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Project Manager

Zoa Uganda

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted January 13, 2021.

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Job Title Project Manager ]
Organisation ZOA Uganda
Duty Station Uganda
Reports to Programme Manager
About US
ZOA is an international NGO that inspired by Christian identity and biblical
message of reconciliation and restoration of a broken world with its
headquarters in the Netherlands. ZOA operate in fifteen countries on and on
three continents. At ZOA we provide relief to people affected by conflict or
natural disasters, contribute to a new perspective of hope in which people
work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together
with the affected communities we work on the recovery of their livelihoods.
In Uganda, ZOA has offices in Kampala, West Nile Arua, Acholi Nwoya, and
Karamoja Amudat. ZOA Uganda works both in relief and recovery on the themes
of food security & livelihoods, WASH, primary/accelerated/vocational
education, and conflict management with a special focus on land security.
Job Summary The Project Manager is responsible for the implementation of
the HOPE Harvest Opportunities for Pupils in Emergencies Project, in line
with the full project proposal, both financial and programmatic. S/he also
oversees the project activities implemented by the co-implementing partner and
ensures effectiveness and efficiency in the project implementation. The
project is funded by Education Cannot Wait ECW and will be implemented in
Rhino Camp and Imvepi Refugee Settlements in Terego and Madi Okollo District.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Leadership and management
Oversees the activities that will be conducted by the project staff and
ensures accountability
Oversees the activities that will be conducted by the co-implementing
partner and makes efforts to ensure accountability;
Builds capacity and ensures support of co-implementing partner in line with
identified needs;
Contributes to programme and knowledge development specifically related to
quality and inclusive education, gender and protection.
S/he is a member of Program Management Team PMT in West Nile Programme.
Project management
Plans, organizes and manages the implementation of activities as described
in the project proposal and in line with ZOA’s strategy and the country
strategic annual plan;
Develops and implements the procurement plan and Monitoring, Evaluation and
Learning MEAL plans;
Provides technical support and ensures effective support to implementation
of the project engaging with the PGQ department;
Reports on the project progress through a Project Implementation Plan PIP
on a monthly basis; and writes donor reports in line with contractual
Manages project budget and ensures expenses are incurred in line with the
approved budget;
Contributes to ZOA’s quarterly report against Country Strategic Annual Plan
Builds and maintains strong relationships with the Office of the Prime
Minister OPM, and local authorities specifically the District Education
Office DEO, ECW implementing and coordinating partners, the Lead Education
partner of UNHCR and other key actors;
Monitors performance of the local partner NGO and provides subsequent
advice and guidance, including capacity-building and supports;
Participates in and sometimes leads development of education project
Any other duty assigned by the Programme Manager or Country Director.
Budget holder of project;
Approval of expenditures and related cost allocations, on the basis of
approved project and programme organizations budgets following ZOA Management
Contribute to the recruitment of well-qualified project staff if and when
necessary reviewing the job descriptions, participating in job interviews;
Ensures that project staff are conversant with their job description, ZOA’s
internal regulations, standards, policies and donor regulations and get
acquainted with their colleagues in the West Nile Programme team;
Supervises and carries out periodical evaluation of the performance of the
staff assigned to this project against established performance objectives in a
timely manner.
Ensures adherence to ZOA’s PME system
Ensures staff capacity-building and adherence to ZOA’s integrity framework
Ensures capacity building on key project concepts and approaches with
support from PGQ department and/or other ZOA and partner staff;
Recommends strategic training opportunities for project staff;
Serves as key field team focal point when further guidance is needed;
Ensures effective leave management within the project team, in liaison with
the Field Administrator;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Education, Development Studies,
or other relevant field;
At least five years of successful project cycle management experience in a
similar position implementing education projects ideally involving access to
education, quality education, protection, gender, and disability inclusion;
Education in Emergencies experience / experience implementing education
projects in refugee settlements is an added advantage;
Experience in WASH in school activities, including Menstrual Hygiene/Health
Management is an added advantage;
Having led a project in partnership with a local NGO is an added advantage
Excellent spoken and written command of English;
Language skills in relevant local languages of refugees and West Nile host
communities is an added advantage.

Outstanding communication, writing and facilitation skills;
Innovative, creative and enthusiastic;
Participative leadership;
Provides regular feedback, acknowledges success and the need for
Coaches, challenges and provides opportunities for growth.
Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word;
Ability to work in an innovative environment where plans are developed fast
and being open for change;
Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license
Flexibility and adaptability;
Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity;
Able to work under pressures and to meet deadlines;
Able to work in a sometimes fluid and insecure environment
Aims to integrate and reflect Christian values in relief and rehabilitation
How to Apply
All suitably qualified and interested candidates with the required
qualification, experience, knowledge, skills, and attitude should send their
applications to Applications should only include the
following: cover letter and an updated CV with three professional referees
of which two must be 2 professional references, including your supervisor and
the most recent/previous employer, and 1 character reference could be your
pastor or priest.
Please indicate only “Application Project Manager – Arua” on the subject line.
Qualified female candidates and or individuals with disabilities are highly
encouraged to apply.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 19th January, 2021

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