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Project Manager (Bahia Project) NGO Jobs – Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)

Project Manager (Bahia Project) NGO Jobs – Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)




Job Title:    Project Manager

Organisation: Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)

Project Name: Bahia Project

Duty Station:  Arua, Uganda

Basic Salary: UGX 5,696,889 /=

Reports to: Operations Manager


About US:

Handicap International Federation (operating under the name Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.


About Bahia Project:

Bahia Project is an 11 months project implemented by HI in coordination with Plan International in Madi Okollo District (Imvepi and Rhino settlements). Its objective is to Promote public health and support the protection of vulnerable populations from contamination to Covid-19 as well as increased protection risks while restoring their dignity and capacity to meet their basic needs through:

  • Containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic through strengthened prevention and response capacities of communities, local and international actors.
  • Preserving the ability of the most vulnerable and affected people to meet the additional food consumption and other basic needs caused by the pandemic, through their productive activities and access to social safety nets and humanitarian assistance.
  • Vulnerable affected communities having equal access to essential services and the most vulnerable people putting in place mechanisms for protection and resilience in the face of distress and/or risk of violence and abuse.


Technical sectors of intervention cover: Public Health, MHPSS, WASH, Cash-based intervention and Community-based response.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Operations Manager and in direct coordination with Technical Unit, the Project Manager will;

Ensure operational implementation of the project (project cycle management) and technical supervision

  • Coordinate the implementation of the project following the different steps of the project cycle in close coordination with partners, national and local authorities;
  • Implement directly activities falling under PM responsibilities;
  • Support technically project implementation;
  • Ensure appropriate monthly, quarterly, half-year and yearly planning of the project activities;
  • Ensure project indicators follow and develop adapted tools to do so;
  • Carry out support and follow-up missions in the zones of intervention;
  • Identify implementation challenges and propose appropriate solutions / adjustments;
  • Develop and timely submit internal and external project reports respecting donors requirements and quality standards;
  • Pilot monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning processes related to the project;
  • Facilitate cooperation and synergies with other HI teams (mutual planning and resources sharing);
  • Ensure coordination between project team and technical unit through support requests and regular meetings according to the needs to ensure intervention quality;
  • Pilot external evaluations processes and ensure recommendations implementation.
  • Ensure proper coordination with partners and other external stakeholders
  • Regularly inform and exchange with national project lead on project level of implementation, challenges met and solutions propose
  • Ensure respect of partnership agreement with national project lead;
  • Represent the project towards external partners, local and national;
  • Represent HI in the different coordination platforms;
  • Contribute to partners’ capacity building according to identified needs and project activities.
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Ensure administrative and financial management of the project

  • Together with support services:
  • Endorse budget holder responsibilities;
  • Establish annual budgetary planning and monthly treasury forecasts;
  • Ensure proper and regular follow-up of project’s expenses, analyse discrepancies, anticipate evolutions and propose budgetary adjustments;
  • Ensure proper storage of project documentation;
  • Ensure respect of internal and donors financial procedures (eligibility and flexibility rules);
  • Support the financial manager in the development of financial reports;
  • Ensure respect of procurement and service provision procedures (logistics)

Manage and support project team

  • Ensure support and management of the project team ;
  • Ensure development and evaluation of the individual objectives of the project team;
  • Participate to the recruitment of the team members if needed, respecting HI human resources standards and procedures;
  • Contribute to staffs capacity building through skills and knowledge transfer;
  • Ensure appropriate flow and coordination of information between project team and other HI services;
  • Ensure development and follow-up of individual action plan
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Ensure proper external Representation and Coordination in his field of expertise Within time and means constraints, and in coordination with Operations Coordinator:

  • Support other project teams intervening in the PM fields of expertise on technical aspects (indicators development, training plans, proposal writing…)
  • Participate to needs assessments in appropriate fields of expertise;
  • Contribute to new project design and to programme strategic development reflexion

Respect of HI identity, rules and policies: In coordination with the Human resources manager and the Operations Manager

  • Know, understand, apply and respect HI code of conduct and ethics, HI mandate and values, HI rules and operating procedure, HI policies (child protection policy, policy and mechanism for the prevention of and fight against bribery, the protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy) and make sure they are known, understood, applied and respected by its team
  • Know, understand, apply and respect HI security rules and make sure they are known, understood and applied by her/his team


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Humanity & Inclusion Project Manager job placement must hold a master’s Degree in Public Health
  • A post graduate Diploma in Project Management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Humanities, medicine or a related field
  • At least three years of professional experience in an NGO at managerial position
  • At least two years of professional experience in project cycle management
  • At least two years of professional experience in Humanitarian Response related fields
  • At least two years of experience in the field of health services, inclusion or livelihood/cash-based intervention
  • Experience in consortia lead projects
  • Experience in the fields of inclusion / accessibility of services / services to persons with disabilities



  • Project cycle management and related tools and methodologies;
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation tools and systems;
  • Knowledge of the Health Sector in Uganda
  • Capacity building, training and coaching skills
  • Perfect fluency in English: written and spoken and strong writing skills;
  • Very familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet
  • SBCC tool development experience
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Personal Qualities:

  • Proven managerial skills
  • Proven representation experience;
  • Ability to work under high pressure;
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Good communication and networking skills
  • Strong interest in the fields related to HI mandate



Starting Date: As soon as possible

Length of contract: 11 months

Basic Salary: UGX 5,696,889 /=



  • Humanity and Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage females and persons with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization.
  • HI staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct.
  • HI operates and enforces policies on beneficiary protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption.
  • HI does not solicit funds in exchange for employment opportunities.


How to Apply:

If you feel you meet the requirements, please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter as One Document (DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES) to HR department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org indicating the position


Deadline: Friday 13th March 2021 by 5:00pm


NB: Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification. Due to the urgency of this recruitment, HI reserves the right to fill the position before the closing date


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