Project Manager-National Contract

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:

The post holder provides overall programmatic and operational lead and management including; planning, implementation, capacity enhancement, monitoring/ evaluation and reporting both internally (within SCI) and externally with stakeholders. The person is accountable for overall coordination and oversight delivery of the award to be implemented. The Program Manager may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.

Contract Duration: 1 Year

Contractual Status: National

Location: Multiple Locations

Qualification and Experience;

  • Bachelor's degree, and preferably post-graduate university degree, in subject related to education or project planning and management.
  • At least 5 years demonstrated experience in Project planning and management, particularly in a humanitarian context
  • Technical expertise in either education or child protection in emergencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing education or child protection consortium projects
  • Demonstrated experience in documentation and Donor reporting
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Experience of representation, including Cluster coordination, and ability to represent effectively in external forums

Location: Uganda, Uganda

Permanent - Full-Time

Closing date: Sunday 13 January 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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