Head of Programmes job at SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Villages

Head of Programmes job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 25 January 2022

Hiring Organization: SOS Children’s Villages

Job Details:

SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused, social development non- governmental organization with a strong reputation for providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors, (institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, European Union, AVIS Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program (UPHSP), Terre des Hommes (TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL–Go Teach, Madhvani Group of Companies. SOS CV Uganda is sourcing for qualified candidates to fill the following position;


Reporting to the National Director, Head of Programmes will lead the strategic direction and development of the organisation’s key programme themes in the National Association namely Alternative care (family like care, youth care), family strengthening programmes (FSP), Youth development, advocacy, institutional partnership development and emergency response programmes. He/she will lead the National programme development team, and works with counterparts in the national association, to ensure successful development of children’s programmes and initiatives across the country. The Head of Programmes will ensure (or lead) the implementation of a quality assurance system within SOS Children’s Village Programmes including monitoring and evaluation. S/he will lead the development of the national programme development strategy, related budgets and action plans. He/she will lead Programmes Department staff members. S/he will be a member of the Regional National Program Director network and will also be responsible for sourcing knowledge sharing and learning foras within and outside SOS CV. S/he will participate in and/or initiate activities of the civil society, with the aim to improve conditions and change policies and practices that undermine the well-being and rights of children of our target group.

Development and implementation of Program Strategy (35%)
• Lead and Coordinate the development of the MA Uganda Program Strategy and Priorities in alignment with SOS legal frameworks, NDP III, SDG
• Set annual targets for the programme strategy
• Dissemination of the Programme strategy across all locations and key stakeholders
• Monitoring and evaluation of the programme strategy

Coordination of the Planning MA process (10%)
• Coordinate the annual planning process for locations and MA
• Disseminate the annual plan to all locations
• Select the objective leaders for each thematic area of the ananul plan
• Coordinate joint review of the annual plan at national level
• Submit the annual plan for approval to the ND, Board and IOR

Quality assurance, Monitoring, evaluation (10%)
• Implement quality standards within SOS Children’s Village Programmes as described in manuals, policies and concepts
• Develop the NA annual report
• Review and provide feedback on quarterly location and donor reports

Research management, documentation and learning (5%)
• Coordinate and review all research related interventions in the National Association.
• Source for research partnerships with likeminded organisations in research on child and family strengthening programme
• Participate in international research projects within SOS-KDI.
• Source of knowledge sharing and learning foras
• Provide technical support on evidence based advocacy

Financial management, administration, authorization and approval of expenditures (10%)
• Coordinate the programme budget for the MA
• Review and approve programme related budgets
• Monitoring programme unit and projects budgets and financial reports
• Provide technical support to programme audits
• Review and monitor implementation of program audit recommendations

Fundraising and partnership development (15%)
• Set targets for local and IPD funded projects
• Coordinate the development of the partnership
• Sources for strategic partnerships
• Source for funding opportunities for the programme strategic areas
• Develop and/or review concept notes and proposals

Human Resource Development - Supervises, motivates, and appraises (10%)
• Initiate and support recruitment of programme staff
• Provide technical support to NO and PD programme staff Hold monthly with NPU team and PDs
• Conduct bi-annual and annual appraisals for direct supervisees
• Conduct weekly departmental meetings
• Ensure that succession planning is an integral part of each team member
• Organise and link team member to ongoing programme trainings

Support on governance related matters (5%)
• Prepare and submit Programme related board papers as per guidelines
• Participate in board meetings and retreats on a quarterly basis
• Monitor and update Board matters arising on programmes
• Update PU members on the Board resolutions
• Hold quarterly meetings with the Programmes Board Committee Chair

Minimum Qualification:

A Master’s degree in Arts, Humanities, Anthropology, Social work and social Administrations, Development Studies, Public health or an equivalent.

• At least 5-10 year’s professional experience working to influence human rights laws, policies and institutions, preferably with NGOs, Inter-Governmental organisation or Governments.
• Experience in networking and coordination, planning and implementing campaigns and events that drive influence and stakeholder engagement.
• Understanding of UN and donor operations at country and regional level.
• Demonstrable leadership within a networked environment.

Functional Competencies (e.g. knowledge, skills, understanding, abilities…)
• Superior communication and writing skills with the ability to translate complex issues into a level appropriate for the general population and policy makers.
• Strong analytical, negotiation and problem solving skills.
• Ability to communicate orally and in writing with a variety of audiences, including community advocates, members of the public and local leaders.
• Excellent planning, management and coordination skills with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
• Excellent representation and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams.
• Partnership building and management.
• Skilled in the use of computer software.
• Skills in working with children and facilitating child participation is desired.

Application procedure

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, only electronic application are accepted.
Please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three traceable referees to the address below to reach not later than Tuesday, 25th January 2022:
The Head Human Resources and Administration
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
Plot 53 Ntinda II Road
Kampala, Uganda
Electronic Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding eight pages to: jobs@sosuganda.org 
Applications that are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight pages or electronically
submitted as images will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Date Posted: 2022-01-13




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