Manager II, Project Jobs – ChildFund International

Job Title:   Manager II, Project   

Organisation: ChildFund International

Duty Station:  Moyo, Uganda

Reports to: Director, Programs and Sponsorship


About US:

For over seventy years, ChildFund International has provided support to deprived, excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunities to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children. Our core commitment is child-centered change that will ensure healthy and secure infants, educated and confident children, and youth who are skilled and engage meaningfully in the affairs and decision-making processes within their communities. ChildFund Uganda is working in over 30 districts to develop the capacities of local community-based organizations to be able to mobilize resources and implement programs that improve the well-being of deprived, excluded and vulnerable children.


Job Summary: The Project Manager will provide overall leadership and management of an Integrated Early Childhood Education (ECE), child protection, and livelihood project in Parolinya Refugee settlement. The project aims at supporting parents, communities, and early learning centers to increase access to quality early childhood learning at the ECD centers for children 3 to 8 years of age. Child protection and the livelihood of parents and ECD teachers will be mainstreamed. The Project Manager will ensure that the project deliverables are of the appropriate quality and are met within the project budget and timelines. The Project Manager will provide supervision and technical assistance to project staff and coordinate with humanitarian partners, civil society organizations, local government, and the national government.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of the ECE project activities according to the approved proposal, ensuring quality deliverables and targets are met.
  • Manage the project budget ensuring timely resource utilization as per approved budget and adhering to both ChildFund International standards.
  • Ensure continuous monitoring of the implementation of project activities to ensure quality implementation.
  • Ensure project data is captured, well documented, and contribute to knowledge management.
  • Lead project coordination with relevant stakeholders for successful implementation of the project including participation in key working groups at the subnational and national levels to foster partnerships.
  • Ensure timely submission of quality project progress reports, and other information as may be required.
  • Ensure adequate project documentation and correspondence is available for monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and coaching to project staff to ensure growth and delivery of service.
  • Undertake any other duties as shall be delegated by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the ChildFund job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in education, Early Childhood Care and Development, Child Development and Children’s Ministry, Development Studies or closely related area required.
  • Humanities with an additional qualification in Early Childhood Development.
  • A Postgraduate qualification in a closely related field is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ project management experience in an international NGO and in leading medium to large early childhood development programs in either emergency or development contexts
  • Experience managing high-quality donor funded project(s).
  • Experience working on humanitarian projects.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and supervision of staff and in building and maintaining a high performing team.
  • Experience in promoting children’s rights including participation in programming, design, implementation, and evaluation in either emergency or development settings.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with ability to network and negotiate with partners and government bodies.
  • Strong facilitation and capacity building skills
  • Willingness to immerse into the Palorinya refugee settlement and regularly travel across the project sites.
  • Good analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong knowledge of Government of Uganda ECD policy and implementation plan



  • Teamwork: the ability to work effectively and collaborate with others; values and respects individual differences.
  • Communication: demonstrates empathy and tact when communicating with others and uses a storytelling approach when appropriate.
  • Results orientation: gets things done; takes proactive steps to achieve organizational goals and quality standards.
  • Decision making: uses good judgement, critical thinking, and non-traditional ways to evaluate problems and opportunities; reflects and innovates to improve decisions and outcomes.
  • Resilience: thrives and grows in rapidly changing, demanding, and complex environments.
  • Digital literacy: adopts and champions new technology to relevant contexts, stays aware of technological trends and embraces technological solutions to business challenges.
  • The ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English.
  • Strong verbal communication skills, with the ability to develop and deliver compelling presentations.
  • Proficiency with MS PowerPoint.
  • Strong knowledge of international laws and conventions related to child protection.
  • Effective and demonstrated change management skills, with the ability to proactively lead and champion innovation and organizational change.
  • Demonstrated inclusive leadership skills, with a commitment to fostering a culture of learning and collaboration among teams.


How to Apply:

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Date Posted 2024-05-24T15:02
Valid Through 2024-06-08T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization ChildFund International
Job Location Moyo, Moyo, Moyo, 0256, Uganda

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