10 July 2017

Head of Programmes International NGO Jobs - VSO

Job Title:          Head of Programmes
Organization: VSO
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director
  
About VSO:
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Job Summary: The Head of Programmes will effectively lead delivery and development of the INGO Uganda’s strategic programmes in accordance with the Country Strategic Plan

Key Result Areas:  
  • Programme Quality
  • Knowledge Management
  • Programme Development
  • People Management
  • Country Leadership Team (CLT)
  • Financial and Resource Management
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Representation, Advocacy and Networking

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the VSO Head of Programmes job opportunity must hold a higher level degree in Public Health or Social Development studies or any other related relevant field.
  • A minimum of seven or more years of senior level programme leadership and management experience in a complex the INGO.
  • Previous exposure and experience of working collaboratively as a member of a Senior Management Team member, and of building partnerships in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Substantial prior success in developing successful, major, multiyear proposals and securing funding.
  • Proven experience of managing and ensuring high quality delivery of complex and multi donor programmes
  • Previous experience in diverse, holistic, integrated development programming including in livelihoods, education and health.
  • Significant exposure and experience in M&E and ability to apply range of techniques.
  • Effective leadership and people management skills; experience of developing, coaching and managing high performing teams
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, manage time and tight schedules, work effectively under pressure, and assist direct reports with prioritisation of tasks and meeting deadlines.
  • Significant exposure and experience in financial management and ability to develop and monitor programme budgets.
  • Strong representation and negotiation skills ability to negotiate and maintain relations with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop multiple ideas to solve an issue or situation and take a swift decision, including in a high risk situation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong training and  facilitation skills
  • Computer skills – MS Office, Outlook, Internet.
  • Ability to travel and work long hours, including work away from the home base for up to 30% of time, both within the country and occasionally internationally and some weekend and evening work.
  • Good understanding of the Uganda context.
  • Previous exposure an dexperience in implementing grants from major bilateral and multilateral donors, including but not limited to UNICEF, EU and DfID, USAID, IrishAid, EU, UN, and major Trusts and Foundations.
  • Hands-on experience gained within a volunteering/NGO context and of managing a volunteer programme

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to applications with updated CVs to jude.musoke@profilesinternational.co.ug and copy  geoffrey.tusiime@profilesinternational.co.ug

Deadline: 11th July 2017

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