Save the Children Jobs in Kampala - Chief of Party

Save the Children Jobs in Kampala - Chief of Party

Chief of Party – Kampala

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding

Save the Children seeks a Chief of Party for a USAID-funded Locally Led Development Innovation in Uganda working with coalitions of stakeholders, including non-traditional partners, to co-create and collaborate on push-pull market strengthening solutions to increase participation of refugees and their host communities (both individuals and/or groups of refugees or community members) in market-driven, sustainable livelihoods. Solutions should leverage the strengths of both the humanitarian and development systems, and can include applied research and development of approaches and interventions that generate data towards an evidence base that can inform and practically guide programming in both humanitarian and development settings.

The Chief of Party (COP) is the key leadership role for this project and will be responsible for managing all aspects of the program including meeting the objectives of the project while providing overall technical, administrative, operational, and logistical management, with a focus on achieving the results defined in this BAA. The COP is responsible for developing a strong, integrated and coherent vision for a locally led development program, initiating innovative strategies across all pillars of activities. The COP will act as the key liaison between USAID/Uganda and all other counterparts, including local organizations and partners. The COP is expected to lead and/or participate in strategic and high-level policy forums and meetings with various actors and advocate for broader refugee issues. The COP will ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation and the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID, including annual work plans, performance monitoring plans, semi-annual reports and annual reports as may be required.

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

  • Master’s Degree in business administration, public administration, agricultural economics, international development, or a related field combined with a minimum of seven years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects, at least five years of which must be in the field is required (three plus years of applicable experience can substitute for a Master’s Degree
  • Exceptional leadership skills managing projects of similar size and scope, as well as prior experience effectively managing USAID activities involving implementation by coalitions with multiple sub-awardees
  • Demonstrated experience managing refugee programs and with private sector engagement and livelihood support
  • Proven experience in program implementation and financial reporting, as well as recruiting, developing and managing staff
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, and other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations and partners
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and policies
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in adaptive management, research and learning techniques
  • Proven experience in a leadership role for a project addressing issues related to resilience or similar is required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills in English
  • Familiarity with the political, social, economic and cultural context of Uganda as it relates to regional dynamics and refugee needs; prior work experience in country is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in both humanitarian and development programs
  • Familiar with the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework
  • Qualified local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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


Application information

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Please apply online by  using the link below indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.

Important to note: Testimonials/certificates SHOULD NOT be attached to application that is submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process. Application closes on January 11th 2022 at midnight Uganda time. 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.

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