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Program Manager job at Reach A Hand Uganda

About the Organization

Reach A Hand, Uganda is a youth serving nonprofit organisation based in Uganda that focuses on youth empowerment programs with an emphasis on, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and Advocacy of young people between the ages of 10–30 years including HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, youth livelihood promotion.

Job Description

In summary, a Program Manager plays a pivotal role in ensuring the successful execution of multiple projects within a program, aligning them with strategic goals, managing resources effectively, and fostering a collaborative team environment.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic Planning and Alignment

  • Program Strategy Development: Develop program objectives, strategies, and plans to align with organizational goals.

  • Alignment with Business Goals: Ensure that all projects within the program are aligned with the company’s strategic objectives and deliver maximum value.

Program Oversight and Coordination

  • Project Coordination: Oversee and coordinate multiple projects within the program to ensure they are executed effectively and efficiently.

  • Resource Management: Allocate and manage resources across projects to optimize efficiency and productivity.

Timeline and Budget Management: Develop and manage program timelines and budgets, ensuring projects stay on schedule and within budget.

Risk Management

  • Risk Identification: Identify potential risks across the program and develop mitigation strategies.

  • Issue Resolution: Address and resolve any issues or obstacles that arise during the execution of the program.

Stakeholder Engagement and Communication

  • Stakeholder Communication: Maintain regular communication with stakeholders, providing updates on program progress, challenges, and achievements.

  • Reporting: Prepare and present program reports to senior management and other stakeholders.

Quality Assurance

  • Quality Control: Ensure that all projects within the program meet quality standards and deliver the desired outcomes.

  • Continuous Improvement: Implement continuous improvement processes to enhance program performance and outcomes.

Leadership and Team Management

  • Team Leadership: Lead and motivate project managers and teams, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.

  • Training and Development: Provide training, mentoring, and support to project managers and team members to enhance their skills and performance.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Education and Experience

  • Educational Background: A bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, or a related field is typically required. A master’s degree or MBA is often preferred.

  • Project Management Experience: Extensive experience in project management, with a proven track record of managing complex projects and programs successfully.

  • Industry Knowledge: Relevant industry knowledge and experience, depending on the organization’s sector.

Skills and Competencies

  • Leadership Skills: Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire teams.

  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to think strategically and align program objectives with organizational goals.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present information clearly and effectively to stakeholders at all levels.

  • Problem-Solving Skills: Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

  • Organizational Skills: Exceptional organizational and multitasking skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Risk Management: Proficiency in identifying and mitigating risks.

  • Financial Acumen: Strong financial management skills, including budgeting and cost control.


  • Project Management Certification: Certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP) or Program Management Professional (PgMP) are highly desirable.

  • Agile and Scrum Certification: Certifications in Agile methodologies (e.g., Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)) may be beneficial.

  • Project Management Tools: Proficiency in project management tools and software (e.g., Microsoft Project, Asana, Trello).

  • Data Analysis: Ability to analyze data and metrics to monitor program performance and make informed decisions.

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