Response Innovation Lab Manager Non-profit Careers – Save the Children International

Job Title:          Response Innovation Lab
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, 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 Response
Innovation Lab Manager will establish and fundraise as well as guide the
strategic direction and manage the operations of the Uganda Response Innovation
Lab. The Lab Manager fundraise to support innovation in the Uganda Lab through
the RIL partners and by building the country wide humanitarian innovation
ecosystem. The Lab Manager will not only ensure innovation impact from projects
in the lab, but also create a focus on learning, pivoting and flexibility. The
Lab Manager will find country wide challenges, capacity, new ideas to move into
projects to improve humanitarian operations in Uganda and share with the global
Response Innovation Lab network. In the event of a major humanitarian
emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role
profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Save the Children Response
    Innovation Lab Manager job placement should hold an advanced university
    degree in international development, business administration, social
    policy, communications or related fields is desirable.
  • Five to seven years of experience in
    Humanitarian Operations and/or fragile development context, with at least
    two in management positions.
  • Local knowledge and local network are key
    to the function
  • This position requires a team player with
    leadership qualities, excellent flexible project management skills, a
    partnership guru, a professional and positive attitude, organization and
  • Ability to solve complex problems and to
    exercise independent judgment. and proficiency in written and spoken
  • Good oral/written and interpersonal
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 9th April 2018
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