Save the Children Awards Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children Awards Coordinator Jobs in Uganda


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For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries.

We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world 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.

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We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.

We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts.

Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives.

We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:

The Awards Coordinator for the Education Consortium will be responsible for oversight of award management systems, coordination of reports and ensuring donor compliance is adhered to.

As a member of the Education Consortium Management Unit (CMU), the Awards Coordinator will provide support to the CMU and its partners to achieve its objectives in line with donor and organizational compliance.

This position will have frequent contact and engagement with Education in Emergencies partners

Contract Duration:

  • Open

    Contractual Status:

  • National

    Location:

  • Kampala with frequent travel to the field (20 - 30%)

    Qualification and Experience;Essential

  • A minimum of a Bachelors' Degree in Business Administration or finance management or professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA etc or the equivalent accrued working experience in a related position.
  • At least 2 years' experience with International NGO's
  • Experience working with international donors such the UN, ECHO, European Commission and DFID
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities. Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Strong understanding of donor compliance regulations, donor contracts and agreements.
  • Experience working with partner organisations.
  • Financial and narrative report writing, review, analysis and compilation skills.
  • Significant experience working with and building the capacity of partners
  • Strong financial management competencies and
    literacy; understanding of accounting structures
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • 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 cultures.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity Desirable
  • Experience working on education programmes
  • Experience working on the refugee response
  • Previous experience in grants / awards management in consortium structures
  • Prior experience with Education Cannot Wait as a donor

    How to apply

    Application information;

  • Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Please apply online by following this link indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.

    Important to note:

  • Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to application that is submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
  • More information on the open positions can be obtained at any of our offices.
    Application closes on 8th November 2018 at midnight Uganda time.
  • We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.
  • All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.
  • Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Awards Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

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