EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


Organization Background

The African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD) is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit making NGO with Country Programme Offices in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic,  Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda. AIRD’s objective is to offer operational support, including but not limited to: supply chain, logistics, construction, infrastructure, environment, livelihoods and WASH in partnership with relief and development organizations that focus on disaster-affected and development oriented areas. AIRD delivers for and through partners including but not limited to UN Agencies, international and national donor organisations and governments.

Persons Specifications

AIRD is seeking for a dynamic, qualified and experienced Program Manager to review, monitor and evaluate all information about the various activities conducted in each Country Program while ensuring compliancy to Donor requirements. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with a devoted team, to Empower Communities, Growing Together.

            POSITION                    :           PROGRAM MANAGER - 1 POST

            DUTY STATION           :           HEAD OFFICE – KAMPALA (UGANDA)

            REPORTS TO             :           DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

            DURATION                  :           1 YEAR (RENEWABLE)

Key Responsibilities

1. General Management

  • Implement AIRDs SOPs and partnership agreement regulations as stipulated in the signed Donor agreement
  • Participate actively in preparing project proposals and budgets for the program operations
  • Provide technical guidance to other country Program Managers to ensure the whole team has a clear understanding of the AIRD mandate and projects in the specific country programs
  • Attend relevant program coordination meetings and interagency meetings as required for AIRD and develop partnership with the actors and forums relevant to the program.
  • And any other duties assigned

2. Specific duties

  • Monitor and analyze all AIRD activities in the respective country program.
  • Ensure highest standards of technical and program performance quality while meeting all Donor compliance requirements
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and a high level of coordination with relevant agencies regarding program management matters
  • Provide updates to Management on any issues relating to the programs (operational or financial) on monthly, quarterly and annual basis for decision-making purposes
  • Ensure internal & external linkages between AIRD Programs and all other similar players and stakeholders
  • Contribute to AIRD’s sustainable development and ongoing service delivery through program development, partnership development, new business development and grant management
  • Support the development of country background papers and country strategies, in line with AIRD’s overall strategy
  • Research and identify institutional donors and investors that are a good match for AIRD and work close with them to get innovative ideas
  • Prepare necessary work plans for each program from the Donor agreements to be monitored on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Develop or review and update existing questionnaires for monthly reports, quarterly reports, annual reports, comprehensive survey for the Country Program Offices
  • Analyze and maintain data relevant to AIRD’s operations from UNHCR’s country fact sheet, operations updates, snapshots, reference maps, and other sources
  • Monitor on daily basis UNHCR partner portal and update the Director of Operations about new Call of Expressions relevant to AIRD’s Operations and prospective opportunities for further action
  • Develop, implement and coordinate systems for tracking project development objectives, results, outcomes, outputs, activities and input indicators and develop data collection tools and procedure to support monitoring.
  • Support the development of quality Log frames, results frame works and theories of change.

Qualifications, experience and skills

A Bachelors degree in Project Planning & Management, Monitoring and Evaluation with 5 years experience in a related field or a Masters degree in the same fields with 3 years of experience; Experience in institutional and organizational strengthening, project planning and management;  Proven knowledge & experience in conducting M&E work in humanitarian relief and development; Ability to write clearly articulate proposals, reports, and correspondence; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Good analytical skills and ability to present complex information precisely; Capacity to lobby, influence and represent AIRD at all levels; Experience in working with international development partners, international nongovernmental organization (INGOs) and donors;  UNHCR experience is an asset. Must be conversant in English (written and spoken). Good knowledge in French is an advantage.

Mode of application

Please send your application letter stating your qualification and experience, and why you’re suitable for the position, together with latest updated C.V. by email to: The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April, 18th 2018. Kindly note in the email subject line: Program Manager - post.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted



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