Project Coordinator – EPASC NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Reports to: Sub 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
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 Project
Coordinator will manages the delivery of Early Childhood Care & Development
for Young Children in Pastoral Communities (EPASC) Project. The Project
Coordinator provides both operations and technical assistance and oversight on
all aspects relating to the EPAC Project in Karamoja Region. The Project
Coordinator is the regional level coordinator of EPASC Project. The job holder
provides overall programmatic and operational coordination and management
including; planning, implementation, capacity enhancement, monitoring/
evaluation and reporting both internally (within SCI) and externally (for/with
partners). The person is accountable for overall coordination and oversight
delivery of the EPASC project. The job holder may be called upon as and when
necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
Project Coordinator job placement 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.
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A minimum of five years’ progressive experience
in programme implementation, management and development with at least three of
those years in a management position in an international development
organisation. Relevant experience supervising community based social development
projects and with International NGOs particularly those addressing children’s
rights and those applying partnership approach is desirable.
·        
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.
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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.
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Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
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Experience and knowledge of working in Karamoja
and ability to speak the local language Ngakarimojong fluently is a strong
requirement.
·        
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
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: 2nd
September 2016

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