Programme Director Career Opportunity at SOS Children’s Villages

Organization: SOS Children’s
Reports to: National
Duty Station: SOS Children’s
Village Kakiri, Uganda
About US:
SOS Children’s
Villages Uganda is an indigenous non-government, social development
organisation affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International, a worldwide
child care organisation, currently running Children’s Villages and other
projects in 135 countries around the world. SOS has been working in Uganda
since 1991, and runs Children’s Villages and other projects at Kakiri, Entebbe
(Abaita Ababiri), Gulu and in Fort Portal – Kabarole district.
Job Summary: The Programme
Director will take overall leadership and management of SOS Children’s Village
Programmes at Kakiri. The SOS Children’s Villages Programme comprises of a
Children’s Village (Family Based Care), Community Development Programme (Family
Strengthening Programme), a school or Kindergarten and a Medical centre,
working to achieve the highest level of service delivery for the children in
our target group. The Programme Director is a member of the National Management
team, which is based at the project location and reports to the National
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Providing overall strategic leadership and
management of programmes at the locations.
In charge of planning and budgeting with practical
experience in overseeing a large budget
Responsible for monitoring and evaluation of
General finance management and administration
Steers the development of effective partnerships and
networks with other community based organisations
Develops proposals for funding programmes new and
existing programmes
Actively engages in fund development initiatives,
building positive relations with the community and or local authorities.
Staff performance management and general supervision
of programme staff
Policy implementation in line with SOS Children’s
Villages principles, mission and vision.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a University
degree in Social Sciences/Development Studies/Education. Possession of a Post
graduate qualification in a programme development field will be a strong
A minimum of four years of progressive work
experience with an NGO or other development organisation in a senior programme
development position.
Working knowledge/proven experience in a number of
the following areas: Monitoring &Evaluation, Project Cycle Management,
proposal development, planning & budgeting, education management, HIV/AIDS
management, child rights, advocacy, public relations and working experience of
relevant government policies.
Hands on experience in planning and implementation
of programmes
Working knowledge and practical experience with
sustainable community development approaches
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
The applicant must be open-minded and committed to
driving change at the programme location.
Age: Between 38-45 years
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters
enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vita, current salary information, copies of
academic transcripts and certificates, including telephone contact and details
of at least three professional references to the address below. Please submit
your written application indicating in the subject line the position title, all
copies of submitted academic papers MUST be certified.
Send to:
The Human
Resource Coordinator,
SOS Children’s
Villages Uganda,
25 km on
Kampala-Entebbe Rd, Abaita Ababiri,
P.O.  Box 27510,
Kampala. Uganda
Or E-mail to:
Deadline: Friday, 18th December 2015

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