Save the Children International NGO Jobs – Senior Officer Adolescent Development

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 Save the
Children Senior Officer Adolescent Development will be in charge of planning
and ensuring quality and timely implementation of the Adolescent Development
(AD) core program (with Very Young Adolescent Programme components) within the
designated sub counties. The incumbent will be expected to implement the AD
program in a manner that promotes integration with other core programs of
Sponsorship and cross cutting themes such as gender, disability, child
Protection and rights programming. The duty bearer also implements the AD
program in collaboration with Sub county stakeholders and ensure meaningful
active participation of VYAs. The job holder may be called upon as and when
necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Senior
Officer Adolescent Development job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree
or higher in a health related discipline. Post graduate training in either
public health, Health Systems Strengthening, Community Health, Reproductive
Health, Gender etc will be of added advantage.
A minimum of three years’ experience in planning and
implementing Adolescent Development (AD) or Adolescent Sexual Reproductive
Health (ASRH) programmes.
Significant experience of working with the Local
Government, local partners and training in either Adolescent Sexual
Reproductive Health (ASRH) with a focus on promoting adolescent friendly
service delivery in the communities.
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.
Prior experience of riding an XL Motorcycle shall 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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