Project Manager- ECHO job at Lutheran World Federation

Lutheran World Federation

Project Manager- ECHO job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 05 April 2022

Hiring Organization: Lutheran World Federation

Job Details:

LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.
A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.
LWF Uganda works closely with United Nations agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM, UNFPA, WFP), PRM, EU/ECHO, BFTW, etc. LWF Related and faith-based agencies and their back donors.
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The LWF Uganda Program is looking for qualified and experienced persons to fill the following position;
Job Title: Project Manager- ECHO
No. of Positions: One (1)
Place of Assignment: LWF Lamwo Sub Program
Reports To: Subprogram Manager
Liaises With: DG ECHO Consortium Coordination Team, Logistics Manager, Grants Manager, Government Officials, Donors and Other Partner Agencies.
Responsible For: Project Officer and Team, Cash Based Intervention
Starting date: May 01, 2022
Duration of Contract: 1 year contract (with possibility for extension)
Application Deadline: April 01, 2022. 17:00hrs

Duties & Responsibilities
Project design and Implementation:
• Provide technical and programmatic leadership to ensure quality design and implementation of the project activities and achievement of the project desired objectives, results and indicators outlined in the approved project documents through preparation of periodic project work plans and budgets in conjunction with the other section heads, the Subprogram Manager and Accountant to ensure appropriate utilization of project resources
• Ensure project compliance to organization’s policies, procedures and donor guidelines
• Conduct monthly visits to project sites to assess, verify and document project Implementation against the expected outputs and outcomes stated in the log frame and ensure that donor requirements are met.
• Prepare and submit regular project progress reports to the Team Leader- Palabek, and Grants Manager in Kampala, as and when required and as per the donor reporting requirements.
Project Coordination;
• Take lead in the coordination of the assigned project in Lamwo with the relevant stakeholders, beneficiaries, LWF Lamwo sector heads and project team to ensure efficient execution of project activities in well -planned and timely manner; in line with the approved project documents and in accordance with donor guidelines as stipulated within the approved project agreement.
• Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project.
• Ensure that the project has approved Work Plans, Procurement Plans, Manpower Plans in the subprograms and are submitted on time;
Staff Performance Management:
• Ensure that all staff are aware of and have the capacity to fulfill their responsibilities and functional roles in Project Implementation; Ensures that all staff under the Project have clarity over plans/priorities and their performance outputs.
• Agree clear performance objectives for all project officers for appraisal, and ensuring all team members have appropriately set objectives, and that appraisals are undertaken in a timely manner.
• Build the capacity of project teams on project planning, teamwork, inclusiveness, scheduling and building a team spirit through coaching, mentoring, regular meetings and events and clear reporting mechanisms for each team member.
• Advise and assist with defining the required team composition and structure for the operational programme in accordance with LWF standard structure.
Budget management:
• Prepare periodic project workplans, procurement plans and budget tracking tools in conjunction with other project participants to ensure appropriate and timely utilization of project resources.
• In close collaboration of with SPA, review financial management reports monthly, cash flow projections, truck budget expenditure and report actual cash flows and variance to Subprogram Manager on a regular basis (Monthly & quarterly.)
• Identifies and resolves any financial management problems which may arise.
Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting.
• In liaison with M&E unit, the Project Manager Designs, establish and manage appropriate project monitoring, Evaluation & Planning matrix/framework completes and updates the M&E planning matrix based on data collected during monthly field visits and from reports received from Project Officers
• Assess and report on the progress and quality of completed and on-going project activities;
• Ensure that routine field research involving the collection of qualitative and quantitative data is conducted and analyze/compile the data to measure progress against project objective/results/indicators/activities, to assess project impact on beneficiaries and to make recommendation for appropriate action.
• Prepare and submit interim and final reports as per the cooperation agreement.
• Perform any other official duties that may be assigned to, by the supervisor or his/her designate.

Education, Experience, Skills & Technical Competencies.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Livelihood, Social Protection, with experience in Cash Based Intervention preferably; A PGD in Project Planning and Management and M&E is essential; At least five (05) years of experience in Value Chain Development, working in rural development projects; Demonstrated experience in managing partnerships, donor reporting and coordinating complex and sensitive projects; Maturity and discretion, ability to work and maintain confidential information.

Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:
Good problem Solving, Decision Making, interpersonal, Communication and negotiation skills; Fluency in English, both written and verbal; Information Technology (MS Office, Internet); Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines; Good team work with good communication skills; Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently.

Application procedure

Applications should be addressed to;
LWF Uganda Office of Human Resources
Plot 1401, Ggabba Road, Nsambya
P.O Box 5827, Kampala- Uganda
Tel: +256 (0) 393 264 006/7/8

Please note: This is pending donor’s approval
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. Persons with disabilities, non-Ugandans with valid work permits and Female candidates possessing the above requirements are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Date Posted: 2022-03-25




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