Project Manager

at Finn Church Aid (FCA)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 10, 2020
Category Management
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Project Manager based in Kampala, Uganda
Organization FCA

Closing date 28 Jul 2020
Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest international aid organization in Finland. FCA operates in 14 countries where the need is most dire. FCA works with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political affiliations. FCA work is based on promotion of human dignity and fundamental human rights and freedom, implying that FCA operations are guided by equality, non-discrimination and responsibility.

FCA is seeking to recruit a Project Manager to lead a two-year project funded by the US Government/Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration based in Kampala, Uganda. Project Manager reports to humanitarian program manager.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: To manage and coordinate the LEARN — Lasting Education Achievements Responding to Needs project focusing on secondary education activities, implemented in 4 refugee settlements, funded by the US Government/Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration. The Project Manager is based in Kampala, but with frequent travels to the 4 project districts/settlements, and s/he is responsible for the overall project planning, including development of annual plans/follow-up phase plans, project implementation, budget control, project staff management supporting operational activities and establishing and enhancing relations with local stakeholders (UNHCR, OPM, other implementing partners) as well as donor representatives and Ugandan authorities within the specific project districts of Yumbe, Obongi, Kamwemge and Kyegegwa.

The Project Manager will also work closely with the FCA Uganda programme team in Kampala and in the field offices, ensuring complementarity of the project with other FCA Uganda education projects, and with FCA Uganda and Helsinki Grants team to ensure quality grant management. Supervisory role and reporting directly to the Head of Programme.

KEY RESULT AREAS

Project implementation

Plans and assigns deliverables and activities, reviews their progress and addresses deviations in terms of timelines and quality, based on project planning, deliverables agreed and set budget.
Prepare quarterly work plans with activities, performance targets and budgets.
Manage and oversee all aspects of project implementation according to the projects’ grant agreement and annual work plan ensuring delivery of activities and outputs
Managing the project staff to ensure quality and timely implementation of activities and that monitoring and evaluation plans are developed and implemented, and all relevant data is collected and analysed as required.

Skills

Good understanding of the Ugandan education context
Flexible and capable of working and living in difficult circumstances in a multicultural environment
Detailed and thorough understanding of the operational refugee context in Uganda
Proven team management and orientation skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment with both technical and non-technical staff
Excellent inter-personal and inter-cultural skills
Ability to travel/frequent field visits to all 4 target settlements/districts

Experience Requirements

Minimum 4 years’ experience in working in development and humanitarian program related field operation or field activities in developing countries and knowledge of Education in Emergencies
Proven experience and capacity in project management (PMER), including project financial management

Education Requirements

Master’s Degree in Project management, International Education development, International studies, business or related field as well as professional certification.

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