Save the Children Deputy Director Program Operations Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children Deputy Director Program Operations Jobs in Uganda

  • As a member of the Extended Senior Management Team, the Deputy Director Program Operations shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of Program Operations Department.

  • The Job Holder deputizes and supports the Director of Program Operations with the operations management, implementation of projects, projects management, budget management and reporting.

  • The Job Holder may also be delegated specific roles and deliverables from time to time by Director of Program Operations as may be deemed necessary.

  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

    Experience and Skills


  • Master’s degree is preferable.

  • Recommended a minimum of 8 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including significant field operations experience running both development and emergency programs

  • Robust experience of NGO emergency program cycle management, and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure

  • A very good understanding of at least 3 of the sectoral programs and a working knowledge of the program priorities of a Country Program

  • Substantial experience in logistics, including procurement, supply chain, fleet management & inventory

  • Significant knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management

  • Substantial experience and knowledge
    of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants from major institutional donors

  • Solid project management skills related to organizational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results

  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically

  • An in-depth understanding of national and international development issues in particular in relation to children

  • Previous experience of managing and developing a team and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies

  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.

  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively in count

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Deputy Director Program Operations Jobs in Uganda

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