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Technical Services Manager in Uganda , Uganda

Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
• Manage all functions and employees of the Technical Services department (20 no of staff) in-house and on-site.
• Ensure that all Technical Services activities are comprehensively captured, planned and executed.
• Assist your team of technicians and engineers when in the field with your knowledge and experience.
• Actively promote service contracts and sales of services and parts to existing and potential clients.
• Ensure that all service activities are recorded and billed to the clients.
• Liaise with Sales Team, Logistics, Suppliers and Warehouse operation to ensure timely and comprehensive service delivery

The ideal candidate will have the following minimum Qualification and Experience:
Engineering degree in mechanics and electronics. At least five years related work experience
Computer literacy and experience in - Microsoft Office Software Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Good oral and written communication skills in English

You are working reliably, acting on own initiatives, are a team player and able to work under pressure.
In this case we can offer you a rewarding position within our management team.

Interested candidates should forward their application and detailed CV
by e-mail to

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Expiring: Nov 28, 2019

To further develop its activities, Enabel is looking for a (m/f):

International Intervention Co-Manager - Health – UGANDA
Ref: UGA/16/036-2C

This procedure will also be used towards constituting a recruitment pool, in particular for another public health sector intervention manager in Uganda, which is very likely to be recruited.

Workplace: Kampala, Uganda
Contract duration: 24 months
Probable starting date : August 2018
Monthly salary package: Level 1: i.e. between 5.854,79 euros and 8.289,03 euros (inclusive gross monthly salary and expat benefits: expat and hardship allowances). The salary depends on relevant experience.
Furthermore, our expatriate staff members are also offered customary expatriate benefits such as a (capped) housing allowance, a moving allowance, an installation allowance, a (capped) school allowance for children accompanying, an insurance package for the whole family, including repatriation insurance, and an annual round-trip flight ticket for each family member.

The amounts disbursed will vary in function of relevant recognised experience for the function, the household’s composition and the fiscal situation.


The Strategic Purchasing of Health Services in Uganda (SPHU) Intervention is part of the Indicative Programme of Cooperation (ICP) 2012-2016 negotiated between Uganda and Belgium. The Belgian contribution is 6,000,000 €. The Specific Agreement will be for a duration of 42 months. The duration of the actual implementation phase is set at 30 months. The SPHU intervention will work in close collaboration with the current interventions of the bilateral Belgian Cooperation in the health sector (ICB II and PNFP) and consolidate them into a Programme Approach. This will be done in view of supporting the scaling up the Result Based Financing (RBF) experience in the Rwenzori and West-Nile regions towards a sustainable national RBF strategy, rolled out in other regions of the country, under Ministry of Health (MoH) leadership and in collaboration with other Development Partners supporting RBF. This experience will also feed the longer-term reflection on strategic health financing and more specifically the development of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).


The Intervention Co-Manager is in charge for Enabel to manage the intervention “Strategic Purchasing of Health Services in Uganda (SPHU)” in order to realise its specific objective by covering all management domains.
The Intervention manager is also in charge for Enabel to manage the remaining period (until December 2018) of the PNFP intervention “Institutional support for the private-non-for-profit health sub-sector to promote universal health coverage in Uganda”.

The intervention manager reports to the Enabel Resident Representative in Uganda


• As Chair of the Programme coordination committee: Provide the necessary input and information for the further development of programme strategy choices, methods and tools
• As Intervention Manager: Ensure that all management domains of the intervention are covered (content/scope, planning, budget, quality, etc.) in order to ensure a smooth start-up, progress and the results of the intervention and its contributions to the development results.
• As Activities / stages /components coordinator : Coordinate the activities and ensure their execution, in compliance with set arrangements and procedures in order to achieve the intervention objectives.
• As People manager: Lead the team of which one is the hierarchical supervisor in order to have qualified and motivated staff.
• As Support to the change processes / Expert in Cooperation: Support the partner’s change officer and contribute to partner entity capacity development in order to contribute to the improvement of their organisation, processes and systems and of their staff’s competences.
• As Knowledge manager : Coordinate the knowledge building process and ensure that the results thereof are disseminated in order to stimulate a learning and knowledge-based approach.
• As Expert: Contribute to the implementation of the intervention by providing expert input in order to ensure the intervention objectives are achieved.

Qualifications and required experience

• Master’s Diploma in Medicine with a complementary master’s degree in Public Health and/or Health Economy
or a
• Master’s Diploma in Economy with a complementary master’s degree in Public Health
• At least 5 years of relevant experience in steering interventions/projects and international cooperation; experience with more than one intervention/project is an advantage
• At least 5 years of relevant experience in the specific area of expertise
• Broad and in-depth insight in all aspects of development cooperation
• Experience in institutional support and work at a ministry’s level is an asset;
• Experience with RBF and/or health insurance is an asset;
• Experience in action-research and capitalisation exercises is an asset;
• Experience in the country of assignment is an asset;
• Experience in dealing with crosscutting issues (gender, SRHR, HIV, Human rights) is an asset;
• Thorough knowledge of project management methodologies
• Knowledge on complexity concepts and management in complex environments is an asset;
• Fluent in English

This job is for you ?
Please apply no later than May 15th 2018 via the link:
You must apply on-line.
Only applications entered in our system via the on-line link will be considered.

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Expiring: May 15, 2018
Commercial Director in Uganda , Uganda

Reporting to the CEO, the Commercial Director heads the Commercial Department which is responsible for the promotion and sales of all the Company’s products and growing the brand of the company.

The Commercial Director is required to have and demonstrate at all times these key characteristics:
• Integrity
• Intelligence
• Energy
• Leadership

Key Responsibilities
1. Drive volume and sales growth in the current markets of focus and expansion into new markets
2. Lead, support and oversee the Agri (Animal Feed and Poultry) and Consumer goods (Dressed Chicken) sales team to ensure they achieve the goals and objectives (hard and soft)
3. Plan and execute an effective and efficient marketing campaign and Route to Market strategy in order to significantly grow the market share in both the Agri and Consumer Goods sectors
4. Maintain excellent customer relations and market intelligence (both at consumer and competitor level)
5. Build strong sales teams and be a valued member of the Executive Leadership.

Key Activities
• Develop, implement and oversee the sales and marketing strategic plan
• Compile sales volumes and sales price targets for the various products and monitor and drive sales throughout the year to attain the targets set.
• Ensure that the sales teams and sales support teams are knowledgeable about their products and markets, are fully motivated and energized, and are adequately trained
• Identify export opportunities and work towards achieving steady growth in regional markets
• Manage customer relations in the best way possible, ensuring quality service, as well as building a comprehensive and detailed customer database
• Manage relations with relevant government ministries and departments whose policies and regulations can impact the business
• Build up and provide direction to the marketing team to ensure that the company's brands are leading the market
• Keep management and board well-informed about the livestock market - market trends, competitor activity & pricing, performance of the products, opportunities and threats.
• Good working knowledge of finance to effectively manage budgets and optimise product margins
• Ensure sales staff comply with SOPs
• Manage all social media channels, activities etc.
• Any other duties that may be assigned to you

Education and Professional qualifications
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a senior position with direct P&L responsibility in a company with over $15 million of annual sales
• A relevant degree in Sales and Marketing with an MBA being an added advantage.
• Prior training in Professional Selling Skills and in Customer Care is an added advantage.
• Prior experience in live stock sector a plus but not essential

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
• Integrity
• Hard working, persuasive and ability to work under pressure.
• Quick decision making and highly intelligent.
• Good interpersonal skills.
• Leadership skills with experience of managing a large staff complement
• Flair for sales
• Excellent communication skills
• Technology and Social Media savvy

• Value adding and creative (willingness to go an extra mile for the company, staff & customers).
• Enthusiastic, passionate and encouraging to all.
• Strong commitment to the goal and vision of the company.
• Results driven.

Protection of:
• Company policy, systems and procedures
• Confidentiality
• The company's Corporate image and Brand

Are you interested in becoming a Commercial Director in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jun 06, 2019
Animal nutritionist / Technical Sales Manager , Uganda

Our client is a company at the heart of animal nutrition in Europe and worldwide and because of there growth in East Africa they are looking for new employees to support that growth.

Animal nutritionists should undertake research and plan diets in order to provide domestic animals and livestock with nutritionally balanced food stuffs besides that they are also responsible for sales in their assigned territory.

Responsibilities of the job include:
• assessing the relative nutritional values of various feeds together with technical colleagues in Europe
• visiting farms and advice on nutrition
• working with customers to formulate diets that meet their requirements/objectives
• analyzing nutritional disorders
• maintaining awareness of technical and scientific developments
• Reaching the sales budget that is set by the company

Skills needed
• Ability to undertake independent research and give advice
• Ability to communicate with customers and colleagues in Europe (English will suffice)
• Numeracy skills
• Self management and self motivation
• Ability to write reports and keep good records
• Ability to get the sales confirmed

Education level
• Preferable MSc in Animal Nutrition
• Drivers license

What the company can offer
• Good salary and benefits, with the possibility to earn extra due to commissions
• Company car, mobile phone and laptop is provided
• Possibilities to develop yourself and learn a lot from colleagues in Europe.

Are you interested in becoming a Animal nutritionist / Technical Sales Manager in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 19, 2019
Customer Service Associate in Uganda , Uganda


 Pre-Sales Communication
o Respond to general inquiries and answer questions about products and services
o Directs inquiries to the relevant team.
o Contribute regional content to Help/FAQ Page with procedures and steps to products and services.

 Technical Support/Troubleshooting
o Respond to customer inquiries promptly by checking emails to attend support and trade messages and receiving calls on Customer Service line
o Proactively monitor the system to ensure everything is working okay.
o Communicate to Tech Team and report when website is not working as it should
o Communicate to Finance Team to set the correct rates and complete incomplete transactions.
o Communicate to Finance Team when we are out of float
o Monitor transactions and communicate any issues to the relevant team
o Raise queries with Finance team for any transaction that have been sent to wrong accounts.

 Voice of the Customer / Product Feedback
o Provide customer product feedback and product feature requests from region to Customer Service Manager

 Analytics/Reconciliation
o Work with Finance team to reconcile old transactions


o University degree
o Ability to quickly address customer questions
o Good communication skills
o Ability to handle all customer temperaments
o Wise in decision making
o Ability to work independently
o Ability to pay attention to detail

Are you interested in becoming a Customer Service Associate in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Aug 23, 2018
Planning, Monitoring Learning & Evaluation Manager , Uganda

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

The Planning, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (PMLE Manager) Manager is responsible for contributing to strategy discussions, providing technical assistance on PMLE for Heifer Uganda program and developing successful mechanisms for learning. The PMLE Manager will be responsible for cross-cutting programmatic information management, monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that information collected is reflected upon, used to improve ongoing programs, image building and is incorporated into consistently high quality reports and proposal development. The PMLE Manager will incorporate all best practices of M&E in the proposal design stage for most effective program management during implementation. She/she, will collaborate with the Program director developing, coordinate, maintain and constantly improving the country-wide MLE system, as well as implementing communications strategy that promotes a culture of learning and market-position the country program.

Critical thinker, team player, result orientated, quality orientated, collaborative, leadership, pragmatic, and inspirational.


Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plans (35%)
- To support field teams in effective and efficient management for results, robust project-centric MLE system that makes data and information available for learning, adaptation, and donor/program reporting.
- Heifer Uganda’s desired performance results and measurement of achievement are explicit and documented in monitoring, learning and evaluation frameworks that supports project teams, donor requirements and that provides clarity for all teams.

1. Developed country program annual performance plans and project specific performance management plans in place.
2. Country program and project/donor specific narrative reports (quarterly, bi-annual and annual) in place; disseminated internally and externally.
3. Standards for project design, MLE frameworks, management for project performance results in place and used by project teams.

Lead and guide the periodic assessment and analysis of Heifer’s country and project (25%)
- Network with HQ mission effectiveness department and translation of learning’s and processes into the Uganda Country Programme

1. Developed quantitative and qualitative methods and tools to monitor performance and results including data collection protocols for program/projects.
2. Data Quality Assessments, participatory data collection methods and data quality verification techniques done.
3. Robust body of evidence of Heifer’s results, contributions to impact, and learning for donors, Heifer’s positioning and thought leadership.
4. Documented path-way evidences towards application of Livable Incomes across projects and country program.
5. Manage baselines, annual impact surveys, mid-term and evaluations by ensuring quality standards are met.
6. Promote and support the dissemination of information amongst project teams and other stakeholders.

Ensure availability of quality project and program data, information, analysis and insights for country staff, management, and external donors. (20%).

1. Heifer’s program and project management system is fully utilized and deployed.
2. Routine practices and protocols in place to enable timely, relevant and accurate reporting.
3. Visually appealing formats/infographics for reporting across all stakeholders and senior management.
4. Quality assurance support to project/program proposal development.

Design a knowledge management system and a synthesis methodology for MLE. (20%)

1. Identifying meta-level lessons from evidence of evaluations for organizational wide sharing;
2. Documentation of success stories, case studies and review of thematic papers in line with CO strategic priorities;
3. Drive learning extraction from established sets of outcome data and evidence of systemic change to improve programmed design, support market-positioning and communication strategies
4. Technical guidance for ensuring quality and institutional learning in innovative work, Learning to Action Discussion and standalone reflections for projects.

May perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, monitoring and evaluation, International Development, Social Science or a related filed.
- 6-10 years’ job-related experience with 3 years in management roles.

Preferred Requirements:
- Progressively increasing levels of experience in a development context to include
- Hands on project/program management at field or country level preferably in an agricultural or community development role, including market/value chain engagement.
- At least three (3) years’ experience working in mid-large projects in a low or middle income economy.
- Certifications in Project Management (Project Management for Development, Prince2 UK or PMI), Evaluation and Research methods.

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Innovative, analytical, and solutions oriented.
- A good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger, agriculture and the environment, and knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate
- Knowledge of market systems interventions and linkages to poverty alleviation.
- Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail.
- Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions to document and disseminate industry information, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and advocate within the industry.
- Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet
- Well-grounded in the discipline of program effectiveness, the practical application of program/project monitoring and evaluation, quantitative and qualitative data capture and representation methodologies, applied project management practices in international development.
- Knowledge and experience with monitoring, evaluation and learning requirements of major funding agencies/institutions and concrete experience in proposal development and building systems to respond to requirements.
- Ability to focus, prioritize, and deflect distractions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
- Systems – thinking, a demonstrated ability to operate in complex environments, with multiple developments, and manage for actions and unintended consequences by employing feedback mechanisms and review processes.
- Confident in and experience with the use of technology in development.
- Strong writing and presentation skills for a variety of audiences including donor reporting and materials for publications.
- Knowledgeable of current and emerging ideas, research and developments in the field of international development and a commitment to continuous learning and development.
- Fluency in English required, a working knowledge of Spanish and/or French a plus.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public.
- May require constant sitting and moving; working at a computer for extended periods of time.
- Ability to assign and review the work of direct reports, as well as motivate and engage team members.
- Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours.
- Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to work in a culturally diverse and global setting

Job Location: Kampala, , Uganda
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Manager

Are you interested in becoming a Planning, Monitoring Learning & Evaluation Manager in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: May 14, 2018
Programmes Manager in Uganda , Uganda

Organisation: Lively Minds Uganda
Position: Programmes Manager
Reports to: Country Director
Location: Jinja (with daily travel to the field)
Salary: competitive Jinja salary
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Lively Minds Uganda is working to improve the lives of deprived children in rural Uganda through an innovative early childhood care and education (“ECCE”) programme. We believe that one of the main barriers to ECCE is that parents in remote communities lack the information, education and aspiration to provide simple affordable opportunities for their children. Our programme involves training uneducated Mothers to run educational Play Schemes for pre-schoolers and to provide better home-based care, using cheap local resources. The Play Schemes reach young children at a crucial stage in their development, improving their education, health and wellbeing. Our evaluations show dramatic positive effects on the children and the Mothers.

These are exciting times for Lively Minds Uganda. Having proven the success of our programme, we are now testing ways to scale by transferring all delivery and coordination responsibility to local government and implementing through a train the trainers approach.

The Programmes Manager will play a lead role in developing, delivering and refining the existing activities and coaching local government stakeholders to take-over responsibility for all elements of the programme.


Implementation accountability
 Work with training team colleagues to adapt, test and refine engagement/on-boarding activities to prepare local government for their roles & responsibilities
 Develop and implement activities and processes so local government are able to:
o Coordinate and supervise all start-up training given to Mothers by local trainers
o Keep Play Schemes running to high standard through regular monitoring, coaching and problem-solving
o Plan and deliver top-up training to right standard
o Track performance through KPIs
 Ensure that the project is implemented to the highest standards, coaching the team to actively manage risks, engage stakeholders, respond to challenges and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
 Keep track of KPIs, calendars/workplans to ensure programme compliance and take focused action to manage risks/problems
 Conduct spot checks and other quality assurance activities
 Regularly review processes/systems lessons and make improvements in next implementation cycle
 Manage the relationship with local government teams

Leadership and team development
 Line manage Lively Minds Uganda staff members – training them in new systems/processes and ensuring they are working to quality standards
 Provide excellent value for money/accountability to keep costs low & maximise scalability

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to lead a local team and help us to take our programme through this exciting period of transformative growth. You must be an excellent project manager with experience of grassroots development work and stakeholder management. You must be a self-starter and able to work independently with little supervision. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to lead and motivate stakeholders to deliver the programme to the highest quality. We have extremely limited resources and we work in very remote resource-poor villages so you must be flexible and able to come up with creative low-cost solutions that can achieve quality results in this context.

- Minimum of 5 years of project management experience with demonstrated results managing people, budgets and activities
- Stakeholder engagement experience and demonstrable results of influencing others
- Experience coaching and training others
- Ability to manage a complex and varied work load and to work under pressure
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Experience of working in rural communities
- ICT skills: Microsoft Word (Power Point desirable)

Due to our limited resources we will only be able to reply to shortlisted candidates.
Lively Minds operates a strict Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection

Are you interested in becoming a Programmes Manager in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Apr 22, 2018
Deputy Area Manager in Uganda , Uganda

Deputy Area Manager – West Nile

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 30 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

In Uganda, DRC works in North, North-Western, South-Western and North-Eastern regions in a range of emergency/development situations offering support to refugees and host communities. The aim is to save lives by providing protection, offering humanitarian assistance, and creating livelihoods (for more information go to
DRC is presently leading a Consortium of four NGOs (DRC, ZOA, Save the Children, and CEFORD) which has been selected to implement a program in Northern Uganda to support the self-reliance, resilience and social stability of displacement-affected communities, South Sudanese refugees and their host communities.


The main purpose of this position is to support the support the Area Manager in the development, implementation and management of DRC's humanitarian and emergency programming objectives and strategy in West Nile.

To achieve this, the Deputy Area Manager, must demonstrate generalist knowledge of the organization’s primary sectors of intervention, including, but not limited to refugee camp management , protection, shelter, WASH, livelihoods and peace building and work collaboratively with the organization’s technical advisors, technical leads & Coordinators based in Kampala, Arua and Rhino Camp.

The Deputy Area Manager will be expected to become well versed in the policies and procedures of DRC’s support functions, including finance, administration and human resources, as well as logistics and procurement. In addition to the aforementioned programmatic and support responsibilities, the Deputy Area Manager will be tasked to take a lead role in program development, implementation coordination and representation with various stakeholders.

The position requires a high degree of responsibility, a combination of thorough emergency planning with the ability to act with flexibility and responsively, and understanding of complex organizational charts including horizontal liaising among different senior managers. The position reports directly to the Area Manager for West Nile.


Emergency Programming
- Take lead in leading the emergency response actions of DRC in West Nile including proposal development, planning, resourcing and roll out and reporting.
- Develop, update and activate the DRC Uganda Emergency Response Plan (ERP) in consultation with the Head of Programs.
- Develop steps and procedures in the planning and implementation of the Emergency Response in accordance with relevant agreements and policies and procedures and ensure that activities are in line with budget lines and limitations.
- Monitor, evaluate and suggest changes and improvements in Emergency programme based on observations and discussions with the Area Manager for the emergency response.
- Provide the CD/HoP with regular update and channel issues relevant to the emergency response.
- Coordinate with both relevant internal and external actors to ensure an internally integrated approach to emergency response and mobilization of support.
- Prepare regular update/success stories on emergency response for publication on social media.
- Participate in in relevant meetings with the UN, authorities, and other actors both centrally and in all field locations of emergency activity.
- Lead the recruitment of staffing, and capacity building of staff for the emergency response.

- Support the Area Manager in representing DRC in West Nile and act on his or her behalf as requested. This includes attending all relevant forums and meetings, with the objective of making positive contributions to coordination and sector-specific fora and strengthening DRC’s position as a well-informed and responsive emergency and humanitarian actor in West Nile and Uganda.
- Identify and foster professional and constructive relationships with government authorities, specifically the OPM, and other relevant actors and stakeholders throughout West Nile.
- Coordinate the attendance to technical forums by technical leads in West Nile.

- Support the Area Manager in the recruitment and daily management of all West Nile staff, ensuring positive and collaborative working relationships in line with DRC's Code of Conduct.
- Assess staff capacity and provide or recommend relevant training or coaching as needed in consultation with West Nile technical leads.
- In the absence of the Area Manager, assume responsibility for managing all day-to-day functions of the West Nile Regional office and staff, including coordination between sectors, ensuring compliance in financial procedures and budgeting, administration, human resources, logistics, procurement and security.
- Liaise and coordinate closely with DRC’s Kampala based senior management team on behalf of the Area manager as requested.
- Collaborate with the Area Manager, Field Office Team Leaders and Kampala based human resources team to ensure staff performance management processes are conducted on a regular basis.

Program Development and Reporting
- Support in the design of needs assessments to inform emergency and humanitarian program design as well as identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age and diversity.
- Ensure that projects and associated activities are implemented in accordance with agreed strategies, principles, implementation plans, and donor requirements.
- In collaboration with the Kampala-based M&E team, ensure the implementation of projects complies with quality standards and are monitored in accordance with pre-defined objectives and indicators.
- Work with the Area Manager, Head of Support Services and Technical Leads, to contribute to new project development, including both narratives and budgets, by coordinating and compiling inputs from other technical and support staff.
- Contribute to the strategic direction and strengthening of the West Nile program through active and ongoing participation in and contribution to strategic planning meetings and development of strategic documents, including through regular analysis of the context and humanitarian situation.
- Collaborate with field and sector staff to ensure the timely and quality delivery of all organizational and project reports, and staff contributions to organizational monitoring and evaluation requirements to ensure project quality, relevance and accountability to DRC's beneficiary populations.

Finance and Administration
- Support the Area Manager and Support Team in the development of budgets and spending plans.
- Support the Area Manager and Support Team to develop and maintain a budget overview of all projects and activities, and collaborate regularly with the Area Manager and HOSS to monitor spending and ensure the timely utilization of all grants.
- Ensure full compliance with DRC and donor financial guidelines and policies.

Procurement and Logistics
- Collaborate with the Area Manager and Logistics Team to develop and maintain procurement plans.
- Collaborate with the Area Manager to ensure logistics and procurement processes are in place and fully compliant with DRC and donor policies and standards.

Safety and Security
- Support the Area Manager in ensuring the responsibility for staff safety in the area of operation.
- Support the Area Manager in ensuring that all relevant information regarding safety, security and the context is collected, updated and shared in a regular and timely manner.
- In the Area Manager's absence, collaborate with the Kampala based Country Safety Coordinator, HOFA and Country Director to make decisions and manage security incidents at a local level.

Guided by the DRC Program Handbook, continuously monitor and suggest relevant accountability initiatives in the field and strengthen efforts to document the impact of DRC’s activities in West Nile.

All employees should master DRC’ five core competencies:
i. Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results in a fast paced environment
ii. Collaborating: You lead initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
iii. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while setting high standards
iv. Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively
v. Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

More especially we expect you to have:
- A post-graduate degree in international relations, business administration, management, human rights, social sciences or related field;
- 3 to 5 years’ experience in managing budgets exceeding 1m USD;
- 3 to 5 years’ experience in managing a large number of staff (in excess of 50 persons);
- 3 to 5 years’ experience in PCM;
- Knowledge and Working experience of various donors such as EC-ECHO, USAID, UNHCR, UNICEF, DANIDA, DFID;
- Previous experience with Non-Governmental Organization in similar/related position is an asset;
- Previous working experience in refugee response is an asset;
- Excellent command of English language.
- Good interpersonal, communication skills with proven experience in liaising with local authorities;
- Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines;
- A team player and the ability to work with limited supervision;
- Flexible, pro-active, and with the ability on follow through on tasks;


Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC.

Availability: 15th May 2018
Duty station: Arua with frequent travel to field locations,
Reporting: Reports to Area Manager based in Arua with direct support from HoP & Regional Emergency Coordinator
Contract: 1 year contract dependent on both funding and performance.

Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates (available at under Vacancies). This position is graded as A14 for qualified National staff the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and DRC may fill this position prior to the closing date.

Are you interested in becoming a Deputy Area Manager in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Apr 15, 2018

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