Project Manager – SOLE Career Opportunity – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: 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 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
240 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 Project
Manager for the Save the Children SOLE project takes overall responsibility for
leadership and programme management, including planning, starting up
implementation, capacity development, monitoring, evaluation, accountability,
learning and reporting of the Skills Opportunities and Livelihood Enhancement
(SOLE-‘Best in Class’) project that covers 6 underserved sub-counties in Amuru,
Nwoya and Gulu districts. The project manager will provide leadership and
managerial support to staff and local partners involved in the SOLE
project  four major areas; Building
Foundational skills (literacy, numeracy and life skills including youth
Reproductive Health) through Accelerated Learning Programme, Vocational
Training and Apprenticeship through formal and non-formal VT training providers,  Entrepreneurship development through
agribusiness, off farm enterprises and business skills development for deprived
youth and Youth led-Civic engagement. The project will build the capacity of
youth and promote their participation in community and district development
programme. The incumbent will ensure deprived youth are well coordinated and
linked to line departments of Education, Community Development Office,
Commercial Services office, Production/Agricultural extension service officers,
non-formal Vocational Training Institutes (VTIs), Artisans and other private
sector actors in Amuru, Nwoya and Gulu districts. The Project Manager may be
called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of
humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
Project Manager – SOLE job opportunity should hold a bachelor’s degree or
higher in Agriculture, Economics, Social Sciences or Development studies. A
Postgraduate training/Advanced degree in the related field, Social
sciences/social works, or Management is an added advantage.
At least five years’ experience in livelihood and
youth empowerment related program or protection in Uganda (preferably with an
International NGO).
Previous experience in managing a budget of at least
US$ 700,000
Prior experience in livelihood and youth programming
is preferred.
Prior exposure and experience of working with local
partners and District Local Government in production, Education, and community
based services
Strong monitoring, evaluation and accountability
Strong management of donor communications and
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.
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.
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.
Ability to speak local language (Luo) and directly
interact with target group will be an added advantage
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
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: 20th November 2015

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