Senior Officer Education Jobs – Save the Children International

Organization: Save the
Children International 
Duty Station: Luwero, 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 Save the
Children Senior Officer Education will be responsible for providing ongoing
capacity support and coordination of all project partners with project
planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting. The Senior
Officer is responsible for the oversight of the Education Programming
activities, providing on-going, support in planning, implementation, monitoring
& evaluation and reporting in regard to the execution of the Education
activities within the vulnerable communities targeted by Save the
Children.  The incumbent will take
responsibility for support of the Education Project to promote safe, supportive
schools and communities that increase vulnerable and conflict-affected children’s
participation. The post holder is specifically oriented towards Basic Education
and Early Childhood Care and Development and special attention will be made on
Education sector in other core sectors of the organisation such as nutrition,
health, Child Protection and child rights programing. 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 prospective Save the Children Senior
    Officer Education should at least hold a Degree in Humanities or a
    relevant discipline.  Additional or
    post graduate qualification in Early Childhood Care and Development, and
    Basic Education is an added advantage
  • A minimum of three or more years of
    progressive experience in programme development and management with INGOs.
  • 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.
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: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB:
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
2015

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