2 Programme Director NGO Job Placements – SOS Children’s Villages Uganda

Organization: SOS
Children’s Villages Uganda
Duty Station: Entebbe
and Gulu, Uganda
Reports to:
National Programme Development Advisor
About US:
SOS Children’s
Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused, social
development non- governmental organization with a strong reputation for
providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for
vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached
over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become
empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their
families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors,
(institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for
Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg
Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, AVIS
Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program (UPHSP),
Terre des Hommes (TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL – Go Teach, Madhvani Group of
Job Summary:  The Programme Director provides strategic
leadership to FLC and Family Strengthening (FS) programmes by ensuring the
organisation delivers on its strategic goals to work with the most vulnerable
children and families. Works collaboratively with the National Program
Development Advisor and National Office Department Heads, to harmonize
programmes at the location including Family-like Care, Family Strengthening
Programmes, Schools and Medical Centre) in order to achieve the highest level
of quality service delivery. As a member of the Senior Management Team,
provides valuable input in to SOS CV strategy and objectives attainment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme Management and Planning
  • Drive forward the FLC and FS programme strategy that embodies the
    values, vision, mission and objectives of SOS and ensure it is being
    delivered in all areas of the programme locations’ work.
  • Ensure that robust systems of planning and delivering projects are
    in place and implemented, from design and inception to delivery and
  • Demonstrate inspiring leadership in promoting the values, the
    vision, mission and goal of FLC and FS programme and in the implementation
    of the National Office Strategy at location-level in line with SOS CV
    National Office Strategic plan, Policies, Standards and procedures.
Management, Monitoring and Evaluation M&E
  • Ensure there is a shared understanding of, and drive towards,
    excellence within all areas of the programmes and that the service quality
    improvement priorities and actions are reviewed, and implemented across
    the Programme Location.
  • Focus on quality in every area of the work by effectively managing
    internal performance systems such as M&E Assist and F&A Assist and
    individual annual performance reviews.
  • Provides technical lead for quality M & E system design,
    including tools and methods, appropriate to scope, context and technical
    requirements of FLC and FS programme.
  • Conduct bi -annual and annual appraisals based on personal
    objectives and agree on SMART targets for each line report
  • Facilitate monthly monitoring meetings to discuss progress against
    objectives and targets with each line report, reviewing areas of success
    and weakness or areas requiring further support and training, and make
    appropriate recommendations to the National Director.
Financial and
Grants Management (20%)
  • Ensure Finance Policy is adhered to and the Head of Finance (HoF) is
    supported to hold all staff accountable for expenditure and financial
    reporting for programme location.
  • In conjunction with HoF, ensure that there is a robust internal
    control environment, including sound policies and procedures that
    safeguard staff and the assets of the organization and funding partners,
    and that improve the effectiveness and the efficiency of the organization.
  • Ensure that established policies and procedures on finance, and
    programmes are understood by staff, implemented and regularly reviewed.
  • Develops and monitors grant agreements and sub-agreements with
    project partners.
Building and
Nurturing Partnerships
  • Build and maintain essential relationships with the community,
    Government and local authorities to develop appropriate partnerships and
  • Maintains relationships with current and potential funding sponsors
    and networks with other NGOs dealing with children to create a network for
    peer-learning and experience-sharing.
  • Participates in community activities / forums dealing with issues
    affecting children and advocates children’s rights
  • Develops a mechanism to obtain feedback on SOS programmes from
    partners and community and makes recommendations to the ND for corrective
  • Represents the National Director at meetings, conferences and other
    networking opportunities within the area of operation.
Human Resource
Management and Administration (20%)
  • Ensure SOS is a healthy and safe environment and that it is fully
    staffed with properly trained and skilled members of staff who are
    supported to achieve the best they can for the participants and the
    organization as a whole.
  • Ensures that staff adhere to HR policies, Code of Cnduct, Employment
    Act, Child Protection Policy and other SOS guidelines.
  • Support the ND to review and implement the Staff Development Policy
    to support focused and dedicated staff
  • Ensure all key HR and Administration policies and procedures such as
    Child Protection Policy, Conditions of Service are living documents that
    are clearly reflected in the day to day work of the organization, are
    understood by staff, implemented and regularly reviewed with the approval
    of National Director.
  • Ensure internal employee wellbeing is reviewed and supported
    throughout all FLC and FS work and activities.
  • Establish, develop and maintain excellent working relationships with
    key stakeholders identified in the FLC and FS programme delivery strategy
    in the location.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Programme Director will hold a bachelor’s degree Social Work and
    Social Administration, Social sciences /Development Studies/Education.
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification in Sociology, Management,
    Public Administration and other relevant social science streams will be an
    added advantage
  • At least seven years of relevant work experience with an
    international NGO, in a similar role or related role out of which three
    years must be at senior management level.
  • Knowledge of good development approaches including the rights based
    approach and empowerment approach to development
  • Knowledge: M&E, PCM, proposal development, planning, budgeting,
    education, child rights, advocacy, public relations
  • Demonstrable track record of success with program design,
    performance management, budgeting, learning systems and monitoring &
  • Familiarity with project planning, financial management, program
    monitoring, report writing, and identifying fundable projects.
  • Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence
    partners and stakeholders.
  • Exceptional ability to communicate consistently, clearly and
    effectively with a range of stakeholders;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and deliver required results in a timely
    and quality manner
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power
    Point, MS Project, SPSS).
behavioural Competencies (for all SOS CV Staff):
  • Courage: We take action
  • Commitment: We keep our promises
  • Trust: We believe in each other
  • Accountability: We are reliable partners.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should email their cover letters, CVs and
copies of education certificates as a single document to
sospd@truenorthafrica.com. The heading of your e-mail should be the title of
the position you are applying for plus the location; for example, Program
Director Gulu..
Deadline: Friday 7th September 2018
Only electronic submissions will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.
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