Job Title: Head of Programs
Organization: War Child Canada
Reports to: Country Director
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
War Child Canada is an internationally recognized charity that works with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. In Uganda, through its Access to Justice and Protection programmes, War Child Canada provides Legal Aid services for Women and Child Survivors of violence and raises public awareness around the impact of conflict on communities and the shared responsibility to act. This programme has now expanded to the South Sudanese refugee settlements in the West Nile region and Kiryandongo where War Child Canada seeks to increase the legal protections of children, youth, women and men and continue to address the prevalence of perpetrators’ impunity through legal intervention, awareness raising and capacity building. Our programming emphasizes strong Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) prevention, identification and response interventions.
War Child Canada has received funding from United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) to increase protection for refugees and other vulnerable persons in Ugandan refugee settlements in the districts of Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo, Koboko and Kamwenge.
Job Summary: The Head of Programs (HoP) will mainly be responsible for ensuring effective development and management of War Child Programs across Uganda. The incumbent will provide oversight and leadership in the design, development and implementation of War Child Canada programs in Uganda. Working closely with the Country Director (CD), the position will actively contribute to the development, implementation and review of the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and development of the country’s programming with an emphasis on overall quality programming and increased program funding.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The applicants for the War Child Canada Head of Programs placement must hold a Post graduate or equivalent qualification in International Development, Program Management, Justice, Education, Livelihood or other related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
· At least five years’ extensive experience as Head of Programs (HoP) or similar senior level position, including management and development of country programs.
· Demonstrated ability to develop and manage quality programs, in one or more of WCC’s three global program pillar areas of Education, Livelihoods and Access to Justice, including proposal righting and budget preparation.
· Excellent track record in initiating, cultivating and securing support from a range of institutional and government donor agencies.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a detailed CV, cover letter indicating clearly daytime telephone contact and active email address, photocopies of relevant certificates (both professional and vocational) and contact information of at least three professional referees. Please clearly indicate position and location for which you are applying.
Interested applicants should deliver ONLY hard copies of their Application Packages to any of the following War Child Canada Offices:
Kampala: 2nd Floor, Plot 944 Ggaba Road, Kansanga. (Please ensure applications are delivered to War Child Canada NOT War Child Holland.
Arua: Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement Yoro Base Camp.
Kiryandongo: Kanyadoli Refugee Settlement RFM Base Camp, Bweyale.
Koboko: Lobule Refugee Settlement, Office of the Prime Minister Building
Deadline: 28th October, 2016 by 5PM
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