Non-profit Careers – Program Specialist – DCR at Save the Children

Organisation: Save the
Children
Duty Station: 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 Save
the Children Program Specialist – DCR will be responsible for the planning,
implementation, management and leadership of the DCR Pamoja Project. DCR is a
rehabilitative project that focuses on basic health and education service
delivery, livelihoods, community governance and sectoral systems strengthening
in Northern and Eastern Region. The Specialist takes the lead in coordinating
with partners, planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities as
well as compiling the plans, budget and project reports for the targeted
regions.  In addition, the person is
responsible for identifying partners, providing leadership to partners and the
project teams in the region. The Specialist 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 Save the Children Program Specialist Job Vacancy
    should hold a Bachelors’ Degree in social sciences, social work and social
    administration, development studies, education or any relevant field.
    Possession of a Post Graduate training in Project Management, Community
    Development is an added advantage.
  • Detailed
    working knowledge of the educational needs of children in Uganda,
    including Early Childhood Development Education, Basic education and other
    related programming and policy development.
  • At
    least six years’ experience with at least three years in a middle
    management position in an International NGO particularly those applying
    partnership approaches, livelihood and addressing children’s rights.
  • 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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