Program Manager Non-profit Jobs – African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD)

Job Title:     Program Manager
Organisation: African Initiatives for Relief and
Development (AIRD)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director of Operations
About US:
African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD) is a
non-governmental, non-political, non-religious and non-profit making
organization with the main aim of protecting and seeking durable solutions for
Refugees and IDPs in Africa in partnership with UNHCR the UN refugee agency.
Job Summary: The Program
Manager will review, monitor and evaluate all information about the various
activities conducted in each Country Program while ensuring compliancy to Donor
requirements. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with a
devoted team, to Empower Communities, Growing Together.
Key Duties and
General Management:
  • Implement AIRDs SOPs and partnership
    agreement regulations as stipulated in the signed Donor agreement
  • Participate actively in preparing project
    proposals and budgets for the program operations
  • Provide technical guidance to other
    country Program Managers to ensure the whole team has a clear
    understanding of the AIRD mandate and projects in the specific country
  • Attend relevant program coordination
    meetings and interagency meetings as required for AIRD and develop
    partnership with the actors and forums relevant to the program.
  • And any other duties assigned
Specific duties
  • Keenly monitor and analyze all AIRD
    activities in the respective country program.
  • Ensure highest standards of technical and
    program performance quality while meeting all Donor compliance
  • Establish and maintain effective
    communication and a high level of coordination with relevant agencies regarding
    program management matters
  • Provide updates to Management on any
    issues relating to the programs (operational or financial) on monthly,
    quarterly and annual basis for decision-making purposes
  • Ensure internal & external linkages
    between AIRD Programs and all other similar players and stakeholders
  • Contribute to AIRD’s sustainable
    development and ongoing service delivery through program development,
    partnership development, new business development and grant management
  • Support the development of country background
    papers and country strategies, in line with AIRD’s overall strategy
  • Research and identify institutional donors
    and investors that are a good match for AIRD and work close with them to
    get innovative ideas
  • Prepare necessary work plans for each program
    from the Donor agreements to be monitored on a monthly, quarterly and
    annual basis
  • Develop or review and update existing
    questionnaires for monthly reports, quarterly reports, annual reports,
    comprehensive survey for the Country Program Offices
  • Analyze and maintain data relevant to
    AIRD’s operations from UNHCR’s country fact sheet, operations updates,
    snapshots, reference maps, and other sources
  • Monitor on daily basis UNHCR partner
    portal and update the Director of Operations about new Call of Expressions
    relevant to AIRD’s Operations and prospective opportunities for further
  • Develop, implement and coordinate systems
    for tracking project development objectives, results, outcomes, outputs,
    activities and input indicators and develop data collection tools and
    procedure to support monitoring.
  • Support the development of quality Log
    frames, results frame works and theories of change.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelors degree
    in Project Planning & Management, Monitoring and Evaluation with 5
    years experience in a related field or a Masters degree in the same fields
    with 3 years of experience;
  • Previous experience in institutional and
    organizational strengthening, project planning and management;
    Proven knowledge & experience in conducting M&E work in
    humanitarian relief and development;
  • Ability to write clearly articulate
    proposals, reports, and correspondence;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Good analytical skills and ability to
    present complex information precisely;
  • Capacity to lobby, influence and represent
    AIRD at all levels;
  • Previous experience in working with
    international development partners, international nongovernmental
    organization (INGOs) and donors;
  • UNHCR experience is an asset. Must be
    conversant in English (written and spoken).
  • Good knowledge in French is an advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an
application letter stating qualifications and experience, and their suitability
together with latest updated C.V. by email to Please
kindly note in the email subject line: Application for Program Manager – post.
Deadline: 18th April 2018
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