NGO Jobs – Area Manager at Save the Children

Job Title:  Area Manager
Reports to: Director of Program Operations
Duty Station: Eastern Region (Moroto), Uganda
About Save the Children in Uganda:
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 fulfill 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 Leadership Team, the Area Manager shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Regional Office operations.
  • 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.
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.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Solid understanding of the roles and dynamics of civil society and government actors, respectively, and the relevance of engaging with both parties in order to ensure effective promotion and protection of children’s rights.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a team member.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-toreach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.
How to Apply:
Application letters with detailed CVs indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors should be submitted to:
The Director of Human Resources & Administration,
Save the Children
Plot 68/70, Kira Road
P.O. Box 12018, Kampala
 Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are submitted online.
 The closing date for receiving applications is 31st December 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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