Save the Children Jobs – Grants Awards Officer

Save the Children in
Kampala, 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, 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 over 170 persons.
We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfill their
potential. In 2012, we reached more than 100 million children around the world.
Grants/Awards Officer is responsible for supporting the Grants Manager in
preparing financial reports and cost allocation analysis and reports for
different awards. In addition.  the grants
awards officer will support the programme team in preparing proposal and
concepts for Save the Children operations and ensuring that funds are used in
the best interest of the child and the donor. The Grants/Awards Officer may be
called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of
humanitarian crisis.
Skills & Experience:
  • A
    Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or finance management or stage
    II level in either ACCA, CPA. CIMA, ICSA among others.
  • At
    least 3 years experience in finance and award/grant management.
  • Good
    analytical skills and planning abilities.
  • Experience
    working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights
    Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is
    an added advantage.
  • 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 more so 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
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
to Apply:
All interested candidates
should submit their applications with cover letters and a detailed CVs
indicating three professional 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, Kiira Road P O Box 12018, Kampala,
Uganda Or on email:
Save the Children is an
equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are
encouraged to apply.
21st June, 2013
NB: Testimonials/certificates
should not be attached to applications that are submitted online. Candidates
are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.

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