Programme Manager, Ultra-Poor Graduation NGO Jobs – BRAC International

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Organisation:BRAC International

Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:

BRAC International is one of the world’s largest Non-Governmental Development Organizations, working in a number of countries in Africa and Asia on poverty alleviation Programs, is registered in Uganda as BRAC Uganda. The organization implements integrated development approach combining Education, Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Adolescent Empowerment and Microfinance.

Job Summary:The Programme Manager, Ultra-Poor Graduation role involves overseeing all strategic and managerial aspects of the programme, under the supervision of Country Representative, BRAC Uganda and technical guidance from UPG Lead in BRAC International and Graduation technical assistance staff from BRAC’s Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative. The role includes direct management and coaching of BRAC Uganda implementation staff, in addition to managing key partnerships with HI and NUWODU to ensure their staff deliver activities on time and to budget. As well as direct implementation, there is a major focus on stakeholder coordination, advocacy and networking and donor liaison.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partnership coordination and management: Ensuring partnership protocols are established and followed and effective coordination mechanisms are in place
  • Disability inclusive adaptation: Oversee BRAC staff and partner staff to ensure effective coordination for technical expertise on disability inclusion in relation to the full programme cycle and workplan
  • Managing the implementation of disability-inclusive graduation programming in 4 districts: Including overseeing all aspects of implementation of the Graduation pillars (livelihoods, finance, social empowerment and social protection) and related interventions. This will include development of an operations manual, participant selection and trainings, asset package identification and delivery, life skills coaching, formation of savings groups, health care support and social integration.
  •  Supporting capacity and accountability of Ugandan development actors: Including supporting interventions related to national and district level stakeholder coordination, staff training, building the capacity of BRAC Uganda to support disability inclusion at organizational level, and supporting capacity building of NUWODU.
  • Ensuring a robust, inclusive MEL system is implemented: Including ensuring quality implementation of monitoring systems, the development and execution of Digital Data Gathering (DDG) process, and supporting program evaluation activities.
  • Stakeholder coordination, advocacy and networking and donor liaison: Support all external engagement activities including technical donor reviews, implementation partner and stakeholder meetings, engaging with government agencies, civil society organization and local Community Based Organizations (CBOs).
  • Managing consultants: Manage potential external technical consultants and partners to ensure high quality outputs.
  • Quality reporting: Ensure timely and accurate reporting on program activities and outcomes.
  •  Safeguarding:
  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in development studies, Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Business Administration and /or other relevant fields
  • A minimum of six years of job experience with four years of managerial experience in different development sectors working towards the improvement of livelihoods of ultra-poor and marginal people
  • Good technical skills in income generation, agriculture, food security, and livelihood development.
  • Broad grasp of socio-economic policy issues with respect to food security and livelihood development
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities, and take initiative to deal with difficulties encountered in daily work.
  • Ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically and work effectively within a team.
  • Ability to manage local staff in a mature, impartial and inclusive manner and address inequalities
  • Capacity to manage a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Strong financial/budget management skills.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Photoshop).
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application and updated CVs with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary via Email to The subject must be the name of the position applied for strictly.

NB: Only complete applications will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 10th October 2019


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