Project Manager Northern Uganda Basic Education (NUBE) Career Vacancy – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Area Manager
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 Northern Uganda Basic
Education (NUBE) Project is mainly responsible and accountable for the overall
management and implementation of the education programme, development, new
partnership initiation, development and management, programme budgeting,
budgetary and financial management, programme and financial reporting, human
resources management, and administrative trouble shooting and support within
the region. Some of the technical programme management and implementation
responsibilities include developing project plans, budgets and implementation
plans, managing the accomplishment of targeted results and indicators, oversee
programme budgets and accounts to ensure adherence to approved budget and work
plans, undertaking routine budget monitoring and budget revisions, leading in
the definition of M&E plans and indicators, monitoring and supervising sub
recipient partners, preparing timely and high quality programme and financial
reports, and taking initiatives and actions to ensure that programme
implementation is in compliance with all Save the Children and donor
requirements, rules and regulations. In addition, the jobholder will ensure
effective representation liaison between Save the Children and other INGOs,
CSOs, Local Authorities and visiting donors and stakeholders at the local and
regional level to promote extensive participation and complementarity of Save
the Children programme and activities. The manager is also responsible for
providing technical assistance and appropriate monitoring and evaluation in emergency
responses. The Project 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 Northern Uganda Basic Education (NUBE) Project opportunity
should hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in Education, Economics, Social
Science or Development studies. Experience in livelihood and youth programming
will be an added advantage. Postgraduate training/Advanced degree in the
related field, Social sciences/social works, or Management is an added
At least five years working experience in
livelihood and youth empowerment related program or protection in Uganda
(preferably with an International NGO).
Previous experience in managing a budget of at
least US$ 700,000
Prior exposure and experience working with local
partners and District Local Government in production, Education, and community
based services
Strong monitoring, evaluation and accountability
Strong management of donor communications and
Ability to speak local language (Luo) and
directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
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
Excellent analytical skills and strategic
planning abilities.
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 a copy of
their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to:
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached
to applications
Hand delivered applications will not be accepted
and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 9th
December 2016
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