Senior Programme Manager Employment Opportunity – Montrose

Organization: Montrose
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Montrose is an
international development project management and consultancy company providing
support to clients operating in the developing world. Specialized in the
sectors of health, education, rural livelihoods and private sector development,
our clients include bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the
private sector, Non-Governmental Organizations and other development stakeholders.
Montrose has its head office in UK, and regional offices in Africa (Kampala)
and Asia-Pacific (Yangon).
Job Summary:  The Senior Programme Manager will offer senior
level management support, supervision and oversight to ongoing Montrose
projects being managed principally from our Kampala office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project Management Oversight:
In charge of ensuring the effective oversight and
supervision of project and contract implementation for projects being managed
within the region.
Offering support to the day-to-day project managers
on set up, process, implementation, reporting, consultant management and budget
Ensuring processes are followed and progress tracked
on each project, with regular updates to Montrose management.
Troubleshooting support on projects
Working closely with management on projects and
progress, issues and problems as they arise; agreeing on how to proceed and
ensuring the effective implementation of these decisions
Ensuring effective communications plans for each
project is in place and is being followed
Ensuring that the client contract requirements and
TOR specifications are being followed
Keenly review and pre-approve the selection of
technical consultants
Regular review of deliverables, budget expenditure
and time frame for active projects
Review, with Project Manager, results, challenges
and lessons learned at end of projects
Provide input on strategic direction to existing
programmes and projects
Ensuring compliance to HSSE and Ethical Conduct/Duty
of Care requirements
Analysis of project progress and content and
providing feedback for improving projects
Project Management:
More active involvement in direct project management
of specific projects where they have particular strategic importance. This
would normally involve support from other Kampala-based personnel. This includes in addition to the
above management oversight:
In charge of client liaison on project management
Responsible for consultant and personnel recruitment
and management
Drafting, monitoring and managing project working
Work plan development, tracking and revision
Deliverables management, QA/revision and submission
Overseeing/supporting inputs by junior personnel
supporting the project
Supervision of support to projects including:
logistics arrangements, procurement, compliance, invoice tracking and financial
Preparing end of project internal documentation
(including review of results, challenges and lessons learned, consultancy
Strategic Project Management Inputs:
Carry out broader reviews and provide recommendations on how to improve
systems, processes, and delivery of projects and programmes and components of
these, including:
In charge of systematic review of project outcomes
against objectives and how we can improve these
In charge of analysing technical skill needed,
identifying gaps and recommending ways to strengthen core capacities
Responsible for the review of project management
systems and processes and recommendations for improvements
Review of industry standards with respect to
development practices, compliance/DOC and other PM standards
Supporting the development of a mentoring system for
programme management staff and undertaking mentoring to build their capacity in
relevant areas
Technical Inputs:
Reviewing/providing QA on technical reports and
Providing technical inputs for areas of expertise on
ongoing projects where appropriate
Supporting technical experts through providing
research or other support on technical areas where required
Mentoring and supervision of junior technical
personnel for provision of inputs
Undertaking field work related to providing
technical inputs or oversight as required
OIC and Representation:
Acting in the absence of the Africa Director as
needed and appropriate, including operations of the office and representation
of the company
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal applicant should hold a Masters’ Degree in
International Development, Public Health, Education or related fields from a
reputable university
At least five years of relevant experience in
project management or related field
Significant experience managing Africa-based
projects essential
Previous experience managing/supervising a
multi-cultural team an asset
Prior exposure and experience and knowledge of key
funders (DFID, UN) a strong asset
Impeccable organisational skills and attention to
Excellent writing skills
Good numerical skills
Excellent computer skills
Ability to work to tight deadlines and under
High degree of flexibility and creativity
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent English language skills, knowledge of
Spanish and/or French an advantage
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send a detailed CV with a covering
letter explaining how they are best suited for the position to:
Deadline: 20th November 2015

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