Program Manager Job at International Lifeline Fund (Lifeline) – Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Job Category: Management
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  18 May. 2021
Duty Station:  Uganda
Posted: 12-05-2021
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Program Manager

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

International Lifeline Fund (Lifeline)

Deadline of this Job:
18 May 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Uganda , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

International Lifeline Fund (Lifeline) is currently seeking a Program Manager (PM) to lead its Environment Program in the Lifeline country office based in Lira, Uganda. The PM will oversee the two main components of the Environment Program, which are the humanitarian/development program and the social enterprise cookstove activities.
The management of the Environment Program works in close collaboration with a range of partners, including community-based organizations, local governments, external consultants, and international agencies such as UN World Food Program, GIZ, etc.
The PM position will bring together the different program components (humanitarian and social enterprise projects) and will set out strategic priorities for the Environment Program. The role will offer the successful candidate a chance to work with high performing colleagues and the opportunity to make a significant impact with the organization and partner communities.

1.Program Management (+/- 50%)
• Organize program activities in accordance with the mission and goal of the organization
• Supervise and ensure the effective and efficient implementation of all program activities, review management systems and make appropriate improvements at field level
• Develop and manage program workplans to coordinate activities in alignment with program timelines and outputs/outcomes
• Ensure project goals and objectives are met per program requirements, including critical analysis of program activities and data
• Directly supervise project officers and lead implementation teams to foster a culture of mutual respect, enthusiasm, opportunity, and growth
• Support the hiring process of new program staff, per program needs and budget allocation
• Work closely together with the M&E team to ensure that data is captured correctly and the program activities are critically analyzed
• 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
• Building partnerships with new national, international or local partner organizations, assess and evaluate their activities
• Assist with proposal development and resource mobilization efforts
• Social Enterprise Management (+/- 50%)
• Directly supervise the key staff managing the cookstove activities
• Analyze the workings and ensure proper information flows between the Production and Marketing/Sales teams within the social enterprise
• Organize and lead weekly and monthly management meetings with Production and Marketing/Sales teams
• Prepare quarterly operating budgets and annual budget forecasts
• Maintain clear communications between the social enterprise activities and the logistics/procurement units, to ensure proper support

• Bachelors or master’s degree in the field of Energy, Environment, Business, Development Studies or related field is a plus
• At least five years of experience in program management, preferably in the field of environmental management and clean energy
• Familiarity with social enterprises and different business/financial models in emerging markets is a plus
• Strong ability to work at a strategic level and create a long-term vision
• Proven dedication to developing and executing work plans carefully and in a timely manner
• Excellent team management and coordination skills
• Exhibit cross-cultural sensitivity
• Excellent knowledge of data collection and management methods
• Strong commitment to create sustainable partnerships with private sector, government and communities
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint)
• Strong commitment to personal competence, discipline, and professionalism
• Ability to work under pressure, both independently and in a team

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure
Please provide the following documents:
1. Cover letter, clearly stating your motivation and your experience as related to the roles and responsibilities (in maximum 2 pages)
2. Resume
Complete applications can be submitted by:
• Email: [email protected] (with subject ‘Application Senior Program Manager – Environment’)
The deadline for submission i s 18 May 2021.
Only applications with both required documents will be considered. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. Any kind of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.