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Uganda

Project Manager

02/17/2017

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Position Title:              Project Manager Status:                         Full-Time Project-Based Employee Location:                     Kampala, Uganda Job Summary: The Project Manager will use broad and comprehensive experience, skills and knowledge to oversee the quality implementation of projects designed to improve the farming practices of small holder farmers, increase their access to financial services and improve their livelihoods.  He/she will work directly with the Grameen Foundation global and country-level teams, and with partner and donor organisations, to drive product design, development, implementation and scaling efforts. In addition, the Project Manager will support business development activities within the country, including contributing to the development of proposals. The Project Manager will contribute to building and maintaining strategic partnerships with public, private and non-governmental organizations across the sectors in which the Organization works. Click HERE to apply! Reporting and relationships: The position will report to the East Africa Regional Director.  The role will directly supervise staff and contractors related to the projects. Availability: The Project Manager will be expected to work a typical work week of 40 hours plus additional hours to get the job done.  The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda.  This position will need to be flexible to work in local conditions, and be available to work across different time zones.  This position will require travel (25%) within Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and other countries as needed. Essential Job Functions Manage implementation of current projects in Uganda, ensuring timely implementation of quality projects. Coordinate with finance department to ensure sound fiscal management of project budgets. Manage project key stakeholder relationships with institutions, including the Ministry of Agriculture, District Governments, Commercial Enterprises, NGOs and other entities. Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of projects to ensure high quality projects and ensure learning from project experience is shared within the organization. Contribute to frameworks and tools for project management and monitoring. Analyze project data and provide recommendations for improvements. Develop and submit quality, timely reports to partners and funders. Support the administrative and financial management of the Uganda office. Support the development of the organization’s programmatic strategies in Uganda. Supervise and support project staff. Deepen relationships, leverage strengths and understand needs of local partners. Identify, vet and develop partnerships with high potential partners in the public, private and NGO sectors. Support business development activities, in collaboration with regional and solution area teams. Represent and promote Grameen Foundation through related industry, trade or community events. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s mission. Strong project management skills with proven track record of achievement under a range of challenging situations. Knowledge of both the agricultural and digital financial services sectors within the Ugandan context. Strong relationship management skills developed though prior experience. Excellent analytical skills, including data collection and analysis. Education and Experience At least a bachelor’s degree, and post-graduate degree preferred. 8+ years of relevant professional experience in either a for-profit or non-profit organisation, with 5+ years project management experience in multi-disciplinary teams. Excellent written and verbal English language skills; knowledge of Swahili will be given preference. Experience working in a global/multicultural organization across multiple time zones and multiple countries. Click HERE to apply! Please use Google Chrome as your web browser when submitting your application for the best results. If you experience problems submitting your application please email hr_support@grameenfoundation.org with your application materials.  Physical and Environmental Conditions: This position does not require unusual demands for physical effort.  This position may occasionally require physical effort to lift and transport boxes weighing no more than 50 pounds.  Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of places such offices, meeting or training rooms, residences, or commercial vehicles; e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations and traffic signals. Additional Comment: The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.