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ERD Manager

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Project, program management
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The IRC will be implementing a forthcoming one-year $200,000 LDS Integrated Agriculture and Livelihoods project aiming to sustainably enhance the resilience of vulnerable households by increasing economic opportunities for poor households, improving nutrition with a focus on women and children, and strengthening community water and environmental management. It is anticipated that the broad objectives for increasing economic opportunities for poor households under LDS will include.

Job Summary:
The ERD Manager will provide operational and technical support for the delivery of an integrated technical approach across the project implementation sub-region. He/she will work closely with and supervise other project staff for other technical areas, including agricultural enhancement, community and local water governance, gender equality and youth engagement, market systems development, strengthen community- to-community linkages and community-to-local governance systems to empower communities in steering their own development and growth.

How to apply
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and filled application form, download here (, clearly indicating “Position Title” as the subject.


  1. Responsible for implementation of project activities related to livelihoods and economic development throughout the district.
  2. Ensure close adherence to the budget and ensure all expenditure are well aligned to project activities.
  3. Prepare regular and up-to-date project work plan, spending plan and procurement plan and share with the ERD Technical Coordinator from time to time.
  4. Regularly monitor the Budget Vs Actual (BvA) and ensure compliance with commitments to the project donor’s set conditions and standards.
  5. Directly manage implementation of project activities in the allocated sub-region and supervise the sub-regional livelihoods project team.
  6. Identify and develop partnerships with relevant private sector, local youth-focused initiatives and other community-led initiatives in allocated sub-region to support the roll out and delivery of economic development component of the project.
  7. Develop, manage and keep track of relevant program activity work plans and training implementation schedules to ensure timely delivery of services by project staff and community partners, and achievement of objectives.
  8. Supervise ERD Officer(s) and give technical guidance on all project implementation activities.
  9. Work with sub-regional M&E staff to monitor project progress and achievement of sub-results, assuring that feedback and learning are accurately captured and integrated into the project management cycle.
  10. Maintain productive working relationships with project partners, beneficiaries and key counterparts.
  11. Work closely with the IRC Economic Recovery and Development Coordinator, Technical Advisors, Karamoja Field Coordinator and remain up to date on best practices and developments in targeted economic development, entrepreneurship, business skills and financial services in order to ensure program quality and impact
  12. Lead the preparation and submission of all project-related reports and ensure this is done in a timely manner.
  13. 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.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Project management; Budgeting, financial planning; Stakeholder communication; Reporting; Partnerships; Project preparation and planning; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.

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