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Programme Manager – War Child Holland – Uganda

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Programme Manager
“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 (WCH) is an independent, and impartial international non-governmental organization investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. War Child has been operating in Uganda since 2004, initially in response to the LRA conflict. Since end 2016, programming has focused on responding to the large influx of refugees into Uganda. WCH established a Refugee Response Programme in early 2017, initially focusing on psycho-social support (PSS), one of three pillars of WCH (PSS, education and child protection). WCH is preparing to start up its global innovation in education programme, Can’t Wait to Learn in partnership with Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), in Uganda late 2017.
In 2018 the program will consist of all three pillars, and would include evidence-based research initiatives for organisational learning and to inform programming. Due to further expansion of our programmes we are looking for a Programme Manager.
Your challenge
Programme management
You are responsible for programme and grant management and you lead the development of new programs. You develop and support institutional fundraising strategies. You provide oversight in the management and development of key in-country donor relationships and overall donor development strategies. You provide technical assistance to programs.

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.
Representation & networking
You actively 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. You identify and establish sustainable strategies with funding donor agencies. You identify and establish strategies with program partner organizations.
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 seven 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.
• Specialization in Education
• Strong technical skills in psycho social support or Child Protection
• Knowledge of Uganda and of Great Lakes Region dynamics (economic and socio-political context);
We offer
• The opportunity to start a new programme and 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 including 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 asap.
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.
Uganda is a family duty station.

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Interested and qualified candidates are invited to upload their English CV (maximum of two pages) and fill in our online questionnaire by using the following hyperlink before the 23rd of October 2017: http://warchild.onlinevacatures.nl/en/Vacancy/Apply/88798 Shortlisted applicants will be invited to undertake interviews and a work-related written test in English. Kindly mention where you found this vacancy. Is this not your dream job? Support War Child by sharing this job with your network!

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