UNHCR Project Manager Vacancy – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:    Project Manager
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and
development organization that positively contributes towards improving the
living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and
conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health,
Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection
programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years.
About UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with
funding from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-Sectoral Program for
refugees Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro District) and transit centers in Kisoro
and Bundibugyo districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Carry out and render support in budgeting and
planning as well as procurement activities, financial management, monitoring
and technical financial reporting in accordance with donor requirement in line
with the joint HIJRA strategy in collaboration with partners and local
stakeholders and in constant coordination with the Country Program Manager.
The incumbent will ensure proper management of the
start-up phase of the project and all subsequent stages including logistical
and procedural aspect;
The job holder will provide support in various human
resource functions such as resourcing, performance management, capacity
building, leave management and welfare.
Build and strengthen working relationships and
develop networks with the major governmental institutions, local authorities
and other actors that play a key- role within the projects intervention areas.
Ensure the development and maintenance of good
relationships with partners, the local staff, donors, beneficiaries and local
The incumbent will observe the main internal
management procedures, monitoring and evaluation in accordance with quality
management systems of HIJRA and UNHCR and other donors regulations and
Ensure compliance with all HIJRA policies and
The incumbent will manage the assigned project to ensure
it meets the project objectives within budget and allotted time frame.
Provide strong leadership of the signed project (s),
working to ensure both short/long- term positive impacts and outcomes for
beneficiaries, local authorities (where applicable) and local staff.
Organize regular staff meetings to ensure awareness
of project objectives, and opportunity for feedback.
Provide staff coaching and technical supervision to
develop ownership/responsibility for activities.
Develop and maintain appropriate, regular,
transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned HIJRA
team, CPM and other relevant stakeholders with the objective of ensuring good cooperation
and partnerships.
Actively participate in coordination meetings and
other working groups or meetings as required, representing HIJRA and provide
feedback to the staff and field on relevant issues.
Prepare and submit periodic field reports to ensure
that they are sent to partners as may be agreed upon.
Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the UNHCR Project Manager should
hold a  relevant Bachelor’s degree and
related experience
Excellent communication skills
Possess the ability to plan ahead and meet deadlines
Knowledge of UNHCR reporting is desired
Mature Individual with leadership qualities
Personal commitment and drive for results, and
adaptability in the workplace;
Possess the ability to work long hours under
difficult conditions while maintaining security awareness;
Strong written and spoken communication skills, in
How to Apply:
All qualified
Ugandan nationals are encouraged to send an application plus updated CV to:
vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke. Please clearly indicate the position tile in the
subject line of the E-mail.
Deadline: 27th November 2015
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