Job Title:  Project Manager

Organization: Adventist Relief Agency (ADRA)

Duty Station: Kitgum (ADRA PASSAGE Project)

Reports to: Programs Manager


About ADRA:

Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global Humanitarian Arm the Seventh-day Adventist Church- with a purpose of serving humanity so all may live as God intended.

Our work touches millions of lives in more than 120 countries around the world. Our on-the-ground approach allows immediate assistance in times of crisis and true partnership with the communities we serve.


Job Summary: The Project Manager provides technical assistance and expertise with reference to the ADRA Finland project as well as field coordination, ensuring high quality and consistency of work. The Project Manager promotes a collaborative, client focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Project Team. The Project Manager shall assist in undertaking all the tasks required to ensure timely, cost effective and quality delivery of the projects.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 


  • Develop integrated/joint plan (monthly, quarterly & contingency) and facilitate the implementation of activities under the agriculture component.
  • Coordinate and implement field activities in a participatory manner following the work plan developed by the project.
  • To explain and negotiate with project beneficiaries their contribution to the project and then mobilize, coordinate, monitor and evaluate their contributions.
  • Get involved and support at various levels of purchasing and delivering materials according to the procurement, accounting, and handling over procedures of ADRA Uganda.
  • Supervise usage and maintenance of the equipment and tools for the project.
  • Supervise and supports the distribution of the farming material, tools and other items to the project beneficiaries
  • Support trainers in conducting trainings in the communities
  • Conduct regular monitoring of project activities and inputting the data into a relevant database.
  • Provide mentoring to the project trainers and beneficiaries about the establishment and production in the community gardens
  • Facilitate, supervise recording, documentation of lessons learnt and best practices by regular review and monitoring
  • Organize and facilitate regular community meetings and to write minutes and develop and implement a follow up action plan based on the discussions of the meetings.
  • Assist in developing and implementing baseline and end of project surveys with on-going assessment of needs and capacities of the communities in order to adapt the project to best fit the needs of the community in a dynamic environment.
  • Work with the community as a mediator in order to develop creative solutions to solve problems and to adapt according to changes that may come
  • Submits monthly regular reports of project activities
  • Attend regular project review meetings,
  • Represent ADRA in local meetings organized by stakeholders
  • Any other project related work as assigned by Project Manager or Country Director or Programs Director from time to time.

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or other relevant degree
  • Ability to speak the local language- Acholi
  • Four years of progressive experience


Core Competencies:


The ideal candidate should be able to identify with these ADRA core competences and Values.


Purpose Statement

To serve humanity so all may live as God intended


  • Justice
  • Compassion
  • Love


ADRA Core Values

  • Connected
  • Courageous
  • Compassionate



Other Desired Competencies


Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Shares knowledge and experience.
  • Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office: High sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol and excellent knowledge of security issues.

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • High sense of responsibility.
  • Excellent knowledge of protocol.
  • Excellent knowledge of security issues.

Leadership and Self-Management

  • Ability to adhere to work assignments and meet designated deadlines.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views.


How to Apply:

If interested in joining the Adventist Development Relief Agency in the aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and express interest on the ADRA Uganda web site.

Deadline: 20th January 2023