Program Manager – Emergency NGO Careers – CARE Uganda

 

Job Title:    Program Manager – Emergency

Organization:  CARE
Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Program
Director

 

About US:

Since 2017, CARE
Uganda’s Emergency Program has steadily grown and evolved. While the program’s
primary focus is lifesaving protection (Gender, GBV, SRH), the program is
steadily evolving with strong focus on preparedness, nexus and urban
programming; still providing lifesaving protection services, but also
concurrently working with district local governments like Kikuube to strengthen
Disaster Preparedness, and urban programming in emerging cities like Gulu and
Arua to address the unique protection and economic security needs of urban
women and girls, especially refugees, and vulnerable women, girls and youth.
CARE Uganda’s emergency program will continue to intentionally focus on
localisation (Charter for Change) with a firm humanitarian-development nexus
orientation.

 

Job Summary:  The Program Manager (PM) provides team
leadership to the emergency team. The PM is responsible for defining the
strategic direction for the emergency program, securing funding for the
program, as well as providing program quality and learning (PQL) oversight. The
PM will ensure that CARE’s emergency program strategy is robust,
external-facing and that program models protect and empower women and girls and
provide good value for money.

 

The Program Manager
will consolidate the good work already done in emergency programming, and to
steer the program through an exciting transition. He/she should have solid
experience in disaster preparedness and emergency response, good knowledge in
urban programming, good understanding of humanitarian-development nexus, and
with technical grounding in protection (either of: Gender, GBV & SRH).
She/he should have exposure to the grand bargain work stream for humanitarian
programming and Charter4Change (Localization of Humanitarian Aid) processes in
Uganda is an added advantage. The PM Emergency is part of CARE Uganda’s Senior
Management Team

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

Program STRATEGY
& Business DEVELOPMENT

·        
The
Program Manager (PM) is responsible for developing the program strategy
including emergency preparedness plan, program focus, approaches and models.

·        
The PM
is responsible for developing position papers and profiling the program to
potential donors and partners, establishing strategic relationships and
networks and gathering intelligence on upcoming funding opportunities,
establishing winning consortia, developing competitive proposals and securing
viable funding for the program ($3M/year). This will require the PM to deliver
high quality results from current programs, establish good relationships with
current and potential donors and be first to know about upcoming funding
opportunities.

·        
The PM
should be able to influence funding priorities of donors by pro-actively
sharing emerging innovations and stories from ongoing programs with current and
potential donors.

·        
The PM
should constantly review the program strategy, approaches and models to ensure
the program is protecting and empowering women and girls and aligned with
government priorities, regional and global development landscape including
global goals and CARE International vision 2030.

Program MANAGEMENT
Oversight

·        
The PM
is responsible for ensuring timely delivery of planned deliverables across all
projects as per approved project proposals, budgets and grant agreements
(IPIAs). This will require the PM to ensure all Initiative Managers secure the
required staffing, partners, consultants, volunteers, equipment and other
resources on time. This will require PM to provide effective oversight for
planning, implementation and regular reviews of all project activity work plans
and budgets, providing timely remedial actions.

·        
It will
require the PM to ensure proper management of sub-granting process and
supervision of implementing partners as per CARE’s award and sub-award policy.

·        
It will
require the PM to ensure effective budget management oversight including
effective budget planning and monitoring of budget utilisation for all projects
to ensure a culture of zero tolerance to overspends and underspends and
ultimately, No-Cost Extensions (NCEs).

·        
It will
require the PM to ensure effective program risk management across all projects,
where risks are clearly defined and managed by IMs using appropriate risk
management system and tools.

Program QUALITY and
LEARNING

·        
The PM
is responsible for program quality, accountability and learning across all
projects, ensuring all projects deliver high quality results empowering women
and girls. This will require PM to embrace and embed CARE quality markers
(gender, resilience, governance) across the cycle of all projects, regularly monitoring
and reporting progress of all projects using the established MEAL system
including quarterly program dashboards and global PIIRS reporting system.

·        
It will
require the PM to maintain a solid PQL field footprint and consistent field
presence across all locations where the program is implemented across the
country.

·        
It will
require the PM to establish and implement effective reporting mechanisms which
allow all projects to report progressively and account for their resources to
donors, government of Uganda, beneficiaries and CARE: this will include
individual monthly reports from IMs and PMs as well as quarterly project
reports.

·        
The PM
will ensure the quality, transparency, timeliness and consistency of these
reports and the reporting mechanism.

·        
The PM will
ensure quality engagement of all projects at all PQL platforms including
monthly Program Review Meetings (PRMs) and quarterly PQL workshops.

·        
It will
require the PM to define the research, evaluation and learning agenda and
partnerships for all projects and ensure that the research is robust,
evaluations are rigorous and learning is continuous across the program.

·        
It will
require the PM to effectively manage a growing body of knowledge and credible
evidence generated through research, evaluation and learning, and to use the
knowledge and evidence to inform the design of new projects, inform strategic
debate/discourse and influence development policy, practice and programs.

·        
It will
require the PM to ensure robust communications and visibility across different
platforms like CARE shares, media and social media using high quality content
from program results, knowledge and evidence.

External ENGAGEMENT
and INFLUENCE

·        
The PM
is responsible for external engagement, representation and influencing systemic
change at the highest level using different platforms, networks and coalitions.
This will require the PM to regularly represent the program within CARE global
networks and across different external platforms including Technical Working
Groups and INGO coordination mechanisms and especially with Women’s
Organisations and networks at national and international level.

·        
It will
require the PM to regularly engage with and maintain strategic relationships
with current and potential donors, relevant GOU line ministries, INGO and local
NGOs implementing similar programs.

·        
It will
require the PM to regularly engage with and maintain strategic relationships
with research, evaluation and learning partners.

·        
It will
require the PM to engage and maintain influential relationships with advocacy
coalitions, social media platforms and mainstream media.

·        
It will
require the PM to bring credible knowledge and evidence from the program to
inform strategic discourse, policy debate and advocacy initiatives positioning
CARE as evidence-based and data-driven actor within the sector.

·        
It will
require the PM to produce think pieces, research papers and publications to
inform and influence strategic and technical debates/discourse within the
sector and especially on how the Emergency program is contributing to gender
transformation and empowerment of girls and women. This will require the PM to
establish a structure for external engagement and mechanism for reporting back
to ensure feedback is shared and applied across CARE.

Team LEADERSHIP and
People MANAGEMENT

·        
The PM
is responsible to hiring, training and retaining a gender-balanced, competent
and motivated team of professional staff, consultants and volunteers by
establishing a collaborative team culture, high team performance standards and
transparent team performance management practice using appropriate combination
of reward, recognition and reprimand.

·        
As CARE
ambassador, the PM is required to ensure gender equity and diversity within the
team and nurture CARE’s core values and code of conduct.

·        
The PM
will promote continuous learning and professional development of the team
through on-job learning, relevant exposures and appropriate stretch
assignments.

·        
The PM
will ensure transparent and visible work flow across the team through Microsoft
TEAMs platform, Outlook Calendar etc.

·        
The PM
will ensure that annual performance goals and regular evaluations are concluded
in time.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal applicant must hold a  Master’s
degree in relevant field of study from reputable institution

·        
At least
10 years of relevant field experience with reputable international
organisations managing similar programs with similar complexity and context.

·        
Experience
in disaster preparedness and emergency response with technical grounding in protection
programming (Gender, GBV and SRH).

·        
Good
understanding/knowledge of NEXUS & URBAN programming and in similar context

·        
Exposure
to the Grand Bargain Work stream for Humanitarian Programming.

·        
Experience
in Charter4Change (Localization of Humanitarian Aid) processes in Uganda

·        
Experience
in gender transformative approaches, including specific experience in working
with and empowering women and girls in emergency or conflict or disaster
settings.

·        
Experience
in developing emergency program strategies, approaches and models.

·        
Experience
in emergency program design, proposal writing, resource mobilisation.

·        
Experience
in managing a diverse and complex team of emergency professionals.

·        
Experience
in networking and strategic relationships management in emergency setting.

·        
Conceptual
abilities, strategic thinking and analytical writing skills.

·        
Good
communication, presentation, public speaking, discussion and negotiation
skills.

·        
Good
research, evidence-generation, policy debate and advocacy skills.

·        
Organizing
skills and capacity to multi-task in rapidly changing & fast-paced
environments;

·        
Knowledge
of and demonstrated personal commitment to relevant organizational codes of
conduct for emergencies, including anti-fraud and anti-corruption, safeguarding
etc

·        
Leadership
and interpersonal skills and proven experience influencing others without
necessarily directly managing them;

 

Desired:

·        
Professional
training and experience in project management, Monitoring and Evaluation. **

·        
Professional
training in budget management, people management and communications. **

·        
Professional
training in research, analytical writing, advocacy and policy influencing. **

·        
Professional
experience in working with young people, displaced & refugee communities.
**

·        
Professional
experience in economic empowerment models including financial inclusion.**

·        
Professional
training and experience in gender equality women and girls’ empowerment**

 

How to Apply:

Candidates who are
interested in the above job should submit an updated CV and Application letter
giving a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email
addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment
email:(ugarecruitment@care.org) clearly indicating the Job title in the email
subject.

 

Deadline: 14th
November, 2020.

 

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