Programme Manager Career Placement – Q Sourcing

Title:     Programme Manager
Organisation: Q Sourcing
  Kampala, Uganda
Q Sourcing is
an East African human resource consulting and outsourcing company, combining
unparalleled experience and expertise across business functions. Q Sourcing is
a manpower management solutions firm operating in the East African Region in
the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. Our client is recruiting
a high calibre individual to support the development of a new East African
sector development and investment institution. They are independent private
foundation, there are focused on catalysing the growth and competitiveness of
key sectors in East Africa that impact large numbers of people.
The Programme Manager will be central to the work of the organization
Development Team. Working closely with and reporting to the Senior Programme
Manager, the Programme Manager will play a vital role primarily in supporting
the strategic planning and coordination the work of the organization
Development Team, as well as supporting engagement with organization’s funders
and the development of organization’s overall strategy. In this there will be significant
scope for growth and to rapidly take on considerable responsibility.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
areas of focus for the Programme Manager will include supporting on the
1. Organization Development Team
strategic planning, resourcing, coordination & learning
In charge of designing and developing key overall
strategic planning documents for the team and tracking progress against these
Developing resourcing models and budgets to
support these work plans, and supporting engagement with strategic HR &
recruitment providers to continue to build the team
Ensuring effective collaboration and cohesion
amongst the different work-streams by designing and setting up key workshops
and meetings
Supporting the capturing and sharing of important
learning arising from the programme management elements of organization’s
development and roll out; and supporting team development and training
2. Organization Engagement:
Developing updates and obtaining input and guidance
on key technical areas relating to organization’s design and its roll out
process, and key elements of strategic programme management. This will be via
engagement with and obtaining strategic guidance from both organization’s
senior management and Lord Sainsbury.
Reporting: Developing
organization Trustees papers and associated budget requests, developing agendas
for key update meetings and drafting briefing papers & notes for Lord
Sainsbury and organization’s senior management
3. Co-funder engagement:
Designing and developing the terms and mechanisms
of organization’s engagement with confirmed co-funders, and drafting key
documents to outline this (such as Memorandums of Understanding, Terms of
Reference, etc.)
Technically supporting the coordination of
organization’s engagement with organization’s confirmed co-funders, including
planning out meetings and coordinating the development of update materials and
4. Supporting on the oversight of
organization Development Team operations:
Working in
liaison with the Senior Programme Manager to ensure the oversight of MDT
operations. This may include, for instance, involvement in financial planning
and budget tracking, review of operational policies and procedures, oversight
of office management, etc.
5. Development of organization’s strategy
Drafting and developing key strategy documents for
organization – both introductory external documents and internal business plans
and work plans for organization
Planning out strategy workshops, and drafting agendas,
presentations and supporting the facilitation of these
Supporting the organization Development Team’s
engagement with advisers focused on cross-cutting elements of organization’s
strategy – such as on technology transfer
Conducting any additional research & analysis
to support the development of the strategy
Given the dynamic and evolving nature of the work,
this role will require a high degree of flexibility and the ability to adapt
easily to new tasks and changing imperatives and priorities, supporting on
additional areas of programme management as they arise.
Skills and Experience: 
A minimum of seven years relevant work experience
The applicant should be a high calibre individual
with considerable ambition, who can grow into the role and take on increasing
levels of responsibility.
Excellent project management experience
Past experience in identifying and working with a
diverse range of team members, consultants & advisers
Good experience working in East African markets
Prior experience either consulting to the private
sector (such as in a professional services firm) or working within a corporate
Some experience of private sector or markets
development initiatives
Excellent written skills, including the ability to
write clear, articulate, concise, well-structured and professionally presented
A rigorous attention to detail and commitment to
the highest levels of quality in all aspects of work
Possess the ability to plan and manage complex
processes involving many variables, stakeholders and a wide range of team
dynamics, to a high degree of quality
Excellent analytical skills, including the ability
to quickly learn and understand new information, synthesize a large volume of
information and think in a clear and structured
The ability to be flexible, to work well in a
quickly changing and evolving environment and to be comfortable with ambiguity
The ability to communicate with senior
stakeholders with credibility
to Apply: 
If you
believe you fit the required profile, please send your updated CV in confidence
clearly mark your application as “Application_Programme Manager” in the subject
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
1st June 2015 by 5:00pm

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