Director of Program Operations Uganda Career Jobs at Save the Children

Location: Uganda
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

There are 30 national Save the Children organisations around the world. By the end of 2012 all our international programmes will be delivered through a merged operation with 14 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, mor e aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

The role: As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Director of Program Operations shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office. The Director of Program Operations in his/her capacity is responsible for Implementation of all programming in country, including the management of all sub offices, emergency preparedness and response (including DRR), and logistics for the Country Office in Uganda.

Qualifications and Experience
As a member of the Senior Management Team, contribute to:
·         Leadership of the Uganda Country Office
·         Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our Members and donors
·         Help design and implement a coherent organizational structure that is consistent with agency practices and appropriate to program needs
Oversight and Management of Program Operations
·         Responsible for overall coordination of program operations and delegated responsibility for field delivery of high quality programming in line with the objectives of the country strategy
·         In close coordination with the Director of Program Development and Quality and Director of Finance, participate in program proposal process and ensure that all programs progress in accordance with grant agreements, are completed within time and on budget
Logistics, Inventory and Procurement
·         Ensure that the CO logistics capacity and systems meet the SCI MOS and are able to satisfy the programming requirements
·         Ensure appropriate and adequate emergency logistics procedures are detailed in the Country Office Emergency Preparedness Plan in order to enable rapid scale up
·         Manage the CO Logistics ensuring that all CO logistics activities (fleet, assets, transport, supply chain, base setup etc) are coordinated
Emergency Response Management
·         Strengthen the Uganda CO organisational readiness to respond to emergencies in line with global SCI emergency goal and benchmarks
·         Ensure that the CO designs, updates and implements a full set of emergency preparedness actions, drawing on SC member input and resources
·         Mount appropriate and timely responses at scale to all emergencies consistent with established benchmarks, plans and organizational policies, and in close cooperation with incoming surge teams
Staff Safety and Security
·         Work with Regional Office to ensure that the staff and assets of save the Children Uganda are safe and secure
·         Ensure that all safety and security minimum operating standards are met
·         Coordinate preparation and implementation of staff security guidelines and support sub-offices in carrying out periodic security assessment and reports
·         Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development – Program Operations
·         Ensure appropriate staffing within Program Operations, including sub office staff
·         Ensure that all staff understand and are able to perform their role in an emergency
·         Manage Program Operations team; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly
·         Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff
Partner Management
·         Ensure that every partnership is formed in the context of the Theory of Change and is designed and managed so that the partnership furthers achievement of Save the Children’s global strategy and strengthens local and national capacity to deliver for children
·         Analyze potential partners using documented selection methods and ensure that all partners comply with Save the Children and donor requirements and regulations
How to apply:
When applying please include details of your current salary in covering letter
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Please note that the closing date for applications is 14th August 2012For further information on this role, please see our website at
Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to the link provided
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