Earn 5.6m monthly as Protection & MHPSS Program Manager at Handicap International

Job Title:        Protection & MHPSS Program
 (National Position)
Organisation: Handicap
Duty Station: Arua,
Monthy Gross Salary: UGX
5,696,889 / =
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 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
  • To ensure the timely implementation of
    the activities of the project and the overall achievements versus
  • 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
  • To support capacity building of
    humanitarian actors and partners in technical approaches;
  • To represent HI vis-a-vis external
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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
Deadline: 29th April 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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