Financial Inclusion Project Manager Employment Placement – Opportunity International

Inclusion Project Manager
Organization: Opportunity
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Opportunity International
is working to end global poverty by creating/sustaining 20 million jobs by
2020. We believe that enabling individuals to create dignified and sustainable
work is the foundation for transforming their lives, their children’s futures
and their communities. Opportunity International was founded in 1971 by two
visionary leaders who were inspired to take action by their experiences with
people living in extreme poverty.
Job Summary:  The Project Manager will be responsible for
working closely with the Transformation Manager Opportunity Bank and UK
Programme Manager in coordinating all project activities across the project
partnership and will be the main point of contact for Opportunity UK’s
Disability project in Uganda. In this capacity, he/she will work closely with
all partners in the planning, monitoring, and evaluation of field activities in
line with budgets and work plans agreed with the UK Programme Manager. The
Project Manager will have experience of supporting international programme
Management especially with persons with disability on sizeable and complex
development projects. Strong project and data management skills are essential.
The Project Manager will coordinate regularly with partners and programme
stakeholders for maximum outreach. Working closely with the OIUK Programme
Manager in the UK, he/she will be responsible for ensuring proper documentation
and follow through of all programme activities and commitments.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Degree in the humanities or social
  • At least five years of experience in international project
    management and experience of coordinating and reporting on large complex
  • Strong interpersonal, partnership brokering and networking skills.
    Experience of working with, managing and developing relationships with
    project partners based both locally and oversees.
  • Proven and strong risk and financial management skills with a
    determined attitude for a thorough approach to risk mitigation and
  • Experience of communicating and monitoring compliance to complex
    donor regulations concisely and clearly to stakeholders with varying
    degrees of knowledge.
  • Strong MEL experience with a proven track record of design,
    monitoring, evaluation and impact analysis and research design and
  • Excellent written communications and experience in preparing
    reports, in English.
  • Computer skills, including word processing, email, and internet.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Opportunity International’s mission,
    vision, and values.
  • Ability to travel within Uganda, sometimes for extended periods and
    at short notice.
  • Fluency in English and at least 2 local languages.
  • Must have the right to work in Uganda
  • Experience in a financial institution with speciality in group
    lending or VSLA
  • Background in financial literacy and/or business management skills
  • Background in working with persons with disabilities.
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection knowledge.
  • Ability to work without supervision, take initiative and make
    decisions on the spot.
  • Post graduate studies with a focus on research, development or
  • Adult training skills
  • Report writing
  • Financial inclusion for Persons with Disabilities knowledge
Core Capabilities:
  • Achieving quality results & service. Managing projects
    effectively, achieving predefined outcomes in a timely manner. Planned
    & organised; able to manage expectations and prioritise competing
    demands from multiple stakeholders. Positive, optimistic and resourceful
    in dealing with obstacles and with change.
  • Communicating information effectively. Excellent level of verbal and
    written communication with stakeholders at all levels. Facilitating
    appropriate information flow amongst staff and with key stakeholders. Keen
    negotiation skills.
  • Building collaborative relationships. Building and promoting
    constructive internal and external relationships. Confidence and ability
    to deal diplomatically at all levels including senior management. Strong
    networking and consortium building skills.
  • Linking persons with disabilities VSLA /groups to Opportunity Bank.
    Providing leadership to project staff, organizing and coordinating
    meetings between partners/stakeholders
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated CVs (no more than 2 pages) and cover letters to
Melissa Bell
Deadline: 22nd March 2019
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