NGO Operations Manager Job Opportunity at SOS Children’s Village Programme

Job Title: Operations Manager
Reports to:  Programme Director
Organisation: SOS Children’s Village Programme
Location: SOS Children’s Village Kakiri

Job Background: The Operations Manager is responsible for the day to day administration of the facilities at Kakiri project location. He/she supports the Programme Director by taking care of operational support duties. The position holder shall foster a culture of accountability and ensures that organisational resources are used in the most cost-effective manner. This position requires a high degree of confidentiality in dealing with personnel and finance matters. He/she must be friendly, courteous and have a professional approach towards children and staff.

Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Planning and budgeting for day to day operational effectiveness in conjunction with the relevant project managers.
·         Management of petty cash, ensuring that all payments and accountabilities meet the required standards.
·         Procurement of office and other supplies for the facilities in line with set procurement procedures.
·         Inventory management for all facility assets.
·         Motor vehicle scheduling and management
·         Supervision and management of stores
·         Responsibility for guest management, overseeing the activities and maintenance of the guest house.
·         Supervision and evaluation of service providers’ performance.
·         Works with the maintenance technicians in ensuring good care of all buildings and facilities at the project.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, commerce, Business Computing or other closely related degree.
·         A post-graduate qualification and or experience in finance management shall be an added advantage.
At least 3 years of progressive work experience in a busy organization or office setting in an administrative/operations position.
·         Experience in managing and leading other staff teams.
·         Able to work effectively in a multi-site organization with a matrix structure, requiring strong communication, organization & negotiation skills.
·         Excellent English language skills, both written and oral with practical computer skills and competence with Microsoft office environment.

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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