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Sunday 3 November 2013

Programme Director - SOS Children’s Villages Uganda

Job Title: Programme Director
Organization: SOS Children’s Villages
Duty Station: Fort Portal, Uganda
Reports to: National Director
Job Ref: SOS705

About Us:
Our Client, SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a member of SOS Kinderdorf International, a worldwide, independent, non-governmental social development organization that has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949.
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a locally registered Trust with a local governing body: the Board of Trustees. It has been operating since 1989 and currently has projects caring for more than 2,500 children in four locations at Kakiri, Entebbe, Gulu and Fort Portal. The various projects include SOS Children’s Villages, Community outreach programmes, Kindergartens, schools, medical centres and social centres.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide overall leadership for all programmes at location.
Lead the planning, budgeting and implementation of all programmes at location.
Lead the regular monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of all programmes at location.
Manage overall financial operations including budgets, authorisation and approval of expenditures for all programmes at location.
Coordinate the Human Resource planning, management and development activities at the location.
Lead the building and management of relations with the community and/or local authorities and develop appropriate partnerships and networks.
Participate in supporting SOS’ fundraising and resource mobilisation strategies.
Participate in local, national and regional processes and meetings within the organization as required and agreed with the National Director.

The candidate should hold a University degree from a reputable institution.
At least seven years post work related experience with child/youth care programmes, with 2 years at middle management or supervisory level.
Skills and Experience:
Experience in planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring and evaluating programmes.
Experience in financial operations such as managing budgets, authorisation and approving programme expenditures.
Planning and organization skills
Representation and networking skills.
Negotiating skills.
People management skills such as training, coaching, mentoring and performance management.
Written communication skills.
Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Personal Competencies: Strategic thinking, Conceptual thinking, Leadership orientation, Results orientation, Personal integrity, Understanding others, Team management orientation, Concern for standards, Pro-active work ethics, Efficiency orientation, Development orientation, Flexibility towards circumstances and Thoroughness.

To Apply:
Please send the following documents by email to sos705@aikanhr.com and quote the job title and reference number:
Updated CV which demonstrates that you are suitable for the job role including your contact information and three work related references in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
A one page statement describing your suitability for the particular job role, in either Microsoft
Word or PDF format.
Please do not attach any academic certificates.

Deadline: 15th November, 2013