Inclusive Education Project Manager NGO Jobs – Handicap International (Salary 6m)

Organisation: Handicap
Duty Station: Arua,
Reports to: Field
Starting Salary: UGX 6,000,000 monthly gross
About Us:
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 Inclusive Education Project called “AIMS
(Access to Inclusive and Meaningful Services in Education) Education for
learners with disabilities”, funded by Education Cannot Wait through the
Education Consortium Management Unit to be launched in January is targeting the
West Nile refugee settlements areas in the districts of Arua (Rhino camp, Omugo
and Imvepi settlements), Yumbe (Bidibidi settlement) and Moyo (Palorinya
settlement). The project will support mainstream education actors to improve
inclusion of children with disabilities within their Education Response in line
with the Education Response Plan implying the need for strong coordination and
cooperation. The intervention covers the provision of specific services to
children with disabilities (Comprehensive Rehabilitation, medical support) and
the implementation of a set of activities to improve school stakeholders’
capacities to better include children with disabilities through training,
provision of specific material and technical supports as well as direct
services to children with disabilities and families/caretakers including rehabilitation
counselling and psychosocial support.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under
the supervision of HI Field Coordinator in Arua and in direct coordination with
HI Technical Unit and Operations Coordinator, the Project Manager will:
Ensure operational
implementation of the project (project cycle management) and technical
  • Coordinate the implementation of the project following the different
    steps of the project cycle in close coordination with partners, national
    and local authorities;
  • Implement directly activities falling under PM responsibilities;
  • Support technically project implementation including in the design
    and implementation of the activities in coordination with the Technical
    Unit including Inclusive Education Technical Advisor (IE TA);
  • Ensure appropriate monthly, quarterly, half-year and yearly planning
    of the project activities;
  • Ensure project indicators follow-up and develop adapted tools to do
    so with Project MEAL Officer;
  • Carry out support and follow-up missions in the zones of
  • Identify implementation challenges and propose appropriate solutions
    / adjustments;
  • Develop and timely submit internal and external project reports
    respecting donors requirements and quality standards in coordination with
    Technical Unit according to specialties;
  • Pilot monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning processes
    related to the project with MEAL Officer and IE TA;
  • Facilitate cooperation and synergies with other HI teams (mutual
    planning and resources sharing);
  • Ensure coordination between project team and technical unit through
    support requests and regular meetings according to the needs to ensure
    intervention quality;
  • Pilot external evaluations processes and ensure recommendations
Ensure proper
coordination with partners and other external stakeholders
  • Regularly inform and exchange with Education Consortium Management
    Unit (ECMU) on project level of implementation, challenges met and
    solutions proposed;
  • Ensure respect of partnership agreement with ECMU;
  • Develop MoU with partner organisations and ensure respect of the
    terms of the understanding according to project design under the
    supervision of the Field Coordinator;
  • Ensure regular coordination meeting with partner organisations
    including common evaluation of project implementation;
  • Propose, in coordination with Technical Unit, adapted means to
    answer challenges faced by partner organisations and ensure implementation
    of adapted activities;
  • Represent the project towards external partners, local and national;
  • Represent HI in the different coordination platforms;
  • Contribute to staffs and partners’ capacity building according to
    identified needs and project activities.
administrative and financial management of the project
  • Together with support services:
  • Endorse budget holder responsibilities;
  • Establish annual budgetary planning and monthly treasury forecasts;
  • Ensure proper and regular follow-up of project’s expenses, analyse
    discrepancies, anticipate evolutions and propose budgetary adjustments;
  • Ensure proper storage of project documentation;
  • Ensure respect of internal and donors financial procedures
    (eligibility and flexibility rules);
  • Support the financial manager in the development of financial
  • Ensure respect of procurement and service provision procedures
Manage and support
project team
  • Ensure support and management of the project team ;
  • Ensure development and evaluation of the individual objectives of
    the project team;
  • Participate to the recruitment of the team members if needed, respecting
    HI human resources standards and procedures;
  • Contribute to staff capacity building through skills and knowledge
  • Ensure appropriate flow and coordination of information between
    project team and other HI services;
  • Ensure development and follow-up of individual action plans.
Ensure proper
external Representation and Coordination in his field of expertise
  • Within time and means constraints, and in coordination with
    Operations Coordinator:
  • Support other project teams intervening in the PM’s field of
    expertise on technical aspects (indicators development, training plans,
    proposal writing…)
  • Participate in needs assessments in appropriate fields of expertise;
  • Contribute to new project design and to programme strategic
    development reflexion.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for Handicap International Inclusive Education
    Project Manager job must hold a Master’s Degree in Inclusive Education,
    Special Needs Education or Education sciences if relevant experience
    working with children with disabilities OR Master Degree (OT,  SLT, Psychology, Child development) if
    applicant has relevant Education Experience. Other relevant Master Degree
    if proven experience in Education and Disability fields.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in an NGO at managerial
    position, at least 2 years of professional experience in project cycle
    management and at least 2 years of professional experience in Education
  • Project cycle management and related tools and methodologies;
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation tools and systems;
  • Knowledge of the Education and Disability Sectors in Uganda
  • Capacity building, training and coaching skills in design and
  • Competencies:
  • Proven managerial skills
  • Proven representation experience;
  • Ability to work under high pressure;
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Strong communication and networking skills
  • Strong interest in the fields related to HI mandate
  • Perfect fluency in English: written and spoken and strong writing
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 with the subject: 
Application for Inclusive Education Project Manager. 
NB: Applicants
from West Nile region are strongly encouraged to apply. Any efforts to
influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: 7th January 2019 by 5:00pm
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