Technical Project Manager   Job – Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)

Job Title:    Technical Project Manager  

Organisation: Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX. 6,633,631 to Ugx.7,441,565 /=

 

About US:

Handicap International Federation (operating under the name Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

 

About Project:

The Leave No One Behind Project (LNOB) is a multi-country programme of HI funded by the German Federal Foreign Office (AA) and carried out together with the Christoffel Blinden mission Christian Blind Mission e.V. (CBM) and the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) at the Ruhr-University Bochum. It already completed two phases and is opening its Phase 3 which includes field implementation.

 

The project draws on the IASC Guidelines on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action to help humanitarian actors better understand the human rights-based approach to disability in their work. Phase 3 is a combination of global and local interventions that builds on the results and good practices of the previous phases of the project and aims to benefit the entire humanitarian community.

In particular, the project is expanding its work to East and West Africa, including six pilot countries: Somalia and Somaliland, South Sudan, Uganda, Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon. In these countries, the project will support the operationalisation of the IASC Guidelines and address the need for technical support, training and tools of local and international non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, and organizations of persons with disabilities. The work includes adapting sector-specific assessment tool-sets in the target countries to identify and monitor disability-specific needs, barriers and enablers for accessing protection and humanitarian services. Further, the aim is to strengthen in-country technical capacity in all six pilot countries by contributing to an inter-agency technical support mechanism on country coordination level.

 

Position: 1– Technical Project Manager,

Responsible to: Technical Unit Manager

Team Management: 0

Location: Kampala

Interacts with:

Direct functional responsibility:

  1. Technical Unit
  2. Operations Department
  3. HI International LNOB Team

Internal linkages

  1. HI LNOB Country teams
  2. Shared Services (HR, Logistics and Finance)

External Linkages

  1. Humanitarian coordination structures including working groups.
  2. Local partners and other NGOs in the related field.
  3. Experts, professional networks
  4. Government ministries (Ministry of Health and other district local government departments)

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Management.

Line manages the projects team members.

  • Sets individual objectives, evaluates individual performance, contributes towards the professional & career development of his/her team members, monitors competences.
  • Organises and leads regular team meetings.
  • Manages the recruitment and selection of new team members.
  • Ensures strict application and respect of the programme’s Internal Regulations by the project team.

Expertise

Provides the technical expertise for his/her team.

  • Ensures that the activities implemented comply with international technical norms and standards.
  • Adapts the project documentation to international technical norms and standards, when necessary.
  • Runs technical training for his/her staff when relevant
  • In charge of the technical quality and relevance of project activities implemented within his scope of expertise
  • Ensures technical learning from projects by drawing on lessons learned and good practices
  • Makes sure global and field technical specialists get the information they require and collaborates with Technical Divisions when necessary
  • Adjusts his/her activities to audit recommendations, if applicable.
  • Helps to coordinate technical professional development and facilitate a community of practice, in collaboration with Technical Division.
  • Manages relationships with technical authorities, local partners or other stakeholders.

Implementation and Monitoring.

Ensures project implementation, in collaboration with the relevant services and in line with general standards and procedures.

  • Ensures the planning of activities and establishes action plans
  • Ensures that activities are implemented in line with the project proposal and the allocated budget
  • Ensures that activities are implemented according to internal quality and technical standards and, if necessary, proposes adjustment or improvements to help meet objectives
  • Prepares and monitors partnership agreements with implementing partners and other potential partners.
  • Ensures the effective implementation and follow up of institutional policies (PSEA, mandatory cross-cutting approaches, etc.) on his/her project
  • Coordinates and collaborates with relevant internal services, especially logistics, RH, finance and technical resources.

Ensures project data management.

  • Ensures that the appropriate data collection and management tools are in place on the project, in line with global standards.
  • Ensures that data related to the project is collected and compiled in the project database
  • Carries out regular verifications and makes any necessary corrections in the activity database.

Ensures project reporting.

  • Monitors the achievement of results and indicators, as per the logical framework
  • In charge of producing the appropriate reporting tools: monthly situation report, PM Box
  • Reports regularly to the line manager
  • Writes reports for the funding agencies when relevant and monitors donor deadlines (grants, reporting, audits) concerning the project.
  • Guarantees the proper archiving of information.

Prepares and steers project evaluation and capitalization.

  • Plans and monitors project evaluations.
  • Produces project capitalization and learning from experience material.

Influence and Communication.

  • Contributes to HI’s external influence by participating in relevant networks.
  • Communicates on the project to partners, authorities and stakeholders when relevant.

Strategy and Business Development

  • Contributes to programme or country operational strategy (StratOp)
  • Drafts new project proposals for the continuity or expansion of the project
  • Contributes to the drafting of new proposals for new opportunities.

Respect of HI identity, values, rules and policies

  • KPI: HI identity, ethical, values, rules and procedures are well respected, promoted and preserved.
  • Benchmark: HI code of conduct and ethic, HI mandate and values, HI rules and operating procedures, HI policies are known, understood, applied and respected by the PM and (his/her) project team.

 

Activities:

  • In coordination with the Country Human Resources Manager and the Area Operations Manager:
  • Know, understand, apply and respect HI code of conduct and ethics, HI mandate and values, HI rules and operating procedure, HI policies (child protection policy, policy and mechanism for the prevention of and fight against bribery, the protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy) and make sure they are known, understood, applied and respected by team
  • Know, understand, apply and respect HI security rules and make sure they are known, understood and applied by team.
  • Regular refresher trainings are organized.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The Master’s degree in the field of Humanitarian Action or Development Studies or Bachelor’s Degree in either with proven equivalent professional experience.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in an NGO at managerial position.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in project cycle management.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in Humanitarian Response related field work.
  • At least 3 years of experience in disability inclusion at project level, the international human rights framework and strategies for fighting exclusion and discrimination.
  • Experience in delivering inclusive training for adults and workshop facilitation

 

Personal Skills & Technical Competencies

  • The different schools of thought and explanatory models of disability.
  • The international human rights frameworks.
  • The strategies for fighting exclusion and discrimination.
  • The technical issues concerning Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action.
  • Producing institutional communication written in English.
  • Producing clear, concise and responsible communication suited to the interlocutor (adult or child); adapting communication and messages to an intercultural environment.
  • Using active listening techniques and applying them in the appropriate situations.
  • Negotiating and managing problems and conflicts.
  • Establishing clear frameworks, rules and limits.
  • Creating and maintaining conditions that motivate the target public; mobilizing and supporting different groups of stakeholders (families, communities, local authorities, etc.).
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating activities on his/her project (team and individual).
  • Anticipating and adapting to the needs of the beneficiaries and to unexpected circumstances.
  • Conducting on-going evaluations of activities and outcomes.
  • Promoting participation and cooperation in the activities on his/her project.
  • Working as part of a team/network, cooperating.
  • Respect for the opinion and enhancement of the skills of others with a view to shared action.
  • Giving and receiving constructive feedback; discussing with multi-disciplinary teams, working as part of a network and collaborating.
  • Empathy; showing interest in what each person is experiencing and feeling, putting oneself in the other person’s shoes, listening to his/her needs, being accepting rather than judgmental.
  • Resilience to stress and uncertainty.
  • Pragmatism, capacity to adapt with agility.
  • Strong convincing and negotiation skills with partners and stakeholders.

 

Condition:

Starting Date: 1st November 2022

Length of contract: One-year renewable depending on performance and availability of funds

Gross Salary range: Ugx.6,633,631 to Ugx. 7,441,565 dependents on years of experience.

 

NB:

  • Humanity and Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage females and persons with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization.
  • HI staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct. In accordance with these values, HI operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption
  • HI does not solicit funds in exchange for employment opportunities.

 

How to Apply:

If you feel you meet the requirements, please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter to HR department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org indicating the position applied for in the subject line

 

NB: Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

 

Disclaimer: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: Monday 3rd October 2022

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