3 Save the Children International Jobs – Senior Officer – Education

Organisation: Save the
Children
Duty Station:  Nakasongola, Nakaseke and Kotido and Napak,
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 Education will be providing ongoing capacity support and coordination
of the project partners with project planning, implementation, monitoring &
evaluation and reporting. The Senior Officer is responsible for the direct
supervision of the Education Programming activities, providing on-going, support
in planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting in
regard to the execution of the Education activities within the vulnerable
communities targeted by Save the Children. 
The incumbents will take responsibility for support of the Education
Project to promote safe, supportive schools and communities that increase
vulnerable and conflict-affected children’s participation. The jobholder is
specifically oriented towards Basic Education and Early Childhood Care and
Development and special attention will be made on Education sector in other
core sectors of the organisation such as nutrition, health, Child Protection
and child rights programing. The job holder may be called upon as and when
necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicants must hold Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities or a relevant
    discipline.  Additional or post
    graduate qualification in Early Childhood Care and Development, and Basic
    Education is an added advantage
  • A
    minimum of three years’ progressive experience in programme development
    and management with INGOs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Excellent
    computer literacy and 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
  • 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 capacity.
  • 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: 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, 5th December 2014
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