Earn 3000 Euros monthly as Program Manager at African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD)

Title: Program Manager
Organisation: African Initiatives for Relief and
Development (AIRD)
Kampala, Uganda
Salary: EUR 3,000.
The African Initiatives for
Relief and Development (AIRD) is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit
making African Non-governmental organization. AIRD’s mission is to inspire and
involve concerned citizens of the international communities and African
professionals in relief and development programs to make meaningful
contributions towards the development of Africa for the complete eradication of
poverty; ensure the protection and assist in seeking durable solution for IDP’s
and Refugees; promote human dignity and equity and achieve peace, democracy and
environmental sustainability in Africa in particular and the world at large.
AIRD is currently implementing the managements of workshops and spare parts,
warehousing, fuel and transport operations as well as civil works and
constructions in Uganda, Chad, DRC, and the Republic of the Congo. Transparency,
accountability and flexibility, have been AIRD’s main achievements as reflected
in the trust of the governmental counterparts and external audit results
obtained for the years 2007 to 2011.
The Program
Manager will be an active, informed and leading member of the Head Office team
by organizing the development of strategic management systems, ensuring the
quality of program management and seeking opportunities for further growth and
diversification in terms of program funding and operating sectors
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supervise
    the cash flow and the budget utilization and seek adjustments to foreseen
  • Control
    the end-of-month financial statements and bank reconciliations;
  • Review
    the quarterly financial reports and propose budget revisions;
  • Supervise
    the preparation of end-of-year financial statements and budget reports;
  • Verify
    payment vouchers and supporting documents before submission for approval;
  • Review
    payment checks, ETFs, and other bank and cash payment orders;
  • Sign
    checks within the authorized mandate and after verification of payment
  • Regularly
    control the filing of documents and whether DMS is up to date;
  • Verify
    Procurement documents at the different stages: quotations, analysis and
    LPO and ensure that the procurement procedures are followed;
  • Review
    contracts, reports and other documents;
  • Design
    and continuously update AIRD management systems according to the generally
    accepted best practice;
  • Develop
    standardized procedures and forms for use in all projects;
  • Implement
    new management systems and upgrades through the entire organization;
  • Oversee
    and control the overall quality of AIRD operations;
  • Report
    to management about the overall performance of the organization as well as
    individual projects;
  • Conduct
    training and capacity building activities for Head Office and project
  • Oversee
    and conduct Internal control and audit missions for all projects according
    to AIRD regulations;
  • Support
    all projects in management matters and internal control including onsite
  • Supervise
    external audits, organize assistance to auditors through audit missions
    and ensure audit requirements are in place;
  • Prospect
    new donor funding opportunities and explore new operation sectors;
  • Act
    as a focal point for funding proposals’ development;
  • Assist
    the CEO in Management and planning activities; and
  • Any
    other tasks as directed by management.
Skills & Experience:
  • The
    Program Manager should hold a Master’s Degree in Finance Management,
    Project Management.
  • Three
    to four years project management experience, including at least two years
    implementing community based protection projects in post-conflict
    environment; displacement experience a plus.
  • Knowledge
    of the procedure of ECHO
  • Strong
    people management skills: the ability to effectively lead and supervise
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Solid
    organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under
    pressure in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Experience
    working in difficult locations.
  • Ability
    to be resourceful and flexible in a limited resource environment.
  • Excellent
    knowledge of both written and spoken French and English
  • Good
    proficiency in the use of computers (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience
    with protection projects based in post-conflict environment; displacement
  • Very
    strong autonomy and communication skills.
  • Flexibility,
    mobility and honesty.
  • Strong
    organizational skills
  • Sense
    of responsibility.
  • Strong
    understanding of humanitarian engagement.
to apply:
All interested job
applicants should send their applications with suitable documents including a
CV and cover letter to: aird@airdinternational.org

Friday 31st July 2013
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