Consortium Manager Non-profit Career Jobs – War Child Holland (WCH)

Job
Title:            
 Consortium
Manager

Organisation: War
Child Holland (WCH)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Country
Director (CD)

About US:

War Child Holland
(WCH) is an International non-profit organization that has been working in
Uganda since 2004, mainly in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) affected areas.
As the situation in Uganda has stabilized, WCH has closed its programs related
to the LRA conflict and started a refugee response program in early 2016 in the
West Nile region, offering psychosocial support to children, young people and
families in the refugee and host communities. In addition to psychosocial
support, the country office is in the process of establishing education
projects with partners.

Job Summary:   The Consortium Manager will be responsible
for;

  • Coordinating the MHPSS consortium, which includes ensuring quality,
    effective and efficient planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting
    of the SPOT project funded by ECHO.
  • Support the implementing consortium partners (WCH, TPO and HI) in all
    areas of the project life cycle.
  • Participate in proposal development to ensure sustainability of the
    MHPSS consortium and increase its geographical areas of intervention.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Coordinate the
MHPSS Consortium Project

  • Manage MHPSS consortium by establishing management and coordination
    structure at Kampala and field level.
  • Ensure frequent meetings of steering committee, program and MEAL
    working groups
  • Represent consortium to ministry, donors and external actors
  • Develop MHPSS technical working group within the country by
    providing leadership  and initiating
    advocacy actions
  • Provide programme/award management services and technical support to
    consortium partners to ensure that outputs as set in the ECHO proposal can
    be reached
  • Ensure that the Action is implemented by all partners of the
    consortium as per agreed plans, approaches and principles, and intended
    targets met
  • Ensure that implementation of the programme across all consortium
    partners is regularly monitored; and that evidences, results and lessons
    are documented and communicated; challenges are tracked and addressed in a
    timely manner
  • Travel to project sites and conduct regular monitoring of projects
    together with project team to ensure the set quality is met across consortium
    partners
  • Ensure the production and submission of evidence based and high
    quality technical/narrative and financial reports to the donor and
    consortium partners
  • Keep ECHO up to date with any potential irregularities, and/or
    obstacles which may hamper the implementation of the Action in a timely
    manner.

Support the
implementing consortium partners (WCH, TPO and HI) in all areas of the project
life cycle.

  • Guarantee presence of partners in coordination/technical working
    groups meetings and other fora (Kampala and field level)
  • Maintain and strengthen links with other ECHO Consortia.
  • Facilitate the organization of regular Steering Committee meetings
    by synthesizing key progress and issues of the Action that require
    decision making.
  • Serve as secretary of the Steering Committee.
  • Represent WCH at the MHPSS working group meetings.
  • Support the harmonization, the development and the consistent
    implementation of quality MHPSS standards adapted to the Uganda
    humanitarian context.

Participate in
proposal development to ensure sustainability of the MHPSS consortium and
increase its geographical areas of intervention.

  • Organize and participate in regional level advocacy meetings for
    MHPSS to create awareness for MHPSS services.
  • Conduct advocacy campaigns to change policy, behavior and practice
    on MHPSS
  • Elaborate a plan for sustainability of activities, and document
    evidence and lessons learnt
  • Support in identifying donors and/or partners for potential projects
  • Support proposals development
  • Perform other duties as may be requested by line manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The War Child Holland (WCH) Consortium Manager career should hold a
    Master’s degree in International Development, Child Protection,
    Psychology, Education, Social Sciences or equivalent demonstrable
    experience in relevant fields (social work, community development).
  • At least seven years of senior management experience of development
    programs with leadership responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of Uganda and of Great Lakes Region dynamics (economic and
    socio-political context) is desirable
  • Strong technical skills in at least one of the pillars of WCH
    (psycho social support (PSS), Education or Child Protection) is essential
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, prioritize, and meet
    deadlines in a complex and challenging environment
  • Strong programming and analytical competencies
  • A successful track record in initiating, cultivating and securing
    support from a range of institutional and government donor agencies
  • Strong diplomacy skills; ability to establish and maintain good
    working relationships with partners, donors and other stakeholders in a
    sensitive environment
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, tools and
    systems (participatory methodologies)
  • Excellent English writing ability and verbal skills for project
    proposals, reports and communications
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience,
    tact and empathy
  • The ability and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in a
    difficult and sometimes insecure working environment
  • Ability to problem solve and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work well under pressure with diverse teams from all
    backgrounds and level

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to apply by uploading an
English CV consisting of maximum two pages, and answer our questionnaire
(please note that a cover letter is not requested) through the following
hyperlink:

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Deadline: 2nd June 2019

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