Jobs in Uganda - Head of Programs (Ugandan Nationals) Job at Action Against Hunger


Action Against Hunger

Head of Programs (Ugandan Nationals) Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 02 October 2021

Hiring Organization: Action Against Hunger

Job Details:

About Us
Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Cambodia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Haiti and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has approximately 1500 staff based in the various country offices, Head Quarter in New York City and Operational Centre in Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.
Summary of Position
The Head of Programs is responsible for the strategic leadership, development and management of Action Against Hunger Uganda’s program and ensure that it effectively aligns and supports efficient operationalization of the country offices’ strategic plan.
Purpose
The Head of Programs position is charged with developing and implementing Action Against Hunger Uganda’s technical strategy, steer current projects and identify new, creative and innovative opportunities for programming. He/she will provide expertise to and oversight of all program/project related activities and responsibilities to ensure they are efficiently executed.


Requirements
Essential Responsibilities include:
• Provide programming support to all field teams – including designing and implementing capacity building programs for program/project staff.
• Oversee that all field programs are efficiently executed – meeting and surpassing all donor requirements and targets (both for outputs and outcomes)
• Conduct monthly grant expenditure tracking, financial projections and reports are reviewed, and any concerns are identified and resolved timely.
• Be accountable to and coordinate the participation of program staff in strategic development processes.
• Develop and implements multi-year and annual departmental plans which enable the program team to effectively cascade and achieve Action Against Hunger Uganda’s strategic goals and objectives.
• Liaise with country office technical specialists/coordinators to develop and effectively roll-out standardized technical approaches and project models which enhance Action Against Hunger Uganda’s programming expertise, thought leadership and influence.
• Deliver demonstrable impact and take accountability for overall program quality and learning for Action Against Hunger – Uganda country program.
• Works with the Head of MEAL to develop, implement and embed a knowledge management system, that will ensure the sharing of knowledge across the programs/ mission
• Oversee that all programs develop and implement annual work plans and budgets which are regularly updated and executed in line with donor and Action Against Hunger standards.
• In coordination with the country director and the technical team, mobilizes program staff to develop strategic concepts and plans for program innovation and fundraising in alignment with Action Against Hunger Uganda’s country strategy
• Oversee that all field coordinators and program managers actively participate in important stakeholder coordination meetings at all levels (especially at national and district levels)
• Lead the process of identifying potential implementation partners and champions the capacity building of all existing partners
• Under the guidance of the country director, represents Action Against Hunger-Uganda at appropriate UN, donor and NGO meetings and forums.

Required Qualifications and Competencies
• Advanced University degree (Masters) preferably in development and/or political/humanitarian studies or equivalent.
• 10 years of senior leadership experience involving strategic planning, operations management, fundraising, external engagement/networking.
• Advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines and procedures SIDA, WFP, USAID, EU-Trust Fund, Global Affairs Canada, Swedish Embassy, French Government, etc
• Extensive experience in facilitating emergency response and integrated rural community development programming and processes.
• Solid experience in managing complex programs, large budgets and diverse teams.
• Extensive experience building partnerships with donors, government and other stakeholders including representing a country office in UN and donor coordination mechanisms
• Strong team management skills and experience collaborating with key business partners i.e., finance, HR, supply chain management and ensuring that programs receive timely project support and inputs.
• Ability to maintain performance expectations and healthy social interactions in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

Our Core values.
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values
Respect– we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.
Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.
Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.
Excellence– we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).
Empowerment– we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments
• Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
• Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
• Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, boys and girls regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
• Value and respect for all cultures.

Benefits
Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Application procedure

Apply at: https://apply.workable.com/action-against-hunger/j/963831D66A/ 

Date Posted: 2021-09-22

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