Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change and Adaptation (DRR/CCA) Coordinator Non-profit Jobs – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Reports to: Livelihoods and
Youth Empowerment Specialist
Duty Station: Kampala,
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
fulfill 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 Disaster
Risk Reduction/Climate Change and Adaptation (DRR/CCA) Coordinator contributes
to Save the Children’s capacity to integrate resilience building in it’s
programme and improving children’s rights, through support to Disaster Risk
Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) programme review, planning,
implementation and M&E. The person is also directly responsible for
designing new project proposals and support field staff to implement quality
resilience building projects. The incumbent also contributes to strengthening
staff and partners’ capacity for child-centred DRR & CCA interventions. The
jobholder will be mainly responsible for ensuring that quality programme are
initiated and capacities developed to provide and effectively mainstream
child-centred DRR & CCA in humanitarian and development context. 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
Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change and Adaptation (DRR/CCA) Coordinator job
placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social sciences, Environmental
Management Science or Agriculture or equivalent qualification in development
practice, international relations, health, natural resource management,
engineering, or other relevant social science or comparable field experience.
A minimum of four years working experience in
DRR & CCA assessments and designing of programme interventions is
Significant programme management experience
working in an emergency response contexts
Previous exposure and experience in risk-based
approaches to DRR and community based Adaptation
Previous experience in people and project
Ability to write clear and well-argued
analytical reports and preparing successful funding proposals for donors and
management of the grants.
Ability to achieve results and maintain
consistent high standards of professional behavior and achievement, including
when working alone.
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 abilities.
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.
Experience and knowledge of working in Karamoja
and ability to speak the local language Ngakarimojong fluently is a strong
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 a copy of
their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
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: 2nd
September 2016
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