Program Manager job at BRAC


Program Manager job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 03 April 2022

Hiring Organization: BRAC

Job Details:

BRAC is an award-winning international non-governmental development organization, with the vision of a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential. BRAC is a leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programs to assist poor and disadvantaged communities in low-income countries, including in conflictprone and post-disaster settings. It is an organization of and for the people of the Global South, pioneering new development and social enterprise approaches to equip communities to achieve prosperity. As well as being the world's biggest NGO by number of staff and people directly reached, BRAC has regularly been ranked the number one NGO in the world by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent organization committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector. BRAC retained the top spot in 2020 among the top 500 NGOs for the fifth consecutive year.

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. It started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002, and has since reached millions of people in 11 countries in Asia and Africa. BRAC has a holistic approach to development that uses a wide array of programmes and social enterprises, including in microfinance, education, health, agriculture, gender and human rights BRAC believes that every person has inherent potential, and when an enabling environment is created and that potential is unleashed, even the poorest can become agents of positive change in their own lives, for their families and their communities

About the country
BRAC Uganda started operations in Uganda in 2006 and social development work in different thematic programs including Agriculture, Food Security & Livelihood, Health, Ultra Poor Graduation/Disability Inclusion, Education & youth Empowerment and Emergence Preparedness & Response. BRAC Uganda Country Office is located at Plot 880, Heritage Road, Nsambya, Kampala,

About the Programme
In 2022, the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BRAC International (BI) will be announcing an initiative that will create a positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda.

There is mounting urgency to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in poverty, which has been further amplified by the global pandemic. Through this partnership, scalable economic development approaches will be delivered in communities to foster the agency and voice of AGYW. They will have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, achieve sustainable livelihoods, and engage in advocacy issues

BRAC International will implement an integrated and holistic model to address the various life cycles of a young woman living in poverty, ensuring she is able to transition safely from adolescence to adulthood. She will be equipped with the appropriate skills, tools, and access to finance to effectively exercise her agency and build a fulfilling and productive livelihood.

In preparation for the launch, BRAC International is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position in Uganda
Program Manager

Job Purpose
The Program Manager will manage the implementation of the flagship program under the MasterCard Foundation - BRAC International partnership for BRAC Uganda. This exciting role involves overseeing all day-to-day management and administrative aspects of the program, under the supervision of the Head of Programs of BRAC Uganda and with programmatic guidance from the global technical team at BRAC International

• Oversee BRAC and partner staff to ensure effective coordination of the integrated programming and multisectorial interventions.
• Manage intemal and external stakeholder coordination to develop, adopt and deliver localized and comprehensive solutions for achieving holistic impact for AGYWs in targeted communities.
• Oversee overall implementation and management of the integrated program and related interventions in the targeted areas
• Contextualize and implement the operations manual, manage recruitment and training of program staff, participant selection, profiling, and training
• Establish safe-spaces for AGYWs, oversee the intervention package and input support, selection and delivery, life skills coaching, entrepreneurship trainings, formation of savings groups, linkages to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Gender-based Violence (GBV) and other protection support, and social integration
• Ensure quality implementation of monitoring systems, the development and execution of Digital Data Gathering process, and support program evaluation activities
• Support process documentation and analysis; dissemination of lessons learned and best practices among internal stakeholders and donors.
• Lead internal coordination, especially with Microfinance counterparts and other global technicalfunctional teams
• Support technical donor reviews and external engagement activities including meetings with implementation partners, government agencies, civil society and local Community Based Organizations, organizing learning and knowledge-sharing sessions.
• Manage the implementation of standard award contracts, coordinate approval of agreements and sub-agreements, amendments, and extensions, as applicable
• Support and coordinate with country-level Grants Managers, M&E, and Finance teams to ensure timely submission of quality narrative and financial reports on a quarterly basis.
• Oversee database management, including updates for pipeline reports, grant stewardship, prospect research, and contact management
• Support the communications team with up to date content to create presentations and marketing materials to showcase program and project successes
Safeguarding Responsibilities:
• Establish a safeguarding culture across all level of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy.
• Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
• Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure.
• Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Educational Requirements
• Master's degree in Development Studies/Economics/ Anthropology/Sociology Business Administration / other relevant fields

Skills and Competencies.
• Proven aptitude in proposal development and writing including advanced budgeting skills Experience in representation and negotiation with government, donors, partners and other stakeholders
• Ability to interpret financial data and prepare budgets and financial grant reports Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel
• Strong problem-solving skills, highly organized, strategic thinker with a strong attention to detail.
• Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration and demonstrated ability to build relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
• Diplomatic and highly effective on an interpersonal level in addition to cross-cultural sensitivity
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of BRAC.

Experience Requirements
• Minimum 7 years of working experience with at least 4 years of managerial leadership experience in international development, working with ultra-poor and marginalized communities to implement integrated development programs including microfinance, graduation, livelihood, agriculture and food security, and/or girls' and women's empowerment programs.
• Experience in project management and coordination, including supervision and monitoring, administration, finance, and logistics

Employment Type: Contractual
Salary: Negotiable
Job Location: Country Office, Nsambya

Application procedure

Persons with disabilities and women are encouraged to apply
If you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly
Candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at

Please mention the name of the position in the subject bar.
Only complete applications will be accepted and shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Application deadline: 03 April 2022

BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment process includes extensive reference and background checks self-disclosure of prior issues regarding sexual or other misconduct and criminal records and our values are a part of our Performance Management System.
BRAC is an equal opportunities employer.

Date Posted: 2022-03-24