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Programme Officer

Christian Blind Mission International (CBM)

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted January 20, 2022.

Programme Officer Jobs in Christian Blind Mission International (CBM) Uganda vacancies in Uganda at Christian Blind Mission International (CBM)

# Job Description

The job holder is responsible for providing sound programmatic and financial
management to enable successful implementation and achievement of all
objectives and targets of key projects in Uganda. It demands someone with a
proactive and highly organised approach to coordination and communication with
partners, CBM offices and external stakeholders. The job holder will ensure
all CBM programming, reporting and partnership commitments are met and will
provide a critical support function for other staff within CBM Uganda country

Main tasks
• Project management
• Coordination and oversight of all project planning, delivery, monitoring and
reporting activities of partners.
• Management of all project steering committee activities, including
scheduling meetings and administration of key reference documents: work plan,
log-frame and risk register.
• Conduct quarterly monitoring visits to partners, reviewing project
implementation and risks, as well as cross-cutting issues such as safeguarding
and gender equality.
• Ensure that all partner project staff are properly oriented or trained for
clear and comprehensive understanding of the project
• Provide each partner with a comprehensive understanding of CBM reporting
systems for both programme and finance. Emphasis should be given to quality
and accountability.
• Develop scheduled communication verbal and written with partners regarding
the status of implementation of project activities and act accordingly to help
and facilitate the resolution of all problems as they may occur.
• Support with the organization and implementation of trainings to strengthen
partner’s capacity to meet CBM and donor expectations on identified critical
project management disciplines.
• Facilitate all monitoring and evaluation activities required for each
project, including data collection, needs assessment and consultative meetings
with project stakeholders.
• Ensure data collected is filed properly and easily accessible for use in
project evaluations and/or in national level advocacy as well as alliance-
• Serve as the liaison with stakeholders and relevant local Government
departments in the project catchment area.
• Financial management
• Guide partners to set up and maintain financial control systems and
processes to ensure that financial resources as used by partners are in
compliance with CBM financial policies, standards and procedures, and with
specific donor requirements and contracts.
• Coordinate project financial reporting process with partners, CBM country
and regional office staff, ensuring quality, accuracy and timeliness of
• Prepare financial documents and critically analyze all partners’ and country
office financial and narrative monitoring reports for compliance against donor
requirements and approved budgets.
• Conduct 100% expenditure verification and/or validation of expenditures with
partners on a quarterly basis; using CBM standardized processes document key
findings and formulate recommendations for improvement for the auditability of
project’s financial documents.
• Support partners with accurate budget forecasting and planning.
• Monitor project budgets through: budget versus actual analysis, highlighting
burn rates and under/over spends.
• Document the key highlights noted in financial monitoring reports and
reporting on the progress of the implementation of recommendations by CBM,
project auditors and other stakeholders through regular follow ups.
• Review periodical program fund reconciliation statements and financial
reports including Project Progress Reports from the implementing partners to
ensure completeness and accuracy of financial reports.
• Support in the development of Terms of Reference for project audits and
ensure that CBMs accountability requirements are incorporated.
• Uploading of approved financial and narrative project monitoring reports in
Navision and SharePoint.
• Documentation
• Manage external reporting and support with the consolidation of the
consortium’s partners’ and CO project reporting; ensure high-quality, well-
written and timely reports meeting donor and CBM requirements;
• Record all results and analysis of project monitoring results/data that are
stored at the project level by partners, with important/ strategic findings
lessons learned, best practices, evidence base filed at CBM office.
• Ensure data collected are filed properly and easily accessible for use in
project evaluations and/or in national level advocacy as well as alliance-
• Collect, document and report on significant Stories of Change as well as
other PR and Fundraising material in full compliance with CBM and donor
• Quality Management
• Ensure that processes and procedures organizationally and at individual
staff level always meet CBM minimum standards and project requirements.
• Ensure that principles and practice of disability inclusive development are
woven through the design and implementation of the projects
• Develop/strengthen the capacity of Partners in various programme themes to
promote CBMs programme approach and standards in child safeguarding, gender,
disability and development, M&E, iPCM etc.
• Develop contacts with as many as possible relevant external parties to
develop network and alliances.
• Assist partners to plan and organise workshops/seminars exposing projects’
successes and positive results that are supported by evidence, inviting
relevant district, provincial and national levels government offices and
• Conduct evaluations and share results accordingly for advocacy purposes.

Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience
• Relevant university degree in social sciences, project management
business administration, or related field.
• Professional experience of 3-5 years in a national or international NGO with
a track record in successfully managing inclusive development and/or
humanitarian programmes in collaboration with national partners.
• Experience in managing institutionally funded projects, including consortium
led projects.
• Experience in evaluation and strengthening of quality and effectiveness
• Proven experience in results-based management and project cycle management,
including assessment, monitoring and evaluation, with a sound understanding of
budgeting and programme finance management.
• Demonstrated experience in managing internal and external relationships and
partnerships particularly with national /county local governments.
• Experience in working with various government/bi-lateral/major institutional
• Proven good organizational and coordination skills as well as a high level
of autonomy and flexibility.
• Ability to work diplomatically and with sensitivity with individuals from a
variety of cultures, professions and personal backgrounds.
• Advantage of lived experience with disability.
• Experience of working with persons with disabilities or promoting disability
rights a distinct advantage.
• Commitment to CBM’s mission, vision and values
• Willingness to travel in country and work long hours when necessary
• Willingness to commit and adhere to CBM’s values and Child Safeguarding
• Languages
• English professional proficiency

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