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Project Manager NGO Careers - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:       Project Manager  
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Funding Source: European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
Reports to: Area Manager

About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

About EU Project:
DRC is presently leading a Consortium of four NGOs (DRC, ZOA, Save the Children, and CEFORD) which has been selected to implement a program in Northern Uganda to support the self-reliance, resilience and social stability of displacement-affected communities, South Sudanese refugees and their host communities. The Consortium  is implementing a 3-year project implemented by a consortium of NGOs and funded under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to respond to refugee settlements in West Nile of Uganda.

Job Summary: The Project Manager will oversee the EU Trust Fund project implemented in Adjumani and Kiryandongo. The incumbent takes overall financial and administrative responsibility for the project. In Kiryandongo, s/he will be the Officer in charge responsible for the direct supervision of staff and overall administrative, financial, logistics and security management of the office. In his/her absence from Kiryandongo, an Officer will be designated to be in charge.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project Management:
  • Manage the implementation of EU Trust Fund project in Adjumani and Kiryandongo settlement.
  • Supervise a proper and timely implementation of the EU Trust Fund project according to agreed policies and donor requirements
  • Prepare annual/project action plans for the project in accordance with annual planning cycle
  • Prepare and submit regular internal reports and other relevant information on general policy matters and programme activities to the Area Managers based in Adjumani and the EU Trust Programme Manager based in Kampala, based on agreed formats and schedules
  • Ensure donor requirements are met including production of reports in formats agreed with the donors and partners.
  • Ensure that a sound documentation including relevant beneficiary data is collected and that relevant assessments are conducted in the project area.
  • Ensure that a sound feedback system is in place for the EU Trust Fund project so that beneficiaries have easy access to DRC.
2. Administration and Personnel Management:
  • Responsible for financial budgeting and expenditure management, staff management (including development of TORs for project staff), continued revision and implementation of sound administrative guidelines and personnel policies, security precautions, logistics and all other tasks pertaining to the efficient day-to-day running of the EU Trust Fund project
  • Oversee and/or supervise national staff under the EU Trust Fund and take action in terms of recruitment, appraisal, promotions and dismissal as required;
3. External Relations:
  • Coordination: Maintain close and good relations with all relevant stakeholders including the BTC and ADA, both recipients of EU Trust Fund as well as  UNHCR,  WFP and other relevant UN organisations, OPM, local authorities, line ministries, donors, NGOs, CBOs and other partners
  • Transparency: Ensure required reports and information is shared with the direct project stakeholders in a timely and adequate manner
  • Reporting: Work in liaison with the EU Trust Fund Programme Manager ensure timely narrative and financial reporting to donors;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Project Manager EU Trust Fund Project should preferably hold a Degree in social planning, development studies or any other relevant education background
  • A minimum of seven years of work experience in management position in INGOs.
  • Excellent knowledge in preparing major international donor reports.
  • Broad working knowledge and experience of working with Echo, EU donors.
  • Possess strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.
  • Knowledge of working in challenging environments.
  • Proven ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision
  • Proactive, stable and robust character and a good team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humour.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels.      
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and please indicate your salary expectations
  • Updated and detailed (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualifications, relevant training courses, work experience, and name and contact details of three relevant references.

The complete application package should be uploaded online, ClickHere

Deadline: 17th August 2016

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