Save The Children

Program Manager

Save The Children

Job Description

Programme Manager-SIDA South Sudan:

The Programme Manager will be responsible for the Design and implementation of the day to day project activities, Coordination with national NGO and technical partners. He /She Provide overall strategic and operational leadership to programme team and partners. The incumbent will also Inspire, lead and motivate programme staff and partners to deliver on programme objectives and promote culture of accountability within team. He /She will ensure strong internal communications with team members, partners and SCI Country Office at large. The job holder will Plan, organize and facilitate regular joint programme review and coordination meetings with staff and partners. He/she will also be working closely with relevant Sector Heads and Technical Specialists internally. The job holder will Identify and engage with key external stakeholders and foster collaboration to implement the programme and create bigger support/voice to advocate for change in policies/practices linked with the programme.

In order to be successful you will bring/have: QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Post-graduate degree in development management, education planning and management, social works or a related field with training in project planning and management techniques
  • At least 5 years' relevant experience at a senior level of programme/project management particularly managing integrated programmes focused on education, Child Protection, inclusion and gender
  • Knowledge of current global, regional and country level debates on resilience, quality education and governance
  • Proven experience of managing successful, high quality, innovative and cost-effective programmes/projects in fragile and insecure environments with International organizations.
  • Proven experience and skills in participatory approaches for designing, implementing and monitoring with communities and children.
  • Experience of working in partnership with local civil society organization, national governments etc.
  • Strong competence in project management skills particularly in planning, coordination, monitoring and writing high quality reports.
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical and operational support to field teams
  • Highly level of interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, steering and coaching
  • Highly level of cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Knowledge of Child Rights in general and application of child rights programming in practice
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Work experience in South Sudan is a plus.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

  • Experience of working in post Emergency/recovery context
  • Experience and understanding of leading advocacy on conflict sensitivity, gender and inclusive education approaches
  • Experience in representing programme at a strategic level and engage with key stakeholders
  • Strong oral and written communication skills especially ability to analyze information, produce reports, ability to negotiate and influence others to achieve results
  • Proficiency in MS office applications i.e. Word, Excel, Power-point
  • Strong facilitation skills i.e. leading technical discussions, and training of project and partner staff

  • Experience with partnership development and working with civil society actors
  • Experience working with participatory methodologies
  • Experience of working and living in complex environments, ideally with professional experience in the East Africa
Contract Duration: 2 Years Location: South Sudan, Juba Office with regular field Travel.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality Basic Education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy
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