Food for the Hungry Program Area Manager Jobs in Uganda

Food for the Hungry Program Area Manager Jobs in Uganda

Position in the Organization

The Program Area Manager reports hierarchically to the Regional Program Manager.

He / She is responsible for;

  • Supervises the Cluster Project Coordinator (s) and Finance & Admin Officer
  • Actively participate in the resource mobilization for programs and Cluster-based development, continuity and sustainability
  • Oversight of Cluster based Knowledge Management platform that responds to internal and external information needs
  • Implementation of the Cluster capacity development strategy plan to maximize the use of resources and address capacity gaps in collaboration with the Regional Program Manager and Support Office
  • Development and nurturing of strategic partnerships and networks in line with regional priorities in support of effective program delivery

    Job Summary

  • The Program Area Manager comprehensively manages and coordinates the (technical - human, administrative and financial) development, design, planning, implementation and evaluation of the FH Uganda project in a particular Cluster while mentoring field staff at all stages to ensure successful implementation of the project.
  • In all activities, s/he fosters collaboration within the Cluster with Support Office, Local government and partners by ensuring the delivery of relevant and quality administrative, policy and programming support.

    Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

    Key Result #1:

  • Effective oversight & coordination of planning, implementation and monitoring of the Cluster program

    Key Result #2:

  • Ensuring that project beneficiaries are properly identified/ selected, organized into producer groups and trained/ supported with required farm inputs.

    Key Result #3:

  • Liaison with Donor, Local Government Agencies, local NGOs and Religious Organizations

    Key Result #4:

  • Program Administration/Finance

    Key Result #5:

  • Human Capital (Personnel Management)

    Key Result #6:

  • Asset management and Stewardship

    Key Result #7:

  • Coordination, Monitoring, and reporting of project activities

    Key Result#8:

  • Safety and compliance


  • University degree in Social works and social Administration, Agriculture, Project Planning &Management, Business Administration or other related disciplines in humanities. A master’s Degree is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ proven experience in a managerial position, delivering agriculture focused programs to improve livelihoods in Uganda, preferably in refugee settings.
  • Experience with commonly used tools for market analysis and program design such as sub-sector analysis, gross margin analysis and business planning.
  • Understand, respect and practice the set of organization’s shared vision, mission and values, including mutual respect, equity and justice; honesty and transparency; solidarity with the poor and marginalized people, sensitivity to gender and ethnic minority issues, courage of conviction; happiness; humility and Christianity
  • High level integrity and initiative taking and positive
    attitude towards learning and sharing.
  • Working knowledge of budget management
  • Valid riding license and ability to ride motorcycle.
  • Ability to establish strong relationships with the local leaders, community and government representatives will be vital.
  • Must have team building skills, personnel management and supervision skills.

    How to Apply:

  • Women are highly encouraged to apply for these positions. *Complete Job Descriptions are available by contacting
  • FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting only electronic copies of not more than 2MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to:

  • The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda
  • Email: not later than October 31st, 2018 at 4:30pm.
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from FH by 10th November, 2018.*** FHU has policies including a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign.

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