Montrose Programme Manager Jobs in Uganda

Montrose Programme Manager Jobs in Uganda

The Programme Manager will

  • Support the successful delivery of Montrose global programmes.

  • Represent Montrose, support the company’s delivery of high-quality international development programmes and nurture the growth of the company’s portfolio within the sector.

  • Will champion the Montrose Vision, Mission and Values, have a willingness to learn, great attention to detail, communicate well with all stakeholders and be responsive and eager to grow with the company, demonstrating flexibility, creativity and initiative.

    Purpose of the Position: To support the successful delivery of Montrose global programmes.

    Grade Level: 4

    Direct Reports: Programme Officer(s)


    This position will ideally be based in the Montrose Uganda office, however we would consider the option of being located in Ghana or Sierra Leone or another location that fits with our programme priorities as long as the person has the right to live and work in that country.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Support the successful development and delivery of Montrose global programmes.

    This includes:

    A. Technical Areas Specific to the Role

    To be actively involved in direct project management of specific projects and day-to-day implementation of contracts as well as supporting the ongoing development of existing and new business and co-ordinating with the business development and communication teams.

    Programme Management

  • Liaising with clients on contractual negotiation and agreeing project workplans and delivery schedules/deadlines

  • Ensuring project contract compliance to contracts and working within client expectations and standards with following Montrose systems and processes to ensure Montrose maintains their ISO accreditation.

  • With the support of the programme officer, review risks and create and update project risk assessments

  • Oversee, coordinate and monitor implementation of project using tools

  • Oversight and quality assurance of work plans, ensuring they are up-to-date, comprehensive and logical.

  • Support the development of project strategy, direction and theory of change.

  • Identify gaps and potential issues in project delivery and propose solutions and/or improvements.

  • Review of Terms of References (ToRs) developed by Programme Officer ensuring the consultant level of effort is aligned with the client contract and the project workplan and fits within the budget and submit for approval

  • Developing ToRs

  • Day-to-day management of consultants, ensuring compliance with Montrose and client deliverables and expectations.

  • Co-ordination with Progamme Officers and co-ordinators to implement travel and other logistical arrangements and procedures

  • Ensuring deliverables are of high quality and on time

  • Undertake research on technical components of existing or new contracts where appropriate.

  • Coordinating writing of reports, proofreading and editing

  • Managing procurement of equipment and supplies

    Programme Finance Management

  • Supporting the programme officers to collect and process external timesheets and invoices on a monthly basis and within agreed timeframes,

  • Submission of own timesheets for appropriate projects by the 5th day of each month.

  • Monthly review of budgets against expenditure

  • Liaise with the Finance team to ensure timely payments and procedures for advance requests and liquidations are followed.

    Business Development

  • Lead on early research and information gathering and co-ordinate with the business develop team to maintain records and support proposal development.

  • Provide weekly updates on information gathered on new and existing projects

  • Participate in business development discussions and meetings for the development of proposals and bid submission.

  • Review ToRs/ITTs for new projects provide constructive feedback and design suggestions for the proposal development and bid response.

  • Liaise with HR to provide information on appropriate experts for different thematic bids.


  • Regularly sharing stories and information on existing projects that can be turned into content by the communication team.

  • Maximising opportunities for content collection including stories, quotes and images during in-country and project visits

  • Sharing Montrose communication and news with stakeholders and wider audiences

    B. Grade-Level Roles and Responsibilities

    1. Research

  • Lead technical planning relating to projects and proposals

  • Understand the key technical areas of the project delivery

  • QA and review project reports and proposal inputs

  • Lead technical research, for instance during proposal development, project delivery
    or project audits

  • Oversee data collection and carry out analysis, drawing conclusions from the findings

    2. Finance

  • Draft, manage, review and update budgets

  • Ensure financial accountability for all expenditure

  • Complete monthly reviews of expenditure against pre-approved budget

  • Take responsibility for justifying and reporting on changes to budget expenditure,

  • Review cashflow

  • Take the lead in cost saving and ensuring Value for Money (VfM)

  • Approve financial spend up to pre-agreed delegated authority

  • Demonstrate a more complex understanding of cost savings, overheads, company profit

    3. Consultant Management

  • Interview consultants and potential employees

  • Set ToR expectations and reviewing ToRs

  • Negotiate rates with consultants under supervision

  • Ensure no consultant or employee works off contract

  • Train consultants on internal policies and company expectations

  • Manage consultants’ deliverables and timelines

  • Enforce quality standards for consultants’ work

  • Ensure two-way feedback is used

  • Work with consultants to identify follow on work

  • Anticipate and judge when and how to flag consultant management problems to higher levels

    4. Key Documents

  • Write and quality assure relevant sections of project reports (narrative and/or financial) and proposals

  • Manage, review and approve workplans

    5. Risk Management

  • Advanced understanding of risk management

  • Research, review, quality assure and manage risk registers for projects and/or offices

  • Anticipate and flag changes to risk in good time

  • Manage personal risk

  • Conduct training on risk management for lower grade employees, consultants and partners

  • Lead and oversee duty of care of consultants, partners and lower grade employees

    6. Administration

  • Demonstrate compliance with all policies and take the lead to ensure all lower-grade employees are trained

  • Ensure all consultant management processes are followed

    7. Strategy and Leadership

  • Lead the delivery of projects and proposals, coordinating inputs and ensuring efficient, quality delivery

  • Support the implementation and review of department strategies

  • Mentor and support Grade 2 staff to anticipate and avoid potential issues with delivery

    8. Representation

  • Draft, update and implement stakeholder management plans for projects, proposals

  • Represent Montrose with partners

  • Ensure good preparation and clarity on meeting objectives and strategies

  • Understand and be in a position to talk clearly about any project or proposal managed

  • Have a fair understanding of all Montrose projects

    9. Internal HR

  • Demonstrate peer support

  • Line manage Grade 2 employees

  • Identify potential gaps in the team and make suggestions for improvement

  • Set, review and meet personal KPIs

  • Identify and undertake Continuous Professional Development opportunities

  • Show understanding of and potential for internal career progression

    10. Company Culture

  • Promote the Montrose work ethic and values
  • Be professional at all times

    Personal Specification

    1. Essential

  • Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant field

  • A minimum of 5 years Programme Management experience working in the development sector

  • A passion for doing development work better

  • Exceptional drive, and a willingness to work hard to deliver high quality outcomes

  • Strong time management, organisational and communication skills, and attention to detail

  • Ability to work well within a team

  • Excellent written and spoken English

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Willingness to learn and adapt with the growing Montrose Programme Team

  • Ambition, drive and determination to succeed

  • Microsoft Office proficiency

  • Ability and willingness to travel to other countries in Africa and Asia

    2. Desirable

  • Knowledge of French, Spanish or another African or Asian language

  • Knowledge of the research, monitoring and evaluation, enterprise, environment, education and health sectors

  • Specialism in one of our core thematic areas

    How to Apply

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    Montrose Programme Manager Jobs in Uganda

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