Senior Program and Operations Manager Non-profit Careers – International Lifeline Fund (Lifeline)

Job Title: Senior Program and Operations Manager

Organisation: International
Lifeline Fund

Duty Station: Uganda

About US:

Lifeline Fund (Lifeline) is a non-profit organization that began working in
refugee and displacement camps, emergency settings, and emerging markets in
2003 to enable sustainable access to fuel-efficient cooking technologies and
reliable safe water. Lifeline operates under the conviction that many of the
core problems underpinning global poverty – such as lack of access to efficient
cooking technologies and clean water – can be addressed through market forces
that sustain community-driven economic growth and livelihood benefits. With all
our initiatives, Lifeline’s approach engages community stakeholders in the
design, ownership, and long-term profit of these natural resource enterprises.

Job Summary:  The Senior Program and Operations Manager will
manage programs in partnership with international agencies, such as the UN
World Food Programme, and other local partners, including community based
organizations and district government officials. To balance the needs of the
most vulnerable with the growing East African market for efficient energy
products, the SPOME will lead Lifeline’s stove manufacturing facility in Lira,
producing some of the highest value and most affordable efficient cookstoves on
the market. With over 60,000 stoves manufactured and distributed last year, Lifeline
Stoves one of the largest manufacturing enterprises for efficient cookstoves in

The SPOME will
assist in designing humanitarian projects, assist in developing proposals,
formulate budgets, analyze data, produce reports, attend relevant meetings,
coordinate with various stakeholders and cultivate partnerships. He/She will be
accountable for monitoring, evaluating and documenting learnings of the project
deliverables. He/She will be instrumental in the seamless operation of
Lifeline’s Fuel-Efficient Cook Stove production facility to meet the goals and
objectives of its social enterprise activity. He/She will also work
alongside/delegate authority to key supervisors to oversee operations for
uninterrupted and efficient production processes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the

and manage program work plans to coordinate activities in alignment with
program timelines and outputs/outcomes

implementation teams and foster a culture of mutual respect, enthusiasm,
opportunity, and growth

project goals and objectives are met per program requirements, including
critical analysis of program activities and data

edit, and submit weekly and monthly program reports (narrative and financial)
to Country Director and Global Program Manager

in regular development and leadership team meetings at Country and Global levels

with proposal development and partner liaising as needed

hiring of new program officers, per program needs and budget allocation

Operations Management

the operations of the cookstove production in Lira

analyze and issue production and performance reports

and enforce quality control standards procedures in terms of production and

annual forecast and quarterly operating budgets and monthly reports in
coordination with the Country Director

a safe work environment and ensure compliance needs are met

factory production data and devising improvement strategies

and implement a preventative maintenance program

expenses and actively analyze cost saving methods

clear communications with logistics team to ensure proper logistical support
for the factory

very closely with Lifeline Production team, CD, HQ Deputy Director, and
relevant external consultants in strategic program improvements and develop tools,
which optimize production and operations

closely with CD regarding all procurement, contract agreements with vendors and
suppliers and respecting all Lifeline and donor financial policies and
protocols for transactions related to Stove production

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
or related field preferred

years of program management experience

experience in program management and operations

with community & government engagement/training

with different business/financial models in emerging markets

knowledge of different household and institutional energy technologies and
their cost vs. benefits

Able to
lead root cause analysis investigations

communication skills

with AutoCAD is a plus & proficient in MS office preferably with advanced
Excel knowledge

How to Apply:

All candidates
should Email an updated CV,  references
and any other applicable documentation to

Deadline: 30th June 2020

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