Jobs at War Child UK in Uganda- Programme Manager

Job Title:  Progamme Manager, Kampala
Closing Date: Sunday, 25 November 2012


War Child works with children who, as a result of conflict, live with a combination of poverty, exclusion and insecurity. These children might include street children, child headed households, children conscripted into armed groups, and children who have been put in prison. Our mission is to support and improve the care and protection of children and young people who live with a combination of insecurity, poverty, and exclusion in some of the worst conflict affected locations. We look forward to a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war. This is a vision that can only be realised through the collective actions of children themselves, communities and their leaders, organisations like War Child, governments and key decision makers.

War Child UK is recruiting a Programme Manager who will be responsible for field management and assist in the development of War Child UK's Uganda Program.

The Programme Manager is a senior position. The Programme Manager will be line managed by the Uganda Country Director based in Kampala. S/he will provide leadership in all areas of implementation including programme and financial management, security, logistics, HR, partner supervision and capacity building, and overall office management in Pader. S/he will assist the Country Director (CD) in expanding in-country programmes in Karamoja and Northern Uganda, by writing concept papers and proposals, providing assessment information and support to CD. Support the CD in the monitoring and evaluation of all projects. The CD will provide direction on all issues related to field programming, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation support.


    University degree (MA preferred) in education, programme management, social work or related technical field
    A minimum of Six (6) years of progressively responsible programme management experience at the national or international level in managing child rights and child protection programs, monitoring and evaluation.
    Analytical, negotiation, communication and advocacy skills.
    Excellent interpersonal communication.
    Proven ability in team leadership.
    Knowledge and experience in child rights programming
    Knowledge and experience using PAR methodologies particularly REFLECT
    Supervisory and managerial skills.
    Knowledge of computer management and applications.
    Experience in grant management
    Experience in reporting and proposal writing and donor liaison
    Fluency in English (written & spoken)
    Experience working and advocating with local authorities

    Demonstrated experience of utilising participatory approaches – notably involving young people
    Experience of implementing security plans
    Knowledge and experience working in Acholi land or Karamoja
    Experience building capacity of national staff and implementing partner organizations
    Knowledge and experience in GBV, Child Rights and Children in Conflict with the Law programming approaches

    High level of integrity and respect
    Team player
    Friendly and good sense of humour
    Able to process and articulate complexity in a clear and coherent way
    Accurate, systematic, with an eye for detail
    Able to work in a small, dynamic organisation with limited resources
    Flexible and willing to support others at times when particular organisational priorities take precedence
    Excellent communication skills, both oral and written –
    Patient and appreciative of the circumstances faced by line staff
    Commitment to War Child's aims, values and mission
    Clean driver's license
    No criminal record / CRB checked

    Preferred start date: Jan 2013
    Salary: £26-30K depending on experience
    Leave: 30 days/year
    Allowances: 20 USD food allowance and medical insurance
    Working hours: 37 ½ hours week
    Contract length: 1 Year with possible renewal

How to apply:


    Download the Application Pack from the War Child Website and complete the Application Form. Send it to (Please note that individual CVs will not be accepted)
    All completed application forms must reach War Child by midnight on Sunday 25 November 2012
    Due to limited resources War Child, HR will contact only the shortlisted candidates
    First round interviews will be held week commencing Monday 3 December 2012
    Second round interviews for selected candidates will be held week commencing Monday 10 December 2012
    Candidates who progress to the second round will be expected to complete a short written assessment test as part of the interview process.
    Any offer made after the second interview will be conditional on receipt of 3 satisfactory written references. (from your most recent employer, any other previous employer and a character reference). In case clarification is required after the receipt of complete reference forms, War Child reserves the right to telephone referees.
    The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a CRB check, or provide a recent police criminal check (non UK residents), a medical check for overseas travel purposes, be compliant and sign up to War Child's Child Protection Policy prior to a final offer being made.
    Preferred start date: January / February 2013.

Deadline: 25th Nov 2012


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