Save the Children Jobs – Sponsorship Manager

Job Title: Sponsorship
Organisation: Save the Children
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda  
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, 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 200
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfill their potential. In 2013, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Sponsorship Manager works closely with the
Director of Program Operations and Country Office Senior Management Team to
meet all sponsorship-related objectives in the country office.  The Sponsorship Manager ensures that
sponsorship resources are focused on reaching strategic objectives, retaining
sponsors, meeting sponsor expectations and adhering to all internal and external
standards. The post holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support
the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The applicant should
    hold a Bachelors degree in Education, social science or related
  • A minimum of six
    years’ working experience in development programmes of managing child
    sponsorship is essential.
  • Past exposure and
    experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in
    Sponsorship, Health, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection program delivery
  • Detailed knowledge and
    understanding of Save the Children working principles and approaches of
    Child Participation, Child Rights Programming, Partnership, Child
    Safeguarding, Zero Tolerance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme
    Integration etc.
  • Demonstrable
    financial, planning and budget management skills a MUST. Highly developed
    cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international
    environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Detailed knowledge of
    international and local policies and frameworks relating to their thematic
    area is a must.
  • Possess the 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
  • Excellent planning,
    coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a
    substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent documentation
    skills are a must.
  • Availability and
    willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses as
    called upon. 
How 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 via email:
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with
disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be
attached to applications that are submitted online. Candidates are therefore
encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.
Deadline: Friday, 20th June 2014

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