INGO Jobs – Senior Officer, Vocational Training – SOLE at Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Reports to: Area Manager
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 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 Save the
Children Senior Officer, Vocational Training will take lead in identifying,
facilitating and coordinating Vocational trainings and Internship/Apprenticeship placements for young people aged 15 to 20 years in 6
underserved sub-counties in Amuru, Nwoya and Gulu districts. The job holder
will identify relevant public/private actors and convene a stakeholder forum to
identify internship opportunities and create linkages for employment and
exposure to the realities of employment for vocational trainees. The incumbent
will also monitor the youth/employers during their internship to ensure
relevance, quality, address dropout issues and child safeguarding
considerations. S/he will ensure the non-formal vocational training is flexible
and adaptable to the unique needs of youth with extra family responsibilities.
S/he will liaise with Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT), Uganda Private
Vocational Institutes (UGAPRIVI) and government district line departments to
carry out routine monitoring, quality assurance and certification of Vocational
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Senior
Officer, Vocational Training – SOLE job opportunity should hold a bachelor’s
degree or higher in either Education, or Development studies. A Postgraduate
training/Advanced degree in the related field, Social sciences/social works, or
Management is an added advantage.
Previous experience in livelihood and youth
programming is preferred.
At least three years of relevant working experience
in a similar position in an NGO. Experience working with agricultural and
livelihoods programs especially in Value Chain Development and Rural Financial
Methodologies including Village Savings and Loan Associations
Strong documentation, advocacy, facilitation and
presentation skills
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.
Ability to speak local language (Luo) and directly
interact with target group will be an added advantage
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: 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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