Programme Manager – DYNAMIC NGO Jobs – GOAL International

Organization: GOAL International  
Duty Station:  Lira, Uganda
Reports to:  Deputy Programme Director
Monthly Salary: UGX 5.6m Gross
About US:
GOAL International is an international non-profit organization that was
founded in 1977 and works to promote the realization of the fundamental rights
of the poor, the vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis. GOAL
currently works in 16 countries, with our head office in Dublin, Ireland.
About DYNAMIC Programme:
GOAL International is working closely with Mercy Corps, VSO and
Restless Development, the Driving Youth-led New Agribusiness and
Microenterprise (DYNAMIC) programme will strengthen systems and facilitate the
creation of sustainable economic opportunities for disadvantaged Ugandan youth.
DYNAMIC’s overall goal is to increase the number of young people who are in
secure employment or self-employment and to promote effective and efficient
agricultural market systems for youth. Through a market-driven and holistic
approach, DYNAMIC will engage an array of public and private sector actors to
increase access to goods, services, markets, information and productive and
social assets to increase productivity of Ugandan agribusinesses and non-farm
DYNAMIC will reach 125,000 out-of-school youth aged 15 – 24 living in
peri-urban and rural areas within eight districts of northern Uganda over five
years. Through an innovative, market facilitation approach, DYNAMIC will
promote long-term efficiency in existing agricultural systems.  Youth already engaged in on-farm activities
will move from subsistence to more productive and profitable farming. DYNAMIC
will increase the employability of Ugandan youth by facilitating access to
demand driven technical skills, knowledge and market information that directly
respond to business opportunities in the agricultural sector. In parallel,
DYNAMIC will link agribusinesses and microenterprises to market opportunities
and diverse stakeholders, and ensure they can utilize appropriate (formal and informal)
financial services. DYNAMIC’s design recognizes that youth are a diverse age
group requiring tailored interventions to fit their stage in life and
transition into the workforce. In particular, DYNAMIC will ensure that
participating youth, particularly young women, are engaging in appropriate,
safe, and productive economic opportunities. 
Job Summary: The Programme
Manager is directly line managed by the Deputy Program Director (DPD) in the
Programme Management Unit (PMU). They also have a dotted line functional
management to the relevant GOAL Office senior manager in their base location.
S/he is responsible for providing overall oversight and leadership to the
implementation teams in two assigned districts (comprising eight team members)
of the MasterCard Foundation funded DYNAMIC programme. S/he also works closely
with an extended team from GOAL and all consortia partners to research, design,
implement and measure the district level programme outputs/outcomes.  The role is ultimately about the Programme
Manager being the key focal person for drawing all elements of the program
together at a district level, while at the same time ensuring compliance to
GOAL systems, effective people management; ensuring that programme staff are
given clear direction, support supervision and remain productive and
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Management:
  • Oversight of all assigned district level
    teams, coordinate and implement district level activities in line with
    approved project proposal, budget and within the agreed time frames
  • Ensure compliance to all GOAL, Donor and
    Government of Uganda policies, procedures and guidelines that relate to
    the implementation of the of the programme
  • Ensure project deadlines and quality
    standards are met
  • Ensure an integrated approach to program
    implementation in order to maximize resource utilization and synergy
    between the programme staff and different programme partners
  • Make on-site field visits regularly to
    provide technical back stopping and/or design suggestions.
  • Work in close consultation with DPD,
    Technical and the MEL Team, ensure that staff measure and report on the
    programme in a timely and accurate manner
  • Additionally, the Program Manager will be
    responsible for the initial launch of the program at a district level and
    once the research is published, undertake a full launch to all
    stakeholders at a district level.
Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building:
  • Coordinate, manage and motivate program
    teams through ensuring that they have clear objectives/individual work
    plans as part of performance management and receive constructive feedback
    on their performance.
  • Ensure capacity building of the district
    teams on market facilitative approaches to agricultural system development
    with youth.
  • Monitor and advise on district level
    staffing needs.
  • Ensure evaluations and disciplinary
    measures are made, as necessary according to GOAL policy.
Partnership Management:
  • Establish and maintain productive working
    relationships with Local Government officials and line departments,
    soliciting their participation in all activities where appropriate.
  • Responsible for all engagement with other
    district stakeholders including private sector actors and youth
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:
  • Actively participate in the development
    and continual revision of a dynamic, program-wide monitoring and
    evaluation system linked to program strategies, indicators, and
    information management tools, which supports program management,
    accountability and learning.
  • Coordinate data gathering and management
    with all district-based program staff and take overall responsibility for
    monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensure that district program team members
    are paying sufficient attention to the continual gathering and digestion
    of operating environment and activity reports, and that teams are holding
    frequent activity review sessions to continually re-examine the relevance
    and impact of the program.
  • Oversee the scheduling and production of
    formal and informal reports on all aspects of the district level program
    activities in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ensure close coordination and sharing of
    information with other district level stakeholders such other NGOs, and
    local authorities.
  • As part of GOAL’s agency-wide Organizational
    Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of
    their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning
External Representation and Coordination:
  • Support all efforts towards accountability
    to project participants. This includes actively engaging participating
    communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of
  • Work closely with teams to represent the
    programme at the district levels and lower levels.
  • Ensure establishment and maintenance of
    good relations and accountability with target communities, and local
    government structures.
  • Linking into existing DLG coordination
    structures, S/he will promote and facilitate the existing district food
    security and livelihoods coordination meetings which occur on a 1-3
    monthly basis; and collaborate with District Youth Councils
  • Support and coordinate visits from
    regional and HQ based staff and external visitors, such as donors and
    media, in collaboration with Director of programs.
  • Conduct himself/herself both
    professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring positive
    recognition to GOAL, and to not endanger GOAL’s mission.
Program Support Operations:
  • Coordinate with program and finance and
    administration staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support
    field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset
    management), procurement, security, administration and human resources.
Other Duties:
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by
    your supervisor.
  • GOAL team members are expected to support
    all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and
    to international standards guiding international relief and development
    work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in
    the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the GOAL
    International Programme Manager job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in business, economic development or other relevant field
  • Five years’ experience including three
    years of relevant management experience, with positions of progressively
    greater responsibilities.
  • Experience with market facilitation,
    supporting systemic change and promoting supporting services indirectly,
    is preferred (M4P and or value chain and private sector development
  • Some practical experience managing
  • Strong writing, communication,
    organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent (English) verbal and written
    communication skills with proven financial management skills.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full
    knowledge of office applications
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional,
2 character references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous
employer), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL
Uganda on the email: Please do not attach certificates,
indicate the job title in the subject line.
Deadline: 11th March 2018
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