2 International NGO Job Positions – Senior Officer, Community Health at Save the Children

Organisation: Save the
Children International 
Duty Station: Bundibugyo
and Kasese, 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 Senior Officer Community Health is primarily
responsible for planning and ensuring quality and timely delivery of community
based services of the MNCH program; including leading and coordination in
collaboration with the District Health Team Leadership-mapping and training of
VHTs in ICCM and community newborn care; integrated outreach mobile outreach
MNCH clinics; child health days ; support supervision and mentorship of VHTs;
and accurate documentation and reporting of community based activities  The Senior Officer may be called upon as and
when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis
and to coordinate district level activities on behalf of the MNCH program
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidates should possess a
    bachelor’s degree in a health related subject or higher diploma in either
    midwifery, nursing or clinical officer. Postgraduate training in either
    public health, or health systems strengthening, or community health, or
    reproductive Health and Gender is an added advantage;
  • At least three years working experience in
    MNCH related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO);
  • Past exposure and experience of working
    with local partners and conduct training as a Master trainer in ICCM,
    Community newborn care and family planning delivery and mentorship of
    Village Health Teams needed. 
  • 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
  • Highly
    computer literate and possess excellent documentation skills.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
  • 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
  • Willingness
    to extensively travel to the field.
  • Knowledge
    of local languages in Kasese or Bundibugyo and willingness to work and
    stay in the districts;
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: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
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, 12th December 2014

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