International NGO Jobs – Senior Officer, MNCH Capacity Building at Save the Children

Organization: Save the
Children International 
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 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. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary:  The Senior Officer, MNCH Capacity Building is
mainly responsible for leading and coordinating all project MNCH facility-based
capacity building activities in their district of location including; offsite
and onsite training; onsite mentorship, quality improvement, documentation and
tracking of capacity building activities in collaboration with the district
health team leadership and the project monitoring evaluation, accountability
and learning officer. The Senior Officer may be called upon as and when
necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis and to
coordinate district level activities on behalf of the MNCH program manager.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The prospective Save the Children Senior
    Officer, MNCH Capacity Building should hold a bachelor’s degree in
    medicine or health related subject or higher diploma in either midwifery
    or nursing or equivalent accrued working experience. Possession of a
    Postgraduate training in public health, health systems strengthening,
    Reproductive Health and  Gender,  is an added advantage;
  • At least five years working experience in
    MNCH related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO);
  • Skills and experience in training and
    mentorship of health facility based health workers is an added advantage.
  • 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
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send their application letters with detailed CVs
indicating three professional referees, two of whom should have been direct
supervisors should be submitted to: 
The Director of Human Resources & Administration,
Save the Children,
Plot 68/70, Kira Road,
P.O. Box 12018,
Kampala. Uganda
E-mail to:
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are
submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are
therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 29th May
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