Program Manager Job Vacancy at Habitat for Humanity Uganda

Job Title: Program Manager
Job Purpose:
Responsible for the overall implementation of the Housing Microfinance (HMF) Program and Orphans and other Vulnerable Groups (OVG) activities. This includes the design and delivery of housing micro-loan products and housing related supported services both in-house and through partnerships with Microfinance institutions as well as coordinating the OVG activities.

Reports to: National Director

Key Result Areas:
• Capacity Building: Mentoring and coaching staff in key areas of managing the program-Microfinance –partnerships and retail, financial Education, budget and planning, OVG, etc
• Innovation/ Research And Development: Develop methodologies, design housing microfinance products and implement Housing Microfinance partnerships
• System Design: Design systems for detailed work planning and implementation, monitoring / managing risk and internal/ external reporting and ensure that they function

Minimum Qualifications:
• An honors degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Economics, Microfinance, Rural Economy, Commerce and Agriculture economics
• Professional training in relevant areas of microfinance
• Management experience of 8 years in Microfinance or credit delivery
• Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques, principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation

Personal Attributes:
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and training skills coupled with a high level of customer service
• Strong business management and negotiation skills
• Excellent organizational planning and analytical skills
• Strong willingness to work in the field
• High level of commitment to community work with minimum supervision

How to Apply:
Interested Candidates should send their applications with the relevant attachments plus three competent referees to the following address

The National Director,
Habitat for Humanity Uganda
Plot 7206, Bukasa Close
Off Muyenga Tank-hill Road
P.O.Box 9873, Kampala-Uganda

Deadline: 17th October 2011

Construction Specialist Vacancy in Uganda at Habitat for Humanity

Job Title: Construction specialist
Reports to: National Director

Purpose of the Position
The Construction Specialist ensures that all CTA (Construction Technical Assistance) and HSS (Housing Support Services) are provided to clients. The products and services should promote and lead to the low income households having better access to simple, decent and affordable and affordable housing.

Key Functions of the position:
• Assess the Suitability of the Housing Intervention, including security of land (tenure), suitability of land (soil, position, etc), stability and strength of structure to accommodate intended construction intervention, and appropriateness of intended intervention regulations, environmental concerns, local cultural norms and other standards
• Costing: A short intervention description for simple construction activities, or a design and description for more complicated activities, a BOQ-bill of quantities, and a comparison of cost of intervention to the amount f loan size the client has requested and qualifies for
• Quality Advice and Monitoring: the construction specialist provides advice to clients/ homeowners how to effectively carry out the construction intervention (including the choice of materials, building techniques, etc.

Key Qualifications and Skills for the Position:
• Undergraduate degree in construction, civil engineering, architectural and other relevant qualifications.
• At least 3 years experience in construction management
• Experience in non-profit work/NGO
• Ability to take initiative and leadership in developing construction technical solutions

How to Apply:
Interested Candidates should send their applications with the relevant attachments plus three competent referees to the following address

The National Director,
Habitat for Humanity Uganda
Plot 7206, Bukasa Close
Off Muyenga Tank-hill Road
P.O.Box 9873, Kampala-Uganda


Deadline: 17th October 2011

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