Save The Children International Careers – Senior Officer, Keep It Real Project

Organisation: Save the Children
Duty Station:  Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Keep it Real Program Specialist North
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.
About Project:
The Keep it Real is a youth centered Sexuality education program that aims to increase access to youth-centred CSE among young people in and out of school from 10 to 24 years, improve the delivery of CSE through schools and community groups, link young people with youth-friendly health services, improve coordination of national and local actors on CSE and engage youth as advocates and researchers on CSE.
Job Summary: The Senior Officer, Keep it Real will be responsible for the realization and achievement of SRHR strategic project objectives in SCI Uganda. The incumbent will contribute to Save the Children’s capacity to implement the Comprehensive Sexuality Education as a means of improving Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health/ and Rights at the field level working closely with project implementing partner Interventions at School/ Community Levels. The Senior Officer may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a good bachelor’s degree in a Health related field, Demography or Social Sciences, Development Studies or related field or equivalent accrued working experience, with skills and experience in Child Health and Nutrition programming.
  • A minimum of three or more years’ progressive experience in programme development in a related field with INGOs.
  • Past exposure and experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Health, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection program delivery.
  • Possess the ability to speak local language (Luo) and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage.
  • Past exposure and 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.
  • Possess excellent analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • 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.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • 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 capacity.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join Save the Children International NGO should send their application letters with 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, Kira Road
P.O Box 12018,
Kampala, Uganda
Electronic copies can be sent via email to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB:  Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are submitted online.
Deadline: 5th September 2014.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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