Project Manager, Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) and Livelihood NGO Careers – Save the Children International

Organization: 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 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 Project
Manager, Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) and Livelihood 
takes overall responsibility for leadership and programme management,
including planning, starting up implementation, capacity development,
monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning and reporting of the education
and livelihood roles that cover the four South Sudanese response sites in Arua,
Kiryandongo, Yumbe and Adjumani. The incumbent provides leadership and
managerial support to staff and local partners involved in these major areas;
Building skills in literacy, numeracy and life skills through Accelerated
Learning Programme. S/he creates linkages with other consortium members and
implementing partners that provide alternative pathways for ALP target
beneficiaries through vocational training and livelihood opportunities for
deprived youth. The project aims to increase access to Education in Emergencies
through the Accelerated Learning Program for out-of-school children and youth
in both refugee and host communities. The Project Manager will also oversee
livelihood activities such as formation of groups, village savings and loans
associations, agriculture and technical skill trainings. The ALP/ Livelihood
program manager is responsible for capacity strengthening efforts for staff
within the humanitarian setting, supporting and coordinating with other
consortium partners both at national and field level.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children International Project Manager, Accelerated Learning Programme
    (ALP) and Livelihood career opportunity should preferably hold a
    bachelor’s degree or higher in Teacher Education, Agriculture, Economics,
    Social Science or Development studies. A Postgraduate training/Advanced
    degree in the related field, project planning, Social sciences/social
    works, or Management is an added advantage.
  • At least five years’ experience in
    Education/livelihood and youth empowerment related program or protection
    in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO).
  • Previous experience in livelihood and
    youth programming is preferred.
  • Significant programme management
    experience working in an emergency response contexts
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued
    analytical reports and preparing successful funding proposals for donors
    and management of the grants
  • Previous experience of working with both
    international development partners and local partners such as District
    Local Government in production, Education, and community based services
  • Strong monitoring, evaluation and
    accountability skills
  • Strong management of donor communications
    and visibility.
  • 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 abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain
    conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a
  • 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 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
  • 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 Children,
Plot 68/70, Kira Road,
Kampala. Uganda.
  • Testimonials/certificates should not be
    attached to applications.
  • Hand delivered applications will not be
    accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 21st April 2017
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