Jobs – 3 Program Team Leaders at War Child Canada International

Job Title: Program Team Leaders (3 Vacancies)

War Child Canada works in Uganda with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. War Child Canada takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act. When war itself ends, the consequences endure. A lack of employment opportunities, the absence of effective economic or social structures, an under-educated population and a culture of impunity around rights violations combine to create conditions that make a return to conflict all too possible. But by making a long-term investment to create an environment in which childhood can thrive, the cycle of violence can be broken. War Child Canada is a registered Canadian charity based in Toronto and currently works in Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Uganda.

About Programs:

War Child Canada has been implementing Access to Justice and Protection Programs for Women and Child Survivors throughout Northern Uganda for the past nine years. This program is extending to the refugee settlements in the West Nile region and Western Uganda. WCC seeks to increase the legal protections of children, youth, women and men and address the prevalence of perpetrators’ impunity through legal intervention, awareness raising and capacity building. Our new programs will expand to include Education and Peace building/Youth Engagement interventions.

Job Summary: The Program Team Leader will primarily offer technical expertise and management experience to lead program implementation in War Child Canada’s field location. The team leader will be responsible for leading and managing Program staff and activities while also supporting his/her manager with the related finance, administration and logistics for their program.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize technical expertise in either Education or Protection Programming
  • Mentor and supervise subordinate program staff and provide program and administrative leadership
  • Represent War Child Canada at field level for the program
  • Offer direct support to Program Implementation as needed
  • Update and maintain all administrative documents as necessary
  • Support the provision of narrative and financial accountability reports
  • Perform miscellaneous tasks and other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must have attained at least five years’ work experience in rural Uganda with an INGO preferably serving refugee or IDP communities.
  • Hold a degree in development, law, social sciences, or related field. An Advanced degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of three years’ management/team lead experience.
  • Proven expertise in Education or Child/Youth Protection programming along with gender equality
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.
  • Working knowledge of excel, word and email applications

How to Apply for the job:

The candidate should send an updated and Detailed C V, Cover Letter: Applicants should indicate clearly daytime telephone contact and email address, copies of certificates (both professional or vocational) and contact information of at least three professional referees

The complete applications can be sent via E-mail to: War Child Canada, Uganda at


Hand delivered to:

War Child Canada Gulu Office

  1. O. Box 275, Gulu Plot No.9 Erinayo Oryema Road. Uganda

Note: Qualified female and other equity-seeking candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. War Child Canada recruits with a fair, transparent and competitive process in line with our organizational policy. Any lobbying will automatically terminate candidacy. Thank you for your interest in War Child Canada.

Deadline: 19th September, 2014

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