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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Regional Programs Manager Job at Stromme Foundation - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Regional Programs Manager

Jobs at:
Stromme Foundation

Deadline of this Job:
Friday March 24th 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Background: -
Stromme Foundation (SF) is a Norwegian based international development organization that helps poor people in Africa, Asia and South America to cross the poverty line. Through challenging, committed and long term partnerships with local organizations, along with focused and lasting value creation for every donation the organization is entrusted with, SF aims to eradicate poverty by working with donors and partners in 13 countries. SF's key area of concentration is the sectors of Education and Microfinance.
The Eastem Africa Regional Office (R0) of SF in Kampala, is an extension of the Head Office in Kristiansand in Nonuay, and was set up to coordinate the work of the SF partner organisations in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan.
Position Scope:
The Regional Programs Manager (RPM) is a management position in the RO charged with supporting the Regional Director (RD) in the development and effective implementation of the region's strategy and in overseeing the different programs of SF Eastern Africa (SFEA) and ensure relevance and quality of interventions.
Key Roles
  • Key to the role is to ensure that the overall regional programs are consistent with SF's vision, mission and strategic goals.
  • Play a key role in the operationalizing and revisions to the region’s strategic and operational plans.
  • Develop and manage strategies and innovative processes and systems for strengthening basic Education and Livelihood systems in poor and hard to reach communities
  • Develop and promote unique and appropriate education concepts among SF partners and ensure that sustainability mechanisms! exit strategies are in-built right from the beginning of SF supported projects.
  • Develop funding proposals and periodic reports to funding agencies.
  • Coordinate and supervise the liaison offices in the region and to ensure that programs managed from there are in line with the overall SF Strategic Plan.
  • Ensure that institutional objectives are performed in cooperation with partner organizations and that there is continuous regional growth in the quality and volume of operations.
  • Ensuring that SFEA has a holistic approach towards development and there is qualitative synergy between the Education and Microfinance interventions of SFEA.
  • Together with the M&E officer, develop and coordinate participatory and preliminary studies to establish good baseline data for initiating new Education and Livelihoods projects
  • Networking, advocating and lobbying for vulnerable children and women with various governments, likeminded NGOs, and firms.
  • Effectively lead, supervise and support the team of specialist staff in the Programs Unit to enable them effectively perform their roles and in tum ensure high quality projects are delivered to the beneficiaries through SFEA partner organizations.
Required Qualifications:
  • Individuals with a relevant first degree with long relevant experience and additional qualifications in Social Development and Management of Community programs
  • A relevant Master’s degree
  • At least five years’ experience in a similar position, preferably with an International NGO
Person Specifications:
  • Qualifications and experience in both the humanitarian and social
  • economic development fields with demonstrated understanding of the importance of building the civil society and demonstrated ability to add value to local partners.
  • A creative individual who possesses energy, self-confidence, and flexibility; thrives in a dynamic multi-cultural environment. Should have judgment necessary to understand, balance, and respond to the competing needs of many different constituents; bring fresh ideas and a genuine interest in trying new approaches.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Development Education concepts and Livelihoods development of the poor.
  • Successful experience in fundraising
  • Should be a good team player, passionate, of high integrity, and articulate about rights based development approaches and social change.
  • Possess excellent people and mentoring/coaching skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Should be willing to travel extensively locally and internationally
  • Uphold Christian values
Job application procedure
lf you believe you fit the above profile please address your application to the Regional Director, Stromme Foundation and email it to 
Please attach your curriculum vitae, capability statement, current remuneration, day and evening telephone numbers, photocopies of relevant testimonials; and contacts of three referees.
You can also hand deliver your application pack to the Stromme Foundation Regional Office in Kampala on Plot 25, Bukoto Street-Kamwokya or send it by post to Stromme Foundation, P. 0. Box 27200, Kampala.
The deadline for receiving applications will be Friday March 24th 2017 and applications submitted later than that date will not be considered