Program Manager – EUTF NGO Job Careers – Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger

Report to: Field

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 over $75 million in programs, and approximately
2000 staff based in the various country offices, Head Quarter in New York City and
Operational Centre in Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.

Job Summary:  The Program Manager will lead and manage the project team to deliver
quality and timely implementation of the EUTF RISE Project in refugee settlements
in Adjumani, in line with EU guidelines, Action Against Hunger Uganda country
strategy, Action Against Hunger -USA core values and mandate.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Purpose: Provide technical and programmatic guidance in project design, planning, implementation
    and monitoring to ensure timely delivery of quality project results and reports.
    Collaborate and coordinate with local authorities, UN, other aid agencies and consortium
    partners for quality monitoring, review and implementation of the project.
  • Engagement: Secure collaboration of thematic technical
    leaders and Program Management Unit –PMU- (compliance and MEAL officers) to
    deliver quality results to beneficiaries within budget and in line with Action
    Against Hunger policies and EU guidelines. Build and manage a cohesive team of
    project officers and field supervisors to ensure efficient and timely
    implementation of project activities.

Represent Action Against Hunger
to relevant field coordination forums including, with consortium partners,
government, UN, other humanitarian agencies and any other stakeholders to
network and ensure visibility of the EUTF RISE project and Action Against

  • Delivery: Develop capacity and supervise staff to
    effectively implement the project to deliver quality results that meet the need
    beneficiaries, standards of the donor and  of other key stakeholders. Provide practical
    and timely technical guidance to staff in planning, executing, monitoring and
    reporting on activities within budget and in line with donor guidelines and Action
    Against Hunger core values.
  • Generate monthly
    and weekly activity plans to achieve targets set out in the project proposal;
  • Update the
    monthly Project Implementation Plan (PIP);
  • Conduct regular
    monitoring field visits to
    ensure learning and quality;
  • Support the
    development and ensure adoption of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning tools and plans in collaboration
    with the PMU;
  • Update the
    monthly Activity Progress Report (APR), and any other reports as may be required;
  • Submit success
    stories (at least one per quarter);
  • Maintain,
    document and handover complete project records to support audit;
  • Identify and
    monitor risks, or emerging issues and inform senior management accordingly;
  • Coordinate with support department to ensure smooth
    implementation of the project (finance, logistics, HR).
  • Ensure that
    staff are provided full induction and briefed on relevant components of the
  • Deploy and
    facilitate project staff to
    implement activities;
  • Supervise
    implementation to ensure activities are completed effectively and in time;
  • Keep staff aware
    of any changes in the project and in the wider organization;
  • Ensure staff are
    aware of and operating by humanitarian principles and other codes of conduct; Champion compliance with the Charter and the
    fight against fraud, corruption and abuse of power; alert the Field Coordinator
    and / or Country Director in the event of fraud, corruption or abuse of power;
  • Ensure constant
    coordination and communication across the team;
  • Define
    objectives, update staff job descriptions and facilitate regular performance
    appraisals with support of the
    HR team;
  • Appraise staff
    to identify and respond to staff
    capacity needs;
  • In close
    collaboration with HR department manage salary database information, leaves
    request, disciplinary matters
    and any staff request/concern as per Action Against Hunger USA – Uganda staff
  • Ensure regular staff meetings and share
    minutes with the PMU and HR Kampala.
  • Foster an
    environment that supports values of women and men, and equal access to
  • Provide a work
    environment where women and men must
    be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance;
  • Respect
    beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex
  • orientation, disability, religion, race,
    color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Ensure provision
    of project Supply Plan monthly update;
  • Update the
    monthly Budget Follow-Up (BFU) and forecast;
  • Ensure
    expenditure is within budget;
  • Ensure that
    budget is implemented in compliance with donor regulations.
  • While performing
    the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to
    concentrate on work, including
    typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within short time frames
    under stressful situations in the context of a moderately noisy office with
    many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only
    minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.
  • The physical
    demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
    essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
    enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal
    applicant must hold a University degree in agriculture, or in a field related to food security and nutrition,
    environmental management, social sciences, development studies. Training in
    Project Management is an added advantage;
  • At least 4
    years’ experience in community based social development programming in food, livelihood, nutrition security or health;
    with at least 2 years in a senior management position;
  • Experience
    working with local authorities and other social development partners.
  • Excellent team
    management, organizational and leadership
  • Strong strategic
    planning, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrated
    experience in budget management;
  • Excellent
    written and spoken English;
  • Proficient in MS
    Office Applications;
  • Willingness to
    work in challenging areas, with limited amenities and strenuous conditions.
  • The duties of the job require regular job
    attendance at least Six days (48 hours) per week.
  • Must be
    available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required.
  • Must be able to travel as required for
    standard domestic and international business purposes. While performing the
    duties of this job in the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious
    settings under high security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside
    weather conditions, as well as to infectious diseases.

All Interested
applicants should submit their CV and cover letter by email to

[email protected]
stating the title of position Program Manager EUTF on the subject line of the

NB: We provide equal
employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin,
age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against
Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in

Deadline: 28th May 2020 at 5pm

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