NGO Careers – Save the Children Jobs – Manager, Education

Job Title: Manager
Organisation: Save the
Duty Station: Central
Region, 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. 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 2013, we
reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91
million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Save
the Children Manager Education will be responsible and accountable for the
overall management and implementation of 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. In charge of 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 manager 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.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in an education related field.
    Post Graduate training in Project Management, Community Development or a
    Master’s degree in any relevant     
    field is an added advantage. Experience in education in emergencies
    is an added advantage.
  • Five
    or more years’ experience in programme implementation, management and
    development and three of those years in a management position in an
    international development organization.
  • Relevant
    experience supervising community based social development and education
    projects with International NGOs particularly those addressing children’s
    rights and those applying partnership approaches is desirable.
  • Past
    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 advantage.
  • Excellent
    analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Possess
    the ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and
    perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness
    to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
  • Highly
    computer literate and possess excellent documentation skills.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
  • 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.
  • Excellent
    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
How to Apply:
All interested candidates
should submit their applications with cover letters and a detailed CVs
indicating three professional referees, two of whom should have been direct
supervisors should be submitted to: The Director of Human Resources &
Administration Save the Children Plot 68/70, Kiira Road, P.O Box 12018,
Kampala, Uganda Or via email:
Save the Children is an equal
opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are
encouraged to apply.
NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that
are submitted online. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the
earliest opportunity.
Deadline: Friday, 5th December 2014
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