Livelihoods & Youth Empowerment Specialist Job Placement – Save the Children International




Organisation: Save the
Children International
Reports to: Area Manager
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 Livelihoods
& Youth Empowerment Specialist plays a key role in the direction and
coordination of the Livelihoods/Food Security/DRR programming section. As a
member of the Extended Senior Management Team (ESMT) in Uganda, the Livelihoods
& Youth Empowerment Specialist is responsible for the development of high
quality, innovative programs that deliver immediate and lasting change for
children, and monitoring the quality of the implementation of Livelihoods/Food
Security/DRR program activities.  The
incumbent will  also play a key role in
developing the advocacy priorities for the Livelihoods/Food Security/DRR
program area and participating in advocacy, particularly at the National level.
The Livelihoods & Youth Empowerment Specialist is also responsible for
providing technical assistance and appropriate monitoring and evaluation in
emergency responses.    
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Livelihoods & Youth Empowerment Specialist job opportunity
    should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Education, Development
    Studies, Emergency and Disaster Management, Conflict Resolution or a
    relevant field.  Graduate or post-graduate
    training in project planning & management, monitoring and evaluation,
    community development & research or related field is an added
    advantage.
  • At least eight years relevant working
    experience with three years at management level in an international NGO.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of
    Save the Children working principles and approaches Child Participation,
    Child Rights Programming, Partnership, Child Safeguarding, Zero Tolerance,
    Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme Integration etc.
  • Demonstrable financial, planning and budget
    management skills 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
    skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning
    capacity
  • Excellent planning, coordination and
    reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload
    comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Computer literacy and excellent
    documentation skills are a must.
  • Ability and willingness to travel
    extensively throughout the country.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • 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.
  • 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: 7th October,
2016
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