09 June 2016

Country Director Employment Opportunity - Save the Children International

Job Title:      Country Director
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, 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 200 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 Country Director will take charge of Save the Children Uganda office by leading the growth and transform program quality of the country to new standards, whilst also delivering Save the Children’s strategy within the country through:
  • Delivering quality programmes, including advocacy, for children; and
  • Ensuring world class stewardship of resources from Members and their donors

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should have significant experience in building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise
  • The jobholder should also have experience in managing crisis situations requiring quick changes to priorities and rapid action to respond
  • Previous experience of leading change in an organisation which has led to considerable results for the organisation and its stakeholders
  • Previous exposure and experience in solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
  • Significant experience of building personal networks at a senior level, resulting in securing new opportunities for the organisation
  • Good understanding of programme, financial and operational management processes
  • Good understanding of key trends in international and humanitarian development
  • Fluency and speaking and writing in English is required for this role
  • Exhibit commitment to the Save the Children values

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Save the Children in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by uploading an English updated CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations at the e-recruitment portal below.

Deadline: 17th June 2016

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