Save the Children International Jobs – Juvenile Justice Specialist, Youth Skills Enhancement Project (YSEP)

Organisation: Save the
Duty Station: Amuru, Uganda
About Us:
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
fulfil their potential. In 2013, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary:  The incumbent will take the overall
responsibility of the co-ordination and implementation of the juvenile justice
component under the Youth Skills Enhancement Project (YSEP) with staff and
partners in Northern Region and at national level.   He/she will co-ordinate and implement
community, regional and national level juvenile justice activities to harness
integration and implementation of child-friendly justice systems amongst
Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) actors. The job holder will also with work
partners, including Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) actors, the Ministry of
Justice and Constitutional Affairs as well as the Ministry of Gender, Labour
and Social Development in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of
the juvenile justice activities of YSEP project.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Juvenile Justice Specialist should
    hold a Bachelors’ degree in Law or relevant discipline
  • Five or more years working experience in
    juvenile justice.
  • Past exposure and experience in community
    based integrated social development and Non-formal education projects and
    with International NGOs particularly those addressing children’s rights to
    education those applying partnership approach is of added advantage.
  • Proven ability and experience in working
    in partnerships, co-ordination, networking and collaboration.
  • Past experience of working with local
    partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health,
    Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic
    planning abilities.
  • Possess the ability to establish and
    maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member
    of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Highly computer literate and possess
    excellent documentation skills.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and
    ability to work well in an international environment with people from
    diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis
    management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
    skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
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, 11th
July 2014

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