Project Manager, Korea Innovative Maternal and Child Health Initiative (KIMCHI) Non-profit Careers – Save the Children International




Organization: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Fort Portal,
Uganda
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 Project
Manager, Korea Innovative Maternal and Child Health Initiative (KIMCHI) takes
overall responsibility for managing the Rwenzori KIMCHI project, and guiding
and monitoring the performance of a team of seven program staff. The person is
responsible for working closely with the Save the Children Korea Rwenzori
KIMCHI Manager, the health advisor, the regional area manager and liaising with
managers of other projects in the region to spur integration and benefit from
project synergies within the region. In addition, the incumbent is responsible
for the overall compliance and integrity of the program, its success and
visibility and provides leadership and daily oversight for planning and
implementation of activities including internal monitoring and evaluation of
the project. The Program Manager may be called upon as and when necessary to
support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children International Project Manager, Korea Innovative Maternal and
    Child Health Initiative (KIMCHI) 
    job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher
    in Medicine, Nursing or a higher diploma in Midwifery with significant
    field experience. Social Scientists with a post graduate qualification in
    Public Health at Masters level in addition to long term working experience
    in the health sector are also encouraged to apply.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in
    managing Health /MNCH/SRH and 
    gender related programs in Uganda (preferably with an International
    NGO); .
  • Previous experience managing teams to
    deliver results; People management skills – team building, with experience
    of supervising staff
  • Efficient report writing and presentation
    skills as well as proficiency in use of excel, word, outlook and Epi info
    or any other bio-statistical package
  • Proven experience in training and building
    capacity of various stakeholders in 
    Maternal Neonatal and Child Health
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    models of taking health interventions to scale
  • Good budget monitoring and management
    skills with experience in managing 
    medium –large sized projects
  • Previous experience working with local
    partners and conduct training as a Master trainer in ICCM, Community
    newborn care and family planning delivery and mentorship of Village Health
    Teams needed.
  • Prior 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.
  • 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 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 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.
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:
uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org addressed to:
The Director of Human Resources & Administration,
Save the Children,
Plot 68/70, Kira Road,
Kampala. Uganda.
NB:
  • 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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