Save the Children International NGO Careers – Senior Officer Child Protection

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 Senior Officer Child Protection is responsible for providing
on-going 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 Child Protection
activities, providing on-going, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and
reporting in regard to the execution of activities within the vulnerable communities
targeted by Save the Children.  The
jobholder is specifically oriented towards Child Protection activities and
special attention will be made of the Child Protection sector in other core
sectors of the organisation such as child rights, nutrition, health and
education. 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
    ideal candidate for the Save the Children Senior Officer Child Protection
    career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in humanities,
    international relations/ development, or a related field;
  • At
    least three years relevant experience working with NGOs; skills in
    leadership and supervision;
  • 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, 5th December 2014
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