Field Manager (2 Job Placements) - International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:         Field Manager (2 Job Placements)
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Senior West Nile Field Coordinator

About Us:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.

Job Summary: The Field Manager leads IRC’s response in the West Nile Field Sites and are responsible for supporting and coordinating timely and high-quality program implementation, with a specific focus in ensuring effective functionality of all support functions of the program.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Field Management:
  • Develop annual budgets and work plans for effective delivery of operations.
  • Coordinate all operational functions in Bidibidi and Omugo for overall management of the operational support team.
  • Supervise all operations staff at the field sites in performing their duties efficiently and in a timely manner.
  • Keenly monitor the achievement of staff Performance Management Agreements.
  • Formulate and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports in a timely manner.
HR and Staff Development:
  • Work with HR team to ensure organizational charts are established, recruitment carried out, and new staff properly oriented and trained once in place.
  • Monitor ongoing capacity building of operations team (SC, HR, Admin, IT & Security) through support to direct supervisors in achieving staff performance management agreements and individual development plans.
  • Provide appropriate support to the team through regular site visits and replacement of staff if needed.
  • Support field staff in the implementation of personnel policies including coaching, performance evaluation, staff development, and disciplinary measures.
Safety and Security Management:
  • Monitor all staff in the field site, know and understand Bidibidi’s and Omugo’s security regulations.
  • Document and address breaches of policy and disciplinary issues in coordination with the Security Manager.
  • Keenly monitor the Bidibidi and Omugo security situation, attend security meetings and inform the Deputy Director of Operations, Senior West Nile Coordinator, Security Manager, and SMT where appropriate, of developments through submission of accurate weekly and – where needed ad-hoc security and incident reports.
Representation and Coordination:
  • Represent the IRC with Local Government authorities (administrative, sectoral and security officials), non-state actors, beneficiaries, communities, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors at the field site level as well as raise IRC visibility around response planning and implementation.
  • Coordinate IRC Bidibidi’s and Omugo’s activities with relevant officials and other humanitarian agencies.
  • Prepare regular reports to keep partners and stakeholders informed of IRC’s activities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Field Manager job opportunity must hold a graduate degree in Development Studies, International Relations or similar.
  • Good working knowledge of communications systems (satellite communications, VHF and HF radio) preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of computer software: MS Word, Excel & email applications required; MS Access, Project & GIS
  • Five years’ experience of coordinating multi-sectorial humanitarian relief or development projects in Africa or similar context preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience of and experience in working with and coordinating with international and national partner organizations.
  • Previous experience of working in complex emergency settings supporting construction of health facilities, staff housing as well as water and sanitation infrastructure in emergency or refugee settings.
  • Previous experience in managing a UNHCR, UNICEF, PEFPAR/CDC, USAID, ECHO, DFID, EU or OFDA funded project is an added advantage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills with demonstrated ability to manage large amounts of information and prioritize work.
  • Good security management skills
  • Strong sense of personal integrity.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Team spirit and problem solving abilities.
  • Willingness to live and productively work in insecure, unstable and/or harsh environments.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Desire to learn.
  • Cultural sensitivity.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CVs and cover letters clearly indicating the position applied for as the subject to: UA-IRCJobs@Rescue.org (The Human Resource and Administration department, International Rescue Committee)

Deadline: 22nd January 2018


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