Fresher Jobs – Community Sponsorship Officer at Save the Children

Organisation: Save the
Children
Duty Station: Wakiso, 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 and has been implementing programs for over
90 years. 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 Community Sponsorship Officer will be mainly responsible for
implementing field level sponsorship operations in line with set performance
targets and SCI Sponsorship policies and standards. The incumbent supports
community orientations and mobilization in line with sponsorship requirements.
He / she may also 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 Community Sponsorship
Officer should hold a Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Adult and
Community Education or related field.
·        
A minimum of two years’ experience in development
programmes of managing child sponsorship operations is essential.
·        
Past exposure and 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.
·        
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.
·        
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.
·        
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to
work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds
and cultures.
·        
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.
·        
Proficiency in local language of the area, a must.
·        
Possess a valid riding permit and experience.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to send their application letters with detailed CVs
indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors
submitted to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
addressed to:
The Director of Human Resources
& Administration,
Save the Children,
Plot 68/70, Kira Road,
Kampala. Uganda.
NB:
  • Testimonials/certificates
    should not be attached to applications.
  • Hand
    delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not
    considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 31st July 2015.

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