting Evaluation:
·       
Lead
UNHCR and Inter-agency joint monitoring and project reviews and ensure all
feedback is well addressed to improve project impact.
·       
Compile
and submit quality progress reports, monthly, quarterly and end of project
reports and submits them to programs for onward submission to the donor
·       
Prepares
weekly and monthly situational reports
·       
Coordinate
regular reviews and reflections on progress of the project at the districts and
regional levels.
·       
Ensure
project plans are effectively implemented, monitored and progress reports
shared. This will include effective finance/budget management. Track all
project indicators using the ITT to ensure all project outputs, outcomes and
impact is realized
·       
Document
and share project best practices and lessons learned during implementation
including action research, case studies and documentaries.
Financial
Management:
·       
Maintain
tight budgetary control over all UNHCR project budgets and ensure compliance
with the PPA. Approves all cost in line with approved budgets and donor
regulations
·       
Work
with finance to submit cash request to the donor and ensure funds are available
for implementation; provide monthly cash flow projection to WV Kampala against
the approved budgets
·       
Carries
out regular financial reviews with relevant sector staff, programs and Finance
·       
Reviews
all project financial reports and transaction listings to ensure only relevant
cost are charged and supports finance department in preparation of accurate
financial reports
·       
Prepares
and Maintain UNHCR project risk matrix and inventory of all UNHCR assets
·       
Point
person for UNHCR project annual audit and provides responses to all queries
related to UNHCR funding implementation
Resource
Mobilization and Project Development:
·       
Provide
overall leadership, management, guidance and engagement with strategic partners
to ensure the development of quality project designs, concepts and fundable
proposals for CiE activities
·       
Carry
out assessments as required in the response area
·       
Review
humanitarian emergency response projects’ documents and align them to set
guidelines and standards.
·       
Any
other business as assigned by supervisor, including participation in key
committees, task forces



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the World Vision Programme Manager, UNHCR Projects –
West Nile, Uganda job must hold a Degree in Humanitarian/Development related
Discipline /Masters in a relevant field of study is an added advantage
·       
At least
five years of NGO work, experience implementing multi-sectoral grants at middle
management or senior management level in an INGO.
·       
Strong
policy analysis and advocating skills
·       
Refugee
protection background
·       
Good
budget management skills
·       
Strong
background in Humanitarian coordination with prior experience implementing UN
funding.
·       
Demonstrated
ability to undertake high-level representation with donors, and government
officials.
·       
Experience
delivering results, multitasking and managing staff in high-stress environment
·       
Demonstrated
expertise in fostering program learning, monitoring and evaluation.
·       
Programme
Management skills
·       
People
management skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment
jobs portal at the web link below.
Deadline: 18th July 2020
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