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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Program Manager- BPRM Adjumani Job at Action Against Hunger (ACF) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Program Manager- BPRM Adjumani

Jobs at:
Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Deadline of this Job:
19th January 2018 by 5:00 PM

Duty Station:

Reports to: Field Coordinator

Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO which has been in existence for over thirty years. ACF has been implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs in the Lango, Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja regions of Northern Uganda.
Job Summary: The Program Manager will proactively monitor and daily supervise the implementation of Curative and preventive Nutrition interventions in the refugee settlement. The Program Manager reports directly to the Field Coordinator.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Management of the project and its daily implementation:
  • Ensure completion of the objectives and targets of the programme and ensure the quality of the implementation
  •  Implement the activities using the technical guideline and standard set by Action Against Hunger in the nutrition sector.
  • Develop the activities of the programme as per the proposal approved by the donor and ensure a harmonised and equal technical and financial implementation of the programme in the three location (Kiryandongo, Adjumani, Yumbe)
  • Update and submit weekly work plan to the field coordinator and the nutrition coordinator
  • Send every month qualitative and quantitative activity progress reports
  • Prepare the quarterly and final donor report of the project
  • Manage the data collection concerning the different activities of the project as a basis for the evaluation and furtherance of the programme.
  • Participate in the preparation and execution of nutritional investigations (provide information to those conducting the study: local geographical, economic, social and anthropological data).
  • Prepare with the support of the Deputy programme managers the procurement requests.
  • Ensure close follow up of procurement in collaboration with the logistic department.
  • Ensure regular, timely and full spending of the budget in line with the donor guideline and the approved budget structure.
  • Update and submit every month the Budget follow up file.
  • Optimize the budget within the limit of the donor flexibility and propose reallocation of funds
  •  Participate in the weekly operation meeting with logistic department and fiancĂ© department to address procurement and spending issues.
    Organize staff development programmes for Action Against Hunger teams
  • Evaluate the skill level and technical competence of the Action Against Hunger teams
  • Identify training needs for staff and implement trainings tailored to suit the programme implementation.
  • Build skills and capacity of Action Against Hunger colleagues in his/her programme
  •  Implement quality and pertinence training programmes established for the Action Against Hunger teams
    Manage Performance of staff teams reporting to him/her
  •  Manage performance of Action Against Hunger teams within the programme
  •  Provide strong leadership and guidance to the programme implementation
  •  Create and supervise action plans for individual team members
  •  Manage overall planning and the division and coordination of work in collaboration with his/her supervisor
  •  Assist with the team members' routine questions (on technical matters relating to malnutrition)
  •  Propose optimization of the HR structure of the programme
  •  Organise regular visit to the different basis (50% of the time) to provide support to the DPMs and the rest of the programme team.
    Provide inputs for the development of new projects
  •  Identify and propose the development of new programmes
  •  Write up of the nutritional and medical sections of proposals for new activities
    Represent ACF and develop local partnerships:
  • Create and develop a professional standing of Action Against Hunger in his/her geographical area
  •  Build quality relationships with partners and other implementing partners
  •  Representing nutritional issues at the level of the programme and the geographical area of intervention in regional coordination meetings, meetings with the authorities and visits by funding bodies and partners
  • Present the programme activities and prepare regular external reports for partners (the authorities, funding agencies etc)
  •  Develop a framework for communication with local representatives (regular meetings, identification of key local actors and development of collaboration with them) in order to facilitate harmonious and productive relations
  • Adhere to the terms of agreements signed off with partners working in the same field and referring to them regularly to ensure that collaboration follows the lines intended
  •  Respect for the principles and values of Action Against Hunger in its relations with partners
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Action Against Hunger (ACF) Program Manager career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s Degree preferably in Nutrition from a recognised university
  • Five years of humanitarian experience in an emergency setting
  • Good communication, writing and analytical skills
  • Good team management and representation competencies
  • Knowledge of budget management
  • Experience in assessment, monitoring or evaluation
  • Familiarity with Action Against Hunger and acceptance of Action Against Hunger’s principles
  • Previous experience in prevention, identification and treatment of malnutrition
  • Knowledge of the local Area, local context, language is an added advantage
  • Previous experience in anemia prevention through vitamin and micronutrient powder distribution
  • Previous experience in working with VHTs.
  •  Excellent facilitation skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations
  •  Excellent reporting skills with good oral and written communication skills
  •  Knowledge of the local language is an added advantage
  •  Diplomatic and culturally sensitive
  •  Fluency in written and spoken English
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their handwritten applications which should include ONLY a cover letter, CV (not more than 4 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contract. For email applications please note that attached documents should not be larger than 2MBs. All documents should be zipped in one folder. Any email larger than 2MBs will not be considered. Please send your email application to:  mentioning “PROGRAMME MANAGER –ADJUMANI” in the subject line.