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War Child Holland Programme Manager Kampala, Jobs in Uganda

Programme Manager Kampala, Uganda

“Hands-on programme developer and manager, with solid knowledge of child protection and psychosocial programmes”

War Child Holland’s programme in Uganda

War Child Holland is starting a refugee response programme in Uganda. Focus of the programme will be on Psycho Social Support possibly combined with Child Protection and Education.

Your challenge

Programme management

You are responsible for overall programme and grant management. You lead the development of new programs and you provide technical assistance to the different projects. You develop and implement strategies with program partner organizations.


You develop and implement sustainable strategies with donor agencies. You provide oversight in the management and development of key in-country donor relationships.

Representation & networking

You develop and maintain relationships with local government, UN agencies, other NGOs; donors and communities, among others through representing War Child in coordination platforms and participating in fundraising and representation activities.

Human resource management

You manage the programme department staff, you are a member of the Country Management Team, and you report to the Country Director.

In a later stage, the position could include regional tasks in the geographical area of Burundi, Uganda, DRC and South Sudan.

A detailed job description is attached to the vacancy text on www.warchild.nl

Your profile


  • Post-graduate degree in International Development, Child Protection, Psychology, Education, Social Sciences or equivalent demonstrable experience in relevant fields (social work, community development)

  • Minimum five years senior management experience of development programs with leadership responsibilities

  • A successful track record in initiating, cultivating and securing support from a range of institutional and government donor agencies

  • Strong diplomacy skills; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with partners, donors and other stakeholders in a sensitive environment

  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, tools and systems (participatory methodologies)

  • Excellent English writing ability and verbal skills for project proposals, reports and communications

  • Affinity with WCH’s mandate


  • Strong technical skills in psycho social support (PSS), or a specialization in Child Protection or Education

  • Knowledge of Uganda and of Great Lakes Region dynamics (economic and socio-political context);

    We offer

  • The opportunity to start up a new programme and to make a real contribution to program development and country (and global) strategy in a flexible, inclusive, and creative – but evidence oriented – organisation;

  • The opportunity to work in collaboration with an outstanding Research and Development team at HQ level;

  • A fair salary and comprehensive secondary benefits and the opportunities to develop and learn professionally;

  • You will be located in Uganda, based in Kampala
    with travel in-country, occasional travel to Amsterdam and possibly in the region

  • The contract for is for at least 1 year in this position, with the intention to prolong. The preferred starting date is as soon as possible.

  • War Child strives to create an inclusive work environment. Candidates from all backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences who judge that they are able to fill all or most of the essential requirements for this role are encouraged to apply.

    Kampala, Uganda is a family duty station.

    How to apply

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a CV and a letter of motivation before the 15th of March 2017. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to undertake interviews and a work-related written test in English.

    Make sure to use the following hyperlink to apply: http://warchild.onlinevacatures.nl/en/Vacancy/Apply/76827.

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