Jobs – Programme Director needed

Jobs – Programme Director needed
SOS Children's village
SOS Children’s village

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.

Job Title: Programme Director

Duty Station: Fort Portal, Uganda

Reports to: National Director

Job Ref: SOS705

 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.

 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • 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.
  • 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.

 How to Apply:

Please send the following documents by email to 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 by 5 pm

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