International NGO Jobs – Senior Officer I am Learning at Save the Children

Organisation: Save the Children
Duty Station: Gulu, 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 I am Learning will take
responsibility for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the
I’m Learning Project to improve children’s learning outcomes and development
through research and implementation of the QLE Framework. The QLE Framework has
4 pillars: Guiding Principle 1 – emotional and psychological needs of all
learners; Guiding Principle 2 – learning environment must protect children’s
physical wellbeing; Guiding Principle 3 – learning environment encourages and
supports active engagements for learners, child-centered teaching and improved
learning outcomes for all learners; Guiding Principle 4 – parents and local
communities are actively involved in planning, decision making and action to
improve 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
    applicant for the Senior Officer I am Learning should possess a Bachelor’s
    degree or higher in Education, Social Work, Social Administration,
    Psychology, Social Sciences, Development Studies, or any relevant field.
    Possession of  Post graduate Diploma
    in Project Planning, Management and Evaluation is desirable
  • At
    least three (3) years’ experience of working with an International NGO
    with budget management and monitoring responsibilities.
  • A
    minimum of two years’ experience with good understanding of Community
    Education and training skills (Training of Trainers) particularly
    Non-Formal Education
  • Past
    experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in
    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.
  • 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, 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:  3rd April 2015
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