ACTED Base Manager Jobs in Uganda

ACTED Base Manager Jobs in Uganda

ACTED Uganda

  • ACTED in Uganda is committed to supporting the development of climate-sensitive livelihood activities, with a primary focus on agricultural activities throughout the Karamoja region and Northern Uganda.

  • ACTED Uganda’s actions aim to enhance resilience through climate sensing and community engagement and to support agricultural livelihoods.

    Identify Funding Opportunities

  • Identify new donors for diversifying ACTED donors’ portfolio including private companies and private foundations

  • Contribute to the identification of potential relevant international and/or local partners (private sector partners, national and international NGOs, think tanks, academia, etc.) to be included in proposals

  • Update on a monthly basis the Donor Follow Up (DFU) which documents latest negotiations and proposal possibilities with donor

  • Liaise with AMEU to contribute to the ToRs of assessments to be conducted for proposal development and ensure their input in the logframe development (in particular the formulation of SMART indicators);

  • Oversee the development of fundraising documents (Expression of Interests, concept notes, proposals) in line with ACTED country strategy and donor requirements and in close collaboration with ACTED HQ GMU (Grant Management Unit) and finance

  • Liaise with Area Coordinators, Project Managers and Technical Coordinators to ensure that proposals are relevant and technically sound

    Management and Internal Coordination

    Staff Management

  • Ensure that staff in the department understands and is able to perform its roles and responsibilities;

  • Manage a team of Project Development Officers, Interns and Assistants delineating their responsibilities and follow-up the work plans and day-to-day activities;

  • Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics;

  • Manage interpersonal conflicts between departmental staff members;

  • Undertake regular appraisals of staff and follow career management;

  • Identify the PDD training needs, discuss plans with the coordination and HR for both internal and external trainings, and implement them according to PDD strategic and operational priorities;

  • Coach, train, and mentor the PDD team with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the PDD team and providing professional development guidance.

    Internal Coordination and Communication

  • Facilitate interdepartmental communication and information sharing from the Base, to the Area, Capital, and even up to the regional and HQ offices by ensuring implementation of ACTED coordination mechanisms (WAM, MCM) and dissemination to relevant staff;

  • Ensure these meeting minutes are sent monthly to HQ;

  • Ensure regular and clear communication with ACTED HQ GMU and finance to keep it updated about latest development, so that GMU can best advice you ahead of a task.


  • Implement a filing system end ensure the proper filing of contractual project
    documents both in hard and soft copies;

  • Together with AMEU, set up a Resource Centre at the office regularly updated with appropriate and relevant external and internal resources.

    Project Implementation Follow-up

    Project Implementation Tracking

  • Support Project Managers in project implementation through trouble shooting and eliminating blocking points

  • Monitor output achievement, cash burn rates and ensure a time completion of projects through review of PMFs, BFUs and project reports

  • Ensure that relevant project information are up-to-date and available for reporting purposes

    Project Quality Control

  • Ensure the application of a practical field based M&E system/plan for each project

  • Conduct frequent field visits to project sites to assess activities and ensure efficient use of resources

  • Ensure beneficiary feedback mechanisms are in place

  • Support with the documentation of best practices and lessons learnt for projects implemented in the sub-area/base

    Partner Management

  • Identify potential local partners in the sub-area/base based on an assessment of complementarity and added value

  • Provide support to partners in project implementation and ensure timely and qualitative implementation of projects by partners in line with ACTED and donor requirements

    Security Management

  • Analyse the security context at base level and in close collaboration with the Area Security Manager contribute to defining, analysing and evaluating risks

  • Engage with relevant key stakeholders at base level to ensure access and support of interventions

  • Address security and safety risks by implementing standard operating procedures defined for the base

  • Ensure the offices and houses conform to recommended security, health and safety standards

  • Ensure all staff in the base adhere to security procedures

  • Ensure security incidents at base level are promptly reported to the area and capital

    Expected Skills and Qualifications

  • Postgraduate diploma in International Development and (or) relevant Master’s level degree (anthropology, development studies, humanitarian aid, sociology)

  • Strong writing abilities and analytical skills

  • Skills in political sciences or international relations

  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure

  • Previous experience in the humanitarian field, proposals development, and donor relations

  • Previous experience in team management

  • Previous experience abroad

    How to Apply

  • Please send your application to, under Ref BM/UGA

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