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Manager II, Project job at ChildFund International

About the Organization

Worldwide, 570 million children live in extreme poverty, vulnerable to many factors that threaten their well-being. Children need protection, support and care at each stage of childhood to stay safe, healthy, learning and on track to achieve their potential. ChildFund works with local partner organizations, governments, corporations and individuals to help create the safe environments children need to thrive.

Job Description

ChildFund is a child-focused international development organization that works in 23 countries to connect children with the people, resources and institutions they need to grow up healthy, educated, skilled and safe, no matter where they are.

ChildFund’s Values
ChildFund values a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment where everyone is welcomed and celebrated equally. In our culture of connection, you will have ample opportunity to grow, learn, and lead while contributing your talents and innovations to our inspiring mission.

ChildFund’s Commitment
ChildFund International has a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (SEAH) and all other forms of harm by its staff, partners, and other representatives in the delivery of its mission and services for children. ChildFund is committed to creating a safe environment in the workplace as well as in the communities where it delivers programs and services. ChildFund expects every staff member, partner, and representative to adhere to this commitment and to ensure all organizational policies and standards are followed. This position is subject to a range of vetting checks, including a criminal records check and/or disclosure to ensure program participants are safeguarded.

About This Role
The Project Manager will provide overall leadership and management of an Integrated Early Childhood Education (ECE), child protection, and livelihood project in Parolinya Refugee settlement. The project aims at supporting parents, communities, and early learning centers to increase access to quality early childhood learning at the ECD centers for children 3 to 8 years of age. Child protection and the livelihood of parents and ECD teachers will be mainstreamed. The Project Manager will ensure that the project deliverables are of the appropriate quality and are met within the project budget and timelines. The Project Manager will provide supervision and technical assistance to project staff and coordinate with humanitarian partners, civil society organizations, local government, and the national government.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

  • Lead the planning and implementation of the ECE project activities according to the approved proposal, ensuring quality deliverables and targets are met.

  • Manage the project budget ensuring timely resource utilization as per approved budget and adhering to both ChildFund International standards.

  • Ensure continuous monitoring of the implementation of project activities to ensure quality implementation.

  • Ensure project data is captured, well documented, and contribute to knowledge management.

  • Lead project coordination with relevant stakeholders for successful implementation of the project including participation in key working groups at the subnational and national levels to foster partnerships.

  • Ensure timely submission of quality project progress reports, and other information as may be required.

  • Ensure adequate project documentation and correspondence is available for monitoring, evaluation and learning.

  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and coaching to project staff to ensure growth and delivery of service.

  • Undertake any other duties as shall be delegated by the supervisor.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • At least 5 years’ project management experience in an international NGO and in leading medium to large early childhood development programs in either emergency or development contexts

  • Experience managing high-quality donor funded project(s).

  • Experience working on humanitarian projects.

  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and supervision of staff and in building and maintaining a high performing team.

  • Experience in promoting children’s rights including participation in programming, design, implementation, and evaluation in either emergency or development settings.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with ability to network and negotiate with partners and government bodies

  • Strong facilitation and capacity building skills

  • Willingness to immerse into the Palorinya refugee settlement and regularly travel across the project sites.

  • Good analytical and organizational skills

  • Strong knowledge of Government of Uganda ECD policy and implementation plan

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education, Early Childhood Care and Development, Child Development and Children’s Ministry, Development Studies or closely related area required.

  • Humanities with an additional qualification in Early Childhood Development.

  • A Postgraduate qualification in a closely related field is an added advantage.

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