Project Manager NGO Careers – International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)

 Job Title:    Project Manager

Organization: International Institute of Rural
Reconstruction (IIRR)

Duty Station: Uganda

 

About US:

The International
Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) Uganda is part of an International
Development, training, and research institution that was established back in
1960 empowering rural communities and organizations to end extreme poverty and
hunger.

 

About the Project:

IIRR is implementing
a project on Integrated Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Land
Management practices using Agro-Pastoral Field School and watershed management
approaches in Karamoja between September 2020-February 2022. The project aims
to increase production through climate-resilient production techniques, and
also support efforts to diversify production to increase income and reduce
vulnerability to food insecurity. A strong emphasis is on rehabilitating
degraded ecosystems and ecosystem services through the restoration of degraded
landscapes, agro-forestry, Climate Smart Agricultural practices, natural
regeneration, and sound pasture management. The project puts target specific
activities towards women and youth, who are among the most vulnerable, to
ensure equality of participation and remove underlying vulnerabilities in
Karamoja

 

Job Summary: IIRR
desires to hire a Project Manager who will lead, administer, and organize all
project activities in cooperation with and under the leadership of the Programs
Director. The Project Manager will oversee the implementation of the Integrated
Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Land Management practices using
Agro-Pastoral Field School and watershed management approaches in Karamoja

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        
You will
implement project activities and provide technical support to project
implementation, providing leadership to the project implementing team, align
with IIRR program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and
IIRR’s best practices to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to
the poor and vulnerable. Your knowledge and support will contribute to the effective,
adaptive, and innovative implementation of the project.

·        
Ensure
proper and timely project activity planning, budgeting, and execution based on
the project’s document and set detailed implementation plans (DIP)

·        
Identify
all key project activities and develop the project’s overall detailed
implementation plan.

·        
Provide
technical leadership for implementing – Integrated Natural Resources
Management, Agro-Pastoral Farmer Field Schools, Watershed Management and
Sustainable Land Management (INRM/SLM) interventions/practices in
Kaabong/Karenga

·        
Work
with key local leaders and relevant stakeholders to identify and select the
beneficiaries based on the set criteria

·        
Plan,
coordinate, implement, supervise, monitor, and evaluate all project activities
in line with the approved project documents and signed cooperation agreement

·        
Coordinate
and supervise all project staff and take appropriate action to ensure efficient
and effective performance

·        
Ensure
that the activities are conducted as planned with appropriate adjustments when
deemed necessary

·        
Ensuring
that project beneficiaries are properly identified/ selected, organized into
groups, and trained/ supported with required skills in IWRM/SLM.

·        
Plan and
implement a weekly and monthly schedule of activities in the fields

·        
Prepare
periodic project work plans and budgets with the other project staff and
finance to ensure appropriate utilization of project resources

·        
Prepare
and submit quality and timely reports as required from time to time by Program
Director

·        
Develop
project M&E tools to assess the project and report on the progress and
quality of completed and on-going project activities

·        
Conduct
visits to beneficiaries in project sites to determine and verify project
implementation against project standards and donor requirements

·        
Coordinate
project activities with the district, head office, the donor, and other
stakeholders

·        
Ensure
that the activities are conducted as planned with appropriate adjustments when
deemed necessary

·        
Document
lessons learned, good practices, and success stories

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Natural
Resources Management, Integrated Watershed Management, Agriculture, Development
Studies or a related field

·        
Minimum
of five (5) years of relevant work experience ideally with an international NGO

·        
Knowledge
of technical principles and concepts in integrated natural resources management
(INRM), Sustainable Land Management practices, and watershed approach

·        
Proficient
in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), GIS, Web Conferencing
Applications and good report writing skills

·        
Understand,
respect, and practice the set of organization’s shared vision, mission, and
values, including mutual respect, equity, and justice; honesty, and transparency.

·        
Ability
to communicate clearly and demonstration of good interpersonal skills with
strong training skills, meeting & facilitation; coaching skills are
essential for capacity building of project staff and beneficiaries

·        
Leadership
style that will develop the team

·        
High-level
integrity and initiative-taking and positive attitude towards learning and
sharing.

·        
Good
computer knowledge in the area of MS word, MS Excel, Powerpoint & e-mail.

·        
Working
knowledge of budget management

·        
Valid
riding license and with the ability to ride a motorcycle.

·        
Ability
to establish strong relationships with the local leaders, community, and
government representatives will be vital.

·        
Must
have team-building skills, personnel management, and supervision skills.

·        
Proficiency
in spoken and written English is essential. Ability to speak the local language
is an added advantage

 

How to Apply:

All candidates are
encouraged to apply for this job by sending an email with an application letter
and CV to uganda@iirr.org

 

IIRR is an equal
opportunity employer. We will respond to short-listed candidates only. All
applications should be sent electronically.

 

Deadline: 10th November 2020

 

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