Save the Children International NGO Jobs – New Born Specialist

Organisation: Save the
Children
Duty Station: Kampala,
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
fulfil their potential.
Job Summary:  The New Born Specialist technically supports
the Health Technical Advisor on, a) 40% Strategic program development, guidance
and quality assurance for newborn health programs in the Country Office. The
Program Specialist-Newborn Health provides technical leadership in the area of
newborn health including; development, integration and expansion of newborn
health programming in Save the Children Uganda Programs; training materials
development, evidence-based policy research and advocacy; technical
backstopping for newborn health programs and representation of SCI-Uganda at
various national level for a b)60% Program and financial management oversight
for the SCI-U Saving Newborn Lives Program in Uganda. He/she will be
responsible for day to day coordination of a team of five staff; provide
leadership and organize resources for development, implementation and
monitoring of the SNL work plan; budget control; timely compilation and
submission of periodic project program and financial reports. In collaboration
with SNL team and Health Advisor; provide strategic guidance on key strategies
and activities needed to achieve SNL3’s program goals by 2018; be a
spokesperson for SNL in Uganda and champion the newborn health cause; maintain
existing and explore new networks and partnerships needed to achieve SNL3 and
SCI –Uganda goals for newborn health
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher of Science in
    Medicine/Nursing or related field and a Post graduate qualification in
    public health; or pediatrics; specialized training in newborn health is an
    added advantage;
  • At
    least five years’ work experience in health/public health and or in a
    health/public health organization, including three years of experience as
    a national level technical assistance provider in the area of newborn or
    child health with Government of Uganda or an International NGO;
  • Past
    experience in leading and managing major health program, designing,
    implementing and evaluating programs to improve maternal, newborn and
    child health and survival;
  • Strong
    experience in program support, development; including support proposal
    development, planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and
    evaluation.
  • Past
    exposure and experience in maternal and child programming including
    national level policy advocacy, facility and community based health
    service improvement is essential.
  •  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.
  • 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.
  • 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, Plot68/70,
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:  13th
February 2015
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