Regional Area Manager

at Save the Children
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted December 2, 2019
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Save the Children International is currently recruiting for the, Regional Area Manager at our Eastern Regional Office in Moroto. The Regional Area Manager is responsible for providing leadership and has overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Regional Office and regional based operations.  The Regional Area Manager is responsible for all of the regions program management, operations and implementation of all awards, including the management of sub area and district based operations and offices, emergency responses (including DRR), supply chain, partnership, and safety & security in the region.

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

  • At least a Bachelors’ Degree in any relevant field. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least 8 years’ progressive experience in programme implementation with at least 5 of those years in a middle management position in an NGO.
  • Thorough understanding of national poverty strategies as well as current national and international trends in global poverty and development.
  • Thorough understanding of Child Protection Code of Conduct.
  • Strong financial, planning and budget management skills and experience.
  • Strategic management skills, Diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • Strong negotiation and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Networking and policy development and policy engagement.
  • Experience of working with local partners and Local Governments.
  • Strong analytical skills, strategic planning abilities and excellent documentation skills are a must
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • 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.

The organization: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 protection.  We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.  We are working towards 3 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.
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