Programme Manager – UNICEF NGO Jobs – World Vision International

 

Job Title:    Programme Manager – UNICEF

Organisation: World
Vision International

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports to: Operations Manager

 

About US:

World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to
make it so.”

 

Job Summary:  The Program Manager- UNICEF will provide
technical and managerial leadership to the implementation of World Vision West
Nile UNICEF funded project on Protection from Violence, Abuse and Exploitation
and access to Early Learning and for Children in Refugee and Host Communities
in Adjumani and Yumbe districts.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Leadership,
networking and coordination:

·       
Work
with resource development unit and sector staff to respond to UNICEF annual
expression of interest, drive the proposal design process and subsequent
negotiations to ensure sustained funding for refugee response activities in
refugee response

·       
Responsible
for day to day engagement with UNICEF Field offices, OPM and other NGOs on all
aspects of UNICEF activity implementation to ensure interventions are aligned
to the CRRF, ReHOPE and other GOU policies

·       
Ensure
WV is represented in all sector coordination meetings relevant to the World
Vision areas of work with UNICEF and ensure feedback from sector working group
meetings and Inter-agency coordination meetings directly feeds into World
Vision work among the refugees and host communities

·       
Establish
strong and reliable networks with OPM, UN and all NGOs responding to refugee
needs in the WNRR to ensure integration of implementation at all levels.

·       
Coordinate
with INGOs, Districts and the UN through inter-agency meetings and bilateral
discussions on all matters related to the UNICEF project to ensure project
interventions are informed by existing gaps across all the districts for
increased impact.

·       
Ensure
timely response to SO questions and requests in regard to ongoing projects

Performance
management and supervision

·       
Ensure
100 % staff are recruited and oriented for all projects under your management

·       
Ensure
all staff under your projects have JDs, contracts, performance agreements and
all other statutory documents.

·       
Hold
monthly conversations with your direct reports and ensure same is cascaded to
entire project teams

·       
Hold
quarterly performance review meetings for your team and their direct reports.

·       
Manage,
supervise and build capacity of staff in project development, management and
implementation especially in humanitarian emergency response, CiE and other
related project activities.

·       
Identify
staff capacity, psychosocial and other needs, and work with P&C to ensure
needs are met

·       
Facilitate
coaching, mentoring and counseling sessions for staff within the programme.

Programme
management

·       
Ensure
project start up meetings take place within 30 days of project start

·       
Provide
leadership in the development of project detailed implementation plans (DIP),
project management tools, procurement plans and cash flow forecast to
facilitate implementation of the projects under your management in accordance
with existing project designs.

·       
Provide
management and technical oversight/guidance to project staff in the
identification of refugee and host communities’ children in need of protection
services in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

·       
Participate
in monthly finance review meetings in close collaboration with finance team.

·       
Organize
regular meetings with project teams to review project progress and performance.

·       
Ensure
project closeout plans in place and being implemented 3 months before project
end date

·       
Work
closely with CPiE technical specialists at the Response and National Office to
support the roll out of project models, designs, training, campaigns,
consultancies and approval of technical works, monitoring, supervision and
certification of project activities

·       
Effectively
provide supervision and enhance capacity of project staff and partners to
implement project interventions to expected standards.

Monitoring and
Evaluation.

·       
Lead
UNICEF and Inter-agency joint monitoring and project reviews and ensure all
feedback is well addressed to improve project impact.

·       
Compile
and submit quality progress reports, monthly, quarterly and end of project
reports and submits them to programs for onward submission to the donor

·       
Prepares
weekly and monthly situational reports

·       
Coordinate
regular reviews and reflections on progress of the project at the districts and
regional levels.

·       
Ensure
project plans are effectively implemented, monitored and progress reports
shared. This will include effective finance/budget management. Track all project
indicators using the ITT to ensure all project outputs, outcomes and impact is
realized

·       
Document
and share project best practices and lessons learned during implementation
including action research, case studies and documentaries.

Finance management

·       
Maintain
tight budgetary control over all UNICEF and other project budgets and ensure
compliance with the PCA. Approves all cost in line with approved budgets and
donor regulations

·       
Work
with finance to submit cash request to the donor and ensure funds are available
for implementation; provide monthly cash flow projection to WV Kampala against
the approved budgets

·       
Carries
out regular financial reviews with relevant sector staff, programs and Finance

·       
Reviews
all project financial reports and transaction listings to ensure only relevant
cost are charged and supports finance department in preparation of accurate
financial reports

·       
Prepares
and Maintain UNICEF project risk matrix and inventory of all project assets

·       
Point
person for UNICEF project annual audit and provides responses to all queries
related to UNICEF funding implementation

Resource
mobilization and project development

·       
Provide
overall leadership, management, guidance and engagement with strategic partners
to ensure the development of quality project designs, concepts and fundable
proposals for CiE activities

·       
Carry
out assessments as required in the response area

·       
Review
humanitarian emergency response projects’ documents and align them to set
guidelines and standards.

·       
Any
other business as assigned by supervisor including participation in key
committees and task forces

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the World Vision Programme Manager – UNICEF job must
hold a Degree in Social sciences, Development Studies, Gender Studies or related
field.

·       
A
minimum of five years’ experience in Emergency/humanitarian work managing UN or
government grants.

·       
Strong
advocacy and understanding of protection needs of children in Emergencies

·       
Previous
experience in project planning and management

·       
Strong understanding
of child protection systems, case management, community based child protection,
psychosocial care and support, are added advantage.

·       
Self-motivated
with excellent leadership and time management skills.

·       
Experience
in Monitoring & Evaluation.

·       
Track
record of success in grant fundraising, including donor relations and proposal
writing.

·       
Proactive
personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

·       
Capacity/potential
in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination.

·       
Spiritual
maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate
and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

·       
Good
interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

·       
Programme
Management skills

·       
Proven conceptual
& analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach to
programme design.

·       
Proven
facilitation skills.

·       
Team
player.

·       
Integrity,

·       
Enthusiasm,

·       
Ability
to delegate tasks,

·       
Ability
to act under pressure,

·       
Team
building and problem solving capacities

·       
Must be
ready to work in a multi-cultural environment and have the ability to maintain
performance expectations in the diverse cultural context, psychologically
stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

·       
Possess the
ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations
and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.

·       
Ability
to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural
context.

·       
Be
emotionally mature with physical stamina.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 22nd February 2021

 

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