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Consortium Manager for U-LEARN programme at the Response Innovation Lab, hosted by Save the Children International, in Uganda

Duty Station: Uganda – Kampala with 15% travel to the field.

The Response Innovation Lab is coordinating the implementation of a 3-year DFID-funded programme called U-LEARN: Uganda Learning, Evidence, Accountability, and Research Network. The objectives of U-LEARN are to provide verification of partner deliverables, an enhanced capacity to provide and regularly champion accountability to affected people and develop, manage and promote a protracted crisis learning hub.

The Response Innovation Lab (RIL), lead partner of the U-LEARN Consortium, is a global collaboration that serves as a support centre for stakeholders to learn and adapt global and local good practices, innovations and interventions to more effectively meet populations affected by crises, including refugees and host communities. In Uganda, it is hosted by one of its founding members, Save the Children International (SCI).

Role Purpose:

The Consortium Manager leads the Consortium Management Unit (CMU) and is responsible for effective and high-quality planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and reporting of the 3-year U-LEARN programme. Under the guidance of the Steering Committee and the Executive Committee, the U-LEARN Consortium Manager directly oversees and supports the implementation teams to deliver a coordinated and successful programme. The job-holder ensures full integration of the components of U-LEARN across the Consortium partners and will closely collaborate with the Response Innovation Lab Manager.

External representation
* Ensure effective engagement with the wider refugee response community/stakeholders
* Adequately represent the consortium externally when/where relevant
* Effective media engagement, advocacy and influencing in support of programme outcomes.

* Minimum of 8-10 years’ work experience in the field of international development including management experience.
* Post-graduate degree international development, social sciences, business administration or other relevant field.
* Knowledge of current global and regional debates on nexus programming, refugee policies, the Grand Bargain commitments.
* Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical projects in complex environments, preferably with International NGOs and in the field of MEAL or similar technical area.
* Demonstrated sound understanding of the three technical areas of implementation of the programme: accountability to affected populations, independent verification/third-party monitoring/data collection and analysis, and knowledge management/learning/experience capitalization.
* Proven experience and skills in research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate development and humanitarian partners
* Experience in delivering multi-stakeholder, multi-year complex programmes with institutional funding, preferably from DFID, and writing up high quality donor reports.

The organization:

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 protection.  We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.  We are working towards 3 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

Application information

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Please apply online by following this link indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.

Important to note:

Testimonials/certificates SHOULD NOT be attached to application that is submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.   Application closes on December 05, at midnight Uganda time. 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.


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22 Nov 2019

8 Dec 2019 - 20:59 UTC

Kampala, Location


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