Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Overall Job Purpose: The Grants Manager shall execute the BMZ/CBM- CBIDproject plan under a consortium of current partners working on different aspects of disability management. The Grants Manager shall coordinate through a consortium led by Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services For peple witth Disabilities in Uganda, (CoRSU) in close collaboration with Katalemwa Cheshire Homes Uganda, (KCH) and Organized Useful Rehabilitation Services, (OURS).
The job holder will take the lead each of the activities provided in the project workplan within the respective region with OURS focusing on western Uganda; KCH, in central Uganda and at a 60% level of effort (LEO) in CoRSU in central Uganda. He/she will lead the reporting to the donor done by CoRSU after the consolidation of information from the different partners.
CBM International, the German NGO and all its association members were instrumental to the foundation, development and support to the development of CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital, the local partner. The CBM BMZ project is designed with a duality of approaches to achieve 15,000 people with disabilities served by 2024 successfully with a variety of disability programming initiatives in 10 districts of Uganda to:
- in type of rehabilitation approach by using community based inclusive development and medical based rehabilitation approaches and;
- secondly, in location of the programing by selecting both rural based and urban based districts.
The Consortium will be based along Community Based Inclusive Development approaches and medical based rehabilitation approaches.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate the Project steering committee made of the Consortium Partner CEOs and project lead officers per partner who will be instituted.
- Organise quarterly steering committee meetings to monitor each result's progress, financial stewardship processes and progress per region.
- Seek technical support and guidance from CBM Country office during the project implementation process through the CoRSU management.
- Coordinate activities of the M&E officers of each partner organization working closely with the project staff to provide detailed monthly progress reports .
- Provide and/or share a detailed catch-up plans with the Project Steering Committee where results are behind schedule or affected by unforeseen circumstances.
- Ensure joint effective coordination with the district key personnel such as the District Health Officers, District Education Officers, Probation Officers and District Development Officers. Ensure that shared learning and improvements in programming are carried out to promote social inclusion of persons with disability.
- Coordinate and manage the project baseline in the 10 districts during the 1st year of the project.
- Lead the evaluation at the end of the project as part of the project exit strategy.
- Ensure that each of the consortium partners has service level Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with various District Local councils allowing their operations within each of those districts and follow up on their renewal.
- Support and organise the Consortium Partner staff's training in the latest technologies and oversees the procurement of all inputs needed.
- Ensure that each of the Consortium partners identifies Health Centers, Disabled Persons' Organizations and other Community Based Organizations/Non-Government Organizations that serve children.
- Coordiate the consortium seeking to map government health facilities and social protection programs to whom the Consortium will refer children and families with people with disability.
- Support the Consortium Partners to anticipate, plan and institute sustainability mechanism for the project along the various considerations put in place
- Any other 30% level of effort (LEO) role to CoRSU projects with a combination of experience and training.
- Any other tasks required to efficiently manage the BMZ/CBM - CBID program and other tasks assigned and agreed with the supervisor.
Minimum Training and Experience:
- A Master’s Degree in Project Planning and Management, Finance, Social Sciences, Humanities, Development Studies or a related field.
- Or a relevant postgraduate qualification in Grants Management or Project Management on top of a graduate-level degree is essential.
- A relevant qualification such as Project Management Professional (PMP) or Grants Management certification and experience.
- At least Five (5) years’ experience managing Grant/Projects providing support to medium to large scale projects.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Dynamic professional with experience in overseeing project/grants planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of medium to large projects.
- Strong grants management and reporting skills.
- Must be able to provide technical advice and support to the consortium partners.
- Ability to work closely with the project accountant and collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary teams and consortium partners.
- Knowledge of the medical rehabilitation care services within the central and eastern regions.
- Understanding of consortium partners’ administration systems as well as that of CBM BMZ.
- Knowledge and understanding of the ten (10) districts in the Central and Eastern regions (where CoRSU, KCH and OURS) shall operate.
- Knowledge and understanding of Performance Management Frameworks (PMFs).
- Good understanding of Results Based Management (RBM).
- Good working knowledge of internationally accepted rules governing procurement of goods and services.
- Good communications (oral and written) and presentation skills.
- Ability to work under tight deadlines.
- Excellent people management skills.
- Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
- Proficient in the use of different project management software and the Microsoft Office Suite.