Busoga Trust UK Charity Careers – Project Manager

Job Title:  Project Manager: Rehabilitation Programme

Reports to: Uganda Country Manager & Executive Director

Salary: £1000/month (including accommodation). You will also be covered by health insurance in Uganda.
About Busoga Trust: 
The Busoga Trust is a UK based water, sanitation and hygiene NGO operating primarily, but not exclusively, in Uganda. Started in 1982 it has constructed over 2000 water sources in East Africa, reaching a million plus beneficiaries. The Busoga region is where the Trust derives its name, where it started work and where it’s main base of operations continues to be.
Job Summary: The Project Manager will mainly implement a programme of rehabilitation of non-functioning water sources, constructed by the Trust, Ugandan government bodies and other sector actors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure field activities are implemented on time through efficient planning and logistical management.
  • Compile and send regular reports to donors and Trustees on all operational aspects of the project.
  • Develop quarterly and annual work plans and budgets to meet targets successfully.
  • Build and maintain a strong working relationship with Local Government officials, keeping them abreast of project progress and seeking their feedback.
  • Represent Busoga Trust at local, district and national levels in a professional manner.
  • Develop the capacity of staff both within your specific office and others.
  • Support the Country Manager in the overall development of the organisation,
  • Make sure that all project staff are motivated and morale is kept high.
  • Assist in the smooth running of the Guest House, helping its guests and the UK gap years.
  • Perform any other reasonable tasks as required
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate will have management experience, preferably in a developing country, excellent communication skills, strong planning and organisational skills, patience and a sense of humour.
  • The applicant should also be educated to degree level (or equivalent), preferably in a related field.
  • Prior project management skills and the capacity to manage time and workload effectively to meet targets.
  • Ability to absorb information quickly, understand it and then make decisions based upon it within a short timeframe.
  • Good working knowledge of IT; word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email and comfortable with illustrative media i.e. photo & video production.
  • Possess a basic understanding of budgeting, financing and accounts.
  • Driving license (4wd off road experience preferable)
  • Past exposure and experience of communicating with parties in all levels of organisation in a manner most appropriate to the party concerned.
  • Significant experience in dealing with external stakeholders, including Government Officials.
  • Excellent leadership ability; possessing confidence, humility and integrity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly motivated individual, a “self-starter” able to manage their own time, coordinate staff and other parties and balance an extensive range of tasks without complaint.
  • Comfortable operating independently; entirely self-sufficient with the resourcefulness and confidence to resolve situations in isolation.
  • Strong planning and problem solving skills. Busoga Trust requires managers who provide solutions, not problems.
  • A high frustration threshold and ability to cope with stress is desirable.
How to Apply for the job: 
All candidates interested in the aforementioned vacancy should apply by sending their updated CVs and cover letters to ukhq@busogatrust.co.uk

Deadline: 31 May 2014

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