Jobs at Handicap International in Uganda- Program Administrator

Job Title: Program Administrator - Uganda - 6 months

from Handicap International
Closing date: 31 Jan 2013

Handicap International is looking for Program Administrator

COUNTRY : Uganda
CITY : Kampala Starting date : February 2013
Length of the assignment : 6 months Closing date for application : 31/01/13 Advertisement reference : AdminKamp1301

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights. Handicap International is a not-for-profit organisation with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission. For more details on the association:

JOB CONTEXT: Uganda aspires to be a middle income country by 2040 but in spite of two decades of progress, continued growth has not benefited everyone. In the north, 46% of the population still lives in poverty; nationally, rural areas remain much poorer than towns. Uganda has the third highest population growth rate in the world, which stretches its government’s ability to provide services such as drugs in health facilities. HIV/AIDS is resurgent, with over 130,000 new HIV infections in 2010. Sharp gender inequalities persist.

In this context Handicap International try to support Ministry of gender Labour and Social development to address specifically Victim Assistance for mine Affected district in North and West Uganda, and more broadly people with disabilities. In Kampala, a competitive employment project named OPEN (Opportunity for all in Employment) is addressing the critical issue of inequalities in employment for people with disabilities.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the responsibility of the Head of Mission, you will maintain the set up of the support team. The main objective of the period will be to ensure a good coordination and to pursue the capacity building of the HR, Finance and Log National staff. You will directly manage a team of 3.

Your main responsibilities will be as follow : • Takes part in the drafting and implementation of the Country Program Framework (financial, administrative, HR aspects) • Oversees the programme's financial resources • Defines pay, social and training policies and oversees the implementation of HR processes • Manages the programme's support team • Guarantees compliance with the programme's administrative and legal framework • Oversee the programme's logistics management (general services, procurement, equipment, vehicle fleet and stocks) in compliance with internal and donor procedures

You might be asked from time to time to do other tasks to support the Head of mission. As part of this role you will have to do occasional travel to other bases in Uganda.

CANDIDATE PROFILE: In order to be successful you will have the following : • Hands-on experience in similar positions in a humanitarian organization • Excellent organizational and coordination skills / Ability to prioritize and handle several tasks at a time. • True team player and communicator. • Excellent negotiation and adaptation skills to multi-cultural environments. • Good computing knowledge. • Diplomatic skills and patient behaviour.

Qualifications required • Diploma in management, economics (3-year diploma)


JOB ENVIRONMENT: The security situation in Kampala is stable and very quite. Kampala has all facilities you can find in a big city is the important town of North Uganda. Travel by road from Kampala to Gulu takes approximately 4 hours and a half. Living conditions are good enough, with access to all essential basic foods and goods; 40% of the time electricity and running water.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: This can be an accompanied position Salary: 2100€ to 2400€ gross salary/month + 457 Euros net/month expatriation allowance + 50% of the medical cover taken in charge by HI + repatriation insurance + possible indemnity for partner and children Or Volunteer: 750 or 850 Euros monthly indemnity + living allowance paid on the field + accommodation + 100% of the medical cover taken in charge by HI + repatriation insurance + possible indemnity for partner and children

How to apply:
Please send resume and covering letter with the reference AdminKamp1301 to: HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL - 14, avenue Berthelot - 69361 LYON CEDEX 07 - FRANCE By Email:

Deadline: 31st January 2013


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