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Project Manager NGO Jobs – ZOA Uganda

 

Job Title:    Project Manager

Organisation: ZOA
Uganda

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports to: Programme
Manager

 

About US:

ZOA is an
international NGO that inspired by Christian identity and biblical message of
reconciliation and restoration of a broken world with its headquarters in the
Netherlands. ZOA operate in fifteen countries on and on three continents. At
ZOA we provide relief to people affected by conflict or natural disasters,
contribute to a new perspective of hope in which people work together for a
promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together with the affected
communities we work on the recovery of their livelihoods.

 

In Uganda, ZOA has
offices in Kampala, West Nile (Arua), Acholi (Nwoya), and Karamoja (Amudat).
ZOA Uganda works both in relief and recovery on the themes of food security
& livelihoods, WASH, primary/accelerated/vocational education, and conflict
management with a special focus on land security.

 

Job Summary:  The Project Manager is responsible for the
implementation of the HOPE (Harvest Opportunities for Pupils in Emergencies)
Project, in line with the full project proposal, both financial and
programmatic. S/he also oversees the project activities implemented by the
co-implementing partner and ensures effectiveness and efficiency in the project
implementation. The project is funded by Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and will
be implemented in Rhino Camp and Imvepi Refugee Settlements in Terego and Madi
Okollo District.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Leadership and
management

·       
Oversees
the activities that will be conducted by the project staff and ensures
accountability

·       
Oversees
the activities that will be conducted by the co-implementing partner and makes
efforts to ensure accountability;

·       
Builds
capacity and ensures support of co-implementing partner in line with identified
needs;

·       
Contributes
to programme and knowledge development specifically related to quality and
inclusive education, gender and protection.

·       
S/he is
a member of Program Management Team (PMT) in West Nile Programme.

Project management

·       
Plans,
organizes and manages the implementation of activities as described in the
project proposal and in line with ZOA’s strategy and the country strategic
annual plan;

·       
Develops
and implements the procurement plan and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
(MEAL) plans;

·       
Provides
technical support and ensures effective support to implementation of the
project engaging with the PGQ department;

·       
Reports
on the project progress through a Project Implementation Plan (PIP) on a
monthly basis; and writes donor reports in line with contractual obligations;

·       
Manages
project budget and ensures expenses are incurred in line with the approved
budget;

·       
Contributes
to ZOA’s quarterly report against Country Strategic Annual Plan (CSAP);

·       
Builds
and maintains strong relationships with the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM),
and local authorities specifically the District Education Office (DEO), ECW
implementing and coordinating partners, the Lead Education partner of UNHCR and
other key actors;

·       
Monitors
performance of the local partner NGO and provides subsequent advice and
guidance, including capacity-building and supports;

·       
Participates
in and sometimes leads development of education project proposals;

·       
Any
other duty assigned by the Programme Manager or Country Director.

HR/admin/finance

·       
Budget
holder of project;

·       
Approval
of expenditures and related cost allocations, on the basis of approved project
and programme organizations budgets following ZOA Management Charter;

·       
Contribute
to the recruitment of well-qualified project staff if and when necessary
reviewing the job descriptions, participating in job interviews;

·       
Ensures
that project staff are conversant with their job description, ZOA’s internal
regulations, standards, policies and donor regulations and get acquainted with
their colleagues in the West Nile Programme team;

·       
Supervises
and carries out periodical evaluation of the performance of the staff assigned
to this project against established performance objectives in a timely manner.

·       
Ensures
adherence to ZOA’s PME system

·       
Ensures
staff capacity-building and adherence to ZOA’s integrity framework

·       
Ensures
capacity building on key project concepts and approaches with support from PGQ
department and/or other ZOA and partner staff;

·       
Recommends
strategic training opportunities for project staff;

·       
Serves
as key field team focal point when further guidance is needed;

·       
Ensures
effective leave management within the project team, in liaison with the Field
Administrator;

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The ideal
candidate must hold a Degree in Education, Development Studies, or other
relevant field;

·       
At least
five years of successful project cycle management experience in a similar
position implementing education projects ideally involving access to education,
quality education, protection, gender, and disability inclusion;

·       
Education
in Emergencies experience / experience implementing education projects in
refugee settlements is an added advantage;

·       
Experience
in WASH in school activities, including Menstrual Hygiene/Health Management is
an added advantage;

·       
Having
led a project in partnership with a local NGO is an added advantage

·       
Excellent
spoken and written command of English;

·       
Language
skills in relevant local languages of refugees and West Nile host communities
is an added advantage.

 

Skills:

·       
Outstanding
communication, writing and facilitation skills;

·       
Innovative,
creative and enthusiastic;

·       
Participative
leadership;

·       
Provides
regular feedback, acknowledges success and the need for improvement;

·       
Coaches,
challenges and provides opportunities for growth.

·       
Self-motivator,
able to work with limited supervision;

·       
Good
computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word;

·       
Ability
to work in an innovative environment where plans are developed fast and being
open for change;

·       
Ability
to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license

 

Attitude:

·       
Flexibility
and adaptability;

·       
Interpersonal
and cross-cultural sensitivity;

·       
Able to
work under pressures and to meet deadlines;

·       
Able to
work in a sometimes fluid and insecure environment

·       
Aims to
integrate and reflect Christian values in relief and rehabilitation work.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates with the required qualification,
experience, knowledge, skills, and attitude should send their applications to
ugandavacancies@zoa.ngo. Applications should only include the following: cover
letter and an updated CV (with three professional referees) of which two must
be 2 professional references, including your supervisor and the most
recent/previous employer, and 1 character reference could be your pastor or
priest.

 

Please indicate only
“Application Project Manager – Arua” on the subject line. Qualified female
candidates and or individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Note: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 19th January, 2021

 

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