Area Manager West Nile NGO Jobs – Humanity & Inclusion (Salary 8.5m)

 Job
Title:     
 Area Manager West Nile

Organization: Humanity
& Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)

Duty Station: Arua, Uganda

Gross Salary: UGX
8,564,165 /=

Reports to:  Regional Program Director

 

About US:

Handicap
International Federation (operating under the name Humanity & Inclusion) is
an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in
situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside
disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve
their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental
rights.

 

In Uganda, we work
to identify and support those with specific needs, and ensure the meaningful
inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers. We assist vulnerable populations from
both host and refugee communities by providing physical rehabilitation, mental
health and psychosocial support, inclusive education, health and livelihoods.
We work in partnership with Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs), communities,
local leaders, non-governmental organisations, the United Nations and the
Ugandan government. Our actions aim to be inclusive of all people in need,
targeting the most vulnerable including people with disabilities, and
advocating for their rights. We currently work in the 13 districts of Arua,
Madi Okollo, Terego, Yumbe, Obongi, Kyegegwa, Kikuube, Isingiro, Mbale,
Kiryandongo, Nwoya, Oyam and Gulu.

Our West Nile
programme is an important one in our portfolio. In October 2017, HI launched
its new programme directed at the refugee response in Arua District, West Nile
region, where the organization provided psychosocial support services,
community-based rehabilitation, protection of persons with specific needs, and
disability inclusion.

 

HI has now expanded
its rehabilitation project with PRM funding to cover all three settlements in
Arua District (Omugo, Imvepi and Rhino). In 2019, HI launched an Inclusive
Education project with Education Cannot Wait funding in West Nile (Arua, Obongi
and Yumbe District) and an award-winning project under DFID funding under the Global
Disability Innovation Fund: 3D Printing through Emergency Tele Rehab Access
(3D-PETRA) which will bring appropriate, life changing orthopaedic devices to
people in need in Arua District. Finally, HI is implementing an Inclusive
Health project in Yumbe. HI is legally registered in Uganda. HI’s Head Office
is in Kampala, and the West Nile operations are based in the office in Arua
Town, with different field offices in operational areas.

 

Job Summary:  Under the responsibility of the Regional
Program Director, the Area Manager contributes within the West Nile operations
to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity &
Inclusion. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects
implemented in the area, through a delegation system with appropriate control
mechanisms. He/she shares with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound
management and successful functioning of the global organization, through
paradigm changes

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Main
Responsibilities

·       
The Area
Manager is responsible for developing and implementing, in the area where
he/she is based, the projects part of the Programme operational strategy.

·       
Under
the guidance of his/ her line management and other relevant departments, he/she
deploys all adequate tools that will allow project monitoring, financial
controlling and compliance with HI policies and frameworks (in particular HI
Project Monitoring & Evaluation policy), and the respect of contractual
obligations towards donors.

·       
He/she
contributes to monitor and analyse context developments in his/her geographical
area, in order to identify operational risks and opportunities, and proposes
actions to his / her line management.

·       
He/she
contributes to organizational transformation in line with Lean, Shared Services
and ROOTS projects.

·       
He/she
follows up security management, coordinate shared services and operations team
on a daily basis to facilitate activities implementation

·       
The
position is based in Arua Town, with frequent travels to the project sites
across West Nile (Yumbe, Obongi, Madi Okollo, Terego, Arua).

Management

Be the manager
(direct report) of the Project managers’ team in the area of assignment

·       
Foster a
team spirit and team functioning guaranteeing synergies and exchange of good
practices between the Project managers.

·       
Size and
plan human resources needs of the projects in the Area.

·       
Recruit
and contribute to the professional development, autonomy and well-being at work
of the project managers: set formalized individual objectives, ensure coherence
between HI’s needs and competencies and motivation of his/her teams, develop
and monitor competence development plan, evaluate individual performance,
contribute to career evolution.

·       
Acknowledge
individual and collective efforts and performance.

·       
Embody
and transmit HI values, ensure compliance with code of conduct and
institutional policies, ensure the expected mind set and individual and
collective behaviours, and disciplinary measures when necessary.

·       
Ensure
good collaboration between project managers and support teams (technical and
shared services, functional link), in order to facilitate project
implementation in the area; conduct regular project reviews with project
managers and relevant departments.

·       
Participate
to the Programme Steering Committee conducted by the line manager when
relevant.

·       
Steer
organization transformation, in particular through managerial and work practice
change and continuous improvement of working processes

Contribution to the
Programme’s Operational strategy and HI frameworks & regulations

·       
Contribute
to the development of the Programme’s Operational Strategy, and to its
implementation and annual monitoring

                 
Contribute
to the assessments of ongoing projects, contribution to context and sectorial
analysis, contribution to fundraising strategy, to resource sizing, to M&E
tool…

                 
Contribute,
with his/her portfolio of projects and donors’ data, to the annual monitoring
of the StratOp and to next year’s Programme planning (namely support missions
and evaluations).

                 
In case
of crisis/emergency, implement the framework and set-up as determined

·       
Implement
the project part of the Programme’s Operational Strategy:

                 
Size and
plan necessary resources, recruit the project managers (ensure the fit between
competencies and the projects’ challenges and ambitions), develop and monitor
their competence development plan, in link with the corresponding professional
channels and with Human Resources department.

                 
When
relevant, develop regular contacts with current and potential donors at field
level and liaise with line Manager to check coherence with overall Programming
and fundraising strategy.

                 
Within
the operational framework defined in the StratOp, identify and transform
funding opportunities in the area of assignment, conduct the design and writing
of new projects and contribute to the design, writing and fundraising of major
multi-country projects

                 
In link
with the Technical Unit, identify and develop local partnerships and/or
consortia with NGOs, institutions, companies; on technical priorities or
important topics in the area.

·       
Ensure
the deployment of and compliance with HI global frameworks, institutional
policies and standards.

                 
These
include: the mandatory reference frameworks (such as HI Mission & Values or
HI Theory of Change: Access to services), all HI’s institutional policies
(Security / Code of Conduct and Safeguarding / Bribery prevention / PME and
Project Quality Framework / Age-Gender-Disability), all institutional
directives and processes; delegation thresholds; security levels.

·       
Ensure
sound management and monitoring of projects under his/her responsibility:

                 
In link
with the Technical Unit and the MEAL Unit, ensure that HI technical quality
standards are applied in the projects, and monitor the implementation of
recommendations from support missions, evaluations and donor audits.

                 
Ensure
compliance with project donors’ rules and regulations, including visibility.

                 
With the
support of the MEAL Unit, deploy all adequate tools that will allow financial
control and project monitoring, compliance with HI policies and frameworks, and
the respect of contractual obligations towards donors: consolidation, control
and reporting to the line Manager of operational and organizational elements
(dashboards and corrective measures, unrestricted funds consumption,
beneficiaries data…).

                 
Facilitate
internal audits (operational, financial and organizational), and ensure the
implementation of their recommendations on his/her responsibility area

·       
With
both operational opportunities and risks in mind, contribute to the monitoring
and analysis made by the line Manager, and propose mitigation measures when
relevant

                 
In link
with the line Manager, implement analysis and monitoring of risks & opportunities
related to HI presence and activities; implement risk mitigation actions at
his/her level

·       
Support
the Regional Program Director in monitoring the security of the program and
ensure internal resources for employees according to the context

                 
Develop
a network of contacts with security/context staff of fellow INGOs, represent HI
in access, security and safety meetings

                 
Provide
feedback and advice on security risks, as well as on security management
resources, such as SOPs, and proposals

                 
In collaboration
with the Regional Program Director and Senior Management Team, update the
security and contingency plans according to the evolution of the context

                 
Support
the Regional Program Director on exploratory mission assessments,
identification of office/guesthouses, and the opening of new areas

                 
Assist
the Regional Program Director in sensitizing HI staff (national and
international) to security risks and ensuring the understanding and
implementation of security documents

Influence

·       
Develop
external influence of HI and the external representation of the organization
his/her responsibilities area

                 
Can
represent HI vis-a-vis local, national, traditional, political, military and
diplomatic authorities and bodies; and international organizations and
coordination mechanisms & system.

                 
Relay he
messages of HI global advocacy to all relevant external parties.

                 
Develop
local partnerships, in link with the line Manager.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Essential:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Handicap International job placement must have at least
5-7 years of professional experience in humanitarian or development contexts,
preferably in the management of complex refugee responses;

·       
At least
5 years of experience in a similar position

·       
Knowledge
of donor strategies and procedures;

·       
Knowledge
of all aspects of project management

·       
Previous
security management experience mandatory;

 

Preferred:

·       
Previous
field office management experience is a strong asset;

·       
Previous
working experience with Humanity & Inclusion is a strong asset;

 

Competencies:

Essential:

·       
Proven
managerial experience;

·       
Proven
representation experience;

·       
Strong
communication skills;

·       
Strong
interpersonal and intercultural skills;

·       
English
mandatory (oral and written),

·       
Strong
writing and reporting skills

 

Personal qualities:

Essential: Ability to work under high pressure

 

Condition:

Starting Date: 15th
January 2021

Length of contract:
1-year renewable

Gross Salary: UGX
8,564,165

 

NB:

·       
Humanity
and Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage females and
persons with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization.

·       
HI staff
must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct. In
accordance with these values, HI operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary
Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud,
bribery, and corruption.

·       
HI does
not solicit funds in exchange for employment opportunities

 

How to Apply:

If you feel you meet
the requirements, please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three
professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter as
One Document to HR department at: recruitment@uganda.hi.org indicating
Application for Area Manager

 

Deadline: Saturday, 31st October 2020 by 5:00pm

 

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