Uganda: Field Manager

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 22 Jan 2018

Field Manager (2 Positions)

Senior West Nile Field Coordinator

Bidibidi & Omugo

Supply Chain, HR, IT & Finance Assistants based in the field sites

Operations

1 year

Field Managers leads IRC’s response in the West Nile Field Sites and are responsible for supporting and coordinating timely and high-quality program implementation, with a specific focus in ensuring effective functionality of all support functions of the program.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Field Management

· Develop annual budgets and work plans for effective delivery of operations.

· Coordinate all operational functions in Bidibidi and Omugo for overall management of the operational support team.

· Supervise all operations staff at the field sites in performing their duties efficiently and in a timely manner.

· Monitor the achievement of staff Performance Management Agreements.

· Develop and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports in a timely manner.

2. HR and Staff Development

· Work with HR team to ensure organizational charts are established, recruitment carried out, and new staff properly oriented and trained once in place.

· Monitor ongoing capacity building of operations team (SC, HR, Admin, IT & Security) through support to direct supervisors in achieving staff performance management agreements and individual development plans.

· Provide appropriate support to the team through regular site visits and replacement of staff if needed.

· Support field staff in the implementation of personnel policies including coaching, performance evaluation, staff development, and disciplinary measures.

3. Safety and Security Management

· Monitor all staff in the field site, know and understand Bidibidi’s and Omugo’s security regulations.

· Document and address breaches of policy and disciplinary issues in coordination with the Security Manager.

· Monitor the Bidibidi and Omugo security situation, attend security meetings and inform the Deputy Director of Operations, Senior West Nile Coordinator, Security Manager, and SMT where appropriate, of developments through submission of accurate weekly and – where needed ad-hoc security and incident reports.

4. Representation and Coordination

· Represent the IRC with Local Government authorities (administrative, sectoral and security officials), non-state actors, beneficiaries, communities, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors at the field site level as well as raise IRC visibility around response planning and implementation.

· Coordinate IRC Bidibidi’s and Omugo’s activities with relevant officials and other humanitarian agencies.

· Develop regular reports to keep partners and stakeholders informed of IRC’s activities.

Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.

Note: – The role of the Field Manager cannot be limited to the specific duties and tasks detailed herein. The success of the IRC’s humanitarian mission is the highest priority and all issues which arise must be addressed accordingly. Therefore, S/he will be required to manage all unforeseen issues and circumstances and remain flexible to perform any other duties, as and when required.

Education

· Graduate degree in Development Studies, International Relations or similar.

· Good working knowledge of communications systems (satellite communications, VHF and HF radio) preferred.

· Good working knowledge of computer software: MS Word, Excel & email applications required; MS Access, Project & GIS

Experience

· A least 5 years’ experience of coordinating multi-sectorial humanitarian relief or development projects in Africa or similar context preferred.

· Knowledge of and experience of and experience in working with and coordinating with international and national partner organizations.

· Experience of working in complex emergency settings supporting construction of health facilities, staff housing as well as water and sanitation infrastructure in emergency or refugee settings.

· Experience managing a UNHCR, UNICEF, PEFPAR/CDC, USAID, ECHO, DFID, EU or OFDA funded project is an added advantage.

· Excellent written and oral communication skills.

· Excellent organization skills with demonstrated ability to manage large amounts of information and prioritize work.

· Good security management skills

Skills and Abilities

· Strong sense of personal integrity.

· Attention to detail.

· Ability to multi-task.

· Good interpersonal and communication skills.

· Team spirit and problem solving abilities.

· Willingness to live and productively work in insecure, unstable and/or harsh environments.

· Flexibility and adaptability.

· Desire to learn.

· Cultural sensitivity.

How to apply:

Send CV and cover letter clearly indicating the position applied for as the subject to: UA-IRCJobs@Rescue.org (The Human Resource and Administration department, International Rescue Committee) Deadline**: COB January 22, 2018**. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Whilst all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. IRC is an equal opportunity Employer. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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