Technical Projects Manager Job Vacancy at Insieme si può (ISP Uganda)

Place of work: Moroto, Karamoja region (Uganda)

Referent: Country Representative Uganda, Director Italy

Type of contract: full-time with a fixed-term contract of 12 months, with desirable renewal

Salary range: commensurate with experience

Closing date for applications: 10 February

Starting date: as soon as possible, approximately 01 March


The groups’ association “Insieme si può…” (ISP) is a non-profit NGO based in Belluno that is committed in the local area and in around thirty countries in the South of the world in supporting children, women and men living in extreme poverty and in situations of emergency or conflict. It carries out emergency and development cooperation projects that mainly guarantee food, water, school, professional training, human development, health, female empowerment, and distance support.

ISP is engaged in Uganda, where it has two territorial offices (Kampala and Moroto) and its own expatriate and local staff who have been working through the local NGO “Insieme si può”, since 1983. The mission focuses on improving the quality of life of those groups that are the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in the country by strengthening their ability to identify and resolve situations of need relating to basic needs, health, the social and economic sphere, school, human development and the environment.

The projects carried out at the Moroto headquarters of the association mainly concern the following areas:

  • Agroforestry and sustainable agriculture;
  • Construction and repair of wells and WASH programs;
  • Construction for development (construction of school environments and medical centres);
  • Food emergency;
  • Human development/education.

General purpose of the position

The areas of the projects carried out at the Moroto site under the responsibility of the resource will mainly be:

  • Agro-forestry and sustainable agriculture;
  • Construction and repair of wells and WASH programs;
  • Development housing (construction of school environments and medical centres).


  • Support in the drafting, administration, implementation and reporting of projects, in order to guarantee the best achievement of the set objectives – in collaboration with the Country Representative, the Italy Desk and the Administrative Management of the organization in Italy, and with beneficiaries, stakeholders, lenders, local and international partners;
  • Collaboration with the local staff of the Moroto office in the implementation of project activities related to the sectors of competence;
  • Communication and collaboration with project partners, beneficiaries and stakeholders;
  • Coordination of the human resources involved in the projects for a correct planning and implementation of the activities;
  • Train and/or create training opportunities for the local technical staff of the Moroto site;
  • Reception and management of any volunteers and/or donors visiting the projects in Karamoja;
  • Maintain relations and perform a representative role with partner organizations and realities, authorities, institutions, local and international leaders, in collaboration with the Country Representative.


  • Education: Preference for degree, with specialization in tropical agronomy and/or specialization in WASH or similar. Technical skills in the construction field are desirable.
  • Professional experience: minimum 4 years of significant experience in international cooperation and/or humanitarian aid projects, in roles of responsibility, in the areas of competence. Previous experience in Africa required; desirable direct knowledge of Uganda and Karamoja.
  • Computer skills: autonomy in the management of administrative software, office applications, and online communication tools.
  • Fluency in English required
  • Basic accounting skills.

Other desirable skills and abilities

  • Good communication and cooperation skills with colleagues, donors and local authorities
  • Attitude to teamwork and result orientation
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage interdisciplinary and multicultural working groups
  • Ability to operate autonomously as well as in group within a multicultural work environment, respecting objectives and deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to write projects in English
  • Project cycle management skills and ability in the preparation of narrative and financial reports
  • Familiarity with the policies, procedures and guidelines of major international donors
  • Maturity in handling tense situations and ability to work under pressure
  • Willingness to travel in relation to needs and safety conditions

How to Apply

Send your application to quoting in the subject “TECHNICAL PROJECTS MANAGER – MOROTO”; attach updated CV and a cover letter explaining the reasons for the application and the strengths of the profile in relation to the characteristics required by the role. Please also indicate the names of at least 3 references with e-mail and telephone number.

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