Project Manager MNCH Job Vacancy – Save the Children International

Job Title:      Project Manager MNCH
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Reports to: Area Manager
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Save the
Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has
program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing
programs for over 90 years. 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 240 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their
rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143
million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly
around the world.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager takes overall responsibility for managing the Save the Children MNCH
Italy Project in the districts of operation. The incumbent manages the planning
and implementation of MNCH activities including; internal compliance and
integrity, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning of project
deliverables and ensures its success and visibility. S/he takes responsibility
for leading, managing, guiding and monitoring the performance of the team and
works closely with the technical Specialist and other project managers to spar
integration and benefit from project synergies within the region. The Program
Manager may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team
in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Project
Manager MNCH job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in
Medicine, Nursing or Midwifery. Post graduate qualification in Public Health
will be of added advantage.
A minimum of five years’ experience managing Health
/MNCH/SRH and  gender related programs in
Uganda (preferably with an International NGO); .
Previous exposure and experience in managing teams to
deliver results; People management skills – team building, with experience of
supervising staff
Excellent report writing and presentation skills as
well as proficiency in use of excel, word, outlook and Epi info or any other
bio-statistical package
Proven experience in training and building capacity
of various stakeholders in Maternal Neonatal and Child Health
Broad knowledge and understanding of models of
taking health interventions to scale
Good budget monitoring and management skills with
experience in managing medium –large sized projects
Previous experience of working with local partners
and conduct training as a Master trainer in ICCM, Community newborn care and
family planning delivery and mentorship of Village Health Teams needed.
Past exposure and experience of working with local
partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health,
Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning
Ability to establish and maintain conducive
collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills
are a must.
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.
Exceptional 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.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to send their application letters with
detailed CVs indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct
supervisors submitted to: addressed to:
The Director of
Human Resources & Administration,
Save the
Plot 68/70,
Kira Road,
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to
Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and
are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 20th November 2015

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