Project Manager Food Security and Nutrition

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The Project Manager FSN who also works as Sub Area Manager Kasese is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects in the area, administer and monitor policies and coordination of overall implementation of activities within the Sub Area in line with Save the Children policies and guidelines. He/she is responsible for facilitating district level partnerships, networks and collaborations with civil society organizations and local government institutions for effective program delivery.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Essential:
* University degree in domain related to food security and nutrition, environmental management, sustainable agriculture, social sciences, development economics or related areas. Post Graduate training in Project Management, Community Development is an added advantage. Have working knowledge in integrated programming (livelihood and nutrition) with child sensitive outcomes, child rights-based programming, policy application and advocacy
* 5 years’ experience of which at least 2 years in a senior management position. At least 3 years of relevant experience working with community based social development projects and with International NGOs particularly those addressing children’s rights and those applying partnership approach.
* Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Health & Nutrition, FSL, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection program delivery
* Ability to link program reviews, implementation, learning and documentation with the sustainable development goals and global issues like climate change
* Ability to speak local language and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
* 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.

Desirable
* Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
* 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

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 realize 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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

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 27th February 2020 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

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