Project – Manager – Livelihood

at ZOA
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted December 2, 2019
Category Management
Currency UGX


Organisation: ZOA

Closing date: 13 Dec 2019
About ZOA

ZOA is an international NGO that is inspired by Christian identity and biblical message of reconciliation and restoration of a broken world with its headquarters in the Netherlands. ZOA operate in fifteen countries and on three continents. At ZOA we provide relief to people affected by conflict or natural disasters, contribute to a new perspective of hope in which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together with the affected communities we work on the recovery of their livelihoods.

In Uganda, ZOA has offices in Kampala, West Nile (Arua), Acholi (Nwoya), and Karamoja (Amudat). ZOA Uganda works both in relief and recovery on the themes of food security & livelihoods, WASH, primary/accelerated/vocational education, and conflict management with a special focus on land security.

About the position
The Project Manager (pending funding) is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the related activities under the Growing Rural Opportunities for work and wellbeing (GROWW) project in Nwoya and Omoro District.

Major responsibilities

Tasks, responsibilities, results

Leadership and management

Responsible for all ZOA activities under the assigned project(s);

Gender and conflict sensitive approach to team management and project activities under her/his responsibility;

Oversees the activities that will be conducted by Gulu University, the co-implementing partner and makes efforts to ensure accountability;

Builds capacity and ensures capacity building of the ZOA project team and co-implementing partner in line with identified needs;

Contributes to programme and knowledge development specifically related to the themes related to assigned project(s).

Project management

Plans, organizes and manages the implementation of activities as described in the project proposal in line with donor requirements, ZOA’s strategy, its country strategic annual plan and programme plan;

Develops and implements procurement, and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) plans;

Provides technical support and ensures effective support to implementation of the project engaging with the PGQ (programme quality) department;

Reports on the project progress through a Project Implementation Plan (PIP) on a monthly basis; and writes donor reports in line with contractual obligations;

Manages project budget and ensures expenses are incurred in line with approved budget;

Contributes to ZOA’s quarterly report against Country Strategic Annual Plan (CSAP);

Builds and maintains strong relationships with local authorities, project implementing and coordinating partners, and other key project specific sector actors;

Any other duty assigned by the Programme Manager or Country Director.


Participative leadership with clear command of overall operations;
Sensitive towards HRM and organizational issues;
Outstanding communication, writing, planning, organizing and facilitation skills;
Analytical, innovative, creative and enthusiastic;
Provides regular feedback, acknowledges success and the need for improvement;
Coaches, challenges and provides opportunities for growth;
Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word;

Excellent spoken and written command of English;

Experience Requirements

At least 5 years successful project cycle management experience in a similar position;
Experience managing large programmes for INGOs is an added advantage;
Experience managing large projects funded by institutional donors is an added advantage;

Education Requirements

Degree in humanitarian, development, Agriculture or other relevant field; Master’s degree will be an added advantage;