Program Manager NGO Jobs – Days for Girls

Job
Title:          Program Manager

Organization: Days
for Girls

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Salary: UGX
2,000,000/= (Net Salary)

Reports to: Country
Director

Start Date:
November 2019

About US:

Days for Girls is a
registered non-governmental organization that is committed to empowering women
and communities by promoting access to menstrual health management options and
reproductive health knowledge. The organization utilizes a multipronged
approach to achieve its mission. In Uganda, Days for Girls focuses on embedding
solutions to challenges created by lack of menstrual health management
materials and reproductive health knowledge by partnering with local grassroots
organizations and conducting comprehensive training and mentoring programs.
Trainings offered include menstrual hygiene & reproductive health education
programs, the production and sale of washable menstrual hygiene kits, and enterprise
development for women. Days for Girls International is located in the United
States, and Days for Girls Uganda is based in Kampala.

Job Summary:  The Program Manager will provide strategic
management in the areas of Days for Girls program development, implementation,
monitoring and reporting. This role is responsible for overseeing the
development and implementation of current and new Days for Girls Programs. S/he
works closely with the Uganda Country Director (80%), and the Global Programs
team at international HQ (20%).

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Program Management

·        
Develop
proposals for programs that will successfully transition Days for Girls
training and distribution programs to more long-term development programs;

·        
Represent
Days for Girls and liaise with local and national authorities, NGOs, and
businesses to promote DfG programs, facilitate successful coordination of
activities and ensure transparency and accountability to all stakeholders;

·        
Provide
technical inputs and assistance to programs with particular reference to
financial management and reporting systems;

·        
Oversee
the preparation and submission of annual activity-based project budgets as well
as monthly and quarterly financial reports and sending of new funding requests.

·        
Participate
in strategy development conversations with Global Programs team

·        
Lead and
motivate a start-up minded team with a diverse array of talents and
responsibilities.

·        
Ensure
project activities comply with the policies and regulations of the donor
organization.

·        
Ensure
close collaboration and coordination with cooperating partners to guarantee
smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results as specified in
grant agreements.

Program Development

·        
Responsible
for assisting in the strengthening and expansion of DfG East Africa programs;

·        
Responsible
for overseeing the development and execution of project deliverables, lead
project planning, budgeting, action plans and monitoring processes.

·        
Draft
and editing proposals and reports;

·        
Follow
donor trends and recommend programs that align with DfG and donor missions

·        
Track
project implementation and support DfG response to changes in context,
beneficiary needs, and donor positioning.

·        
Provide
timely and adequate input on donor reports;

·        
Ensure
compliance with internal and external regulations, applicable laws, and
contractual obligations.

·        
Coordinate
the development of internal and external reports, including sharing reporting
templates, setting deadlines, coordinate input, and final edit and review.

·        
Produce
accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.

·        
Employ
resourcefulness in project design, implementation and monitoring. Trouble
shoots project problems. Identifies and implements creative solutions

Training/ Capacity
Building

·        
Determine
training needs for office staff involved in program development

Compliance

·        
Establish
and oversee a system to track programmatic-related operations and reporting,
ensuring compliance with relevant policies and procedures, donor regulations
and local laws;

·        
Monitor,
evaluate and report on all program activities and progress to the Country
Office, HQ, and Donors;

·        
Assist
in the preparation of annual work plans and budgets;

·        
Report
regularly to headquarters, providing timely updates of all situational and
project developments and analysis of program risks;

Communication

·        
Maintain
frequent communication with Uganda Director and Global Programs department at
HQ to ensure program activities and objectives are met

·        
Work
with, finance officer, enterprise coordinators and M&E Director to ensure
the coordination of programs;

·        
Represent
the organization at task force meetings, internal and external coordination
meetings

·        
Interface
with national government and/or donors to ensure mutual understanding of
programs and maximize resource distribution and allocation of available funds;

·        
Participate
in partnership development and donor meetings as needed

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·        
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree or master degree in business,
international development, public health or a related field. Masters degree
preferred.

·        
Expert
project management and cross-cultural communication skills

·        
Proven
expertise in program and grants management

·        
Experience
building grant management systems

·        
Excellent
stakeholder management skills

·        
Experience
managing a team and reporting to senior leadership and international HQ

·        
Competency
in Safesforce, Quickbooks, and G Suite applications (Gmail, Google Docs),
Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

How to Apply:

All applicants
should submit their cover letter and CV to hruganda@daysforgirls.org

Deadline: 13th September 2019.

NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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