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Friday, 28 February 2014

Refugee Food Assistance Program Manager - Samaritan's Purse Uganda

Vacancy: Refugee Food Assistance Program Manager, Uganda (2037)
Recruiting Company: Samaritan's Purse
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country: Uganda
Reports to: National Program Manager for Food Security

About Us:
Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The work of Samaritan’s Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles: Proclaim the Gospel - Exalt Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world Serve with Excellence - Exceed the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom Respond with Compassionate Action - Expedite our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister Demonstrate Biblical Integrity - Exhibit character and integrity personally, at home and work Walk in Bold Faith - Expect God to do the impossible-- “God Room”

Job Summary:  The Refugee Food Assistance Program Manager will be charged with the coordination and management – both programmatic and financial – of the Food Assistance Project for Refugees across Western Uganda. The Program manager will guide, train, direct and support project staff in implementing food assistance activities while also providing monitoring and evaluation tools to assess progress against agreed objectives. The Program Manager is ultimately responsible for ensuring timely, orderly and effective food distribution to beneficiaries and for ensuring timely and accurate data collection, recording and financial management according to WFP and statutory guidelines. The employee will be responsible for regular project reporting to the Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Uganda Country Office and WFP, and must ensure effective coordination of project activities with the relevant District Local Government departments.

Key Duties
Guide line management of Food Assistance Operations Manager, Project Coordinator, Finance Officers and Administrative Officer in the districts of operation, including performance reviews, ongoing direction, support, encouragement and correction.
Update HR records for all Food Assistance project staff in the districts of operation, sending monthly reports to National Program Manager for attendance, leave and contractual changes as they arise.
Guarantee effective budget management and administration of project finances, including adherence to Samaritan’s Purse and WFP financial management guidelines.
Act as official Samaritan’s Purse representative to stakeholders for all matters concerning Food Assistance in refugee settlements.
Establish a clear strategy and direction for Food Assistance Project in the districts of operation in collaboration with the Operations Manager and National Program Manager.
Work in close collaboration with the Operations Manager and National Program Manager to develop additional food security programs in districts of operation.
Coordinate effective implementation of clear security protocol for distribution with assistance of Operations Manager.
Ensure that all project activities are conducted in accordance with agreed work plan and proposal.
Coordinate updating of beneficiary lists, sending updates to WFP as required.
Send monthly and quarterly reports to National Program Manager, including activity summary, progress against objectives, commodity distributed, beneficiary caseload data, achievements to date, issues face, impact stories and financial expenditure.
Ensure coordination of all activities at District-level with stakeholders including, Office of Prime Minister, UNHCR, NGOs and Community Based Organizations (CBOs), as well as maintain constant coordination with WFP in strategic project implementation.
Conducts supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws: responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.

The Samaritan’s Purse Refugee Food Assistance Program Manager should hold a good Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Experience:
At least a year of college-level Biblical studies will be highly advantageous.
Prior food Assistance programmatic experience.
Solid leadership of field-based teams and operations management background.
Hands-on, quick, reasoning skills; must be able to keep communication lines open with all parties in program of scheduling changes.
Possess a clear understanding of the workings of major donors and their perspectives, requirements and standards.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Excellent analytical and budgeting skills.
Excellent interpersonal and written oral communication skills.
Possess the ability to coordinate activities with other agencies, build and maintain positive working relationships.
Ability to understand complex security situations and advise program design accordingly.
Willingness to travel in and out of field.
Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.

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