Project Manager Non-profit Careers – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Job Title:     Project Manager
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:  The Project Manager will manage and coordinate
the LEARN — Lasting Education Achievements Responding to Needs project focusing
on secondary education activities, implemented in 4 refugee settlements, funded
by the US Government/Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration. The
Project Manager is based in Kampala, but with frequent travels to the 4 project
districts/settlements, and s/he is responsible for the overall project
planning, including development of annual plans/follow-up phase plans, project
implementation, budget control, project staff management supporting operational
activities and establishing and enhancing relations with local stakeholders
(UNHCR, OPM, other implementing partners) as well as donor representatives and
Ugandan authorities within the specific project districts of Yumbe, Obongi,
Kamwemge and Kyegegwa.
The Project Manager
will also work closely with the FCA Uganda programme team in Kampala and in the
field offices, ensuring complementarity of the project with other FCA Uganda
education projects, and with FCA Uganda and Helsinki Grants team to ensure
quality grant management. Supervisory role and reporting directly to the Head
of Programme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
and assigns deliverables and activities, reviews their progress and addresses
deviations in terms of timelines and quality, based on project planning,
deliverables agreed and set budget.
quarterly work plans with activities, performance targets and budgets.
and oversee all aspects of project implementation according to the projects’
grant agreement and annual work plan ensuring delivery of activities and
the project staff to ensure quality and timely implementation of activities and
that monitoring and evaluation plans are developed and implemented, and all
relevant data is collected and analysed as required.
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
field teams in implementation of programme activities by tracking and following
up on planned activities under the project
program reviews for the projects in each location and ensure implementation
meets donor timelines and guidelines
activities with FCA’s Area Managers and other Project Managers to ensure
complementarity of FCA’s education programme/projects
progress reports about the project as per the donor agreements and ensures
timely submission of the same
Project Monitoring
and monitor budget Vs expenditure between narrative and project financial
reports on monthly basis and ensure management is informed in case of
over-/under spent affecting program results.
the provision of technical guidance and support to staff to ensure program
quality and cost-effectiveness
for the preparation and review of project reports and ensure they are delivered
on time, are of good quality and according to donor requirements and FCA
monitor program implementation, promptly reporting unexpected delays, costs or
quality issues, and resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective
action, and adapt the project work plan as appropriate if/when deemed necessary
and if aligned with FCA and donor approval
External relations
and donor liaison
and maintain relationships with target communities, relevant local authorities
(UNHCR, OPM, PRM Desk Office District Education Offices), other implementing
partners and key stakeholders to create a network of collaboration to
positively support programme implementation in line with government
requirements and implementing donors
sector level meetings (development and humanitarian/emergency) at settlement
and district level, and if required, at national level, and other networking
forums for learning and sharing good practices where applicable

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the Finn Church Aid (FCA) Project Manager job must hold a
Master’s Degree in Project management, International Education development,
International studies, business or related field as well as professional
At least
four years’ experience in working in development and humanitarian program
related field operation or field activities in developing countries and
knowledge of Education in Emergencies
experience and capacity in project management (PMER), including project
financial management
understanding of the Ugandan education context
and capable of working and living in difficult circumstances in a multicultural
and thorough understanding of the operational refugee context in Uganda
experience managing donor grants is a MUST
in cooperating with local authorities, international actors and UN agencies
team management and orientation skills and ability to work effectively in a
team environment with both technical and non-technical staff
inter-personal and inter-cultural skills
to travel/frequent field visits to all 4 target settlements/districts
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below
Deadline: 28th July 2020

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