CARE International NGO Emergency Response Manager Jobs in Uganda
CARE International NGO Emergency Response Manager Jobs in UgandaAbout CARE International
CARE International has been active in Uganda since 1969 and working in the country
continuously since 1979, implementing a diverse portfolio of programs and projects ranging
from emergency services to economic development and civil society building.
Our current programming targets Women, Girls and youth as well as vulnerable groups such as the extreme poor, internally displaced people, children to provide assistance and opportunities for empowerment and sustainable development through addressing the underlying causes of poverty grounded on careful and thorough analysis of power relations between different groups in society and the local context in which they live and work.
Our programming is guided by our core values of transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Equality and excellence.
The Emergency Response Manager (ERM) is responsible for managing the Emergency Response
project(s) responding to the DRC refugee influx emergency response, in partnership with local
partners where relevant.
S/he seeks guidance from other Specialists on the team for other technical components, such as Protection, Gender Based Violence (GBV), Engaging Men and Boys (EMB, Role Model Men (RMM) shelter, livelihood, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).
The Emergency Response Manager may manage a number of initiatives depending on funding,Drawing from the objectives and agreed upon key activities in the project proposal(s),
and the number will vary over time. The ERM is responsible for managing all aspects of the
project(s), including Human Resource Management of staff assigned to particular project(s),
planning and timely quality implementation of the initiative(s) in line with approved proposal(s) and work plan(s), financial management of grant(s) in line with approved budget(s), overall compliance of project(s) in line with organizational and specific donor rules and regulations, management of assets assigned to the project(s), monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
develop implementation plan(s) and related budgets while ensuring synergies between the
different initiatives where applicable.
Ensure DIPs (Detailed Implementation Plans) are followed and closely monitored for each
initiative to ensure timely implementation of activities and within available resources, and
immediately report any problems or deviations from plans.
Ensure logistics for all training, capacity building, research and other events have been
prepared and organized in line with CARE’s & donors’ internal procedures and to create the
best possible environment and conditions for participants in these different events.
Responsible for monitoring the initiative(s)’ budget, reviewing monthly expenditure reports and ensuring budgets are used in accordance with CARE’s and the donors’ rules and regulations.
This involves planning and designing activities in ways that fit the available
budgets, reviewing monthly expenditure reports, working closely with finance to prepare
accurate and timely donor financial reports and ensuring allocation of expenses to the right
budget lines, preparing quarterly projection of needed funds, pipeline projections, etc.
Responsible for preparing procurement plans for all goods and services related to these
initiatives, according to approved budgets and activity plans and in line with both CARE and the donors’ procurement rules and policies.
Ongoing identification of staffing needs in managed initiative(s), recommends changes of
staffing structure as needed and develops / adapts job descriptions as needed
Direct supervision of staff assigned to initiatives under direct management, which includes development of annual performance objectives and proactive management of performance through day to day guidance and coaching, formal mid-term and annual performance reviews and support to staff to achieve their personal and professional development objectives.
Ensures synergy across the supervised initiatives as well as efficient use of resources across-initiatives and also with other initiatives under CARE’s Humanitarian Program;
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Reporting for
initiative(s) under direct management (20%)
Ensure initiative(s) under direct management have results based monitoring and
evaluation system in place with SMART indicators, with the engagement of local partners and the development of a learning system that not only generates quantitative data but allows for ongoing collection of participants views on the programs’ relevance and success.
Coordinate and manage the design of the base line, midterm review and end line and final evaluation
Facilitate and document regular project reviews with key partners and ensure
these reviews inform project implementation and are used to improve project quality.
Writes and support direct reports to write briefs, human interest stories and papers that
can be used for advocacy or information purposes.
Supports team members and partners to write reports on their sector of intervention and
coordinates process of consolidation of reports for internal purposes as well as donor reports,
as per guidelines of the donor;
It is critical to ensure reports are a true reflection of
implementation and reflect progress as well as challenges and lessons learnt.
Ensure learning products are developed in coordination with relevant colleagues.
All the above is in close collaboration with and technical support from the MEAL
Management & capacity building of humanitarian partners (20%) Key Tasks:
Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Rural Development, Agriculture or related field (though a Master’s degree is preferred)
Expert level knowledge and at least five years practical experience in humanitarian
programming in rural Uganda, preferably with refugee and / or displaced populations.
Experience in GBV and/or Protection Experience in the use of ICT in humanitarian programs required.
Experience with youth livelihood programs preferred.
Advanced knowledge and at least 5 years of proven practical project management experience (managing at least three different grants at once), including strong skills and
experience in M&E, report writing, participatory planning, financial management, Human
People manager with proven experience managing diverse teams and individuals’
performance for success.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Computer literate (email, word processing, spreadsheets,)
Personally committed to gender equality and women and girls’ empowerment with ability to
lead to organizational change processes that aim at making organizations more gender aware,
gender committed and gender competent.
Both a team player as well as able to work independently with minimum supervision.
Proactive problem solving
Contributing to team success
Communicating with impact
Committed to CARE’s GED Values.
How to Apply
Candidates who are interested in the above jobs should submit an updated CV and Application letter giving a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment email firstname.lastname@example.org
clearly indicating the job title in the email subject.
CVs will be received until the 22nd June
Please note that when you are successful for any of the above positions, CARE will need
certified copies of your academic documents. For any questions please call our office on
Care Is an Equal Opportunities, Gender Sensitive, Corruption, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Intolerant Employer
Please Note that CARE International in Uganda does not ask any applicant payment for
any recruitment process
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