Project Manager NGO Careers – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Job Title:  Project Manager   

Organisation: Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Humanitarian Program Manager


About US:

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s largest international aid organization with operations in 12 countries and more than 70 years of experience in humanitarian and long-term development work. FCA specialises in supporting local communities in three priority areas: Right to Quality Education, Right to Livelihood, and Right to Peace. We work with the most vulnerable people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political convictions. Our vision is a world of just and resilient societies. With anticipated funding from the European Union/ECHO. FCA Uganda is now looking for competent persons to fill the following positions for the; TOGETHER consortium’s Education in Emergencies (EiE) project.


Job Summary: The Project Manager (PM) will be responsible for undertaking activities within the FCA/ECHO – TOGETHER project. The PM will supervise all the direct project staff under the project in their daily implementation of activities, analyse results achieved during implementation and support appropriate corrective measures. The PM will maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders, including the consortium manager, Settlement and District Local Government stakeholders. The PM reports to the Humanitarian Programme Manager and collaborate with the Grants team, and functional department heads for better programme delivery within the donor requirements. The PM will strengthen collaboration between consortium partners at settlement level, and other EiE actors, including participation in relevant coordination meetings.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Planning, Implementation and Management:

  • Spearhead the development of the annual work plan, procurement plan, and project budget and regularly update these throughout project implementation.
  • Initiate project kick-off meetings to align all staff with new project objectives.
  • Facilitate the execution of program activities by monitoring and following up on scheduled plans.
  • Aid in resource mobilization by conducting comprehensive needs assessments to inform proposal development.
  • Collaborate with the program and Grants team to create and implement technical guidelines for high-quality programming.
  • Work with the MEAL department to establish and execute a detailed M&E plan for effective project tracking and outcome measurement.
  • Regularly visit project sites to oversee activity implementation and financial management, employing results-based management approaches.
  • Compile and draft detailed reports on field visits, program achievements, and financial outcomes. Monitoring and Reporting:
  • Engage in participatory monitoring to review program progress, evaluate target achievement, and ensure compliance with donor regulations.
  • Contribute to the creation of clear donor reports, ensuring timely submission in line with donor specifications.
  • Oversee budget execution and collaborate with the team for any required financial adjustments.
  • Offer insights on financial reports and project performance, participating in budget review meetings.
  • Assist in drafting proposals, shaping resource mobilization strategies, and managing program information for fundraising purposes.
  • Coordinate with the communications team to produce materials for advocacy and awareness raising.

Branding and Visibility:

  • Ensure adherence to FCA and donor branding guidelines across all consortium partners.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Project Planning and Management, Development Studies, Education, Social Work, or Social Sciences. Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Certification or significant experience in Project Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation.
  • Proficiency in computer usage and project management software tools.
  • Practical knowledge of emergency response protocols.
  • Proven track record of networking and collaboration with local governments, international organizations and UN agencies.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applications should send a cover letter and a CV (not more than 4 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contact, addressed to: The Human Resource and Administration Manager, Finn Church AID, Uganda Country Office. P.O. Box 21826 Kampala, Roche Close – Off Tank Hill Rd, Plot 1495 Muyenga, Uganda. Email applications should be in one file attachment (MS Word or PDF) mentioning the position title in the subject to


Please do not attach academic documents when you apply online.


Deadline: 2nd April 2024.


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Finn Church Aid is committed to keeping children safe at all levels of its program operations, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from all forms of abuses. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards, adherence to Child Safeguarding Policy including background checks”.


NOTE: FCA does not charge any fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.


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Date Posted 2024-03-19
Valid Through 2024-04-02
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Finn Church AID (FCA)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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