Project Manager Project Support – NURI NGO Job Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organization: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station:
Uganda
Reports to: Area Manager
About US:
The Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the
world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of
forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC
works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct
for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary:   The Project Manager Project Support- NURI will
be responsible for day to day implementation of Rural Infrastructure and Water
Resources Management (WRM) within their region. S/he will oversee planning and
implementation and manage human resources to ensure efficient implementation of
activities. Under supervision of the Area Manager, S/he will address problems
as they arise and ensure good relations with partners and other actors in the
field. Particularly S/he will liaise with District Local Governments and OPM
and UNHCR offices in the settlements within the region. S/he will ensure
balanced participation of the different beneficiary groups and coordinate with
other NURI interventions within the region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Project development
·       
Under
the supervision of the Area Manager, contribute in drafting concept papers and
proposal development
·       
Identify
gaps in terms of NURI project and generate ideas to address them with strong
impact for the beneficiaries.
·       
Carry
out risk analysis in order to design adequate responses.
·       
Together
with the program team and Head of Programs identify opportunities for further
development of program activities.     
Project management
·       
Oversee
and conduct strategic planning and development of DRC program in the
operational areas.
·       
Develop
annual, bi-annual and quarterly project work plans and corresponding budgets
for the infrastructure projects being implemented in the target districts.
·       
Supervise
proper and timely implementation of infrastructure projects in consultation
with Donors, district authorities and technical staff, and other stakeholders,
and according to agreed policies and donor requirements.
·       
Supervise
relevant beneficiary data collection and relevant assessments in the project
area.
·       
Provide
feedback to the management on general policy matters, program activities and
external relations to the Area Manager in Arua and Head of Programs in Kampala,
based on agreed formats and schedules.
Financial,
Administration, logistics and HR Management
·       
Responsible
for the management of the infrastructure project budget, financial management
including timely expenditure control, budget follow ups and reports in
consultation with Head of Finance and Administration.
·       
Responsible
in ensuring DRC financial procedures, guidelines and corruption control is
maintained in the field offices.
·       
Responsible
for ensuring adherence to correct procurement and logistical procedures in the
field offices.
·       
Directly
responsible for supervising the Team Leaders Shelter and Infrastructure and
support them to accomplish their tasks.
·       
Responsible
for recruitment planning and leading recruitment of required field staff in
consultation with the HR department.
·       
Make
sure that all project activities adhere to Danida standards and as well as DRC
guidelines and accountability standards.
Coordination and
representation
·       
Build
and maintain cordial working relationships with a range of key stakeholders,
Local Governments, OPM, Coordination Function, UN agencies, RWC and other
stakeholders at the field level.
·       
Representation
of DRC and active participation in coordination meetings, working groups and
any other meetings as requested.
·       
Close
co-ordination in project implementation with the representative of the donor
(CF) and national/international NGOs, District local authorities, RWCs, OPM and
Settlement Commandants.
·       
Work
closely with the other program components to maximize program output and
synergies.
Staff development
and management
·       
Responsible
for staff development including target setting, performance appraisal, early
identification and timely addressing of HR issues in the field offices.
·       
Provide
technical and programmatic leadership to the Team Leaders Shelter and
Infrastructure, and other project staff during project implementation.
·       
Develop
staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the set
targets.
·       
Ensure
the project staff uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles on
accountability.
·       
Follow
up all DRC / DDG Procedures for Security.
·       
Uphold
DRC’s international code of conduct and principles of accountability.
Monitoring and
Evaluation
·       
Work in
close consultation with the Meal Coordinator based in Kampala set up data bases
in all the field offices and ensure that they are operational throughout the
project period
·       
Ensure
that GPS coordinates for all the project locations are captured and used for
producing maps showing project sites
·       
Support
Coordination Function and DRC M and E Unit in mobilizing communities during
monitoring surveys
·       
Contribute
to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and
interventions.
·       
Identify,
document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on
implementation of project’s action points
·       
Participate
in quarterly OPM, District and Sub county monitoring and project reviews and
evaluations.
·       
Ensure
quality data collection, analysis and storage in line with NURI Information
Reporting
·       
Prepare
regular required Donor reports as per agreed formats and to the highest quality
required E.g Weekly, monthly Highlights, quarterly and Annual reports.
·       
In
consultation with the Finance and Admin Coordinator NURI, ensure timely
financial reporting to country office
Additional tasks: On request perform any other additional
duties assigned by the supervisor in order to allow the organization to
function optimally



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Project Manager Project
Support- NURI job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Development
studies, Business Administration or similar,
·       
5 years
of post-graduate relevant work experience
·       
3 years
of relevant work experience from a least developed country
·       
Relevant
experience from 3 projects in a similar position
·       
Relevant
experience with RI, WRM or similar work programs.
·       
Preferably
level C1 in speaking and writing English (according to the common European
framework of reference for language scale
·       
Relevant
work experience from northern Uganda
·       
Proficiency
in English (written and spoken) is essential. Knowledge of one or more of the
local languages widely spoken in the covered district preferably Alur, Lugbara,
Luo and Madi.
·       
Knowledge
of one or more of the local languages widely spoken in the covered districts
preferably: Alur, Lugbara, Luo and Madi.
Desirable
Experience
·       
A good
team-player
·       
Excellent
communication skills
·       
Excellent
analytical and negotiation skills.
·       
Proven
commitment to accountability practices.
·       
Proven
ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with limited supervision
·       
Knowledge
of computers: word processing and database management packages.
How to Apply:
All Interested
candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience please submit
updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited
for the post.
Deadline: 27th July 2020
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