NGO Jobs – Manager Education Northern Region at Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International 
Reports to: Area Manager
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 and has been implementing
programs for over 90 years. 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 2014, we reached over 143
million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly
around the world.
Job Summary: The Manager Education
will be responsible and accountable for the overall management and
implementation of the Save the Children 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. The incumbent will ensure proper technical programme management and
implementation responsibilities including 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
incumbent 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
The ideal candidate should preferably 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.
Prior exposure and experience in education in
emergencies is an added advantage.
A minimum of five years progressive experience in
programme implementation, management and development, three years in a
management position in an international development organization.
Prior experience supervising community based social
development and education projects with International NGOs particularly those
addressing children’s rights and those applying partnership approaches is
Past exposure and 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
Ability to establish and maintain conducive
collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills
are a must.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to
work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and
Ability to intervene with crisis management or
troubleshooting as necessary.
Exceptional 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 responses.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to send their application letters with
detailed CVs indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors
submitted to: addressed to:
The Director of
Human Resources & Administration,
Save the
Plot 68/70,
Kira Road,
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to
Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and
are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 11th September 2015.
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