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Consortium Manager

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

This is a Full-time position in Kitgum posted January 14, 2022.

International Rescue Committee (IRC) Carreer opportunities in Kitgum Consortium Manager Jobs opportunities in Kitgum at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

# Job Description

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee www.rescue.org is a
world leader in relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict development services
for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is
currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the
immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and
the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass
displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance
Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of
Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the
influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up
its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting
durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives,
strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda
is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –
bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in
Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese
and Kampala. The IRC will be moving into additional/new locations in refugee
settlements in Kiryandongo and Zombo.

The IRC is currently implementing its health and nutrition program in West
Nile and Acholi focusing on providing primary health care services to refugees
in their settlements. Similar services will be extended to the new locations
starting January 2020.

Since mid-2019, the IRC has been leading a multi-year Bureau of Population,
Refugees and Migration PRM-funded protection and livelihoods project in
Kampala, providing essential and lifesaving support to urban refugees and
vulnerable host community. This project is implemented in consortium with
Mercy Corps, Xavier Project, UGANET and Women International Peace Centre
WIPC.

Job Overview:
The Consortium Manager will be responsible for the overall coordination and
management of the PRM consortium and serve as the consortium focal point. The
Consortium Manager will ensure quality program implementation, including
providing strategic guidance to consortium staff and overseeing budget
management, performance management, M&E, partnership management, and
relationships with external stakeholders including government authorities,
humanitarian working groups, and project partners. S/he will be responsible
for maintaining regular contact with all consortium partners and the donor.

S/he will report to the Field Coordinator based in the Urban office and will
receive technical guidance from the Protection and Rule of Law PRoL and
Women’s Protection and Empowerment WPE coordinators, and the grants and
partnerships units.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Management
•Develop and lead a well-functioning consortium, built around collaborative
leadership and decision making, capitalizing on the expertise and capacities
of all partners.
•Take the lead in project planning and coordination to ensure timely and
quality implementation of all project activities in line with the program
work-plan and in full coordination with national and local authorities as well
as other urban actors.
•Organize periodic meetings to discuss project progress; record and follow up
on the execution of agreed action points.
•Provide managerial direction and guidance in line with the project’s expected
outcomes.
•Oversee key project planning deliverables using results-based management
approaches and tools.
•With the support of the Technical Coordinators and Deputy Director of
Programs DDP, develop specific strategies for cross-cutting themes capacity
building, gender equality, environmental sustainability for the project.
•Coordinate with local authorities to facilitate the participation of local
communities in the planning and implementation of activities and undertake
periodic reviews of project activities to assess effectiveness, efficiency,
achievement of results and compliance with procedures.
•Ensure all partners update and share project tools work, procurement,
staffing, spending and MEAL plans on a quarterly basis.
•With support from Field Coordinator, TCs and Grants Unit, take lead in
proposal development, review and compiling of member inputs.
•Ensure proper project and donor visibility in the project sites.
•In collaboration with the M&E colleagues, participate in data analysis and
interpretation exercises with the consortium team to inform programming and
advocacy.
•Oversee day-to-day coordination and delivery of project activities in
conjunction with staff and partners.
•Routine partner monitoring visits in collaboration with Partnership
Coordinator, consortium manager, project manager, M&E among other project
staff to ensure that activities are implemented as planned.
•Lead PIMs, partner review meetings, PCM in collaboration with other
departments such as Programs, Finance, supply chain, grants, partnerships etc.
Communication and Reporting
•Ensure regular communication with the Field Coordinator regarding the
consortium progress and processes.
•Lead the coordination and planning of the Project Steering Committee meeting,
taking of the minutes and sharing with all the members.
•Lead the planning and coordination of the Project Working Group Meeting, M&E
working group meeting among others.
•Represent the consortium and the IRC to PRM and other external stakeholders,
effectively communicating challenges, successes, and contextual changes
throughout the course of the project.
•Compile portions of program narrative and financial progress reports in
coordination with the grants unit and finance to share with the donor.
•Compile and prepare quality partner monthly, quarterly, and periodic project
progress reports, as well as final reports, and feed in other information as
required by PRM, Field Coordinator, Technical Coordinators and Senior
Management Team.
•Maintain open and effective communication amongst the consortium and project
team members.
Financial Management
•In conjunction with the grants and finance team, develop and monitor the
project budget.
•In conjunction with the finance team, review partners’ financial reports,
BvAs, spending plans and budget revisions.
Human Resources Management
•Work with the technical and field office leads to provide adequate HR
oversight to the project team and consultants, as relevant.
•Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC
programs.

Qualifications

•Your leadership, interpersonal and negotiation skills should be excellent,
and reflect your ability to coordinate activities of the consortium partners.
Experience managing PRM funding is an added advantage.
•Master’s degree in development studies, Social Work, Social Sciences, or
other appropriate fields, a bachelor’s degree in any of the above disciplines
or in a related field. A postgraduate in Project Planning and Management, M&E
is desirable.
•Minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing large projects in INGOs
•At least 2 years of working experience in partnership or consortium
management.
•Demonstrated success as a consortium team lead in the previous experience.
•Broad knowledge and experience in budget management.
•Good knowledge of project management and an understanding of the humanitarian
context programming is a plus.
•Strong collaborator and influencer with effective interpersonal and
analytical skills who can work seamlessly across cultures, and organizational
Units.
•Able to work effectively in a highly matrixed structure, multi-task,
prioritize and make decisions.
•Strong financial management, budgeting, and communication skills.
•Excellent training and coaching ability.
•Ability and willing to accept new assignments which are not in the job
description.

Professional Standards:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in
IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service,
and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and
enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-
Retaliation.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the
basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion,
sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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**Closing Date** : 27th Jan. 2022

International Rescue Committee (IRC) Carreer opportunities in Kitgum Consortium Manager Jobs opportunities in Kitgum at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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