Program Manager NGO Careers – War Child Holland (WCH)

Organization: War Child Holland (WCH)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
War Child works exclusively to improve the resilience and
wellbeing of children living with violence and armed conflict. We empower
children in everything we do. We work to unleash their inner strength through
our creative and engaging approach. We deliver vital child protection,
education and psychosocial support. We are present in countries where violence
and armed conflict are a fact of life. We work together with caregivers and
communities – as well as other NGOs – to strengthen the resilience and
psychosocial wellbeing of conflict-affected children.
Job Summary:   Are you a seasoned and creative Program
Manager with a passion for tackling the challenges facing refugee children,
their families, communities and teachers? Do you have experience working with
refugee populations in East Africa? Are you ready for a new challenge, which
will see you lead War Child’s efforts in collaboration with an IRC led
consortium to bring Learning through Play to hundreds of thousands of children
in East Africa?
War Child Holland (WCH) is seeking for a passionate,
creative and qualified candidate to support implementation of an exciting new
five year program to bring Learning through Play to refugee and host community
children in Uganda, Ethiopia and a possible third country. The PlayMatters
program is an IRC led consortium and is funded by The Lego Foundation for the
coming five years.
The Program Manager will be based in Kampala, with a
possible first phase in the Netherlands (War Child’s Home Office in Amsterdam),
and will oversee all programmatic aspects, ensuring that objectives are met on
time and within budget.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Provide dynamic and creative leadership to the
program and the team
Oversees process bringing innovation to
Serve as the principal liaison with the lead
partner, as well as with other key partner officials and implementers, civil
society partners, and other stakeholders
Develop and maintain effective partnerships with
local and national organizations and Government
Ensure project activities are implemented on
schedule and within budget
Supervise, manage, and mentor project staff
Oversee project budgeting, financial management,
and compliance
Oversee monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of
program activities
Represent WCH publicly and support its
organizational development.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Post-graduate degree
in International Development, Conflict or Social Studies or other relevant
At least ten years of progressive experience,
including management experience in international development, with experience
working in East Africa (with an educational background as a plus)
At least three years of relevant technical
position, designing and implementing programs with a focus on improving
learning outcomes for children
Ideally, experience managing programs in
education, child protection, play and psychosocial support – in refugee
Proven leadership qualities and excellent
management skills
Demonstrated ability to track and manage budgets
and plan both strategically and creatively to meet project objectives;
Affinity with Research and Play
Full professional Fluency in English required;
French is an asset
Fully support War Child’s mandate and mission
Available full time and ready to travel
Preferred if candidate is already be based in
the region.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send
their applications online at the link below. Make sure to upload your English
CV (maximum of two pages) and cover letter by using the following hyperlink.
Deadline: 19th
January 2020
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