Area Manager Job in Uganda at Action Africa Help International- Uganda

Reports to: Country Director
Liaises with: Finance and Admin Manager, Project Officers, Medical Officer, Human Resource Officer Finance Officers and other Development Partners
Duty Station: Rwamwanja, Kamwenge District.
Job Summary: The Area Manager oversees the management of programmes in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement. He/she provides overall programming leadership and managerial skills to AAH-I staff; and is the main point of contact for all AAH-I’s relationships in Kamwenge district.
Duties & Responsibilities
·         Identify upstream and downstream concerns, resolve or elevate issues and recommend solutions.
·         Serve as a resource for referral of interested parties’ inquiries that cannot be resolved by initial contact with staff.
·         Manage and develop programmes and evaluate their progress against agreed objectives
·         Ensure programme quality adheres to AAH-I and other standards as necessary.
·         Assist in ensuring community participation and collaboration in programmes.
·         Manage performance of programme staff. Supervise, coordinate, monitor and review assigned duties of subordinate staff to ensure work plans and goals are met and tasks completed accurately.
·         Provide support and technical advice to programme staff
·         Research, plan and develop new programme proposals.
·         Monitor and support programme staff to manage expenditure and budgets and ensure resources are optimally utilized and spending is in line with AAH-I financial procedures and Donor requirements.
·         Monitor programs regularly and support officers to monitor progress against objectives.
·         Prepare and submit progress reports and support project officers in their elaboration for submission to AAH-I and donors.
·         Liaise with non-government organizations (NGOs) and local authorities and ensure effective communication between team members, local government technical departments and other NGOs in program areas.
·         Develop positive relationships and where appropriate, support the development of partnership agreements/ Memorandums with local organizations, community representatives and local authorities.
·         Together with the Country Management Team, identify areas for extension of programs and the development of possible areas of new interventions according to the Country Strategic Plan
·         With the support of the project management teams, oversee day-to-day logistics, administration and security issues relating to Rwamwanja operations
·         Ensure the implementation of administration, finance, human resource and procurement systems in line with organizational policy and best practices;
·         In collaboration with the HR Officer, oversee human resource planning, recruitment, employee relations, staff training and development plans in line with AAH-I policy and programme needs.
·         Develop and ensure that the local security procedures are up to date and followed.
·         Represent AAH-I with local authorities and/or other members of the local and international humanitarian community.
·         Ensure monthly programme meetings take place and resulting action points are implemented.

·         A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Agriculture, Public Health or related field.
·         A Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management and /or Monitoring and Evaluation
·         At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position with management responsibilities (of which at least 2 years in the field) of progressively responsible professional experience in, human rights, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation and development, or other related area.
Skills and Competencies
·         Demonstrated knowledge of financial and administrative tools
·         A good command of both written and spoken English
·         Understanding of monitoring and evaluation techniques
·         Supervisory and mentoring skills
·         Experience in managing complex project activities and budgets
·         Excellent Management skills
·         Ability to coach, mentor and develop others Cooperates and works effectively with others in an emergency setting in the pursuit of common goals.
·         Promotes, practices, and helps others value and respect diversity of gender, culture, opinions, values, perspectives, ideas, skills, expertise, knowledge, and experiences.
·         Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances; adaptable and ready to travel with little or short notice.
·         Performs effectively in unstable, uncertain, or potentially dangerous environments while maintaining physical and mental health
·         Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s values
Languages: Fluency in Kiswahili is essential; Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset (Kinyarwanda, Rukiga, Runyakitara).
How to apply:
Please check the company website: for details of the Job description.
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications by email (together with an updated CV, copies of transcripts, with at least three suitable referees and their telephone contact) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it; Applications should be addressed to;
Human Resource & Administration Officer,
Action Africa Help International- Uganda
Plot 72 Ntinda Road,
P O Box 10501,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline for receiving applications is: 20th/07/2012.
However we shall handle applications as they come because of the humanitarian emergency nature of this programme.
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