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02 December 2016

Project Manager Northern Uganda Basic Education (NUBE) Career Vacancy - Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Area Manager

About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 240 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.

Job Summary:  The Project Manager Northern Uganda Basic Education (NUBE) Project is mainly responsible and accountable for the overall management and implementation of the education programme, development, new partnership initiation, development and management, programme budgeting, budgetary and financial management, programme and financial reporting, human resources management, and administrative trouble shooting and support within the region. Some of the technical programme management and implementation responsibilities include developing project plans, budgets and implementation plans, managing the accomplishment of targeted results and indicators, oversee programme budgets and accounts to ensure adherence to approved budget and work plans, undertaking routine budget monitoring and budget revisions, leading in the definition of M&E plans and indicators, monitoring and supervising sub recipient partners, preparing timely and high quality programme and financial reports, and taking initiatives and actions to ensure that programme implementation is in compliance with all Save the Children and donor requirements, rules and regulations. In addition, the jobholder will ensure effective representation liaison between Save the Children and other INGOs, CSOs, Local Authorities and visiting donors and stakeholders at the local and regional level to promote extensive participation and complementarity of Save the Children programme and activities. The manager is also responsible for providing technical assistance and appropriate monitoring and evaluation in emergency responses. The Project Manager may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Project Manager Northern Uganda Basic Education (NUBE) Project opportunity should hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in Education, Economics, Social Science or Development studies. Experience in livelihood and youth programming will be an added advantage. Postgraduate training/Advanced degree in the related field, Social sciences/social works, or Management is an added advantage
·         At least five years working experience in livelihood and youth empowerment related program or protection in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO).
·         Previous experience in managing a budget of at least US$ 700,000
·         Prior exposure and experience working with local partners and District Local Government in production, Education, and community based services
·         Strong monitoring, evaluation and accountability skills
·         Strong management of donor communications and visibility.
·         Ability to speak local language (Luo) and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
·         Past exposure and experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
·         Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
·         Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
·         Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
·         Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
·         Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
·         Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
·         Excellent time management and planning capacity.
·         Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
·         Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send a copy of their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org

NB:
·         Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications
·         Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.

Deadline: 9th December 2016

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