Programme and Partnerships Manager Non-profit Jobs – Child’s i Foundation

Organisation: Child’s
i Foundation
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Child’s i Foundation
is a non-profit organization that creates change by re-imagining care,
rebuilding families and support systems, and re-purposing orphanages into
services that support children growing up in safe and loving families.
Job Summary:  As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the
Programme and Partnerships Manager is responsible for providing project
management leadership across all projects and contributing to the strategic
development of Child’s i Foundation’s partnership approach within a context of
implementing de-institutionalisation in Uganda. The Programme and Partnerships
Manager has oversight and quality assurance responsibility for all agreements
with Government and NGO partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide high quality project management
    to ensure the NCLB country programme is aligned with Child’s i
    Foundation’s 5-year strategy and organisation policies.
  • Work closely with the Country Director
    and programme team to develop annual work plans and budgets.
  • Ensure that donor contractual
    obligations are met to a high standard and policies and procedures adhered
  • Monitor work plans and budgets and key
    risks and support country team with quality assurance to ensure
    maintenance of excellent service delivery
  • Work closely with Hope and Homes for
    Children, and the Programme Manager in the UK to ensure that the technical
    support needs for the programmes team are met.
  • Support the leadership team with capacity
    building in project management and ensure that all managers have
    objectives and personal development plans in place.
  • Contribute to the develop of quality
    proposals and secure donor funding.
  • Ensure strong budgeting, disbursement,
    reporting and forecasting working collaboratively with the finance and
    leadership team.
  • Monitor work plans and budgets to ensure
    effective programme delivery.
  • Work closely with MEAL team to prepare
    reports regularly on trends, programme expenditure highlighting variances
    and potential delays in programme implementation.
  • Work with Finance department to ensure
    effective systems are in place for managing programme finances and ensure
    adherence to high standards of financial management in accordance with
    Child’s i Foundations policies and donor requirements
  • Contribute to development of new
    programme budgets and the annual and three year rolling budget.
  • Actively participate in relevant
    coalitions and support strategic partnerships with NGOs and other partners
  • Identify and build relationships with
    prospective and current partners
  • Identify partners to set up a national
    coalition to promote alternative care and de-institutionalisation.
  • Ensure all partners undergo due
    diligence and MOU’s are in place.
  • Work with the training team and Child
    Protection Focal Person to ensure all partners adhere to Child Protection
    policy and guidelines.
  • Identify key partners and build
    relationships to support gate-keeping and prevention at a district /
    division level.
  • Represent Child’s i Foundation at
    meetings with Government, partners and donors as required
  • Build on partnerships with Hope and
    Homes for Children and Transform Alliance Africa.
Other duties
  • The Programme and Partnerships Manager
    may be expected to work flexible hours to accommodate meetings or time
    differences and will also be expected to travel in and outside Uganda.
  • Contribute to the Child’s i Foundation
    Senior Leadership Team and make an active contribution to Child’s i
    Foundation -wide discussions, policies and plans.
  • Work closely with MEAL team, the
    Operations Co-ordinator and UK Project manager to support with the closure
    of projects.
  • Communicate progress on Work Place

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Child’s i
    Foundation Social Worker job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in
    Social Sciences, Education, Development Studies or similar relevant field.
  • At least eight years of relevant working
    experience in an INGO or similar, interfacing with partners and civil
    society organisations.
  • Previous 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
  • Thorough understanding and demonstrated
    commitment to child rights issues and the guiding principles of the
    Convention on the Rights of the Child, including non-discrimination, child
    participation and the best interest of the child.
  • Project and Programme management
    experience, including demonstrated abilities within program/budget
    development, implementation and monitoring & evaluation.
  • Solid understanding of the roles and
    dynamics of civil society and Government actors, respectively, and the
    relevance of engaging with both parties in order to ensure effective
    promotion and protection of children’s rights.
  • Theoretical and practical project
    management knowledge
  • Strong 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.
  • 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.
  • Highly developed 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.
  • Previous experience in digital/online
  • Experience using social media channels
    for communications and/or fundraising purposes
  • Outgoing and proactive personality
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a
  • Good interpersonal skills and excellent
    ability to communicate
  • Ability to work independently and with
    minimal direction or supervision
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and
    under pressure, and balance varied projects
  • Interest in alternative care and child protection
  • Excellent command of the English
    language, both written and spoken
How to Apply:
All candidates are
strongly encouraged to send their applications and updated CVs to
Deadline: 15th June 2018
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