International Lifeline Fund Senior Program and Operations Manager – Environment Jobs in Uganda
International Lifeline Fund Senior Program and Operations Manager – Environment Jobs in Uganda OpportunityLifeline is seeking a dynamic Senior Program and Operations Manager for a unique opportunity to oversee the humanitarian and social enterprise activities of its Environment Program.
To meet the energy needs of the +1.3 million refugees and surrounding host communities in Uganda, the SPOME will manage programs in partnership with international agencies, such as the UN World Food Programme, and other local partners, including community-based organizations and district government officials.
To balance the needs of the most vulnerable with the growing East African market for efficient energy products, the SPOME will lead Lifeline’s stove manufacturing facility in Lira, producing some of the highest value and most affordable efficient cookstoves on the market. '
With over 60,000 stoves manufactured and distributed last year, Lifeline Stoves is one of the largest manufacturing enterprises for efficient cookstoves in Uganda.
The SPOME will assist in designing humanitarian projects, assist in developing proposals, formulate budgets, analyze data, produce reports, attend relevant meetings, coordinate with various stakeholders and cultivate partnerships. '
He/She will be accountable for monitoring, evaluating and documenting learnings of the project deliverables.
He/She will be instrumental in the seamless operation of Lifeline’s fuel-efficient cookstove production facility to meet the goals and objectives of its social enterprise activity.
He/She will also work alongside/delegate authority to key supervisors to oversee operations for uninterrupted and efficient production processes.
Program management responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Country Director and the Global Program Manager, the SPOME will undertake the following responsibilities:
Organize programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization
Develop and manage program work plans to coordinate activities in alignment with program timelines and outputs/outcomes
Lead implementation teams and foster a culture of mutual respect, enthusiasm, opportunity, and growth
Ensure project goals and objectives are met per program requirements, including critical analysis of program activities and data
Review, edit, and submit weekly and monthly program reports (narrative and financial) to Country Director and Global Program Manager
Participate in regular development and leadership team meetings at Country and Global levels
Assist with proposal development and partner liaising as needed
Manage hiring of new program officers, per program needs and budget allocation
Cookstove operations management
Manage the operations of cookstove production in Lira
Prepare, analyze and issue production and performance reports
Create and enforce quality control standards procedures in terms of production and operations
Prepare annual forecast and quarterly operating budgets and monthly reports in coordination with the Country Director
Maintain a safe work environment and ensure compliance needs are met
Analyze factory production data and devising improvement strategies
Develop and implement a preventative maintenance program
Track expenses and actively analyze cost saving methods
Maintaining clear communications with logistics team to ensure proper logistical support for the factory
Work very closely with Lifeline Production team, CD, Global Deputy Director, and relevant external consultants in strategic program improvements and develop tools, which optimize production and operations
Work closely with CD regarding all procurement, contract agreements with vendors and suppliers and respecting all Lifeline and donor financial policies and protocols for transactions related to stove production
Preferred experience and characteristics
Proven experience in program management and operations
Experience with community & government engagement/training
Familiarity with different business/financial models in emerging markets
Working knowledge of different household and institutional energy technologies and their cost vs. benefits
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or related field preferred
5+ years’ program management experience
Able to lead root cause analysis investigations
Excellent communication skills
Familiarity with AutoCAD is a plus & proficient in MS office preferably with advanced Excel knowledge
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; International Lifeline Fund Senior Program and Operations Manager – Environment Jobs in Uganda
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