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Head Of Program Job at ADRA Uganda

Project Name:               General Food Assistance Project

Job Title:                       Head Of Program

Duty Station:                   Kyaka &Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement

Immediate Supervisor: Programs Manager




Programme Support and Implementation:


Market Analysis, Surveillance and support


  • Lead on ensuring the availability of current, relevant and detailed market information in coordination with ADRA thematic leads and/or other external sector agencies – ensuring surveillance and assessment findings are documented and shared.
  • Make recommendations and input into the design of cash and market-based interventions across sectors, identifying areas where action is required to ‘do no harm’ as well as identifying key value chain actors and market growth areas.
  • Work closely with the HR team to identify staffing needs for market analysis, and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
  • Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to develop a MEAL plan for market impact, ensuring that this captures price information and supply for all relevant sectors and build capacity of technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • Support the set-up and maintenance of a data analysis system to support all market surveillance activities.


CTP process support

  • Work closely with ADRA’s Emergency to support fundraising for economic assistance, including engagement with donors.
  • Work closely with the MEAL lead to support the development of accountability activities for CTPs, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in programme design and implementation.
  • Work with CT team/colleagues to ensure appropriate and accountable modalities of cash transfer are in place and that these approaches are adapted, as needed, in later months of the response.
  • Work with Logistics teams to support the transition to market-based approaches as soon as appropriate.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Humanitarian Code of Conduct.


Market Development & Financial Literacy:

  • Lead on technical assessments (including market assessment) in coordination with other ADRA thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of Refugee’s needs.
  • Working with the Head of Programmes, Head of Sub Office and Cash Transfer Manager to develop Market based response plans
  • Working closely with the Head of Programmes, Cash Transfer Manager and Head of Sub Office as well as the Emergency Director to support fundraising for Market development, including development of high-quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with donors’ technical advisors in country.
  • Promote Host – Refugee Market Linkage as a component of market-based programming.
  • Take lead in promoting Financial inclusion.


Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for ADRA staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.


Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:


  • Represent ADRA on the multiagency Cash Working Group.
  • Work with technical sector leads to ensure that ADRA Cash Based programming is coordinated with efforts of other agencies.
  • Develop at least 01 case studies of CTP in ADRA operational areas and 01 process papers in partnership with relevant humanitarian technical working groups.
  • In collaboration with senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
  • In collaboration with the Technical Working Group (TWGs), feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.
  • To identify opportunities and material to contribute to communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.


  • Deliver high quality results in a way which maintains ADRA’s reputation.
  • Comply with ADRA’s policies and practice with respect to Refugee safeguarding, protection, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • To perform other responsibilities as agreed with line management.



  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling ADRA values


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and the entire team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages the team to do the same


  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social sciences, or relevant field
  • Should have 8 years of progressive working experience
  • Should have a professional qualification in M&E
  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to speak kinyabwisha and swahili will be an added advantage
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people from different educational, religious backgrounds
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to effectively manage time

Deadline: 30th June 2023


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