ChildFund International Project Vacancies – Federation Manager at Kampala Area Federation of Communities (KAFOC)

Job Title:       Federation Manager
Organization: Kampala Area
Federation of Communities (KAFOC)
Funding Source: ChildFund
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Report to: Federation
About US:
Kampala Area
Federation of Communities (KAFOC) is a registered Non- Governmental Umbrella
Organization whose affiliates are registered Community Based Organizations that
include Nakulabye Family Helper Project (Nakulabye Community) in Kampala
District – Rubaga Division; Mbuya and Bbiina Family Helper Project in Nakawa
Division-Kampala District and Kireka Family Helper Project (Kireka Community)
in Bweyogerere Division-Wakiso District. KAFOC’s mission is to work with
Children, their Families and Communities to fight Child poverty in all its
manifestations including deprivation, exclusion and vulnerability. KAFOC’ main
funder is ChildFund International.
Job Summary:  The Federation Manager will provide strategic
leadership and initiate efficient and effective controls in the management of
the Area Federation. The incumbent will oversee the development and
implementation of strategic policies, initiatives and tools that enhance the
quality and management of programme goals, objectives and policies ensuring
high programming standards that result in children enjoying improved access to
their rights and positive outcomes for children
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Oversee the implementation of all programs and
operations in the area.
Ensure coherence with Federation program approach,
linking it to ChildFund strategy.
In charge of program design and developing funding
proposal to the donors.
The Federation Manager will also oversee and ensure
effective budget management through close monitoring and reporting on financial
Ensure that appropriate controls, systems and
procedures are in place in order to ensure the most effective use of resources.
Oversee sponsorship programming including the
development and implementation of sponsorship strategic business plans.
Regularly review strategic implications of
sponsorship feasibility and on-going risk management.
Assist in the integration of sponsorship in
development programs that promote child well-being.
Mentor and supervise the Program Officers, project
offices, accountant and support team.
Oversee the implementation of performance management
for all staff.
Provide leadership and guidance to all staff.
Ensure ongoing monitoring and evaluation of all
project activities in area federation to determine the extent to which they are
meeting objectives and determine modification /action needed to improve
Actively participate in and/or supervise assessments
for new projects as required.
Serve as security focal point for the area
federation, providing regular updates and analysis to the Regional manager
Maintain an overview of the external context in area
federation – political, social, economic and humanitarian – providing regular
updates and analysis to the Federation
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree (or
equivalent) in Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies,
Community development, Community psychology, or any social science discipline
or equivalent relevant work experience. A post graduate Diploma in Project
planning & Management is an added advantage.
At least five years’ experience managing development
programs in an NGO, preferably in community development and/or child-focused
Previous experience of managing the programme cycle,
including assessments, project design, proposal and report writing,
implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Past exposure and experience in supervising and
evaluating program support and technical staff with the ability to lead and
motivate others.
Proven exposure and experience in resource and
financial management.
Strong proposal and report writing skills.
Show commitment to and understanding of
organizational aims, values, principles and policies.
Ability to work under pressure.
Working knowledge of program design; grant
acquisition and management; providing oversight and accountability grant funded
programs; resource stewardship, and cross functional coordination
Computer proficiency in general office software
(i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
Excellent communication skills, diplomacy and
experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and
representing an organization to external parties at a senior level.
High degree of personal integrity, honesty and
Keen attention to details.
Able to work under minimal supervision.
Demonstrable aptitude for teamwork.
Working knowledge on child protection.
Exceptional interpersonal skills.
Ability to work in a dynamic environment
Personal Competencies: Principles of
Community Development, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Relationship
Building, Resource Mobilization, Facilitation Skills, Problem Solving and
Judgment, program budget management appraisal skills, Computer literacy,
Adaptability, Integrity, Service orientation, Self-motivated, Learning
orientation, team building and Cultural sensitivity
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver and register their
applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, three professional referees
and Certified copies of their relevant academic and professional documents
addressed to:
The Board
Kampala Area
Federation of Communities (KAFOC)
Plot 90,
Kisosonkole Road (Enclosed with St Mary’s primary school).
P.O. Box 22158,
Kampala. Uganda.
can also be delivered and registered at ChildFund National Office on plot
71/72, Namirembe Road -Kampala, addressed to the particulars above.
Deadline:  Friday, 11th December, 2015 by 12:00
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