2 NGO Jobs – Manager Education at Save the Children in Uganda

Reports to: Area Manager
Duty Station:
Moroto and Kampala, Uganda
About Save the Children:
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,
Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts.
Job Summary: The jobholder is responsible
and accountable for the overall management and implementation of education
programme, development, new partnership initiation, development and management,
programme budgeting, budgetary and financial management, programme and
financial reporting, human resources management, and administrative trouble
shooting and support within the region. Technical programme management and
implementation responsibilities include developing project plans, budgets and
implementation plans, managing the accomplishment of targeted results and
indicators, oversee programme budgets and accounts to ensure adherence to
approved budget and work plans, undertaking routine budget monitoring and
budget revisions, leading in the definition of M&E plans and indicators,
monitoring and supervising sub recipient partners, preparing timely and high
quality programme and financial reports, and taking initiatives and actions to
ensure that programme implementation is in compliance with all Save the
Children and donor requirements, rules and regulations. In addition the manager
will ensure effective representation liaison between Save the Children and
other INGOs, CSOs, Local Authorities and visiting donors and stakeholders at
the local and regional level to promote extensive participation and
complementary of Save the Children programme and activities. The manager is
also responsible for providing technical assistance and appropriate monitoring
and evaluation in emergency responses.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in an education related field.
    Post Graduate training in Project Management, Community Development or a
    Master’s degree in any relevant field is an added advantage.
  • Experience in education in emergencies is an added advantage.
  • At least 7 years progressive experience in programme
    implementation, management and development and 3 of those years in a
    management position in an international development organization.
  • Relevant experience supervising community based social
    development and education projects with International NGOs particularly
    those addressing children’s rights and those applying partnership
    approaches is desirable.
  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local
    Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education,
    HIV/AIDS or Child Protection program delivery as may be applicable to the
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations
    and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach 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
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including
    influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of
    humanitarian responses.
How to Apply:
Please send
your applications with detailed CV indicating 3 referees, two of whom should
have been direct supervisors should be submitted to:
The Director
of Human Resources & Administration
Save the
Plot 68/70,
Kira Road
P. O. Box
12018, Kampala
NB: Testimonials/certificates
should not be attached to applications that are submitted online.
Deadline: 19th April 2013.
Save the
Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female
candidates are encouraged to apply.
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