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Friday, September 7, 2018

Programme Manager Job at Danish Refugee Council - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Programme Manager 

Jobs at:
Danish Refugee Council 

Deadline of this Job:
12th September 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 6th September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 

About the Company
Reporting to: Area Manager
Direct reports: Protection Team Leader, WASH Team Leader, Livelihoods Team Leader, Shelter & Infrastructure Office, 2 shelter & Infrastructure assistants, Emergency Officer, 2 Emergency Assistants, MEAL Officer, Cash Specialist.

Location: Kyaka
Overall purpose of the role:
The main purpose of this position is to support the Area Manager in the development, implementation and management of DRC's humanitarian and emergency programming objectives and strategy in Kyaka. To achieve this, the Programme Manager, must demonstrate generalist knowledge of the organization’s primary sectors of intervention, including, but not limited to refugee camp management, protection, shelter, WASH, livelihoods and work collaboratively with the organization’s technical advisors, technical leads & Coordinators based in Kampala. The Programme Manager will be expected to become well versed in the policies and procedures of DRC’s support functions, including finance, administration and human resources, as well as logistics and procurement. In addition to the aforementioned programmatic and support responsibilities, the Programme Manager will be tasked to take a lead role in program development, implementation coordination and representation with various stakeholders. The position requires a high degree of responsibility, a combination of thorough emergency planning with the ability to act with flexibility and responsively, and understanding of complex organizational charts including horizontal liaising among different senior managers.

Emergency Programming
  • Take lead in leading the emergency response actions of DRC in Kyaka including proposal development, planning, resourcing and roll out and reporting.
  • Develop steps and procedures in the planning and implementation of the Emergency Response in accordance with relevant agreements and policies and procedures and ensure that activities are in line with budget lines and limitations.
  • Monitor, evaluate and suggest changes and improvements in Emergency programme based on observations and discussions with the Area Manager for the emergency response.
  • Coordinate with both relevant internal and external actors to ensure an internally integrated approach to emergency response and mobilization of support.
  • Lead the recruitment of staffing, and capacity building of staff for the emergency response.
  • Support the Area Manager in representing DRC in Kyaka and act on his or her behalf as requested. This includes attending all relevant forums and meetings, with the objective of making positive contributions to coordination and sector-specific fora and strengthening DRC's position as a well-informed and responsive emergency and humanitarian actor in Kyaka and Uganda.
  • Identify and foster professional and constructive relationships with government authorities, specifically the OPM, and other relevant actors and stakeholders in Kyaka.
  • When delegated by the Area Manager, assume responsibility for managing all day-to-day functions of the Kyaka office and staff, including coordination between sectors, ensuring compliance in financial procedures and budgeting, administration, human resources, logistics, procurement and security.
Program Development and Reporting
  • Support in the design of needs assessments to inform emergency and humanitarian program design as well as identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age and diversity.
  • Ensure that projects and associated activities are implemented in accordance with agreed strategies, principles, implementation plans, and donor requirements.
  • In collaboration with the Kampala-based M&E team, ensure the implementation of projects complies with quality standards and are monitored in accordance with pre-defined objectives and indicators.
  • Work with the Area Manager, Head of Support Services and Technical Leads, to contribute to new project development, including both narratives and budgets, by coordinating and compiling inputs from other technical and support staff.
Finance and Administration
  • Support the Area Manager and Support Services Manager in the development of budgets and spending plans and to develop and maintain a budget overview of all projects and activities, and collaborate regularly with the Area Manager and SSM to monitor spending and ensure the timely utilization of all grants.
  • Ensure full compliance with DRC and donor financial guidelines and policies.
Experience and technical competencies:
  • 3 to 5 years' experience in managing budgets exceeding 1m USD;
  • 3 to 5 years' experience in managing a large number of staff (in excess of 20 persons);
  • 3 to 5 years' experience in PCM;
  • Knowledge and Working experience of various donors such as EC-ECHO, BPRM, UNHCR;
  • Previous experience with Non-Governmental Organization in similar/related position is an asset;
  • Previous working experience in refugee response is an asset;
  • Excellent command of English language.
  • Good interpersonal, communication skills with proven experience in liaising with local authorities;
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines;
  • A team player and the ability to work with limited supervision;
  • Flexible, pro-active, and with the ability on follow through on tasks;
  • University degree in social sciences or related relevant field.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in local languages would be an asset.

Job application procedure
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on  under Vacancies. Applications close on 12th September 2018.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact .
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website