Project Manager Education Cannot Wait (ECW) NGO Careers – Save the Children International


Job Title:    Project Manager Education
Cannot Wait (ECW)

Save the Children International

Duty Station:


About US:

Save the Children
International is an international relief organization that was established in
the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better
education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing
emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.


Job Summary:  Reporting directly to the Regional Area
Manager, the Project Manager is responsible and accountable for the overall
management and implementation of Education Cannot Wait programme, development,
new partnership initiation, development and management, programme budgeting,
budgetary and financial management, programme and financial reporting, human
resources management, and administrative trouble shooting and support within
the region.


programme management and implementation responsibilities include developing
project plans, budgets and implementation plans, managing the accomplishment of
targeted results and indicators, oversee programme budgets and accounts to
ensure adherence to approved budget and work plans, undertaking routine budget
monitoring and budget revisions, leading in the definition of M&E plans and
indicators, monitoring and supervising sub recipient partners, preparing timely
and high quality programme and financial reports, and taking initiatives and
actions to ensure that programme implementation is in compliance with all Save
the Children and donor requirements, rules and regulations. The manager will
also ensure effective representation liaison between Save the Children and
other INGOs, CSOs, Local Authorities and visiting donors and stakeholders at
the local and regional level to promote extensive participation and
complementarity of Save the Children programme and activities.


The job
holder takes overall responsibility for leadership and programme management,
including planning, starting up implementation, capacity development,
monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning and reporting.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Project
Manager Education Cannot Wait (ECW) job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
Education, Social Science or Development studies. Experience in livelihood and
youth programming will be an added advantage. Postgraduate training/Advanced
degree in the related field, will be an added advantage

A minimum of Eight years working experience in livelihood
and youth empowerment related program or protection in Uganda (preferably with
an International NGO).

Experience in managing a budget of at least US$ 700,000

Experience of working with local partners and District
Local Government in production, Education, and Community based services

Strong monitoring, evaluation and accountability skills

Strong management of donor communications and visibility.

Ability to speak local language (Luo) and directly
interact with target group will be an added advantage

Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.

Availability and willingness to work extra hours during
times of humanitarian responses.

Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial
relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.

Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas,
occasionally under strenuous conditions.

Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a

Availability and willingness to work extra hours during
times of humanitarian responses.

Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work
well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and

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 capacity



Experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability

Experience of working in insecure environments.

Extensive on the field experience.

Solid budgeting skills and knowledge of key donor

Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and
insecure environments.

Familiarity with child rights issues or thorough knowledge
of child development


How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to join Save the Children should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 22nd January 2021


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