Awards Manager

Save the Children, Kampala, Uganda

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th October, 2020

Job Description

The Awards Manager (AM) is responsible for delivering an efficient and effective award management function. S/he provides support to Project and Program Managers from start-up to close out. The AM is responsible for the administration of all contributions that SCI receives to deliver both its humanitarian and development projects for children including grants, contracts and GIK. S/he connects and coordinates roles and processes during the management of an award and plays a role in ensuring awards are well managed and donor compliance requirements are met. The AM provides direct support and information to field-based teams to deliver donor compliant awards with high quality and timely donor reports. The AM supports the development of the CO ’s best practices in award management systems and processes.



  •  A minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration or finance management or professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA etc or the equivalent accrued working experience in a related position.
  •  At least 6 years experience in grants management and relevant experience supervising community based social development projects with International NGO’s particularly those addressing human/children’s rights issue and those applying partnership approaches is desirable.
  •  Strong analytical skills and strategic and operational abilities.
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team and with other teams.


  •  Excellent time management and planning capacity; ability to muti-task and deal with complexity.
  •  Full computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  •  Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of critical responses.
  •  Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.


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