Uganda: Project Manager-UNHCR

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018

Project Manager-UNHCR

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. 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:

Save the Children is seeking job applications for a Project Manager for an UNHCR-funded Child Protection award supporting South Sudanese refugees in the West Nile region of Uganda. The Project Manager will be the principal oversight of project implementation and have leadership responsibility for the overall management of the award. S/he will work with Save the Children's field, regional and country offices and will provide strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement a successful program. The Project Manager 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 as required

Contract Duration: Open ended

Contractual Status: National

Location: Arua with regular travel to Yumbe

Qualification and Experience;Essential

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or higher in Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience

  • Minimum of 5 years management experience including working in emergency response, direct experience in implementing large, multi-thematic and multi-location programs.

  • Experience managing large education programs for an international NGO.

  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and supervision of staff and in building and maintaining a high performing team.

  • Experience in promoting children's rights and gender, including participation in programming, design, implementation and evaluation.


  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of UNHCR regulations and policies, and experience managing high-quality UNHCR funded project(s).

How to apply:

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