Team Leader Job Vacancies – Saferworld

Title:          Team Leader
Organization: Saferworld
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Country Manager
About US:
Saferworld is an independent international organisation
working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with people
affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security, and conduct
wider research and analysis. We use this evidence and learning to improve
local, national and international policies and practices that can help build
lasting peace. Our priority is people – we believe in a world where everyone
can lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from fear and insecurity. We are a
not-for-profit organisation operational in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and
the Middle East.
Job Summary:  The overall purpose of the job is to ensure
effective management and delivery of the project; ‘addressing conflict drivers
in Uganda’-a potentially 5 year project starting in March 2020. The project is
a joint (consortium) initiative between Saferworld and TPO Uganda; with the aim
of addressing main conflict drivers, which include but not limited to;
competition over natural resources; the mass influx of refugees; inadequate
transitional justice processes; and flawed electoral processes, leading to a
more peaceful, secure and resilient communities in Uganda. With Saferworld as
the Consortium lead, the project will see organisation’s expansion into new
geographical areas, in partnership with TPO and Regional Based partner
organisations in Northern Uganda, West Nile, Karamoja and Western
Uganda/Rwenzori region. Consequently, the Job holder will ensure compliance to
Saferworld and donor policies and procedures; facilitating cross learning and
adaptive programing within the consortium and across partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Consortium, Partnership and project management
Provide effective and efficient management of
the project, including adherence to Saferworldorganisational and donor
Oversee implementation and achievement of
project objectives by the project team and partners.
Ensure that joint planning, budgeting and
reporting are conducted in a timely manner and to quality
Participate in all consortium steering committee
meetings and act as secretary as and when required
Review, consolidate and share reports/project
briefs for sign off before submission to donor and external stakeholders
Explore and build opportunities for programme
growth in the course of implementing current project through quality programme
delivery processes.
Support partner capacity assessment and design
of capacity strengthening support interventions
Be responsible for nurturing and maintaining a
robust, honest and transparent relationship with project partners
Lead in the identification of risks and
proactively work with partners to mitigate risk factors against the partnership
and project delivery.
Chair project implementation committee and
ensure action points agreed during the meeting are implemented
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning support function
Work with RMEL Advisor on data sense making,
reporting and sharing
Ensure critical project reflection and reviews
take place on regular basis to inform decision making
Ensure that project results that can inform the
wider Saferworld community are properly documented and shared for usage.
Review relevant reports, including evaluation
reports, and other internal and external resources as necessary to inform
project delivery
Ensure timely response to information requests
from project staff, partners and donor.
People Management
Foster team based approach to management through
participatory decision making, supporting team building events.
Conduct periodic performance review and provide
timely feedback to staff under direct line management.
Support in the recruitment of project staff as
and when required; ensuring compliance to Saferworld recruitment policy and
Ensure that staff capacity building needs are
identified and action plan developed to address the gaps.
Provide continuous capacity building, mentoring,
and coaching of staff in critical areas to facilitate effective and efficient
project delivery.
Ensure Saferworld Security Protocols are adhered
to at all times in the course of project delivery and for the safety of self,
team members and Saferworld as an organisation
Organisational support function, Networking and
Represent the project and Saferworld as an
organisation in meetings and provide feedback on issues that needs further
Develop and maintain collaborative and strategic
relationships with civil society partners and other stakeholders.
Maintain collaborative relationships with other
Saferworld staff working on policy and advocacy issues across the programmes as
well as within the Policy, Advocacy and Communications teams.
Any other duty may be assigned to the post
holder as required by the Line Manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Postgraduate degree in
international relations, peace and conflict studies, development studies or
relevant training from recognised institutions.
Sound experience in progressive management in
consortium and project management, community security, humanitarian, peace
building and/or justice sector.
Experience in providing mentoring and support to
a range of actors Ideally in Uganda
Understanding and experience of programming in
one or more of Saferworld’s core strategic areas: peacebuilding and governance,
access to justice, gender, or conflict sensitive development.
Sound knowledge civil society dynamics and their
role in addressing conflict drivers in Uganda.
Demonstrable experience with project management
Demonstrable experience of working with partners in ways that reflect the
principles of power-sharing and accompaniment.
Familiarity with conflict sensitivity approach,
mental health and psychosocial support, rights-based approach and gender
sensitive approach and partnership approach to development
Understanding of financial management
procedures, budget monitoring, and donor reporting.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong analytical and problem skills in a
complex project setting
Excellent report writing, presentation and
facilitation skills in English
People management skills in a multi-cultural
Ability to work constructively in team
environment as well as individually with minimum supervision
Ability to link programme work to policy and
advocacy processes at the national level
Ability and availability to undertake periodical
in-country travel to visit projects and programmes and occasional out of
country travel.
Ability to think critically, strategically and
innovatively to improve project delivery
Commitment to adaptive programming and working
in partnership based on mutual values and respect
Personal qualities
Commitment to and compliance with Saferworld’s
safeguarding principles
Commitment to respect and value equality and
diversity, and understanding of how this applies to own area of work
Commitment to own continuing personal and
professional development
Commitment to the vision, mission and values of
How to Apply:
All candidates should send a complete application
form, Download
, and send to HR TEAM at (please use subject
heading: Ref: UTL )
Deadline: 15th January 2020
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