Non-profit Jobs – Capacity Building and Organizational Development Manager at Save the Children

Organisation: Save the
Duty Station: Kampala, 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 Capacity Building and Organisational
Development Manager will be responsible for planning, coordinating,
facilitating, monitoring and documenting all Save the Children’s internal and
external partnership related capacity building and OD processes. The candidate
shall provide technical support in Capacity building and Development and will
be responsible for designing capacity building strategies based upon clear
guidelines and will work at both the national and sub-national level to empower
and develop others as well as the implementing partners. 
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Organizational
    Studies, Pedagogy or other relevant field;
  • A minimum of five years of documented
    practical work experience with capacity building/OD processes;
  • Demonstrate robust understanding of
    organizational dynamics and change processes; with extensive knowledge of
    and experience in capacity strengthening and organizational development
    approaches, theories, practical application, planning and monitoring and
  • Demonstrated methodological grounding in,
    and practical experience with, partnership development, management and
  • Have a good grasp of pedagogical
    principles and teaching methodologies;
  • 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.
  • Be
    a good listener and communicator (verbally and in writing).
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
  • Willingness
    to extensively travel to the field.
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, 12th December 2014

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