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Program Manager with YWCA-YMCA Global (YGlobal) International NGO Jobs - Stromme Foundation Eastern Africa (SFEA)


Organisation: Stromme Foundation Eastern Africa (SFEA)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: International Program Manager

About US:
Stromme Foundation Eastern Africa (SFEA) is an international NGO registered in Uganda since 1994 and has its Head Offices in Kristiansand, Norway. SFEA has a mission to eradicate poverty through interventions in Microfinance and Education. SFEA intervenes through local partners in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan. SF’s identity is based on Christian values and strives to approach all people with dignity and openness. With deep respect for human dignity and a conviction of the value of equitable partnership, SF works to empower the poor to take charge of their own lives and communities.

About YGlobal:
YWCA-YMCA Global (YGlobal) is an ecumenical and diaconal organization for development and solidarity. We are owned by the Norwegian YWCA- YMCA and the YWCA-YMCA Guides and Scouts of Norway, and work in partnership with our sister organizations in the World Alliance of YMCAs and World YWCA. Our vision together building global justice and peace emphasizes our belief that if we work together we can create a better world for everyone. The main target group for YGlobal’s work are children, youth and young adults aged 8-35 years. We consider young people core to global development and our work strengthens the voice of young people, both men and women, so that they can influence unjust policies and contribute to democratisation of power structures. YGlobal works on four main thematic areas: Just Peace, Economic Justice, Democratic Rights and Environmental Justice. The topics have been chosen due to the critical importance for our target group, have a distinct rights-based focus, and are informed by the thematic priorities of the World YWCA and the World Alliance of YMCAs. YGlobal has since September 2016 been involved in a UNHCR 1325 project in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, Bweyale.

Job Summary:  The Program Manager with YWCA-YMCA Global (YGlobal) will be tasked with supporting and supervising the project team, both staff and volunteers in the follow-up of the activities under Y Global's UNHCR 1325 programme in Kiryandongo Refugee settlement, Bweyale as well as ensuring relevance and quality of interventions. Furthermore, the Program Manager has the responsibility and mandate to execute specific project related duties and the authority to make the necessary decisions to carry out the tasks given this position.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure that the overall program activities are consistent with Y Global’s mission, Focus Areas and methods.
  • Work in close cooperation with project managers and volunteers, increase the quality in all aspects of the project such as the actual program, the financial reporting, narrative reports, etc.
  • Coordinate with partner organizations in Uganda and South Sudan.
  • Ensure quality and complete periodic reports are shared with OPM, UNHCR, Y Global and the funding partners.
  • Strengthen and develop the relations with OPM, UNHCR and the funding partners.
  • Strengthen the capacities of the project managers and volunteers and ensure that they continuously develop their competence and capacity. Promote team work and strengthen integrated delivery of project results Develop funding proposals to different funding agencies.
  • Ensuring that Y Global has a comprehensive approach towards development and qualitative synergy between project components in a way that several components relevant to Y Global focus areas are represented in a project/program and thus form a value chain that transforms beneficiaries towards a better living situation.
  • Networking with likeminded NGOs, and firms.
  • Create platforms for exchange and encourage partner organizations both locally and regionally to network more actively.
  • Budget monitoring and management.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Stromme Foundation Program Manager with YWCA-YMCA Global (YGlobal) job placement should preferably hold a relevant bachelor’s degree within Humanities, Social Sciences or Development Studies.
  • Three years of working experience in a similar position.
  • Prior experience of working with Refugees is an added advantage.
  • Experience of working with Gender issues is desired
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English.
  • A creative individual who possesses energy, self-confidence, and flexibility, thrives in a dynamic multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated appreciation of psychosocial support and Livelihoods development of the poor.
  • Highly adaptable
  • Good team player and high degree of integrity
  • Possess leadership qualities as well as excellent people and mentoring/ coaching skills.
  • Previous experience in activism, peacebuilding, advocacy and social movement building.
  • Good coordination and facilitation skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively inland

NB: Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to e-mail their applications to: The Regional Director , Stromme Foundation, Recruitments@stromme.org with a copy to kristin.bjora@kfuk-kfum.no
Please attach electronic copies/scanned copies of your curriculum vitae, capability statement, current remuneration, day and evening telephone numbers, photocopies of relevant testimonials; and contacts of three referees

Deadline: Monday, 18th June 2018.

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