CARE International NGO Emergency Response Manager Jobs in Uganda

CARE International NGO Emergency Response Manager Jobs in Uganda

About 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.

Job Summary

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,
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.


  • Drawing from the objectives and agreed upon key activities in the project proposal(s),
    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
    Humanitarian Advisor.
  • Management & capacity building of humanitarian partners (20%) Key Tasks:

    Academic Qualifications
  • 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

    Resource Management
  • 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.

    Required Competencies
  • Planning
  • Proactive problem solving
  • Contributing to team success
  • Managing work
  • Building partnerships
  • Communicating with impact
  • Initiating action
  • Information monitoring
  • Adaptability
  • Stress tolerance
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • 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
    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

    Find jobs in Uganda. Jobs - Uganda jobs. Search our career portal & find the latest Ugandan job positions, career opportunities & jobs in Uganda.

    Jobs in Uganda - banking jobs, IT jobs, accounting jobs, NGO jobs, business administration, ICT, UN jobs, procurement jobs, education jobs, hospital jobs, human resources jobs, engineering, teaching jobs, and other careers in Uganda.

    Find your dream job from 1000s of vacancies in Uganda posted and updated daily - click here!

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Jobs in Uganda.

    Scholarship 2019/20

    Undergraduate Scholarships 2019/2020
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.