2 Save the Children NGO Career Positions – Senior Officer, MNCH Capacity Building

Organisation: Save the
Children
Duty Station: Kasese
& Bundibugyo, 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 Maternal and Newborn and Child Health Capacity
Building Senior Officer will be responsible for leading and coordinating
all  project MNCH  facility-based capacity building activities
in their district of location including; offsite and onsite training; onsite
mentorship, quality improvement, documentation and tracking of capacity building
activities in collaboration with the district health team leadership and the
project monitoring evaluation, accountability and learning officer. 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 manager.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicants should hold a bachelor’s
    degree in medicine or health related subject or higher diploma in either
    midwifery or nursing or equivalent accrued working experience. A
    Postgraduate training in public health, health systems strengthening,
    Reproductive Health and Gender is an added advantage;
  • At least five years’ experience in MNCH
    related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO);
  • Skills and experience in training and
    mentorship of health facility based health workers is an added advantage.
  • 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 capacity.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
    responses.
  • Willingness
    to extensively travel to the field.
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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