Programme Manager - Uganda
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Locally Appointed PB 7/F / Right to live and work in Uganda Location:Kampala, Uganda/ Duration of contract: 2 year fixed term contract/ Closing date: 19 March 2017, 23:59, UK Time

Purpose of the Job
To provide the technical expertise and skills needed to position the British Council Uganda as a key player in Education and Society sector in accordance with strategic priorities of regional /country office.
To oversee the quality of the current project portfolio through monitoring and evaluation of projects  and their efficiency in terms of value for money in order to meet or exceed British Council’s objectives, targets and partner expectations in Uganda.  
To build and manage external and internal relationships with key governance stakeholders including the International and Local development partners, consultants, service providers and British Council governance/society teams in the region and the UK.  
To identify, pursue and secure funding opportunities within the Education and Society portfolio in line with regional and country key strategic priorities.   He/She will also have a British Council representational role whenever this supports country office needs.   

Main duties

Oversee programme Management & Delivery. To ensure the quality and efficiency of a portfolio of projects through partnerships, meeting or exceeding all project targets.

Risk Manager. To identify, assess, report, monitor progress and mitigate risks to the achievement of project objectives.

Business Development and Relationship Management. 
Develop and maintain relationships with key funding and development partners.

Marketing and Communications. 
Developing  appropriate internal and external communication strategies to ensure that projects are marketed effectively.

Line Management.   Effective Line management of Projects Manager, Projects Officer, and other staff supporting Education and Society projects and ensuring full compliance with British Council Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EO&D) and Child Protection policy and guidelines.   

Education and Experience

  • Sector expertise in the area of education and/or society. 
  • Experience in project management, including proposal writing, project implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Recognised University Degree

See documents below for more details
Role Profile - Programme Manager.pdf
BC Core Skills.pdf
BC Behaviours.pdf

Closing date: 19 March 2017, 23:59, UK Time

Equal opportunities & Diversity:
we are committed to equality of opportunity and positive action to promote it. We believe that our Equal Opportunities Policy and a Diversity Strategy help to ensure that there is no unjustified discrimination in the recruitment, retention, training and development of staff.  

Child Protection:
The British Council believe that all children have potential and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989