Save the Children Sub Area Manager Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children Sub Area Manager 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.

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 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:

  • Reporting to the Area Manager, the Sub Area Manager South Sudan Emergency works in the Refugee program area and is responsible for managing the South Sudan Humanitarian response.
  • The post holder will play a leadership role in the refugee settlements and will ensure that there is good management of Save the Children emergency programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children.
  • The job holder is responsible for providing strategic direction and management of the emergency programmes in collaboration with senior management.
  • In addition, s/he is responsible for identifying needs and resources and elaborating programme recommendations for the emergency response in the districts in line with the national and district humanitarian response priorities.
  • He/she will ensure that all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies are adhered to.
  • The job holder takes overall responsibility for leadership and programme management, including planning, starting up implementation, capacity development, monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning and reporting

    Contract Duration:

  • Open

    Contractual Status:

  • National

    Location:

  • Adjumani

    Qualification and Experience;Essential

  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree in development studies, social science or related discipline.
  • At least five years working experience in humanitarian response programmes of managing teams in humanitarian/emergency crisis is essential.
  • Knowledge of Security management in insecure environments
  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Health, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection program delivery
  • Ability to speak
    local language and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
  • Thorough understanding of Save the Children working principles and approaches Child Participation, Child Rights Programming, Partnership, Child Safeguarding, Zero Tolerance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme Integration etc.
  • Demonstrable financial, planning and budget management skills a MUST. Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures Desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international and local policies and frameworks relating to their areas of operation is a must.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian surge responses.

    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 Sub Area Manager Jobs in Uganda

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