Project Manager: Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP) Non-profit Careers – BRAC International



Organisation: BRAC
International
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
BRAC International
is one of the world’s largest Non-Governmental Development Organizations,
working in a number of countries in Africa and Asia on poverty alleviation
Programs, is registered in Uganda as BRAC Uganda. The organization implements
integrated development approach combining Education, Health, Agriculture, Livestock,
Adolescent Empowerment and Microfinance.
Job Summary: The
Project Manager: Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP) will manage the implementation
of a Graduation pilot programme on behalf of BRAC Uganda. Key responsibilities
of the role will comprise of supervising and monitoring the field operation
activities, capacity building of staff, as well as ensuring control and
effective use of allocated budget for programme operation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Oversee
all aspects of implementation of the key Graduation interventions and related
activities including participant trainings, asset package identification and
delivery, life skills coaching, formation of savings groups, health care
support and social integration.
·        
Supervise
and monitor field operation activities through frequent field visits for smooth
implementation of all programme activities.
·        
Keenly
monitor all front-line staff, as well as coordinate with BRAC staff for
expertise on agriculture/livelihoods, technical, health, finance and logistics.
·        
Organize
and conduct training, material development and process documentation of the
training, as well as input on monitoring and knowledge management for the pilot
·        
Serve as
a representative of the project and support at all external activities
including but not limited to technical donor reviews, implementation partner
and stakeholder meetings, and relevant learning events, among others.
·        
Report
directly to the CR on each implementation activity, using documentation
process/templates
·        
Manage
potential external technical consultants and partners to ensure high quality
outputs.
·        
Ongoing
reviews of programme implementation areas and selection of branches, developing
yearly targets, recruitment of staff, staff setup and training,
·        
Formulate
proposals related to the programme and lead teams in key areas of project
design, including budget development, proposal writing, identifying and
developing new funding sources.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the BRAC International Project Manager: Targeting the Ultra
Poor (TUP) job placement should hold a Master’s Degree in Development
Studies/Economics/ Anthropology/Sociology, with concentration/major in
Development Studies/Sociology.
·        
Five
years of experience in different development sectors working towards the
improvement of livelihoods of ultra poor and marginal people through
implementing integrated development interventions including microfinance and
agricultural and off­-farm.
·        
Good
management and pedagogical skills in the income generation, agriculture, food
security and livelihood development program.
·        
Capacity
to manage a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
·        
Strong
capacity building/training facilitation skills and experience.
·        
Excellent
verbal and written communication skills in English with different stakeholders.
·        
Capacity
building of ultra poor and local farmer organizations and market actors,
dealers.
·        
Good
report writing skills, and experience in conducting surveys.
·        
Ability
to work under pressure and deadlines.
·        
Diplomacy,
tact and negotiating skills.
·        
Strong
financial/budget management skills required.
·        
The
ability to coordinate effective team work and to work effectively within a
team.
·        
Strong
conceptual, creative and analytical skills and be responsible, flexible,
culturally sensitive.
·        
Computer
skills (Microsoft office, Photoshop).
·        
Experience
of project proposal development/project management/coordination in establishing
and managing TUP projects/livelihoods projects, including monitoring,
evaluation, administration, finance, and logistics, in complex and challenging
environments.
·        
Technical
knowledge on microfinance, food security, livelihood, nutrition, social
protection, gender and diversity and environmental issues, and participatory
approaches.
·        
Direct
involved on identify income generating activities and marketing related
intervention for smallholder farmers/ultra poor through Market development
approaches.
·        
Development
of training materials for facilitating marketing and other technical training
related to income generation activities, marketing as well as organized,
coordinated and facilitated different training for staff & counterpart.
·        
High
level of expertise in representation and negotiation with Government, Donors,
partners and other stakeholders.
·        
Ability
to adapt or change priorities and take initiative where appropriate to deal
with difficulties encountered in daily work.
·        
Broad
grasp of socio-economic policy issues with respect to food security and
livelihood development in rural setting.
·        
The
ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically and work
effectively within a team.
·        
Ability
to conduct work in a professional and fair manner, and building relations with
local authorities as a representative of BRAC.
·        
Quality
to manage local staff in a mature and impartial manner and addressing
inequalities in all the key areas of responsibility.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should email their updated CVs with a
letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and
expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net.
Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 030/18 in the subject bar.
Deadline: 30th May 2018
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