Program Coordinator NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Job Title:       Program Coordinator  
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Reports to: Field
Humanitarian Operations Leader
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 Program
Coordinator shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and
coordination of Accelerated Learning Program (Alp) and livelihoods components
of the EU Trust funding. The incumbent is responsible and accountable for the
planning, management and delivery of programs and projects in Kiryandongo, Arua
and Adjumani. In addition, the Coordinator is responsible for providing
mentoring and support to the senior officers for professional development and
effective service delivery in the districts of operation. This job requires the
person to travel extensively in all the three districts of operations. The job
holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the regional team in
any other capacity.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
Program Coordinator job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in education.
Post Graduate training in Project Management, Community Development or a
Master’s degree in any relevant field is an added advantage.
A minimum of five years of progressive
experience in programme implementation, management and development with at
least three years in a management position in an international development
Relevant experience supervising community based
social development projects and with International NGOs particularly those
addressing children’s rights and those applying partnership approach is
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:
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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