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Area Manager - West Nile Region, Arua

Closing: Aug 11, 2022

3 days remaining

Published: Jul 29, 2022 (10 days ago)

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Essential

  • A Master’s Degree, preferably in Humanitarian Program Coordination, International Development, International Relations, Management/Social Sciences or relevant discipline
  • At least 10 years’ experience, preferably in any emergency response, including 5 years in management and/or supervisory role. Experience in providing support (logistical, operational, safety and security, administrative, finance etc.) and monitoring large-scale field operations is important.
  • Advanced knowledge on financial, administrative and human resources management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to delegate, manage time and prioritize tasks while coping with a broad range of programmatic and technical demands
  • Excellent people manager, mentor and coach
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities

Desirable

  • Proven strategic planner and team leader with sound technical knowledge of support systems
  • Proven ability to develop and lead a high performing team.
  • Strong problem solving and organisational skills in day to day and crisis situations
  • Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Experience of working collaboratively with local and national government, with NGO partners and a commitment to working through systems of children/community participation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and if you are able to speak Swahil its an asset
  • You have leadership and management skills in a complex international setting and you have training, coaching, capacity building experience and skills
  • Able to work in insecure environments and live in confined areas
  • Respectful of security rules
  • Dynamic and willing to take initiatives to complete assigned tasks and deal with difficulties encountered in daily work


Responsibilities

Essential

  • A Master’s Degree, preferably in Humanitarian Program Coordination, International Development, International Relations, Management/Social Sciences or relevant discipline
  • At least 10 years’ experience, preferably in any emergency response, including 5 years in management and/or supervisory role. Experience in providing support (logistical, operational, safety and security, administrative, finance etc.) and monitoring large-scale field operations is important.
  • Advanced knowledge on financial, administrative and human resources management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to delegate, manage time and prioritize tasks while coping with a broad range of programmatic and technical demands
  • Excellent people manager, mentor and coach
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities

Desirable

  • Proven strategic planner and team leader with sound technical knowledge of support systems
  • Proven ability to develop and lead a high performing team.
  • Strong problem solving and organisational skills in day to day and crisis situations
  • Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Experience of working collaboratively with local and national government, with NGO partners and a commitment to working through systems of children/community participation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and if you are able to speak Swahil its an asset
  • You have leadership and management skills in a complex international setting and you have training, coaching, capacity building experience and skills
  • Able to work in insecure environments and live in confined areas
  • Respectful of security rules
  • Dynamic and willing to take initiatives to complete assigned tasks and deal with difficulties encountered in daily work


Technical

Program Development

  • In close cooperation with the both OXFAM Humanitarian Manager and Head of Programme and their teams based in Kampala, maintain a broad overview of the humanitarian context in the region and contribute to the identification and development of new programme initiatives, including facilitating assessments and overseeing preparation of concept notes and proposals with a focus on the nexus between humanitarian, development/longer-term (post-emergency / development) and DRR  & peace interventions
  • Support the National Coordinators under the different thematic areas (Governance & Accountability, Women’s Rights and Gender Justice, Resilience Livelihoods) as well as under PQL and Communications in proactively identifying areas for collaboration and integrative programming between teams and sectors
  • Ensure that all OXFAM mainstreaming policies are incorporated into all programme planning and implementation
  • Ensure the submission of good quality and timely reports to Oxfam, donors and government

Humanitarian/Emergency response

  • Mobilise and lead Oxfam team in the region to respond to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity.
  • Ensure that the team is to ready to respond to emergencies when they strike, and ensure all staff actively participate in the response, and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.

Leadership, Representation and Advocacy

  • Represent OXFAM at different forums in the operational region and ensure a strong organisational profile with UN, NGO and Government stakeholders
  • Maintain Oxfam’s position as a key actor in the INGO community in West Nile region of Uganda and represent Oxfam to donors, authorities, civil society, existing coordination mechanism and other external actors in a close cooperation with country office and reflecting approved strategic documents
  • In a collaboration with the Humanitarian Influencing and LHL coordinator, identify and ensure opportunities so that the situation in West Nile continues to be discussed at relevant forums, through briefings with key stakeholders in the area, as well as support in development of LHL capacities and  advocacy briefing notes
  • Network, maintain communication and share experience with relevant organizations to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of project activities and promotion best practices.
  • Ensure strong communication with implementing partners across different thematic areas within the area/region in order to improve integrated multi sectoral programming
  • Establish and maintain cordial working relationship with partners, local and regional government bodies, NGOs and collaborating line departments

Program Management

Project Portfolio Management

  • Supervise the timely implementation of the entire program/project portfolio.
  • Organise and oversee regular project review meetings, particularly for multi sector projects
  • Ensure regular contact, frequent support and visits to areas/communities/districts of field implementation
  • Pro-actively monitor the operational context and contribute to the development of new programme initiatives and help seek funding for these
  • Ensure timely internal and donor reporting as per agreed schedules
  • Provide support to MEAL, Communications and other cross-cutting undertakings for the programme in the region

Team and People Management

  • Ensure positive staff management, including supporting recruitments, proactive staff capacity building and ensuring performance reviews are conducted
  • Maintain a positive, collaborative and enabling work environment·
  • Reinforce the matrix management structure and assist in ensuring strong communication and working relationships between field based staff and Head office matrix managers
  • Overall management responsibility for the  technical and support team in operational areas
  • Carry out performance management and development reviews of direct reports, setting objectives and ensuring they are regularly reviewed
  • Ensure that the performance review process is effectively carried out for all team members
  • Coordinate with HR at Head Officer and the PD to ensure capacity building and development of staff.
  • Hold regular (at least once a month) team meetings to discuss issues and ensure strong communication both upward and downward

Support Services Management

  • Ensure that all OXFAM policies and procedures are in place and are adhered to (admin/finance, HR, procurement and logistics)
  • Ensure compliance with OXFAM Safeguarding, Anti Fraud, Speak Up Policy and Code of Conduct
  • Ensure timely and accurate financial forecasting and reporting as overall responsible for all area program budgets
  • Develop, plan and monitor the budget and activities of the programme, ensuring that individual projects are kept within budget and that any expenditure that is off track is reported and addressed immediately.
  • Review monthly management accounts and ensure budgets are utilized as per plan and following standard financial procedures
  • Ensure that all finance policies and procedures are followed within the Programme Area
  • Ensure that teams prepare procurement plans and that they are implemented in a timely manner by logistics staff
  • Ensure that all logistics policies and procedures are followed including procurement ,transport, asset management and warehousing
  • As a Security Focal Person of the organization in the Area, regularly monitor the security situation, hold security meetings with the security focal group and report any security threats or incidents to Kampala head office immediately
  • In close coordination with the Country Security Focal Person and the Country Director, ensure implementation of appropriate safety and security procedures


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