Send a Cow (SAC) UK Job Vacancy – Programme Manager

Job Title:  Programme Manager

Organisation: Send a Cow
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About SAC:
Since 1988 Send a Cow (SAC) has
transformed a million lives, by helping African families and orphans to grow
enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small businesses that last.
Providing livestock, seeds, training and ongoing support, it helps families
leave poverty behind for good. The Send a Cow Group currently constitutes
Country Programmes in seven African countries plus the UK and USA, together
with a Group Executive which is based in the UK.
Job Summary: The
Programme Manager will steer an effective and coherent programme team to
deliver Send a Cow Uganda’s (SACU) programme operations, efficiently and
effectively in line with SAC’s Vision, Mission, Cornerstones and Christian
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    jobholder will line-manage and provide leadership to the programme team,
    with the intention of supporting and developing all members of the SACU
    team and partners’ staff for effective programme delivery.
  • Ensure
    all SACU project activities at field level are properly planned,
    adequately  resourced and
    implemented according to agreed timelines to a high standard, in line with
    Send a Cow’s Cornerstones and development approaches.
  • Build
    SACU and farmer group executives’ capacity through coordinating trainings
    and providing coaching and advice to deliver a quality programme with
    timely and efficient budget utilization.
  • Aid
    the identification and agreement of Grant management responsibilities for
    all SACU Projects.
  • Ensure
    that there is capacity building and raising of competency and commitment
    level of the project extension team members, both staff and Peer farmers, district
    officials and Volunteers, through monitoring programme quality at the household
    level and by coordinating training opportunities and developing mentoring
  • Work
    in liaison with the SMT  to develop  and ensure a strong monitoring and
    reporting system is in place that includes field level visits, annual
    review process, timely information and practical experience sharing with
    quality and timely reporting  to all
    stakeholders in line with SAC’s development strategy and approaches.
  • Ensure
    vertical and horizontal programme contacts and relevant networks are
    developed and maintained with SACU, project beneficiaries, local
    government and other stakeholders for experience sharing, information
    exchange, joint project planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work
    closely with fundraising and finance team and other staff in development
    of strong project proposals, with accurate full cost recovery project
    budgets to improve SACU’s funding base by securing grants and
    institutional funds.
  • Work
    closely with all SACU staff on the reports that they submit and ensure
    that accurate and complete reports are sent on time to SACUK, local
    government, donors and other stakeholders.
  • Play
    timely and active role as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) of
    SACU in developing policies, Five Year plans and Strategic Guidelines and
    decision making in line with Send a Cow’s Values, Mission, Cornerstones
    and Christian Ethos.
  • Serve
    as the deputy for the Country Director as and when required.
  • Carry
    out any other assignments and delegations given by the Country Director as
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold an MA or MSc in Economics, Business Administration,
    Agricultural Extension, Food Security or other related fields from a
    recognized University. Possession of an MA in Rural Social Development
    with NGO experience in managing community development programs and/or
    projects is desired
  • At
    least five years’ relevant experience after Master’s degree in programme
    and/or project management
  • Past
    exposure and experience of developing and maintaining  effective programme with monitoring and
    evaluation systems in place
  • Significant
    experience of project proposal and budget development and effective report
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding donor financial  requirements and grant compliance
    management including expenditure and budget variance monitoring as well as
    adherence to specific grant condition
  • Past
    experience of working with and giving advice to partner organizations and
    review of project information prepared by partners and providing feedback
    and follow up
  • Prior
    experience of developing people through supporting, motivating,  coaching 
    and mentoring of staff with different discipline, cultural,
    religious and gender  background
  • Significant
    experience of organizing and conducting trainings and workshops at different
  • Past
    exposure and experience of learning from practice through programme
    monitoring, reviewing and evaluating. 
  • Team/Servant
    leadership in a participatory manner
  • Possess
    the ability to establish credibility quickly and maintain supportive relationships
    with SAC staff, partners and other stakeholders
  • High
    level of interpersonal skills with the ability to work across cultures and
  • Excellent
    communication and listening skills
  • Ability
    for information generation, situation analysis and timely dissemination
  • Possess
    the ability to organize and conduct training and workshops at different
  • Excellent
    command of written and spoken English
  • Very
    good presentation skills, verbal and written
  • Very
    good level of computer literacy with advanced use of different programmes
  • Self-motivated
  • Professional,
    honest and trustworthy
  • A
    team leader, builder and developer
  • A
    positive thinker, result driven and result oriented
  • Highly
    creative, innovative and flexible team player with ability to prioritise
    and manage a busy workload
  • An
    initiator and self-driven actor
  • Organized
    and methodical to work with an eye on details
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel and spend substantial amount of time in the
    field as required and occasionally overseas if required
  • Commitment
    to SAC’s Christian Values,
  • Cornerstones
    and development approaches
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to submit the following documents as they do Apply:
  • Complete
    Application Form
    , CV’s will not be accepted
  • Complete
    Opportunities form
  • Send
    a copy the relevant qualifications
  • Submit
    ‘three key achievements’ according to instructions
  • Be
    eligible to work in Uganda
Send the completed documents
Deadline: 21st November 2014 by 10am (BMT)

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