Program Manager German NGO Jobs – Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V.


Job Title:    Program Manager (PM)

Organisation: Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe

Duty Station:  Kampala,
in Uganda (with frequent visits to field sites in both Uganda

Reports to: Head
of Mission


About US:

e.V. ( is a German Christian non-governmental
organ-isation, dedicated to excellence in the field of first aid, ambulance
service, social service programmes and other projects in the medical and social
field. The Federal Headquarters are based in Berlin, Germany. Johanniter
International Assistance is the operational unit for humanitarian aid, development
co-operation and emergency relief, implementing and supporting mostly health
projects world-wide.


Overall job purpose: Working directly under the responsibility of the Head of Mission in
Uganda, the Programs Manager (PM) will be responsible for the overall programs
design, management and representation of Jo- hanniter in various working
groups. The position holder will have a lead in the oversight, implemen-tation,
guidance and quality of the projects implemented by Johanniter Uganda partners.
The pro¬jects are mainly emergency humanitarian and some other long-term
development projects too cov¬ering the refugee settlements and local Uganda
communities. Johanniter implements projects in various parts of Uganda. This is
mainly in the North, West Nile and Western Uganda all implemented through
National organizations/ partners.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Projects Management

for the Johanniter programs management in Uganda including; designing,
monitoring implementation and reporting of all the programs.

for meeting projects objectives through the partners support in implementation.

The PM
is overall responsible for all Johanniter projects budget implementation
monitoring so as to ensure timely and efficient utilization of donor funds.

The PM
is responsible for quality of projects by implementing the use of standardized
proto-cols, policies and guidelines defined by Johanniter, the projects donors,
Ministry of Health amongst other relevant government agencies.

regularly to the Head of Mission and other stakeholders depending on projects
requirements and protocols.

the collection and timely reporting data for all projects in line with
Johanniter and relevant cluster (livelihoods, nutrition, health, WASH)
guidelines and according to specific donor requirements.

all relevant stakeholders are provided with updates, following the established
reporting structures.

Project Development

for project development and proposals writing for the country program

lead in information collections and compilation of narrative proposals

supervision and support to Johanniter program activities in all the sectors
(Nutrition, health, WASH, FSL).

Leads in
assessment of further needs in the program implementation areas especially in
relation to Health, Nutrition, Livelihoods and WASH.

Staff and Partners
Development (20%)

Leads in
partner assessment for capacities development support

Leads in
new partner identifications, assessment and due diligence

and implements capacity building of local partner organizations based on
specific identified needs (organizational and staffs)

the partners to have quality in the implementation and monitor the entire
Project Cycle Management for each of the project.

any other trainings and support to partners outside of JUH internal support
including consultants and institutional trainings to help in our program’s

Planning, Leadership and Representation (10%)

Johanniter International Assistance to local authorities, partners, other NGOs,
UN, donors within and sometimes outside the country.

/ support to the development of the Johanniter Uganda strategic plan in cooperation
with the Johanniter senior management team.

that key information is shared appropriately between Johanniter and partners

Foster a
positive and inclusive work environment dedicated to the core values and
mission of the Johanniter in Uganda.

in cooperation with Finance department and cross-departmental communication is
efficient and effective for smooth running of the Johanniter projects.

Heath, nutrition and WASH cluster meetings at Kampala level. Also sometimes at
field level when required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  The
following knowledge, skills, and abilities will be desired:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field of Development, health or Social
Studies. A post graduate diploma or masters will be added advantage

At least
eight years of experience (at least 5 projects management)

field experience in emergency relief or development environment with INGO/ UN
organizations will be required.

practical experience in program design, monitoring and evaluation or
management, having served at such a position required.

experience with major donor proposal writing and reporting requirements
(Germany Government, EC, ECHO, UN agencies preferred).

knowledge including Word, Excel, and Power Point is a must

skills in written and spoken English; Knowledge of the local languages in
Uganda is preferred.

of humanitarian standards and codes, including SPHERE is preferred.

developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing,
negotiation and coaching other staffs

analytical skills

organizational skills required, with the ability to work with other department

to travel throughout project sites with up to 30% of the time in field sites.

to meet deadlines/ performing duties on time

to work under pressure, making decisions in urgent situations with high problem
solving skills


How to Apply:

Applications for
this position (including a cover letter, CV, reference contacts of three former
supervisors as well as job certificates if available) should be sent to: Please indicate “Program Manager” in the subject
line of your e-mail and in the application mention your earliest date of

Only complete
applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.


Deadline: 31st December 2020


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