Senior Officer, Responsible Engaged and Loving Fathers (REAL) Job Careers – 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
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, Responsible Engaged and Loving Fathers (REAL) actively contributes to
Save the Children’s capacity to implement the REAL Fathers project and will be
responsible for reducing Gender Based Violence (GBV), especially issue of
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), and support raising children in a non-violent
manner. This is done through mentorship interventions and men’s lifestyle
campaigns that promote positive masculinity and men’s empowerment as fathers
and husbands. This project challenges gender norms and sexual scripts that
often underlie coercion and violence in relationships and teaches effective
parenting, communication, and problem-solving skills. The job holder works with
the Centre Management Committees of existing Early Childhood Care and
Development Centres and supports the design, implementation and monitoring of
activities in the region. The job holder collaborates with Georgetown
University Institute for Reproductive Health staff on intervention design,
implementation, and facilitating ongoing research activities to test the
hypothesis. The Senior Officer 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, Responsible Engaged and Loving Fathers (REAL) job opportunity
should hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in Social sciences, Development
Studies, Adult Education or related field. Accrued working experience, with
skills and experience in implementation of community based or parenting
projects. Postgraduate training in Gender related field, Population Studies or
Management is an added advantage.
At least three years of related experience
implementing projects in a related field preferably reproductive health/family
planning programs within Karamoja an advantage.
Working knowledge of Sexual Gender Based
Violence programming and sexual behavior change communication (SBCC) is
Previous experience in project monitoring,
training and mentoring (excellent analytical skills).
Skilled and knowledgeable in providing technical
support to community groups implementing interventions for young people aged
18-25 years old that explore health practices from a gender norms perspective.
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:
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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