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Programme Manager Career Opportunity – War Child Holland

Job Title:    Programme Manager
Organization: War Child Holland
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
War Child Holland (WCH) is an
international non-governmental organization investing in a peaceful future for
children and young people affected by armed conflict. Since 2004, War Child
Holland has been working in Uganda and currently operates in Acholi and Holland
Lango. As the situation in Uganda has stabilized, War Child Holland in Uganda
focuses on the empowerment of young people and communities with emphasis on
vocational skills training in addition to 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.
About Projects:
Building
Skills:
Changing
Futures 2:This project is funded by the European Commission and the Dutch
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Partnership in Protracted Crisis). 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. This project
is implemented with a National partner.
Conn@ct.Now: This project is funded by the Dutch
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It started in 2010 and in 2015 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. The main activities for the remaining period of the
project are vocational skills training for youths and sustainability support
for ICT centers and Participatory Youth Radio programme.
Job Summary: The Programme Manager (PM) will oversee
the effective implementation of two projects: Building Skills; Changing Futures
2 and Conn@ct.Now. The job holder will ensure that the two projects under your
responsibility are implemented according to the grant agreements and in line
with War Child’s mandate.  He / she will ensure
quality of the content of the programme with a special focus on the vocational
training (non-formal education) component. The incumbent will also provide technical
support and build capacity of the local partner and War Child national staff to
ensure quality and timely implementation of the programme. Occasionally, he /
she will also support the implementation of the exit strategy, the
sustainability of the work done in Uganda and documentation of lessons learnt
for the wider organisation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
In charge
of planning and monitoring program implementation and measure programme
effectiveness;
·        
Give
proactive advice to the Country Director on necessary adjustments in project
content, direction and implementation;
·        
The Manager
will be responsible for the development of tools and formats for planning,
monitoring and evaluation in close cooperation with Quality and Learning
Department of Head Office and support program staff and local partner in
application of these tools;
·        
Technically
support the development of tools for assessment of quality of programming
including teaching by service providers.
·        
Adequate
(budget) control of project implementation;
·        
Ensure
timely delivery of internal and donor narrative reports in line with the
respective requirements;
·        
Train,
coach and provide continued support to the project staff and local partner in
order to build their capacity to implement, monitor and evaluate the
programmes;
·        
Mentor,
supervise and manage the programme staff;
·        
Represent
WCH in content meetings and coordination platforms and forums on education,
youth empowerment and youth development, and if needed on capital level;
·        
Work
closely with professional counterparts of authorities and (I)NGO’s in Lira and
at national level related to the projects under your responsibility.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The ideal
candidate for the Programme Manager vacancy should possess a relevant academic
background (International Development, Education, Pedagogy, Social Sciences);
·        
At least
five years’ experience with programme management in an international
humanitarian or development context;
·        
Past
exposure and experience in Technical Vocational Education programmes in post
conflict situations with an iNGO is a must;
·        
Working
knowledge of quantitative and qualitative planning, monitoring and evaluation
tools;
·        
Strong
coordination and communication skills;
·        
Good
reporting skills;
·        
Able
to assess social/ political situations and able to act in a diplomatic way in
delicate situations;
·        
Capacity
building and training skills;
·        
Excellent
analytical and problem solving skills;
·        
Excellent
command of English is a must (verbal and written);
Benefits: War Child Holland offers its
international staff a fair salary and comprehensive secondary benefits that
includes free housing, good insurances (including health, travel and
disability) and opportunities to develop and learn professionally.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates who wish to join the War Child Holland are encouraged to Apply
Online at the web link below. Please clearly mention where you found this
vacancy i.e. theugandanjobline.com website
Deadline: 16th August 2015

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