SIDA Programme Manager – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: SIDA Programme Manager

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 15 Dec 2021

The Opportunity:

Save the Children (SC) is anticipating funding from Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) to implement, a three and a half years, multi-sectoral, integrated program, rooted in the Child Rights Convention (CRC), it builds on South Sudan’s 2018 Child Rights Situation Analysis (CRSA), undertaken with the participation of children. The programme will be implemented in and around 35 schools and 10 youth drop-in centers across two states and target girls and boys, aged 6-18. There is a focus on education continuity and completion; especially Primary school certificate. The project focuses on most deprived children, who in the South Sudanese context include children with disabilities (CwD), out-of-school children and teenage mothers. Integral to the program is participation and buy-in from community and traditional leaders, school management, teachers, and parents. The Programme Manager will be responsible for the design and implementation of the day to day project activities, coordination with national NGO and technical partners.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Post-graduate degree in development management, education planning and management, social works or a related field with training in project planning and management techniques
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience at a senior level of programme/project management particularly managing integrated programmes focused on education, child protection, inclusion and gender
  • Knowledge of current global, regional and country level debates on resilience, quality education and governance
  • Proven experience of managing successful, high quality, innovative and cost-effective programmes/projects in fragile and insecure environments with International organizations.
  • Proven experience and skills in participatory approaches for designing, implementing and monitoring with communities and children.
  • Experience of working in partnership with local civil society organization, national governments etc.
  • Strong competence in project management skills particularly in planning, coordination, monitoring and writing high quality reports.
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical and operational support to field teams

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of international contract terms and conditions.

The Organisation:

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 child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three 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

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: