Project manager- Leave No One Behind – Uganda

Project Manager – Leave No One Behind

Country/Region: Uganda Country Office

Location: Moroto

Organization: Save the Children International

Join us to lead sustainable change for children:

  • Be part of a GLOBAL and DIVERSE technical community
  • Get EXPOSURE in many different contexts
  • Test and scale up INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
  • Influence policies that affect MILLIONS OF CHILDREN


Are you passionate about being an advocate for children? Do you want to use your expertise to bring about lasting change for children and be a part of an inspiring, dynamic global movement?

The job holder provides technical assistance and management oversight to the Work; No Child’s Business Project in Karamoja Sub-region, Eastern Region. Work; No Child’s Business Project is aimed at eliminating child labour as well as protecting and fulfilling children rights in Karamoja Sub-region. In close collaboration and partnership with communities and CBOs, schools and local government authorities, the project will promote children’s rights and business principles through a comprehensive child-rights-based and gender sensitive gender to bring change in sectors with a high incidence of child labour in the intervention areas especially mining and informal and/ or domestic work. The project will use four integrated pathways:- 1) Children are empowered and have improved access to quality formal education, bridge or transitional schooling and youth employment within a supportive family and community environment. 2) Governments have enforced relevant child-rights based laws and have implemented policies on child labour, education, youth economic empowerment and social security. 3) The private sector takes full responsibility for preventing and addressing child labour. 4) The EU, Dutch government and international/multilateral organisations act in support of the elimination of child labour and fulfil their obligation to protect by setting and reinforcing due diligence policies and laws.

The job holder will provide overall programmatic and operational lead and management including; planning, implementation, partnership and contract management, compliance to SC and donor regulations, human resource management and development and capacity enhancement, monitoring/ evaluation, budget and financial management and reporting both internally (within SCI) and externally (for/with partners and donors). The technical programme management and achievement of a gender-transformative communities. The person is accountable for overall coordination and oversight delivery of Work; No Child’s Business Project in the sub-region.

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Key areas of accountability include:

To be successful for this role you will bring/have the following:


  • Minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree in an appropriate social and development field such as Social Science, Sociology, Education, Development Studies, Community Development or Rural Development, International Development.
  • At least 5 years of accrued working experience in program implementation with a minimum of 5 years in a management level position with an international NGO, implementing child protection and education
  • Experience in strategic thinking and planning skills, be able to set priorities, prepare manageable plans and to evaluate progress.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses. Previous experience of project management
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.


  • Knowledge of Save the Children systems and ways of working
  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in gender activism
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also 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.

Application closes on 8th August 2022 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents


Save the Children International is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating unlawful discrimination. We want our people to be truly representative of all sections of society. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, disabilities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve our beneficiaries better. We are guided by our values in everything we do, and recognise that being a diverse and inclusive employer helps us fulfil our responsibility to make a difference for children around the world.

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