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Project Manager – Conflict and Extractives NGO Jobs - Saferworld

Organisation: Saferworld
Reports to: Head of East Africa
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with local people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. We do this by supporting effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. We have a strong thematic focus to our conflict prevention work prioritising: people’s security and access to justice services; gender norms that cause and perpetuate violent conflict; the impact of external conflict drivers including weapons flows; conflict-sensitive political, economic, development, and security engagement; and inclusive and accountable governance and peacebuilding processes.

Saferworld has been working in Uganda since 2001. Our main focus has been on supporting civil society involvement in conflict prevention and security provision, conflict-sensitive approaches to development, and advocating stronger national and regional controls on small arms and light weapons. Current priorities include delivering conflict sensitivity support to institutions and stakeholders working on issues related to land and minerals including working to improve conflict resolution and community safety in Karamoja, northern Uganda, and other areas of central Uganda experiencing land conflict and insecurity.

Job Summary: The Project Manager – Conflict and Extractives will be responsible for the management of Saferworld’s project, ‘‘Reducing conflict risks in the development of the mineral sector in Uganda”. The incumbent will contribute to the development and implementation of Saferworld’s work in Uganda. S/he will work in close cooperation with government and civil society partners on conflict and extractives in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Contribute to the further development of Saferworld’s Uganda strategy and programme through:
  • Regular analysis of context changes in Uganda
  • Inform and advance the development and implementation of Uganda strategy to build peace and tackle the prevention of conflict in Uganda;
  • Take lead in the Uganda country annual planning processes
  • Actively contribute to lesson-learning within Uganda, the wider Africa programme and to the integration of conflict and gender sensitivity as well as communications, M+E and capacity building across the organisation.
  • Contribute to the growth and development of Saferworld programme in Uganda through quality programme delivery processes.
Project Management:
  • Manage internal Saferworld and donor financial and narrative reporting systems as well as relationships with donors.
  • Design and oversee implementation of project objectives by the project team and partners.
  • Ensure effective budget holder responsibilities for Saferworld and partners.
  • Explore and build opportunities of programme growth in the course of implementing current projects
Staff Management and Development:
  • Develop and implement staff- and task- management practices including performance management of the staff in accordance with Saferworld and donor regulations and requirements.
  • Work in close coordination with the Head of East Africa, task-manage consultants and Saferworld’s international advisers contributing to the delivery of the project.
  • Manage the project team and ensure regular support and close interaction with all project partners.
  • Ensure the physical welfare, well-being and professional development of project staff.
  • Ensure Saferworld Security Protocols are adhered to at all times in the course of project delivery and for the safety of self, team members and Saferworld organisation
Partner Management:
  • Support partner capacity assessment and design capacity support interventions
  • Responsible for nurturing and maintaining a robust, honest and transparent relationship with Saferworld partners
  • Proactively work with partners to mitigate risk factors against the partnership and project delivery.
Networking, communication and advocacy:
  • Further, the incumbent will develop and maintain collaborative and strategic relationships with civil society partners and other stakeholders.
  • Work in close coordination with the Head of East Africa, represent Saferworld at national and international stakeholder meetings and actively undertake advocacy as per Saferworld policy and priorities.
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with other Saferworld staff working on policy and advocacy issues across the programmes as well as within the Policy, Advocacy and Communications teams.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree related to conflict or security studies, peacebuilding, development studies or similar; or equivalent practical experience on the issues.
  • A minimum of three years’ management experience, preferably in the non-profit sector, in a conflict-affected and logistically challenging environment, preferably experience working in Uganda.
  • Previous experience in project design and management, including financial and budget management and donor reporting (financial/reporting systems and requirements and overseeing financial procedures).
  • Expertise on conflict prevention, peacebuilding, or security issues
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of conflict sensitive programming and devolution
  • Excellent communication, team-management and team–building skills.
  • Experience in working with partners including providing mentoring, coaching, support, communication.
  • Experience developing and managing collaborative relationships with a wide variety of civil society, governmental and multi-lateral institutions.
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken. .
  • Experience with peacebuilding and land projects
  • Experience in designing and facilitating workshops and seminars.
  • Working knowledge and experience of gender, and participatory approaches to programming is desirable
  • Skills in social participatory research.
  • Staff security management experience

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a complete application form, download here and send to Susan Abok at recruitment@saferworld.org.uk (please use subject heading: Ref: UgPM 2)

Deadline: 2nd October 2016 by 5pm (Uganda time)


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