2 Senior Officer, Early Childhood Care & Development (ECCD) Non-profit Jobs – 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 Senior
Officer will plan and ensure quality and timely implementation of the Save the
Children Early Childhood Care & Development (ECCD) project within the
designated districts and sub-counties. The incumbent will be expected to
implement the project in a manner that promotes integrated programming with
other core programs of ABEK, FACT, REAL FATHERS and SAGE Projects and cross
cutting themes such as gender, disability, child Protection and rights
programming. The incumbent will primarily implement the ECCD project in manner
that fosters networking and collaboration with districts and Sub county
stakeholders (i.e. Community Development Officer, Centre Coordinating Tutors),
local capacity strengthening (i.e. ECCD District coordinators, Centre
Management Committees, VAC), meaningful active participation of children,
accountability (internal and external to Save the Children). The post 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, Early Childhood Care & Development (ECCD) job opportunity
should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related humanity discipline.
Additional or post graduate qualification in Early Childhood Care and
Development, and Basic Education is an added advantage
A minimum of three years of progressive working
experience in planning and implementing Education programmes with INGOs, two
years of teaching experience in primary schools.
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
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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