Humanitarian Response Coordinator – Uganda

Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989. FH is currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa with support offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, United States of America and Japan. FH’s primary goal is to end all forms of poverty World-wide. FH promotes practice of performance, accountability, and risk management in line with FH’s “Transforming Field Experience(TFE)” re-imagination initiative. In Uganda, FH is operational in the Districts of Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat Districts implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in Kampala.

FH Culture:

All we do, and how we do it, seeks to promote God’s beauty, goodness, and truth in a broken world. As such, we are defined by our ability to make people’s lives measurably better; our ability to deliver impact is the measure of our collective success. For we know that we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has already prepared in advance for us to do. At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of values called Heartbeat Values.

FH/Uganda is actively seeking for qualified candidates committed to its Heartbeat and Corporate Strategy to fill the career openings below on a rolling basis;

Position Type: Full Time National Staff Location: Mbale Reports to: Program Director Contract Length: 6 months (Fixed) Start Date: October, 2022

Job Summary

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Program Director, the Humanitarian Response Coordinator (HRC) will plan, organize, coordinate and lead upcoming humanitarian emergency responses as well as nexus programs for FH Uganda. Will explore possibilities of new opportunities in relief and humanitarian affairs to assist communities in need and better position FHU in the humanitarian sector in Uganda. The HRC will ensure timely, accurate and effective delivery of humanitarian interventions and ensure the projects stay on time, scope, and budget, promote practice of performance, accountability, and risk management in line with in line with FH’s “Transforming Field Experience(TFE)” re-imagination initiative. Co-lead technical design of Emergency relief and humanitarian projects with support from the technical program specialists in line with FH’s program design guidelines and core humanitarian standards.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Key Result #1: Relief & Humanitarian Affairs (RHA) strategy development and implementation,

  • Lead the design and roll-out of RHA program strategy, Annual operation plans, and Budgets in Collaboration with other departments.
  • With the direction of the program director and in close collaboration with the Country office MEAL Coordinator develop mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian and Nexus programs with an emphasis on accountability to affected populations and using digital data gathering as a preferred option where appropriate;
  • Ensure alignment of RHA strategy with FH’s global corporate strategy to support the development and implementation of FHU’s Resource Mobilization Plan.

Key Result #2: Strategic partnerships development for business acquisition and growth,

  • Attract significant resources toward annual team fundraising targets, including by working with fundraising staff to identify new opportunities for Relief and Humanitarian programming and by recovering costs for technical assistance to donor-funded projects.
  • Contribute to organizational efforts to raise awareness about FH work in Relief and Humanitarian affairs
  • Prepares Emergency response proposals and pipelines concepts in coordination with relevant staff at the AP, national, regional, and Global support Centre and contribute to the development of any other project proposals as may be assigned by the supervisor

Key Result #3: Networking and External Engagement with technical working groups, donors, potential partners

  • Assist the Program Director with representation to the government at the national level, helping to ensure constructive working relationships are maintained to allow expansion and growth of FH Uganda transformation development in Uganda. In conjunction with the Programs and Business development and other staff, represent FH Uganda at the national level to Donors, Technical working groups, other NGOs, and visitors ensuring coordination and attendance at relevant interagency technical, and security coordination networks as necessary to promote the excellent relationship.
  • Establishes, coordinates, and maintains relationships with different RHA stakeholders at the international and national level.

Key Result #4: Leadership, culture and talent development

  • Assist with development and review of the Job description and recruitments of Humanitarian staff, in coordination with FH Uganda human resources and senior management, and headquarters’ technical units.
  • Provides technical training and support to all humanitarian response staff to promote relief and humanitarian activities in the community for their adoption and practice.
  • Conduct TOTs on RHA Modules to FH Staff at the AP level and provide Backstopping to ensure standards and best practices are adhered to.

Education & Experience

  • Typically, 5+ years project and management experience in implementing emergency relief aid measures of agencies, linking emergency with long term development as well as Nexus building actions,
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing actions funded by ECHO, OCHA, USAID, UN agencies and other relevant humanitarian donors,
  • Knowledge and understanding of Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods, Education and WASH programming in emergencies, humanitarian response, complex emergencies, conflict resolution and international humanitarian law/standards,
  • Experience of implementing gender sensitive humanitarian interventions and mainstreaming protection in humanitarian interventions,
  • Experience in logistics, Coordination, cooperation, teamwork and organizational skills, even under difficult conditions
  • Non-profit ministry experience is a plus. Program leadership experience that includes risk and compliance management, financial, and opportunity development
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in disaster response and management, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, development studies, social work, Food science and nutrition
  • Post graduate qualification in disaster response, project management, Natural resource management, development studies, social work is an added advantage.


  • Proficiency in spoken and written English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals is satisfactory. Ability to speak local language of the area is an added advantage.

How to apply

NOTE: *Complete Job Descriptions are available by contacting or Employment with FH offers an attractive package which includes; a good salary commensurate to one’s role, a good medical insurance package for staff and dependents, provident fund, GPA and provision for other statutory requirements. FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies in one pdf file not more than 25MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to: The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda Email: not later than Friday 9th September, 2022 at 4:30pm. Consider your application unsuccessful if you don’t hear from us by 30th September, 2022

Safeguarding & Protection Clause:

FH strives to provide an environment free from Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat, Anti -Fraud, Safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Food for the Hungry Safeguarding, Anti-Fraud & HR policy. In line with this we will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Disclaimer: It has come to our attention that several agencies or persons, are claiming to be acting on Food for the Hungry’s (FH)behalf in recruiting or facilitating the recruitment of personnel. FH does not outsource its recruitment process to any organization or agency which, through website postings, mass e-mail messages or otherwise claims to be doing recruitment on its behalf. FH does not solicit money for any part of its recruitment processes including short-listing, interviews, background, and/or medical check-ups. FH will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondence or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity.

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