4 Save the Children International NGO Job Opportunities – Senior Officer Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA)

Job Title:    Senior Officer Disaster Risk Reduction &
Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA) (4 Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Save the
Children
Duty Station: Kasese, 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 2014, we reached over 143 million
children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around
the world.
About Save the Children Uganda:
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
fulfill their potential.
Job Summary: The Senior Officer Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate
Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA) will support the Manager DRR by contributing to
Save the Children’s capacity to meet its Child Survival objectives and
improving children’s rights, through support to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) programme planning, implementation and
M&E. In addition, he/she contributes to the strengthening of child-centred
DRR & CCA capacities and interventions within the project area.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Senior Officer Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change
    Adaptation (DRR/CCA) should hold Bachelor’s
    degrees or equivalent qualification in development practice, international
    relations, health, natural resource management, engineering, or other
    relevant social science or comparable field experience.
  • At least three years’ experience in DRR and Climate
    change, in an International NGO is preferred.
  • Past exposure and experience in risk-based approaches
    to DRR.
  • Significant experience in community based Adaptation.
  • Past exposure and experience in community
    mobilization and capacity building activities.
  • Prior experience in DRR & CCA assessments and
    designing of programme interventions.
  • Past experience of working with local partners and
    District Local Government in DRR/CCA, Health, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child
    Protection program delivery.
  • 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.
  • Computer
    literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • 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.
  • Possess
    the ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as
    necessary.
  • Exceptional
    interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation
    and coaching.
  • Excellent
    time management and planning capacity.
  • Willingness
    to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
    conditions.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
    responses.
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join
the world’s largest Child-focused NGO, Save the Children International should
send their application letters with detailed CVs indicating three professional
referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors and send them to: The
Director of Human Resources & Administration, Save the Children, Plot 68/70,
Kira Road, P.O Box 12018, Kampala, Uganda or via E-mail to:
uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB:
Only online applications shall be considered. Testimonials/certificates should
not be attached to applications.
Deadline:  6th
March 2015

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