The Project Manager will provide the overall management oversight of the SCI improved secure access to nutritious and safe food for agropastoral households in Karamoja sub-region. The FSN Project Manager will be responsible for the budget management, oversight of the human resources and project progress and performance for effectiveness and efficiency. S/he will be responsible for internal and external coordination of the project with the project stakeholders to ensure adequate and effective participation, ownership, resource optimization and support for the project in the district and the community.

Reporting to the Regional Area Manager, the FSN Project Manager will provide oversight of the livelihood and nutrition intervention streams of the project. S/he will play the role of leading the project team to deliver high quality project results with adequate capacity development. S/he will build and use sustainable relationships and networks to support the project, provide innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in Karamoja context and working environments, and apply technical and professional expertise to promote and share best practices in the project implementation. S/he will ensure working collaboratively to achieve shared goals and integrated programme delivery for universal child benefit, engage and influence; promote dialogue and ensure timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with the project stakeholders; and build and use sustainable relationships and networks to support the project in Karamoja.



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Agricultural Science, Food Science and Technology, Food Production Systems, post graduate training in project management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health, Gender etc. will be of added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ progressive experience in Food security and Nutrition programme, Livelihood programme.
  • Ability to speak the local language is an added advantage.
  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.


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 realize 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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also 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.

Application closes on 5th  February 2021 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents