NGO Social Work Jobs – 4 Area Managers at Save the Children

Reports to: Director of Program Operations
Duty Station: Central, Northern, Western and North East Regions
About Save:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world. 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 and 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 170 people. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2010, we reached more than 100 million children around the world.
Save the Children seeks to fill the following vacant positions and applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Persons.
Job Purpose: As a member of the Extended Senior Management Team, the Area Manager shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Regional Office. The Area Manager in his/her capacity is responsible for Implementation of all programming in the region, including the management of all sub offices, emergency preparedness and response (including DRR), and logistics for the region. This position reports to the Director of Program Operations.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience;
·         Bachelors’ Degree in any relevant field.
·         A Post Graduate training in Project Management, Community Development will be an added advantage with a Masters degree in any relevant field
·         At least 8 years progressive experience in programme implementation with at least 5 of those years in a middle management position in an NGO.
·         Thorough understanding of national poverty alleviation strategies as well as current national and international trends in to global poverty and development.
·         Specifically familiarity with child rights issues in the NGO world or work with a thorough knowledge of the quality programme development and the Child Protection Code of Conduct.
·         Strong financial, planning and budget management skills and experience.
·         Strategic management skills
·         Diplomacy and Confidentiality
·         Strong negotiation and Effective interpersonal skills
·         Computer literacy skills – MS Office applications, word, excel, PowerPoint, Spread sheets
·         Policy development and analytical skills
·         Strong documentation, Facilitation and presentation skills
·         Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.

How to apply;
Applications with detailed CVs indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors and copies of academic testimonials/ certificates should be submitted to; The Director of Human Resources & Administration, Save the Children, Plot 68/70, Kira Road. P. O. Box 12018, Kampala Or on e-mail:  uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org  Note: The closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 26th October, 2012. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity. Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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