3 NGO Career Jobs – Programme Directors at SOS Children’s Village Programme

Reports to: National Director
Organisation: SOS Children’s Village Programme
Locations: Entebbe, Gulu and Fort Portal (3 positions)

Job Background: We seek to recruit socially stable, mature persons (male or female) aged 35-45 years to undertake the leadership and management of SOS Children’s Village Programmes at Entebbe, Gulu and Fort Portal. The SOS Children’s Villages Programme comprises of a Children’s Village (family based care), Community Development Programme (family strengthening programme), a school or Kindergarten and a Medical centre, working to achieve the highest level of service delivery for the children in our target group. The Programme Director is a member of the National Management team, is based at the project location and reports to the National Director.
Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Providing overall strategic leadership and management of programmes at the three locations.
·         Planning and budgeting with practical experience in overseeing a large budget
·         Monitoring and evaluation of programmes
·         General finance management and administration
·         Contribution towards development of effective partnerships and networks with other community based organizations
·         Involvement in fund development, building positive relations with the community and or local authorities.
·         Staff performance management and general supervision of programme staff
·         Policy implementation in line with SOS Children’s Villages principles, mission and vision.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         University degree in Social Sciences/ Development Studies/Education. Post graduate qualification in a programme development field will be a strong advantage.
·         Should have knowledge/proven experience in a number of the following areas: Monitoring &Evaluation, Project Cycle Management, proposal development, planning & budgeting, education management, HIV/AIDS management, child rights, advocacy, public relations and working experience of relevant government policies.
·         At least 4 years progressive work experience with an NGO or other development organisation in a senior programme development position.
·         Practical experience in planning and implementation of programmes
·         Knowledge and practical experience with sustainable community development approaches
·         Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
·         He/she must be open-minded and committed to driving change at the programme location.
How to Apply:
(Please indicate which programme location you are applying for)

Application letters enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vitae, current salary information, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, a passport size photograph, telephone contact and details of at least 3 references should be addressed to:
The Human Resource Coordinator, SOS Children’s Villages Uganda, P.O Box 27510, Kampala OR
Physically drop off your application at the gate, SOS National Office Entebbe, Abaita Ababiri – 25 Kms, Entebbe road. Closing date for receiving applications is Friday 2nd November 2012.Only Short listed applicants will be contacted.
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