NGO Careers – Program Manager GREAT, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Gender Based Violence at Save the Children

Organisation: Save the
Children
Duty Station: Gulu,
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 Program
Manager GREAT, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Gender Based Violence is
responsible for the GREAT and FACT Projects in northern Uganda. The incumbent
takes overall responsibility for the program management, including planning,
starting up implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting on the GREAT
& REAL Project in the region. The incumbent supports the project
Specialist, Senior Officers and partners to improve Adolescent Sexual and
Reproductive Health and Reduce gender Based violence in Northern Uganda while
maintaining close consultation with the Health Advisor, other health thematic
Managers, Programme Team and Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in line
with Save the Children policies and guidelines. The Program Manager may be
called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of
humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the aforementioned Save the Children Career should
    possess a  bachelor’s degree in
    Health related field, Social Science or Development studies.
  • Past
    exposure and experience in Gender Programming and in Adolescent Sexual
    Reproductive Health or programming will be an added advantage.
    Postgraduate training/Advanced degree in Health related field, Social
    sciences/social works, ASRH or Management is an added advantage
  • At
    least five years working experience in Health /HIV/AIDS related program or
    protection in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO).
  • Strategic
    thinking and planning skills, be able to set priorities, prepare
    manageable plans and to evaluate progress.
  • Possess
    the ability to speak local language (Luo) and directly interact with
    target group will be 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.
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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