Regional Program Manager

Save the Children, Kampala, Uganda

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th October, 2020

Job Description

The Regional Program Manager (RPM) oversees the long term Baana project implemented in Wakiso district as well as other projects in Central Region. In regards to Baana the RPM has a specific accountability ensuring timely and quality deliverables that feed into the global programmatic, financial, operational and marketing strategies of the sponsorship funded Baana project. The RPM provides strategic leadership and coordination of the Regional Office, ensuring compliance to policies and procedures of Save the Children, driving operational excellence.



  • Minimum of a Master's degree in Education, social science, project management or related discipline.
  • At least 8 years progressing experience in managing development programmes
  • Experience with child sponsorship Operations
  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Health, Education, Child Protection program delivery or in a related area and demonstrated financial and budget management skills
  • Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Good understanding of national strategies, current national and international trends in global development and humanitarian fields
  • Analytical and strategic planning and management skills and experience with child sponsorship operations
  • Strong negotiation and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of working with partners and Local Governments.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity


  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must. Experience in M&E and accountability systems.
  • Experience managing supply chain, logistics and security operations.
  • Experience in managing partnerships
  • Experience with and knowledge of key donor regulations and familiarity and knowledge of child rights issues


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