War Child Holland Non-profit Jobs – Programme Manager

Job Title: 
Programme Manager
Organisation: War
Child Holland (WCH)
Duty Station:  
About War Child:
War Child is an independent and
impartial, international nongovernmental organisation investing in a peaceful
future for children and young people affected by armed conflict.  Children need to be protected from violence.
By using creative and involving workshops we unleash the children’s inner
strength. That is our mission. We work with children regardless of their
religion, ethnicity, social background, or gender.
About WCH:
War Child Holland (WCH) has
been working in Northern Uganda since 2004 and currently operates in Acholi,
Lango and Karamoja (Abim) regions with a country office in Kampala. As the
situation in Uganda has stabilized, WCH in Uganda focuses on the empowerment of
young people and communities with emphasis on vocational skills training in
addition to the child protection and psychosocial interventions. Based on the
recalibrated strategy of WCH, it is decided in September 2013 to finish donor
obligations and end the presence of WCH in Uganda in 2016. Ongoing projects
that will continue in 2015 are:
Move Forward Project: WCH is an implementing partner for Soa Aids
under the Bridging the Gaps programme funded by the Dutch Government. The
objective is: Girls and young women involved in sex work in Northern Uganda are
(sexually) healthy, have their human rights fully respected and are in control
of their livelihoods.
Connect@Now Project: This project is funded by the Dutch Ministry
of Foreign Affairs. It started in 2010 and in 2015 only remaining activities
will be completed. Objective of the project is enabling children and young
people affected by armed conflict to fully enjoy their rights and live in
societies that respect their rights.
Building Skills Changing Futures
Project II:
This project is
funded by the European Commission. The project started in September 2012 and
ends in August 2016. The main objective of this project is to enhance the
capacity of young people in northern Uganda to access employment through non
formal education and vocational training.
Job Summary: The
Programme Manager will ensure that all projects are implemented according to
the grant agreements and in line with War Child Holland’s mandate.  The incumbent will also ensure content quality
implementation of the programme. The job holder will manage the project team of
about ten staff and you support capacity building of national staff and local
partners to ensure sustainability of the programme. The incumbent may be
requested to support the implementation of the exit sustainability and learning
documentation activities which is currently under the responsibility of the
Program Development Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Programme Manager Job at War Child Holland should
    have a minimum of five years’ experience in a similar position in Africa
    including management of staff;
  • Relevant
    academic background (Community Development, Child Rights, Education,
    Pedagogy, Social Sciences);
  • Familiarity
    with quantitative and qualitative planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Past
    exposure and experience in implementing child protection and psychosocial
    programmes for refugee children;
  • Significant
    experience with Child & Youth participation with an (I)NGO;
  • Past
    experience with training and capacity building of staff;
  • Past
    exposure and experience in staff management;
  • Past
    experience in grant management;
  • Working
    knowledge of child & youth participation and rights, Psychosocial and
    Child protection programmes for children within development and
    humanitarian emergency sector especially in displacement/refugee
  • Knowledge
    of participatory assessment;
  • Significant knowledge of quantitative and qualitative monitoring & evaluation
  • Near
    native level of English is a must (verbal and written);
  • Strong
    advisory and leadership skills;
  • Excellent
    communication skills (verbal and written) for writing proposals and
  • Strong
    coaching and intercultural communication skills;
  • Creative,
    participatory and innovative approach;
  • Willingness
    to undertake frequent travels (up to 50% of the time) within the programme
    area and on specific occasions to other WCH programme countries or Head
How to Apply: 
All interested and qualified
candidates are invited to submit a CV and a letter of motivation online by
clicking on the link below.
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vacancy, Specify theugandanjobline.com
Deadline: 18th December 2014
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