Program Manager – Resilient Livelihoods

at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted December 2, 2019
Category Management
Currency UGX


Program Manager - Resilient Livelihoods, Uganda
Organisation:  Catholic Relief Services

Closing date: 27 Dec 2019
Job Title: Program Manager, DFSA, Resilient Livelihoods
Internal Title: Program Manager II
Department: Programming
Job Type: Full-Time
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party- Nuyok
Country/Location: Uganda/Moroto

Job Summary:
You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the Livelihood and Resilience purposes under Nuyok Development Food Security Activity (DFSA), ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that Nuyok delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its agriculture, livelihoods and di saster risk reduction programming.

Scope: Directly supervises 2 Team Leads and oversight responsibility for 5 Program Managers and 4 Project Officers. Responsible for outputs and impact of $16 million project portfolio.



Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical proposals in English.
Experience engaging with partner organizations
MEAL skills and experience
Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills in English with ability to write technical reports. Knowledge of Ngakaramojong or Leb-thur is a plus.

Experience Requirements

Minimum of 5 years experience in program/project management with an international NGO, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in food security, agriculture/agribusiness livelihood or resilience program areas.
Good experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including USAID.
Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Education Requirements

Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the fields of Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agricultural Ecology, Food Security, Rural development or any other related fields.