Senior Officer, MNH NGO Career Jobs – Save the Children International

Job Title:      Senior Officer, 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 Senior
Officer, MNH plays a pivotal role in providing technical support, coordination
and supervision of all maternal health and HBB+ related programming at the
district and facility level. This includes leading the coordination and implementation
of project activities including district based trainings/ refresher trainings,
mentorship and supervision of trained providers, with the programme coordinator
and support the M&E lead in data collection and reporting at the district
level, and district level review meetings to review program implementation,
reflect on data collected at the district level and ensure data is being used
by providers to support program decision. 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 Senior
Officer, MNH job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Public
Health or Clinical officer is preferred.
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A minimum of three years’ experience in
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.
·        
Previous exposure and experience in facilitating
training and in developing materials including mentorship and support
supervision tools and providing institutional support and technical assistance
to decentralization and or NGOs on issues related to RH/MNCH service provision;
·        
Previous experience in RH/maternal newborn and child
health programming including facility and community based health service
improvement is essential;
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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.
·        
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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