We are on a journey of becoming Alight, a new platform of amazing people and an organization providing lifesaving services and creating breakthrough solutions for and with the displaced. For the past 40 years, we’ve called ourselves American Refugee Committee, an organization known for providing quality care to millions of Refugees worldwide.
But the truth is, we serve many different people to include Refugees, Trafficked people, Displaced people, and Marginalized and Host communities too. Through all the years and conversations, we’ve had with the people we serve, we’ve heard the same thing time and time again – Refugee is not a label we want. We’re listening. And now, we’re taking off the nametag American Refugee Committee and becoming Alight.
What we do in Uganda and around
ARC Uganda’s mission is to provide opportunities and expertise to Refugees, Displaced people, and Host communities. We help people survive confl ict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security, and self-sufficiency. ARC is committed to the delivery of programs that ensure measurable quality and lasting impact for the people we serve.
ARC Uganda, with its head office in Kampala, is currently providing gender-based violence prevention and response, water and sanitation, food security and livelihood services to Refugees and Host communities in six locations including BidiBidi, Palabek, Kyaka-II, Kyangwali, Oruchinga and Nakivale.
With anticipated funding from the United High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for the year 2020, ARC will be implementing Protection in Nakivale, Oruchinga, Kyaka II, Kyangwali and Rwamwanja Refugee Settlements. ARC Uganda Program is looking for competent, qualified, self-driven and committed personnel to be part of implementing this partnership.
The contract duration for all positions will be from January – December, 2020.
Position: 3 Programme Managers
Reports to: Area Coordinator
Location: Rwamwanja, Kyaka II and Oruchinga..
Job summary: The Programme Manager will be responsible for the overall implementation of ARC programs in ARC field Office. He/she will provide leadership and management support to program teams to allow for efficient program implementation and budget management of all ARC Projects in at the field office including offering appropriate supportive environment to non-mainstream projects/initiatives like Kuja Kuja, Changemakers 365, etc.
He/she will also provide leadership and management support to operations (HR, Finance, Logistics and Security as well as Administration) to order to ensure adequate, effective and on-time support to program implementation. He/she will work closely with Programs Coordinator on program development (new project designing, concept note preparation and project proposal development and budgeting). The Programme Manager will represent ARC at the local level (local government authorities including local leaders, donors, UN organizations, NGOs, and partners.
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in development studies, community development, social sciences or a relevant area required.
• Minimum 5 years’ program management experience with similar Protection / GBV programs serving refugees, internally displaced populations, or other conflict and post-conflict populations.
• Excellent experience in leading and managing emergency response project(s) addressing Protection and Livelihoods needs of refugees;
• Knowledge on SASA! approach is an added advantage;
• Demonstrated management skills and ability to work independently.
• Experience in community-based programming approach.
• Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid Riding Permit (Class A) is an added advantage.
Job Skills: Not Specified
Job Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience Requirements: 5 years
Job application procedure
Interested and qualified candidates to submit one-page Cover letter, an updated CV (max. 3 pages) and Names, Titles and Contacts of three professional referees, to include your current or recent employer/supervisor – via email (ONLY) to UGjobs@arcrelief.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is December 17th, 2019 at 17:00hrs. However due to urgency to fill these positions, applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Job Offers will be issued to the selected candidates upon conformation of funding. American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.