Save the Children International NGO Jobs – Program Manager MNCH

Organisation: Save the
Duty Station: Fort
Portal, 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 Program Manager MNCH takes
overall responsibility for managing of SCIs MNCH Italy/SC Korea projects in
Kasese and Bundibugyo, and guiding and monitoring the performance of a team of
6-10 program staff. Working closely with the Regional area Manager, the health
advisor and designated SCI member technical advisors for the project, he/she
will ensure the overall compliance and integrity of the program, and ensure its
success and visibility.  S/he will
provide leadership and daily oversight for planning and implementation of
activities including; internal monitoring and evaluation of project The Program
Manager will work closely and liaise with the other project managers of other
projects in the region to spar integration and benefit from project synergies
within the region; while ensuring that project implementation is well aligned
to approved design, SCI program quality benchmarks and contributes to SCI’s
overall country and global outcomes and breakthrough for children. The Program
Manager may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team
in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidates should hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Nursing or a higher diploma in Midwifery
    with significant field experience. Social Scientists with a post graduate
    qualification in Public Health at Masters level in addition to long term
    working experience in the health sector are also encouraged to apply;
  • At least five years’ experience managing
    facility and community based MNCH or SRH and Gender or   Social Behaviour Change communication,
    programs in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO); 
  • Past exposure and experience managing
    teams to deliver results; People management skills – team building, with
    experience of supervising staff
  • Efficient report writing and presentation
    skills as well as proficiency in use of excel, word, outlook and Epi info
    or any other bio-statistical package;
  • Proven experience in training and building
    capacity of various stakeholders in 
    Maternal Neonatal and Child Health;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of  models of taking health interventions to
  • Budget monitoring and management skills
    with experience in managing  medium
    –large sized projects;
  • Past experience of working with local
    partners and conduct training as a Master trainer in ICCM, Community
    newborn care and family planning delivery and mentorship of Village Health
    Teams needed. 
  • 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
  • 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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