Save the Children Project Manager, Education Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children Project Manager, Education Jobs in Uganda


Project Manager, Education (NORAD)

About us

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.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives.

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 behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programs in five thematic program 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 jobholder is responsible and accountable for the overall management and implementation of education program in the region.
  • Project Manager is responsible for new partnership initiation, development and management of program implementation plans, budgetary and financial management, program and financial reporting, human resources management, and administrative trouble shooting and support within the region.
  • Technical program management and implementation responsibilities include developing project plans, budgets and implementation plans, managing the accomplishment of targeted results and indicators, oversee program 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, prepa ring timely and high quality programme and financial reports, and taking initiatives and actions to ensure that program implementation is in compliance with all Save the Children and donor requirements, rules and regulations.
  • In addition, the manager will 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 complementary of Save the Children program and activities.

    Qualification and Experience;

    Required:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Education.
  • Postgraduate training/Advanced degree in the related field, Social sciences/social works, or Management is an added advantage
  • A Post graduate Diploma in Project Planning, Management and Evaluation would an added advantage
  • Having at least two years of teaching experience in primary schools or working on Basic Education and ECD.
  • Must be willing to be based in Karamoja.

    Essential:
  • A minimum of five years working experience in Education 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, Education, and community based services
  • Strong monitoring, evaluation and accountability skills
  • Ability to speak local language (Ekarimajong) is a must
  • Must be willing to be based in Karamoja.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive
    collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.

    Desirable:
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • 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
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Thorough understanding of Save the Children working principles and approaches of Child Participation, Child Rights Programming, Partnership, Child Safeguarding, Zero Tolerance to fraud , Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme Integration etc.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.

    Application information;
  • Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document.
  • Please apply online by following this link
    https://uganda.savethechildren.net/jobs 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 28th December 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

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 28th December 2018
  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Project Manager, Education Jobs in Uganda

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