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:

International
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
Uganda.

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:  

·       
Organize
programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the
organization

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

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

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

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

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

·       
Assist
with proposal development and partner liaising as needed

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

Cookstove
Operations Management

·       
Manage
the operations of the cookstove production in Lira

·       
Prepare,
analyze and issue production and performance reports

·       
Create
and enforce quality control standards procedures in terms of production and
operations

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

·       
Maintain
a safe work environment and ensure compliance needs are met

·       
Analyze
factory production data and devising improvement strategies

·       
Develop
and implement a preventative maintenance program

·       
Track
expenses and actively analyze cost saving methods

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

·       
Work
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

·       
Work
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:

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

·       
Five
years of program management experience

·       
Proven
experience in program management and operations

·       
Experience
with community & government engagement/training

·       
Familiarity
with different business/financial models in emerging markets

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

·       
Able to
lead root cause analysis investigations

·       
Excellent
communication skills

·       
Familiarity
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 HR@lifelinefund.org

Deadline: 30th June 2020

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