Consortium Manager, Uganda



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Act Church of Sweden is coordinating a Mutual and Inter-related Resilience Programme (MIRP) through a consortium with three other international organizations, Action Against Hunger, Norwegian Refugee Council and the Lutheran World Federation. It is a nexus programme, a combination of humanitarian, development and peacebuilding approaches, over four years 2019-2023. The intervention is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation, Sida, and the overall objective of the Consortium is to enhance the economic self-reliance, psychosocial well-being and resilience of target communities - including both refugee and host communities - in Kikuube and Hoima Districts, in Western Uganda.

More information on Act Church of Sweden and its work: 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • manage, supervise and support staff in the Mutual Inter-related Resilience Programme (MIRP) consortium
  • ensure that the programme is implemented according to the donor agreement and requirements
  • develop and maintain relationships internally between consortium members and externally with relevant actors
  • within the consortium, communicate a clear vision for the work and ensure regular strategic reflection on effectiveness and relevance of ongoing programme
  • be responsible for cross-learning, downward accountability, monitoring, integration, research, capacity building of partners and stakeholders, external evaluations and for producing consolidated reports
  • in coordination with consortium members, ensure and enhance primary stakeholder ownership of the programme via community participation and consultations
  • in collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator organize meetings with consortium members to review and document progress, learnings, challenges, solutions and best practices
  • identify and respond to training needs of consortium staff
  • in collaboration with the Consortium Finance Manager compile the financial statements/reports of the programme and proposed budget amendments to the Steering Committee
  • explore the scope for further partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organisations for effective implementation and enhanced sustainability of activities and outcomes 

Essential requirements
Master’s level qualification (international development, public management or other related field). Background in community-driven development, resilience and/or work with displacement-affected communities. At least five years of experience of programme management positions including in a leading position. Experience in monitoring and evaluation of complex projects. Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication, negotiation and problem solving skills. Strong coordination skills. Experience in managing large grants from major international donors. Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with donors, INGOs and Government structures, and to represent the consortium at national or international level fora. Strong experience of financial management and donor compliance processes. Knowledge and expertise to significantly advance gender equality within partners programming and excellent written and spoken English language skills. The values of CoS are shared. Driving licence is necessary.

Desirable experience
Experience of working in, or, ideally managing, a consortium. Understanding of accountability in humanitarian/development programming; familiarity with the CHS. Knowledge of durable solutions, self-reliance, resilience. Cultural sensitivity and proven experience of working in Eastern Africa. Written and spoken Swedish is considered a merit.

Other information
The position is full time and for four years, the planned start is in February, 2020. Date for outward journey is dependent on when necessary permits have been obtained. Place of work is Kampala with regular travelling within Uganda and occationally to other destinations. Final candidate/s will be asked to undergo pre-employment test.

More detailed information is available from Head of the Africa unit Peter Karlsson Sjögren +46-(0)72-7107308 or Interim Manager Tore Samuelsson +46-(0)-70-5234461

The trade union representatives for the holder of this post are
Katarina Ottosson (Vision), Joakim Lindström (Jusek) and Kajsa Cedervall Westerman (KyrkA). All can be reached preferably by e-mail.

Please send your letter of application and CV by using the button "Ansök" here below at the latest December 08, 2019.

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Act Svenska kyrkan är Svenska kyrkans bistånds- och utvecklingsaktör. Genom effektivt katastrofarbete, långsiktigt utvecklingsarbete och globalt påverkansarbete arbetar vi tillsammans med partners över hela världen för att rädda liv, förändra liv och förändra världen. Act Svenska kyrkan har cirka 100 anställda i Uppsala och runt om i Sverige finns tusentals engagerade i församlingar och stift. Globalt, framförallt i Afrika, Asien, Latinamerika och Mellanöstern finns utsända medarbetare och långsiktiga partnerskap med lokala kyrkor, civilsamhällesorganisationer och gräsrotsrörelser. Detta ger oss en unik möjlighet att nå människor i utsatta situationer, människor som få andra når. Act Svenska kyrkans finansierar sin verksamhet främst genom gåvor och institutionella medel från SIDA och EU. 2019 var den totala omsättningen 512,7 miljoner kronor varav 200,7 miljoner kronor var gåvor.


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