27 April 2017

Emergency Initiative Manager ECHO Project Jobs - CARE International

Job Title:            Emergency Initiative Manager
Organisation: CARE International
Funding Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid (ECHO)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager

About US:
CARE International is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. In 2014, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting 880 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 72 million people. CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on women and girls. Our current program focusses on women and girls’ economic rights, particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources women and girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health rights, including a life free of violence. Our programming is guided by our core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.

About ECHO Programme:
CARE Uganda will work in partnership with Oxfam International in Uganda on an emergency program funded by ECHO, a one-year programme whose main objective is to save lives, reduce suffering, promote human dignity and increase resilience of refugees and host communities, in particular women, girls and boys, in the Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe district and Imvepi and Rhino Camp settlements in Arua district. It will also aim to reduce vulnerability of refugees by tackling social exclusion through its use of participatory and empowering approaches. As a result, the most marginalized members of the society, particularly vulnerable women and female headed households, are able to benefit from the programme. The emergency programme will be using a rights based approach and will strengthen women’s ability to exercise their rights in a community. The project will work in the districts of Arua and Yumbe.

Job Summary: The Emergency Initiative Manager will be responsible for the overall management and coordination of CARE Uganda’s implementation of the programme, from starting up the project by drawing from the objectives and agreed upon key activities in the project proposal, develop, detailed monthly implementation plans and related budgets. Ensure DIPs (Detailed Implementation Plans) are followed and closely monitored to implement activities within the agreed timeframes and with available resources and immediately report any problems or deviations from plans. Ensure a result based monitoring and evaluation system is developed, by developing a learning system that not only generates quantitative data but allows for ongoing collection of participants views on the programs relevance and success. The jobholder will promote and coordinate effective communication with donors, the prime organization and government partners as well as with other stakeholders (NGOs and CBOs). The jobholder will train the fulltime Initiative Manager and ensure smooth transition and handover.   

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the CARE International Emergency Initiative Manager job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in one of the following fields (sociology, anthropology, economic development, business administration, agricultural economics or related fields
  • At least five years of proven experience in emergency project i management in rural or refugee settings
  • A minimum of three years of senior management experience at project level, preferably in an  international development organization including one year experience in supervising project staff.
  • Excellent community facilitation skills and familiarity with participatory rural appraisal tools and approaches and qualitative research j tools
  • Previous exposure and experience in operational research preferred.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters together with detailed CVs/ resumes giving daytime telephone contacts and names and addresses of three professional referees to ugarecruitment@care.org

Deadline: 30th April 2017

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