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Program Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Job Description

We are looking for a Program Manager to be responsible for organizing programs and activities for our organization. The office holder will be tasked with developing programs to support the organization's strategic direction, as well as creating and managing long term goals. She/he will also be in charge of developing budgets and operating plans for programs and writing program funding proposals to multiple partners.

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to have prior experience in both program management and team management with CSO settings. A Master's degree is required.

Program Manager Responsibilities

  • Organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Developing new programs and resource mobilization to support the strategic direction of the organization Creating and managing long-term goals.
  • In consultation with the Accountant oversee the development of an institutional budget and operating plan for the different programmatic areas of capacity building, protection and emergency support, advocacy and networking.
  • Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement in the different programmatic areas.
  •  Writing program funding proposals to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services to the organisations clientele-Human rights Defenders at risk or under threat.
  • Managing a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities.
  • Ensuring goals are met in areas including customer satisfaction, safety, and quality and team member performance.
  •  Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  •  Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Analyzing program risks and come up with mitigating factors.
  • Working on strategy and supervising with the entire programme team team.

Program Manager Requirements

  • Master degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Human Rights, Project management or related field.
  • Proven experience in program management in the context of civil society sector   in Uganda.
  • Proven stakeholder management skills.
  • Proven experience managing a team.
  • Experience using computers for a variety of tasks.
  •  Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • A clear understanding of project management.

Address your application letter and any supporting documents to:

The Executive Director,

National Coalition for Human Rights Defenders Uganda

Plot 148 Ssemawata road, Ntinda-Kampala

Email: [email protected]