Africa Programme Manager UK Non-profit Jobs – Penal Reform International (PRI)

Organisation: Penal Reform
International (PRI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Penal Reform
International (PRI) was founded in 1989 in London, UK by an international group of NGO human
rights activists and criminal justice practitioners. Penal Reform International
(PRI) is a leading international non-profit non-governmental organisation (NGO)
promoting and implementing penal reform worldwide.
Job Summary:  The Africa Programme Manager will have a
primary role of exploring and facilitating PRI’s work in the region. The
Programme Manager will identify and develop programmes of work, develop
partnerships, represent PRI at regional fora and secure funding to sustain the
work. The jobholder will be responsible for managing the new office and
position will report to and liaise closely with PRI’s Head Office in the UK. The
Africa Programme Manager will be based in Kampala, in a new office within the
premises of our Ugandan NGO partner, the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative
(FHRI). FHRI will continue to be our lead NGO partner for our Uganda related work.)
The Africa Programme Manager will identify and develop programmes of work (including
sources of funding) where PRI can add value and which align to PRI’s Strategic Plan
2015-20. The Programme Manager will initiate and develop strategic partnerships
within the region and represent PRI at regional fora. In coordination with
PRI’s funding team in London, the Programme Manager will identify and secure
funding to sustain the office and regional work. The position will be responsible
for managing the new office, including potentially recruiting and managing a
new staff position.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Establish and manage the Africa office on a day-to-day
basis, strategically and administratively.
The incumbent will explore the potential to develop
new areas of work and develop  initiatives/programmes that build on PRI’s
current work and expertise in the region and which align with PRI’s Strategic
Plan 2015-20.
Identify and develop new and existing contacts and
partnerships in the region, including effective, strategic relations with
actors in the criminal justice system, civil society, government, UN agencies
and other relevant organisations.
Work closely with PRI’s Head Office funding team
identify potential sources of funding to develop and sustain the Africa work
and office. Initiate and develop donor relations, develop and draft fundraising
The incumbent will also manage the Africa office
budget and provide financial forecasts and reports to PRI’s Finance Director
and donors as required.
Support PRI’s existing Africa projects in line with
donor / partner agreements, liaising with relevant staff in PRI’s Head Office responsible
for those projects.
Represent PRI at meetings and events, preparing
briefings as required.
Document and disseminate relevant information about
developments in the region (from PRI and external actors).
Actively monitor progress of office activities on a
regular basis and provide narrative and financial reports as required.
Significantly contribute to PRI’s organisational
development, efficiency and sustainability.
Work closely with PRI’s Information and
Communication Officer to produce reports, news items and blogs to contribute to
PRI’s website and newsletter.
Operate at all times in accordance with PRI’s
mandate and values. Ensure that the Africa office operational practice,
programmes and partnerships adhere to PRI’s policies and procedures and comply
with local legal, financial and tax requirements.
A = to be
demonstrated on the application form for the purposes of shortlisting.
I = to be
demonstrated at interview
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The ideal candidate for the Africa Programme Manager
must hold a relevant degree or equivalent Essential A
Possession of a Post graduate qualification in an
appropriate field is desirable A
Prior experience in International human rights law
and criminal justice Essential A
Working knowledge and understanding of penal and
prison reform in Africa Essential I
Knowledge in developing, managing, monitoring
donor-funded programmes Essential A
Prior narrative and financial reporting experience
Essential I
Experience in negotiating and managing relations and
partnerships with key stakeholders and donors. Essential I
Good networking, advocacy and lobbying Essential I
Prior experience in identifying funding opportunities.
Developing fundraising applications Essential A
Skilled in managing a staff team and office
Essential A
Developing and managing budgets and finance.
Essential A
Strong programme development and fundraising skills.
Ability to identify and apply learning to inform work. Essential I
Excellent organisation and time management skills
Essential I
Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively.
Essential I
Computer literacy skills Essential A
Fluent written and spoken English Essential A
Fluent written and spoken French Desirable A
Excellent interpersonal skills, with patience, tact
and imagination Essential I
High level of initiative, self-motivation, ability
to take responsibility Essential I
Drive, enthusiasm and commitment to PRI’s mandate
and values Essential I
Willingness to service own work Essential I
Good knowledge and understanding of gender and
cultural issues Essential I
Circumstances Essential I
Ability to work at weekends and late when necessary Essential
Willingness and ability to travel Essential I
Legal right to permanently work in Uganda Essential
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates are encouraged to send their filled application
forms, download
Deadline: 30th November 2015
(5pm in Uganda).
NB: Shortlisted candidates will be notified on 4 December.
Interviews, including a short test, will be held 9-11 December 2015. Final
notification to applicants will be by 18 December 2015.
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