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Project Manager

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Project, program management
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

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:
Project Manager shall support South Sudanese refugees in the West Nile region (Rhino Camp) and Republic Democratic of Congo refugees in the Western region (Rwamwanja Camp) of Uganda.Save the Children's focus will be on treatment of acute malnutrition and prevention of stunting through the implementation of Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme (TSFP) and Maternal Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) programme in both settlements.

S/he will work with Save the Children's field, regional and country offices, but will have leadership responsibility for the overall management of the award.S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement a successful program.and will ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation, compliance with donor rules and regulations, and the timely submission of all deliverables, including annual work plans, performance monitoring plans, reports.


Project delivery, management, coordination and quality assurance:
  • Hold overall responsibility for high-quality design and implementation of all aspects of the program, based on actual needs and response analysis.
  • Provide strategic guidance, strong leadership and ensure technically sound decision-making processes in coordination with the Head of Health and Nutrition Technical Specialist and the Logistic Head.
  • Lead, coach, support and mentor project staff in the areas of responsibility in the delivery of the program’s goals and objectives.
  • Represent Save the Children in all relevant fora at all times.
  • Ensure compliance with and adherence to Save the Children and donors rules and regulations.
  • Ensure timely startup and implementation of the program in collaboration with program staff, stakeholders and relevant departments.
  • Ensure regular and on time monitoring and monthly reporting on all program management aspects including the Award Action Plan (phased budget and actual expenses analysis, work-plan progress and updating, procurement plan revision, IPTT data collection and analysis and monitoring of indicators, partner sub-awards and capacity building plans). Flag and troubleshoot when issues arise during implementation. 
  • Take full responsibility for the delegated budget holding function on the programmatic aspects of the program, participate actively in award review meetings and contribute to financial decision making, ensuring that value for money can be effectively demonstrated to the donor.
  • Ensure that MEAL tools are systematically implemented and used by project staff and partner(s), in cooperation with the Program Development and Quality (PDQ) team.
  • Support regular monitoring, supervisions and evaluations, in cooperation with the PDQ team.
  • Foster an integrated approach by coordinating and cooperating with all other thematic areas during program implementation and for future program design and development.
  • Produce high quality reports within agreed reporting schedules of the donor
  • Ensure that cross-cutting themes such as child participation and gender are effectively integrated throughout implementation.
  • Ensure that established international, national and inter-agency standards and guidelines are followed.
  • Ensure the Child Safeguarding Policy is understood by staff and relevant stakeholders within the program and that it is integrated into all aspects of the team’s work.
  • Ensure that program delivery happens in strict adherence to security policies and procedures.

Performance management and capacity building:
  • Programmatically manage staff in the areas of responsibility, ensuring they have clear objectives and receive meaningful feedback on their performance regularly, in collaboration with the human resources department.
  • Identify capacity building requirements of staff and lead on development of capacity building plans, ensuring resourcing and implementation. 

  • Contribute to advocacy, strategies and research initiatives.
  • Where relevant, integrate emergency preparedness (awareness, activities) in all program planning and team meetings to ensure its consideration in all stages of programming
  • In case of emergency, be prepared to contribute to the delivery of an appropriate and timely response.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding policy, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • Any other reasonable duty as may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and level of responsibility.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Performance monitoring and evaluation; Project management; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Lobbying, advocacy; Mentoring and coaching; Project implementation; Project Financial Management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Save the Children (Uganda)

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

Save the Children has been operating in Uganda since 1959. The organisation’s work is guided by the National Development Plan and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Save the Children works with key stakeholders that include children, civil society organisations, communities, donors, the Government and the media in contributing to the realisation of children’s rights. Save the Children strives to create impact for children by delivering programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale. In Uganda, we implement programmes in both development and humanitarian contexts.

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