Response Innovation Lab Manager Non-profit Careers - Save the Children International


Job Title:          Response Innovation Lab Manager
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

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 300 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 Response Innovation Lab Manager will establish and fundraise as well as guide the strategic direction and manage the operations of the Uganda Response Innovation Lab. The Lab Manager fundraise to support innovation in the Uganda Lab through the RIL partners and by building the country wide humanitarian innovation ecosystem. The Lab Manager will not only ensure innovation impact from projects in the lab, but also create a focus on learning, pivoting and flexibility. The Lab Manager will find country wide challenges, capacity, new ideas to move into projects to improve humanitarian operations in Uganda and share with the global Response Innovation Lab network. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Save the Children Response Innovation Lab Manager job placement should hold an advanced university degree in international development, business administration, social policy, communications or related fields is desirable.
  • Five to seven years of experience in Humanitarian Operations and/or fragile development context, with at least two in management positions.
  • Local knowledge and local network are key to the function
  • This position requires a team player with leadership qualities, excellent flexible project management skills, a partnership guru, a professional and positive attitude, organization and dependability.
  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment. and proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Good oral/written and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the title link below.


Deadline: 9th April 2018

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