Protection & MHPSS Program Manager NGO Jobs – Handicap International

Job Title:        Protection & MHPSS Program
 (National Position)
Organisation: Handicap
Duty Station: Arua,
Reports to: Field
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 ME
    AL 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, appr
    oaches 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 meetin
    gs 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 in
    formation 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;
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 te
    chnical approaches;
  • To
    represent HI vis-a-vis external stakeholders;
  • To
    contribute to partnership identification and development.
  • To
    contribute to the development and/or revision of the operational
    organigram of the mission and deve
    lopment 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
  • To ensure a
    good communication, coordination and information towards each member of
    the te
  • 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 a
    nd 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 a
    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 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
Applicants from West Nile region are
strongly encouraged to apply.
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