Head of Programs NGO Careers – War Child Canada (WCC)

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Organization: War Child Canada (WCC)
Reports to: Country Director

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

War Child Canada is an internationally recognized charity organization registered in Toronto, Canada that works 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.

Job Summary:  The Head of Program is a senior staff within WCC and a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT). To ensure effective management of programs and to support scale up, the Head of Programs will provide oversight and strategic leadership in the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WCC programs in Uganda. Working closely with the Country Director, the job 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 SMT; the job holder will provide leadership, oversight and guidance on program strategy, direction and implementation (40%)
  • Program design and development: Will provide leadership in the rollout and use of WCC’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 WCC’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 applicant for the War Child Canada Head of Programs job 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.

How to Apply:

All candidates are strongly encouraged to send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter to HR department: War Child Canada, Plot 1006, Kironde Road, Muyenga, Kampala OR juganda@warchild.ca with the subject: position of … .

Deadline: Friday 19th September 2019

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