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Lead, Program Management (Kampala)


Who We Are

IJM is the global leader in protecting the poor from violence in the developing world. Our global team of over 1,000 professionals are at work in over 25 countries. Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice for the poor unstoppable.

Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve.

The Need

International Justice Mission (IJM) is seeking a highly qualified, disciplined professional to serve as the Lead, Program Management for IJM Uganda. The Lead, Program Management advises and supports Uganda program leadership in the design and implementation of the Uganda program, working with program teams in all implementation locations to complete the program on time and within budget. The Program Manager will work with the Director of Programs and all department leaders to ensure that programmatic goals are documented, shared, and implemented. In collaboration with the MERL Specialist, the Program Manager will regularly assess the status and progress of the program, informed by MERL data, and present analysis and recommendations to the Director of Programs and the Country Director for consideration.

This position is based in Kampala and reports to the Director of Programs.


Program Implementation

  • Manage creation of detailed implementation plan and regularly revise in accordance with program progress and decisions;
  • Manage detailed implementation of all grant-funded projects, including compliance with all grantor regulations;
  • Lead quarterly program reviews and other program review meetings as needed to inform Uganda leadership on the status of the program and drive to decisions based on program analysis, in accordance with global guidance on program changes;
  • Provide regular input and critical analysis and feedback to the Director of Programs, other Uganda leadership, and regional program management on strategic and tactical considerations covering all aspects of program implementation; and
  • Work with program leaders to develop and review appropriate strategies that enable cross-team collaboration and program success

Policies and Procedures

  • Develop and draft best practices of data management and other areas as needed.


  • Liaise with the regional program management, sharing knowledge, lessons learned, and troubleshooting program management issues;
  • Locate and share relevant learnings from IJM’s global programming in similar areas;
  • Advise Uganda program leadership in setting and revising program targets; and
  • Manage creation of all reporting (internal and external), including grant reporting in collaboration with regional program management.

Training and Development

  • Facilitate maintenance and use of internal and external data and research to benefit the program.

Cross-Departmental Collaboration

  • Lead on the development of activity-based annual budgets and reviewing actual and projected spending during the year;
  • Support MERL Officer in gathering and sharing learning and analyzing program data;
  • Support program delivery teams in sharing learning with each other and created shared ways of working; and
  • Assist Uganda leaders and regional program management in drafting grant proposals.

Documentation, Reporting & Data Management

  • Work with Uganda leadership and the regional team to develop proposals for grant funding;
  • Work closely with the MERL Specialist to ensure project activities are well documented, including thorough and well-organized filing systems with supporting documents according to the program’s Monitoring and Evaluation Plan;
  • Work closely with the Director of Programs;
  • Compile and analyze quarterly and donor reports; and
  • Document and report information required for program analysis, research, learning and M&E.


  • Master’s degree in international development, human rights, public policy, public administration, or related field (or additional experience) preferred;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in successful project and program management of complex development programs, including grant acquisition and management;
  • Experience working effectively cross-culturally and across multiple time zones;
  • Program Management Certification preferred;
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Planning, Organizing and Multi-tasking skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office;
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to use tools for monitoring and evaluation and data analysis; and
  • Organized and able to work in a dynamic environment.

Critical Qualities

  • Mature, Orthodox faith as defined by the Apostles' Creed;
  • Persuasive;
  • Strong decision-maker;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Collaboration;
  • Interpersonal skills; and
  • Strong management skills with high levels of energy.

Send Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith to [email protected]

* What is a statement of faith? A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

** To learn more about International Justice Mission, visit the website at

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