Social Work Careers – Senior Officer Child Protection 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 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 Child Protection will be responsible for the direct supervision of Child
Protection activities, providing ongoing, implementation, monitoring &
evaluation and reporting in regard to the execution of the Emergency activities
in the Refugee settlement centre within the vulnerable communities targeted by
Save the Children.  The incumbent should
also be specifically oriented towards Child Protection Emergency response in
the context of the refugee crisis in the refugee settlement and special
attention will be made of Child Protection sector in other core sectors of the
organisation such as nutrition, health, education and WASH.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Save the Children Senior Officer Child Protection
    should hold a bachelor’s Degree in Humanities or a relevant discipline.
  • A
    minimum of three or more years of progressive experience in programme
    development and management with INGOs with specific emphasis on Child
    Protection programming.
  • 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.
  • Ability
    to speak local language and directly interact with target group will be an
    added advantage
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:  6th
March 2015

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