Non-profit Careers – Senior Officer, FACT and REAL Projects 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, FACT and Responsible
Engaged and Loving Fathers (REAL) will be responsible for the implementation of
two projects namely (i). Fertility Awareness and Transformation (FACT) Project,
is a research project to explore whether increased use of family planning is
seen by improving fertility awareness and expanding access to fertility
awareness-based methods (FAM). In Karamoja, this is done through an
intervention designed to increase fertility awareness information and spread
through existing social networks. (ii). Responsible Engaged and Loving (REAL)
Fathers Project aims to reduce GBV, especially Intimate Partner Violence (IPV),
and support raising children in a non-violent manner. This is done through
mentorship interventions and men’s lifestyle campaigns that promote positive
masculinity and men’s empowerment as fathers and husbands. This project
challenges gender norms and sexual scripts that often underlie coercion and
violence in relationships and teaches effective parenting, communication, and
problem-solving skills. Both projects are research projects implemented by Save
the Children in conjunction with Georgetown University, Institute for
Reproductive Health (IRH). The job holder collaborates Save the Children US and
IRH staff on intervention design, implementation to facilities ongoing
activities. In Karamoja, both projects will work with the Centre Management
Committees of existing Early Childhood Care and Development Centres, supported
by Save the Children. The Senior Officer will provide day to day support to
both projects in the Region, in collaboration and support of the SRH and GBV
Project Manager. 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
    ideal candidate for the Senior Officer, FACT and Responsible Engaged and
    Loving Fathers (REAL) should hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a
    Health related field, Nursing, Development Studies, Adult Education or
    related field. Accrued working experience, with skills and experience in
    implementation of community based Family Planning project or parenting
    projects.
  • Past
    exposure and experience in gender programming and previous experience in
    implementation of reproductive health/family planning programs within
    Karamoja is an advantage.
  • Possession
    of a Postgraduate training in Reproductive Health, Gender related field,
    Population Studies or Management is an added advantage.
  • At
    least three years working experience in implementation of reproductive
    health/family planning, HIV/AIDS, health related programming in Uganda
    (preferably with an International NGO).
  • Past
    experience and knowledge of working in Karamoja and ability to speak the
    local language Ngakarimojong fluently is a strong requirement.
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding with the willingness to learn about models of
    implementing Fertility Awareness (FA) and Fertility Awareness Based
    Methods (FAM) programming outside a clinical environment.
  • Past
    experience of working with local partners and training others in
    Reproductive Health or other Health service delivery is a requirement.
  • Working
    knowledge of Sexual Gender Based Violence programming and sexual behavior
    change communication (SBCC) is desirable.
  • Past
    exposure and experience in project monitoring, training and mentoring
    (excellent analytical skills).
  • Ability
    to provide technical support to community groups implementing
    interventions for young people aged 18-25 years old that explore health
    practices from a gender norms perspective.
  • 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:  3rd April 2015

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