Job for Head of Programs at War Child Canada

Job Title:      Head of Programs

Organization: War Child Canada

Reports to: Country Director

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

War Child Canada is an internationally recognized charity that works with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. In Uganda, through its Access to Justice and Protection programmes

Job Summary:  The Head of Programs will ensure effective management of programs and to support scale up. The Head of Programs will provide oversight and leadership in the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of War Child Canada programs in Uganda. Working closely with the Country Director, the Hoh holder will actively contribute to the implementation of the Country Strategic Plan and development with emphasis on overall quality programming and increased program funding. ‘

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Program strategy, Direction and Implementation: Working closely with the Country Director and Senior Management Team; the job holder will provide leadership, oversight and guidance on program strategy, direction and implementation (30%)
  • Program design and development: Will provide leadership in the rollout and use of War Child Canada’s Program Framework; and strengthen the organizational capacity to effectively design and implement programs (30%)
  • Institutional Fund Development: Develop and support institutional fundraising in accordance with War Child Canada’s program framework and actively develop and maintain positive relationships with other INGOs and local partners in Uganda (25%)
  • People Management: Be responsible for performance based management and capacity development of WCC Uganda program teams and ensure the programme has adequate staffing levels by continually identifying gaps and developing plans and/or requests to support in addressing them (15%).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicants for the War Child Canada Head of Programs placement must hold a Post graduate degree in International Development, International Relations, Agricultural Economics, Development studies or equivalent demonstrable experience in relevant fields.
  • At least five years of experience as Head of Programs (HoP) or similar senior level position, including management and development of country programs,
  • Proven ability to develop and manage quality programs. in one or more of WCC’s three global program pillar areas of Education, Livelihoods and Access to Justice, including proposal writing and budget preparation.
  • Qualifications in Project Planning and Management
  • Good understanding of security and risk management.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, prioritize and meet deadlines in a complex and challenging environment.
  • Ability to work well with diverse teams from all backgrounds.

Personal Attributes:

  • Affinity with War Child Canada’s mandate.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • Creative, energetic, adaptable and flexible.
  • Stress-resilient to be able to manage multiple tasks and cope with deadlines and complex problems.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants are invited t0 submit a curriculum vitae with an accompanying cover letter and copies of relevant supporting documents.

Address to:

War Child Canada,

Plot 1006, Kironde Road, Muyenga. Kampala

NB: Please ensure your application is submitted in a sealed envelope with a subject heading “Head of Programs”

Deadline: 10th September 2018 by 5:00pm

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