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Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989. FH is currently operating programs in 26 countries and has national offices on the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, United States of America and Japan. FH’s primary goal is to respond to development needs and complex humanitarian emergencies. In Uganda, FH is operational in the communities of Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat Districts implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in Kampala.



FH/Uganda FH Uganda is actively seeking for qualified candidates who are committed to its Heartbeat and Corporate Strategy to fill the career opening of;


Job Title:                      Program Area Manager (1 Position)

Position Type:            Fixed Term

Location:                      Mbale

Reports to:                   Regional Area Manager

Contract Length:       2 years Renewable upon performance

Start Date:                    October 2019


Job Summary

The Program Area Manager comprehensively manages and coordinates the (technical human, administrative and financial) development, design, planning, implementation and evaluation of the Child Focused Community Transformation (CFCT) implementation plan in the area, ensuring the integration of all sectors and the transformational development of churches, leaders and families.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Key Result #1: Program development and management in the area

  • Coordinate all Child Focused Community Transformation (CFCT) program Activities.
  • To oversee and implement CFCT approach in line with FH country strategy.
  • Work with Regional Program Manager to generate proposals, create budgets and write reports.
  • Build relationships with local community, leaders and churches.
  • Conduct needs assessments for potential CFCT supplementary projects and write reports and proposals as necessary with program specialists and Program Director.
  • Develop annual work plans and budget for the cluster.
  • Develop program implementation strategies in close collaboration with regional Program Manager and specialists to foster smooth attainment of program outcomes, targets and results in the cluster .
  • Supervise the work of the Field Sponsorship Relations Officer (FSRO) and Community Development Officers (CDFs) to ensure timely collection of data in the field.

Key Result #2: Program Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure program implementation is within agreed plans (timeline, budgets, impact)
  • Enhance program team synergy through joint planning and monthly meetings
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of program activities to the donors.
  • Collaboratively work with Regional M&E Officer to ensure program activities and outcomes are aligned to to attain intended results.

Key Result #3: Liaison with Donor, Local Government Agencies, local NGOs and Religious Organizations

  • Cultivate and ensure professional relationships and communication with local authorities and other relevant collaborators of the project area as necessary to obtain program approval and to understand polices related to FH programming issues.
  • Represent FH in the district partner coordination meetings to share outcomes of FH work in the communities.
  • Serves as FH’s representative to local government and  NGOs in the region or area

Key Result #4: Program Administration/Finance

  • Develop and revise budgets for operational and potential programs in accordance with program objectives and donor requirements and FH policies
  • Supervise the finance and Admin Officer to ensure monthly financial reports are submitted to  finance office.
  • Prepare timely cash flow projections for different program periods based on detailed implantation plans.
  • In close collaboration with procurement team, develop program procurement plans and ensure timely execution of the plan
  • Manages the budget allocated to the cluster in accordance to FH’s financial policies and donor compliance.

Key Result #5: Personnel Management

  • Lead and manage staff to effectively execute their roles and responsibilities in the cluster.
  • Ensure effective staff performance management in the cluster to achieve annual program/project targets and results.
  • Provide spiritual leadership and support to staff and ensure effective participation of all program/project team in the spiritual development activities in FH to attain FH values.
  • Contribute to developing and modeling a team culture characterized by a shared vision, commitment and mutual accountability.
  • Promote and uphold discipline among staff in the cluster in line with the FH policies and procedures.
  • In close collaboration with the Regional Program Manager and HR Department, participate in the recruitment of competent staff as the need may arise from time to time.


  • University degree in Social works and social Administration, Agriculture, Project Planning &Management, Business Administration or other related disciplines in humanities
  • A post graduate in project planning and management from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of 6 years practical field experience, working with communities and children
  • Understand, respect and practice the set of organization’s shared vision, mission and values, including mutual respect, equity and justice; honesty and transparency; solidarity with the poor and marginalized people, sensitivity to gender and ethnic minority issues, courage of conviction; happiness; humility and Christianity
  • To encourage full participation of the partners and beneficiaries, to have power sharing and empowerment for them in the program activities.
  • To have the spirit of learning, moving forward and inculcating excellence within the team
  • Ability to communicate clearly and demonstration of good interpersonal skills
  • Leadership style that will develop the team with ability to train and mentor staff.
  • Workable knowledge of Accounting
  • Should be an active member of a church and must be willing to live in a spiritual community.
  • Must have Valid riding license and ability to ride a motorcycle.
  • Ability to work in field conditions.
  • Ability to instruct and successfully work with young children.
  • Must have team building skills, personnel management skills and child supervision skills.

Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential; knowledge of the local language is an added advantage.

FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Mentioning the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies of not more than 2MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to:


The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda

Email: recruitment-fhuganda@fh.org not later than Friday  15th August, 2019 at 4:30pm.        

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from FH by 22nd August, 2019.  FHU has policies including a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign

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