Consortium Manager for U-LEARN Program at Response Innovation Lab
Hosted by Save the Children International

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda with 15% travel to the field
Deadlines: December 5th, 2019 (Uganda time)

Response Innovation Lab
The Response Innovation Lab was founded by humanitarian professionals from some of the world’s leading NGOs who experienced first-hand how difficult it is for innovative solutions to be piloted, tested and scaled in emergency contexts, where they are most needed.  RIL aims to create collaborative spaces and networks inside major humanitarian responses to help connect humanitarian actors with non-traditional actors (such as the private sector, academia, and the innovation sector) to facilitate understanding shared challenges and identify potential breakthrough solutions that can better support addressing the needs of crisis-affected communities.

Save The Children
The Response Innovation Lab is hosted by Save the Children International in Uganda. Save the Children employs 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.  Save The Children campaigns and advocates at the highest levels to realize children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.  Save the Children is working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
1. No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
2. All children learn from quality basic education
3. Violence against children is no longer tolerated

The Position
The Response Innovation Lab is coordinating the implementation of a 3-year DFID-funded program 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), a lead partner of the U-LEARN Consortium, is a global collaboration that serves as a support center 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 program. 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 program. 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 influence in support of program 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 another 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 program: 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 programs with institutional funding, preferably from DFID, and writing up high-quality donor reports.

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 the 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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