Save the Children International NGO Jobs – Senior Officer Fertility Awareness and Community Transformation (FACT) Project

Organisation: Save the
Children International 
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 – FACT will actively contribute to Save the Children’s capacity to
implement the FACT project as a means of improving fertility awareness and
access to fertility awareness methods using existing program SCI platforms in
Northern Uganda and Karamoja region. S/he is responsible for ensuring proper
coordination of FACT activities with those of existing program platforms used
for implementation of the FACT project; coordinating and providing guidance on
mobilization activities to ensure effective participation in FACT activities of
communities within selected program platforms; supporting the training of
facility and community based providers about fertility awareness, fertility
awareness based family planning methods 
and other family planning methods; leading on monitoring and
documentation of project activities and contributing to writing of project
reports. The Senior Officer 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 FACT Project
    career placement a bachelor’s degree or higher diploma in either midwifery
    or medicine field or equivalent accrued working experience, with skills
    and experience in community delivery of family planning methods or sexual
    reproductive health;
  • Past
    experience in gender programming and previous experience in family
    planning or SRH programming is an advantage;
  • Possession
    of a Postgraduate training in Reproductive Health and Gender related
    field, Population Studies, Development studies, Social Sciences or Management
    is an added advantage;
  • At
    least three years working experience in community based family planning or
    sexual reproductive health programs, related programming in Uganda
    (preferably with an International NGO);
  • 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
  • Highly
    computer literate and possess excellent documentation skills.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
  • 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
  • Must
    be willing 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:
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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