2 NGO Senior Officer Basic Education Career Jobs – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
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
240 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 Basic Education will be primarily responsible for planning and ensuring
quality and timely implementation of Basic Education (BE) core program within
the designated district/ sub-counties.  The
incumbent will support the Education Manager in managing the basic education
intervention within the sponsorship programme. He or she is expected to
implement the BE program in a manner that promotes integrated programming with
other core programs of the Sponsorship Programme and cross cutting themes such
as gender, disability, child Protection and rights programming. The incumbent
will also work closely with implementing partners, provide input into basic
education programme design, monitoring implementation progress; write reports,
facilitate project implementation meetings and workshops and maintain
relationships with key education stakeholders in the district. He/she should
implement the BE program in a manner that fosters networking and collaboration
with local government education officials, Subcounty stakeholders (i.e
Community Development Officer, Centre Coordinating Tutors), local capacity
strengthening (i.e Head Teachers, School Management Committees, Parent Teacher
Association), meaningful active participation of children, accountability
(internal and external to Save the Children). The post holder may be called
upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of
humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidates for the Save the Children Senior
Officer Basic Education jobs should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education
preferably in Teacher education is essential. An additional qualification such
as a Diploma in Teacher Education is an added advantage.
A minimum of three years of progressive working
experience in planning and implementing Education programmes with INGOs.
A minimum of two years’ teaching experience in
primary schools or as a Tutor in Primary Teachers’ College.
Previous experience of working with the Local
Government, and local partners with focus on improving the learning
environments is an added advantage.
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
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.
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.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
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
Plot 68/70,
Kira Road,
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to
Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and
are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 20th November 2015

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