Program Coordinator MNH Non-profit Careers – Save the Children International




Job Title:      Program Coordinator MNH
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, 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 Program Coordinator MNH takes overall responsibility for managing of
SCIs MNH projects in Wakiso, Mukono and Kampala, and guiding and monitoring the
performance of a team of 3-4 program staff. The incumbent works in liaison with
the Regional area Manager, the health advisor and designated SCI member technical
advisors for the project  to  ensure the overall compliance and integrity of
the program, and ensure its success and visibility.  S/he will provide leadership and daily
oversight for planning and implementation of activities including; internal
monitoring and evaluation of project The Program coordinator will work closely
and liaise with the other project managers of other projects in the region to
spar integration and benefit from project synergies within the region; while
ensuring that project implementation is well aligned to approved design, SCI
program quality benchmarks and contributes to SCI’s overall country and global
outcomes and breakthrough for children. The position holder may also be called
upon as and when necessary to provide support in humanitarian responses.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Program
Coordinator MNH job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in
Nursing, Public Health or Clinical officer is preferred.
·        
Four or more years’ experience in RH/Maternal
Neonatal and Child Health programming, health/public health and or in a
health/public health organization, including experience as a national level
trainer/technical assistance provider in the area of RH/MCH with Government of
Uganda or an International NGO.
·        
Significant experience in facilitating training and
in developing materials including mentorship and support supervision tools;
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Past exposure and experience with providing
institutional support and technical assistance to decentralization and or NGOs
on issues related to RH/MNCH service provision;
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Previous experience in RH/maternal newborn and child
health programming including facility and community based health service
improvement is essential;
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of Government
policies on RH/MNCH issues and how to contribute to their development with
political analysis skills, sensitivity and diplomacy.
·        
Previous experience in research methods, data
collection and analysis.
·        
Prior experience of working with the Local
Government, and local partners with focus on improving the learning
environments is an added advantage.
·        
Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning
abilities.
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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
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: 20th November 2015
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