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Protection & MHPSS Program Manager NGO Jobs - Handicap International

Job Title:        Protection & MHPSS Program Manager (National Position)
Organisation: Handicap International
Duty Station: Arua, Uganda
Reports to: Field Coordinator

About US:
Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Handicap International is outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

Job Summary: The Protection & MHPSS Program Manager oversees the protection and MHPSS project in Omugo and Imvepi settlements, Arua West Nile Region. In this capacity, the Protection and MHPSS manager is responsible for the technically sound conception and implementation of the sectoral approach with the support of HQ Technical Referents. He/she plays the role of a field technical expert ensuring the adaptation of HI technical sectoral approaches to Uganda context, of the capacity building of team, the supervision of the intervention and its quality control of the day-to-day activities implemented.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Cycle Management
  • Actively contribute to the high-quality programmatic and technical programme and proposal design, narratives and budgets, providing the technical expertise of the sectors of reference, in close collaboration with the Project and MEAL managers and support services as well as with HQ Technical Referents;
  • Develop methodologies of intervention in the sector of reference that match the context and Handicap International´s mandate and strategy;
  • Develop, under the coordination of the Field Coordinator the project management tools (Beneficiary Pack, operational budget and procurement plan and follow-up, etc.) and activities planning from an integrated and holistic perspective, in close collaboration with the MEAL Manager;
  • Actively contribute to the development of the monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning framework of the intervention in collaboration with the MEAL Manager;
  • Ensure the timely and good quality launching of the response to the refugee crisis in West Nile within the sectors of reference;
  • Contribute to the conception and implementation of the sectoral activities through integrated lens;
  • Ensure the administrative, budgetary and logistics management of the project, following the procedures defined by Handicap International;
  • Ensure the good collaboration with the MEAL manager towards a sound technical monitoring of the project;
  • Actively contribute to the monitoring of the relevancy of the interventions regarding Handicap International’s mandate, approaches and the context of intervention;
  • Propose relevant adaptations to ongoing activities;
  • To ensure the timely implementation of the activities of the project and the overall achievements versus objectives;
  • To participate in budget follow-up meetings to stay abreast of project implementation, early identification of potential challenges and propose appropriate measures, as necessary;
  • To ensure that the data, information, analysis and lessons learnt issued from the activities overseen systematically feed into the project cycle management and propositions of new operations;
  • To conduct monitoring and evaluation activities and visits.
  • To provide weekly reporting on the activities implemented to the line manager;
  • To develop activity reports and programme follow-up documents as required;
  • To develop the technical reports to donors and contribute to providing specific information when required;
  • To ensure information sharing to and from external coordination for HI intervention sectors and monitor regular reporting to clusters and working groups;
  • To provide technical inputs and collaborate with surveys, assessments and monitoring reports conducted by the MEAL department;
Representation and Coordination:
  • To represent HI in key relevant coordination meetings and working groups according to the needs of the project and upon the request of the line-manager;
  • To ensure that HI sectoral approach is diffused in key local humanitarian forums;
  • To ensure the coordination of the intervention with other humanitarian actors intervening in the same sectors;
  • To support capacity building of humanitarian actors and partners in technical approaches;
  • To represent HI vis-a-vis external stakeholders;
  • To contribute to partnership identification and development.
Team Management:
  • To contribute to the development and/or revision of the operational organigram of the mission and development of job descriptions, as required;
  • To ensure the appropriate inception and integration of the newly arrived staff;
  • To define, with each member of the staff, his/her Individual Action Plan (IAP) and deadline for reaching defined goals;
  • To support and advise the supervised team within the implementation of their IAP;
  • To ensure feedback towards the members of team about issues potentially raised by them;
  • To ensure a good communication, coordination and information towards each member of the team;
  • To be concerned and aware on the personal and professional evolution and development of each member of the team;
  • To ensure the capacity building of the operational staff;
  • To ensure conflict resolution (personal and professional) within the team and inform the line-manager about any conflict existent within the staff.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Handicap International Protection & MHPSS Program Manager job opportunity must hold an academic background within the field of Protection, MHPSS, or Social Work;
  • Three years of professional experience in a senior managerial NGO position;
  • Significant management experience is essential
  • Previous experience in project cycle management, preferably within multisector approaches;
  • Previous experience in both Protection and MHPSS
  • Good writing skills;
  • Capacity building and coaching skills.
  • Experience with HI is a strong asset;
  • Good communication and networking skills

Personal Competencies:
  • Proven managerial experience;
  • Proven representation experience;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • English mandatory (oral and written);
  • Strong writing and reporting skills;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Good coordination skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join Handicap International are encouraged to send their updated CVs (3 pages max, including three professional references) with cover letters to HR Coordinator at job.uganda@handicap-international-ug.org with the subject “Application to Protection and MHPSS Programme Manager.”  

Deadline: 2nd March 2018

NB: Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification. Applicants from West Nile region are strongly encouraged to apply.

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