PRM Consortium Manager, West Nile and Northern Regions
International Rescue Committee
Job Title: PRM Consortium Manager, West Nile and Northern Regions
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Bidibidi, Uganda
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing, education, and power. Given the disparity faced by women and girls, IRC seeks to narrow gender inequalities and ensure social inclusion of all vulnerable groups in broader policies, processes and actions affecting their lives.
Currently, the IRC in Uganda has presence across five sub-regions and six refugee settlements, implementing programming in the sectors of health, protection and rule of law (PRoL), women’s protection and empowerment (WPE), economic recovery and development (ERD), and education. IRC Uganda also implements cross-cutting programming focused on systems strengthening and accountability to affected persons.
The IRC is leading a multi-sector / multi-location consortium with three other partners (including international and national partners) to support refugees and vulnerable host communities in West Nile and Acholi sub-regions. The project is funded by BPRM and aims to empower refugees and surrounding host community members to contribute to their own recovery and resilience through improved access to protection, GBV, child protection and livelihoods.
The Consortium Manager will be responsible for the overall coordination and management of the BPRM project and serve as the consortium focal point. The consortium manager will lead a steering committee that will meet regularly to ensure proper coordination and synergy with non-consortium members in each location to avoid duplication. S/he will play the partnership oversight and management role in coordination with the Partnership Coordinator.
The Consortium Manager will ensure quality program implementation, including providing strategic guidance to consortium staff and overseeing budget management, performance management, M&E, partnership management, and relationships with stakeholders including government authorities, humanitarian working groups, and project partners, (TPO, Uganda Law Society, & World Vision). S/he will be responsible for maintaining regular contact with all consortium partners and the donor.
S/he will report to the Senior Field Coordinator based in Yumbe and will receive technical guidance from in-country Coordinators of; Protection and Rule of Law, Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE), Economic Recovery and Development, and Partnership, and Grants Unit.
- Develop and lead a well-functioning consortium, built around collaborative leadership and decision making, capitalizing on the expertise and capacities of all partners.
- Take the lead in project planning and coordination to ensure timely and quality implementation of all program activities
- Provide strategic guidance in unifying approaches between programs and consortium members in different sector and geographical areas
- Organize periodic meetings in order to discuss program progress; record and follow up on the execution of agreed action points
- Provide managerial direction and guidance in line with the program’s expected outcomes
- Oversee key project planning deliverables using results based management approaches and tools
- With the support of the Technical Coordinators and DDP, develop specific strategies for cross-cutting themes (capacity building, gender equality, environmental sustainability) for the program
- Maintain open and effective communication amongst the consortium and project team members
- Oversee day-to-day coordination and delivery of project activities in conjunction with staff and partners
- Oversee that program activities are conducted in a timely and professional manner in line with the program work-plan and in full coordination with national and local authorities as well as other partners.
- Coordinate with local authorities to facilitate the participation of local communities in the planning and implementation of activities and undertake periodic reviews of program activities to assess effectiveness, efficiency, achievement of results and compliance with procedures.
- Represent the consortium and the IRC to BPRM and other external stakeholders, effectively communicating challenges, successes, and contextual changes throughout the course of the project.
- Compile portions of program narrative and financial progress reports in coordination with the grants unit and finance to share with the donor.
- Ensure all partners update and share project tools (work, procurement, staffing, spending and MEAL plans) on quarterly basis.
Financial & Office Management
- In conjunction with the grants and finance team, develop and monitor the project budget and ensure regular reporting to the donor.
- In conjunction with the finance team, review partners’ financial reports, BvAs, spending plans and budget revisions.
Human Resources Management
- Work with the technical and field office leads to provide adequate HR oversight to the project team and consultants as maybe relevant.
Other: Any other duties assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Position Reports to: Senior Field Coordinator
Other internal and/or external contacts: grants unit; partnership, finance, technical, M&E, HR and supply chain departments.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Deadline for receiving applications is July 21st,2021
Your leadership, interpersonal and negotiation skills should be excellent, and reflect your ability to coordinate activities of the consortium.
- Master’s degree in development studies and a bachelor’s degree in social sciences or its equivalent.
- At least 5 years of working experience in partnership or consortium management.
- Demonstrated success as a consortium team lead in the previous experience.
- Previous experience with PRM is an added advantage.
- Broad knowledge and experience in budget monitoring and management
- Good knowledge of project management and an understanding of the humanitarian context programming is a plus
- Strong collaborator and influencer with effective interpersonal and analytical skills who can work seamlessly across cultures, and organizational units.
- Able to work effectively in a highly matrixed structure. Should be able to multi-task, prioritize, and make cost effective and efficient decisions. Should be a good communicator.
- Excellent training and coaching skills
- Ability and willingness to take on new assignments that may not be part of the job description.
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