06 July 2016

Project Manager Land and Human Rights IDF Funded Project NGO Jobs - Mityana Uganda Charity (MUC)

Organisation: Mityana Uganda Charity (MUC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Country Coordinator

About US:
Mityana Uganda Charity (MUC) is an indigenous registered non-for-profit making Christian based organization affiliated to “The Mityana Charity”, a registered Charity in the United Kingdom responsible for supporting MUC development projects in Uganda. MUC currently operates in four districts in Uganda that include Mityana, Mubende, Kiboga and Kyankwanzi. The program areas of focus of Mityana Uganda Charity over the years include; Human Rights, Water Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH), Agriculture, Education and Health. With funding from IDF for the Human Rights Project, Mityana Uganda Charity (MUC) is implementing the Reduced Incidences of Women Vulnerability to Land Rights Abuse and Related Violence in Mityana District” project.

Job Summary: The Project Manager will serve as the overall person responsible for management and representation of IDF funded “Reduced Incidences of Women Vulnerability to Land Rights Abuse and Related Violence in Mityana District” project. The Project Manager will be responsible for leading the planning, implementation and oversight of activities, in collaboration with other staff of Mityana Uganda Charity. The incumbent will ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of results agreed upon with the donor. The jobholder will also manage and be accountable for: performance of the field team based in various locations; management of the operational budget and work plan; planning, delivery and quality management of trainings; learning from implementation and recommending improvements to the programmatic approach based upon a sound understanding of the need, opportunities and constraints of women on land and human rights in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Project Implementation and Team Management:
  • Steer the execution of the project activities in line with the project work plan, results templates and with objectives and targets agreed with the donor.
  • Ensure the objectives and measures against which the project will be evaluated are clearly defined and understood by all project staff
  • The incumbent will ensure appropriate processes / system in place to track project data necessary for monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.
  • Ensure that the team has clear objectives, work plans and agreed targets and monitor progress on a regular basis
  • Ensure that the scope and impact of the different work plan activities are clearly defined and understood by all team members, including a clear understanding of roles, responsibilities, and short term activities and goals
  • Provide coaching, direction, arid leadership support to implementing team members
  • Ensure timely implementation of project activities in accordance with sound managerial, technical, financial and overall programmatic practices
  • Ensure timely production of financial, statistical and narrative reports for internal and external consumption
2. Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning, Reporting:
  • Ensure the objectives and measures against which the program will be evaluated are clearly defined and understood by all team members.
  • Ensure appropriate processes / systems are in place to track project data necessary for monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.
  • Ensure timely compilation of both internal and external reports timely, accurate and comprehensive information and transmit to donors according to agreed schedule
  • Prepare and submit monthly report of project progress
  • Ensure timely compilation of project success stories, challenges, case studies and impact results against various project indicators
3. Stakeholder Management and Representation:
  • Manage interaction with important national level stakeholders, ensuring that the team's communication is consistent and aligned with the program's approach
  • Build and maintain close working relationships with key government and other stakeholders that have vested interest in the project
  • Work in liaison with the Country Coordinator, represent the program to IDF, ensuring that they are regularly updated on progress
  • Attend stakeholder meetings and make presentations as required to varied audiences
4. Organizing the Project:
  • Ensuring that project activities operate within the policies and procedures of MUC.
  • Ensuring that project activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards
  • Developing forms and records to document project activities, liaising with the project documents officer.
  • Managing the collection and maintenance of records on the clients of the project for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of MUC
5. Evaluating the Project:
  • Ensuring that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
  • Evaluating the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Law or any other relevant field is preferred
  • Possession of a post graduate diploma in project planning and management is an added advantage.
  • At least four years of relevant project management experience (e.g. management in either a NGO or private sector with demonstrable increasing responsibility).
  • Land programming and women rights in Uganda experience is a MUST.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills writing, supply chain studies and market surveys.
  • Track record of building strong partnerships and stakeholder relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability/experience managing and inspiring teams to achieve excellent results.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills, keen curiosity and creativity.
  • Previous experience is implementing women related programs is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of IDF rules and regulations an added advantage.
  • Good computer skills in business software (Excel, MS Project and Power Point)
  • Ability to develop well-written, cohesive analyses and reports.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to remote rural locations.

How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter, updated CV with at least three professional referees and relevant academic credentials addressed to: The Human Resource and Admin Officer, Mityana (U) Charity, P.O. Box 289, Mityana Uganda. All the application documents should be zipped in one folder not exceeding 2MB. Applications should be sent to: mityanaugcharity@gmail.com, Copy to florencenabuk@gmail.com and nabukaluflo@mityanaugcharity.org

Deadline: 10th July 2016

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