IFRC recruits 01 Programme Coordinator
Programme Coordinator – Uganda
Closing date (Geneva time zone):23-05-2019
Duty station status: N/A
Accompanied status: N/A
Category of Staff: Staff on Loan
Grade: To be determined
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The Secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is organized into four Business groups in Geneva and five Business Groups in the field, namely the Regional Offices for Africa, Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The Africa Regional Office is organized in Country Cluster Technical Support Teams (CCTST) covering the National Societies in Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, Southern Africa, West Coast, Sahel and Central Africa as well as Country Offices in Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Somalia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Central Africa. The Eastern Africa (EA) Cluster office supports 11 countries (Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Djibouti, Rwanda, Burundi, Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius and Seychelles) in the EAIOI region from Nairobi, Kenya. The IFRC Programme Coordinator is based in Kampala, Uganda, overseeing and facilitating the following three IFRC programs/emergency operations being implemented in Uganda with the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS): – Population Movement Emergency Appeal responding to the Congolese refugee crisis in Mid-Western region (Hoima district); – Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Program, (CP3) , in Bundibugyo, Kabala and Kamwenge districts. – Ebola Appeal, focusing on Ebola Preparedness activities in Uganda in the Western region of Uganda.
In close liaison with IFRC East Africa cluster, IFRC Africa region technical support and CP3 program team, the Programme Coordinator will work with URCS for timely and quality management and implementation of emergency operations and IFRC programmes as per agreed work plans and budgets, guaranteeing sharing of information including best practices and lessons learnt. The Programme Coordinator will support and supervise IFRC technical delegates linked to the IFRC programs/emergency operations and will collaborate and coordinate with Movement partners, as well as with humanitarian agencies, donors and governmental institutions, guaranteeing IFRC external representation.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the IFRC EAIOI Operations Coordinator and to the CP3 Regional Coordinator based in Nairobi;
Working closely with URCS Operations Managers for the EVD preparedness, CP3 and the Congolese refugees crisis as well as with, URCS Directors, Managers and Coordinators based in
Supporting URCS in developing workplans and financial plans in accordance with agreed priorities and funds available, as well as adherence to relevant IFRC/URCS standards and requirements;
Overseeing the timely, efficient and effective implementation of IFRC support to URCS in responding to influx of population from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), EVD preparedness activities, as well as the implementation and scale up of the CP3 program;
Ensuring close cooperation and coordination with Movement partners as well as humanitarian agencies, donors, and governmental institutions, guaranteeing IFRC external representation; .
The Programme Coordinator will be responsible for the following specific tasks:
Ensure planning, management and coordination of the Emergency Appeals as well as the CP3 program alongside URCS counterparts to achieve their timely and effective implementation;
Monitor and oversee operations/program implementation and budgets based on approved operations/program documents, log frames and action plans according to donor regulations and bilateral agreements;
Ensure the adherence to national and international emergency and post-emergency standards where applicable, in the implementation of activities by URCS staff and volunteers;
Ensure effective monitoring and reporting mechanisms as part of Emergency Appeals and the CP3 program in Uganda , strengthening URCS capacity in PMER; Ensure sharing of information through the elaboration of periodic reports and ad hoc papers analyzing lesson learnt and best practices, in order to create evidence based reports, develop case studies and realize advocacy initiatives.
Lead any revision of the Emergency Appeals on the base of context analysis and in line with URCS and IFRC strategies and priorities;
Provide technical support for the scale up of the CP3 program on the base of lessons learnt, context analysis and in line with URCS and IFRC strategies and priorities;
Collaborate with IFRC and URCS Finance departments to monitor expenditure against budget including specific pledge commitments for expenditure and reporting;
Collaborate with IFRC and URCS Supply Chain departments to ensure timely and correct implementation of procurement processes;
Ensure timely development and provision of appeals and pledges based narrative and financial reports to the IFRC EAIOI office, according to IFRC procedures.
Provide coaching, mentoring and capacity building support, as required, to the operations management and technical staff of Ugandan Red Cross Society.
Ensure the application of the strategic direction of operations and focusing on achievement of the planned objectives.
Maintain close reporting and communication lines with URCS, IFRC cluster office and Movement partners.
Support the URCS structures to cooperate, collaborate and consult with key partners including Government agencies, UN partners and NGOs, and Movement partners to ensure consistency, harmonization and to avoid and duplication of effort.
Support the URCS to manage the effective and proper use of assets, financial resources and facilities according to UCRC and IFRC standard procedures in order to comply with auditing requirements.
Manage the IFRC in country team, including finance delegate and operations manager, as well as any additional delegates or surge support who might be required to support the operations/program in the future;
Assure full compliance of operations with RC/RC principles, IFRC rules, regulations and policies and operational strategies of the HNS and relevant reference documents and policies (Sphere, Do No Harm).
Perform any other related duties or responsibilities that may be assigned by the Operations Coordinator.
Relevant University degree (WASH/ Public Health/ Civil Engineering /Disaster Management/International relations)
IMPACT course (or equivalent knowledge)
Demonstrable experience working as an Operations manager, preferably in a remote or isolated emergency context and/or in a refugee camp setting.
Five years’ experience working for a humanitarian aid or local organization on empowerment and community-driven capacity building.
Experience building and maintaining strong cooperative and professional relationships with local and international partners
Experience of project planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation
Experience of writing comprehensive narrative and financial reports
Experience of working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement
Knowledge, skills and languages
Technical background in WASH, Public Health or Protection
Knowledge of / experience with participatory methodologies/ volunteer management in emergencies
Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spread sheets, word-processing, e-mail)
Strong demonstrable skills and expertise in capacity building in emergencies
Good skills in training, facilitation and presentations
Excellent communications skills and ability to sensitively negotiate complex situations
Valid international driving license (manual gears)
Skills in mentoring and developing staff
Willing to spend 6 months in a difficult, remote environment with minimal access to a main town
Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
Competencies and values
Collaboration and Teamwork
Judgement and Decision Making
National Society and Customer Relations
Creativity and Innovation
Accountability, Professionalism, Integrity
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.