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19 May 2017

Program Manager NORAD International NGO Careers - Save the Children

Job Title:       Program Manager – NORAD
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director of Program Operations

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 270 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 Program Manager – NORAD provides technical assistance and oversight for aspects related to the NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) funding in Country. The Program Manager is the National level manager of NORAD Framework Program and which is an integrated program comprising of the following thematic areas; Education, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Disaster Risk Reduction. The incumbent provides overall programmatic and operational lead and management including; planning, implementation, capacity enhancement, monitoring/ evaluation and reporting both internally (within SCI) and externally (for/with partners). The person is accountable for overall coordination and oversight delivery of the NORAD framework program across all the thematic areas of Education, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Disaster Risk Reduction in the country. The job holder 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 Program Manager – NORAD career opportunity should hold a Bachelors’ Degree in humanities. Experience in managing integrated programmes across different thematic areas such as education, child protection, child rights governance or disaster risk reduction is a must.
  • A minimum of five years of accrued working experience in program implementation with a minimum of three years in a management level position in an international NGO and those applying partnership approaches is desirable.
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills, be able to set priorities, prepare manageable plans and to evaluate progress.
  • Prior exposure and experience 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.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • 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.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a copy of their updated CVs with cover letters (attached as one document) indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors via E-mail only 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: 26th May 2017 by Midnight

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