Save the Children

  • Kampala, Uganda

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 in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission 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 and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of 240 persons. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Save the Children Kampala,uganda
Full time
Save the Children International is currently recruiting for the, Education Consortium Manager at our Country Office in Kampala. The Education Consortium Manager is responsible for effective and high quality planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and reporting of the Education Consortium awards that contribute to Uganda’s Multi Year Education Refugee Response Plan. Current funds/awards under this consortium are from ECHO and Education Can Not Wait (ECW), while others may be included in the future. To be successful for this role, you will have/bring the following: Post-graduate degree in education planning and management or a related field with additional training project planning and management techniques. A minimum of eight years of relevant experience including at senior level Knowledge of current global and regional debates on quality and employment oriented education policies and models Strong leadership, management and coordination skills, including experience leading a large programme and team Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical education projects in complex environments, preferably in Uganda and with International NGOs Proven experience and skills in research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and writing up high quality donor reports Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, steering and coaching Experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management. Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in Highly numerically articulated with a track record of data manipulation and reporting systems. Highly diplomatic with strong oral and written communication skills (English) Commitment to Save the Children values.  The organization:We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and protection.  We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.  We are working towards 3 breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030: No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday All children learn from a quality basic education and that, Violence against children is no longer tolerate 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.   Application closes on March 13, 2020 at midnight Uganda time. We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.   Learn More....