Program Manager Non-profit Careers – Save the Children International

Job Title:            Program Manager
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 300 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 Program
Manager will be the senior most Save the Children staff member overseeing one
of the four activity sub-offices. They will provide operational management
oversight for that office, reporting up to the Country Director. This staff
will also sit on the program management unit. S/he will also supervise the
three Save the Children Advisors (SBC, WASH and Adolescents) ensuring quality
program implementation in line with the work-plan. This staff will lead
reporting on behalf of Save the Children and be linked to the activity
management as well as Save the Children senior management in Kampala. This
position will be located in either Kotido or Moroto.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the
Children  Program Manager job placement
should have at least seven to ten years of expertise in project management and
of managing programmes in an NGO.
Extensive knowledge and experience of having
worked in one of the following sectors: Education, Child Protection and WASH.
Leadership qualities, motivational skills,
mentoring ability; proven experience overseeing and developing a team
Experience of program cycle management, and
experience in a complex and matrix-managed organization
Knowledge of effective financial and budgetary
controls; proven ability to manage budgets
Broad knowledge and experience writing
comprehensive, high quality narrative reports for donors and other external
constituencies; experience supporting national staff colleagues to engage in
reporting by systematically collecting and compiling correct, meaningful
information/data, etc.
Willingness to be based in the Karamoja
sub-region, with frequent travel to project offices and field sites within the
Experience living and working in a complex, high
risk (dangerous) environment; demonstrated ability to live/work and maintain
personal wellness and productivity in such an environment
Self-motivated with the ability to work
autonomously in a highly stressful and challenging environment.
Proven knowledge of MS office applications and
IT literacy and capacity to learn and use other packages.
Commitment to the aims and principles of Save
the Children.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking
on the title link below.
Deadline: 15th
October 2017
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