Save the Children International Careers – Senior Officer Gender Roles Equality and Transformation (GREAT)

Organisation: Save the Children
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda  
About Save: 
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world. Save the
Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival,
protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire
breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate
and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for children by
delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting
as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 200
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfill their potential. In 2013, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Senior Officer significantly contributes
    to Save the Children’s capacity to implement the Gender Response Equality
    and Transformation project Scale up phase as a means of expanding
    innovation to improve Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health/ HIV/AIDS
    Interventions in northern Uganda.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for planning
    actions to increase the scalability of the innovation;
  • The applicant will be increasing the
    capacity of the user organization to implement scaling up;
  • The jobholder will be assessing the
    environment and planning actions to increase the potential for scaling-up
  • Increasing the capacity of the resource
    team to support scaling up;
  • Making strategic choices to support
    vertical scaling up (institutionalization);
  • Making strategic choices to support
    horizontal scaling up (expansion/replication);
  • Determining the role of diversification;
  • Responsible for planning actions to
    address spontaneous scaling up;
  • Finalizing the scaling-up strategy and
    identifying next steps;
  • Offering technical Assistance to the User
    Organization in integrating and rolling out the GREAT innovation.
  • The Senior Officer may be called upon as
    and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidate should preferably hold a
    bachelor’s degree in a Health related field or Development Studies or
    related field.
  • At least three years’ working experience
    in Gender programming, Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS, related
    programming in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO).
  • Cumulated experience in Adolescent sexual
    Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS programming, adolescent programming SRH,
    gender, GBV, knowledge of behavior change communication and promotion is
    desired. Postgraduate training in Reproductive Health, Gender related
    field, Population Studies or Management is of an added advantage.
  • Past exposure and experience and knowledge
    of working in Northern Uganda is a plus.
  • Prior experience in project monitoring,
    training and mentoring (excellent analytical skills)
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of
    Save the Children working principles and approaches of Child
    Participation, Child Rights Programming, Partnership, Child Safeguarding,
    Zero Tolerance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme Integration etc.
  • Demonstrable financial, planning and
    budget management skills a MUST. Highly developed cultural awareness and
    ability to work well in an international environment with people from
    diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Detailed knowledge of international and
    local policies and frameworks relating to their thematic area is a must.
  • Possess the 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
  • Excellent planning, coordination and
    reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload
    comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses as called upon.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should submit their applications with cover
letters and a detailed CVs indicating three professional referees, two of whom
should have been direct supervisors should be submitted to: The Director of
Human Resources & Administration Save the Children Plot 68/70, Kiira Road P
O Box 12018, Kampala, Uganda Or via email:
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with
disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be
attached to applications that are submitted online. Candidates are therefore
encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.
Deadline: Friday, 20th June 2014

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