Senior Officer, Accelerated Learning Program NGO Careers – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the Children
Duty Station: Kampala,
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, Accelerated Learning Program ALP will ensure youth with low literacy,
numeracy and life skills enroll for and complete Accelerated Learning Programme
(ALP) offered in 6 underserved sub-counties in Amuru, Nwoya and Gulu districts.
S/he will be responsible for training ALP facilitators, establish ALP learning
centres and establish linkages with District Education offices for technical
support, monitoring and supervision of the ALP interventions in the project
area. The incumbent will also actively 
promote access to  youth centred
Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) to deprived youth, train and strengthen
the capacity of Peer Educators to successfully deliver youth centred sexuality
Education in youth groups and within local communities. The jobholder will
strengthen cooperation between young people and SRH health service providers to
jointly improve the delivery of services to deprived youth. S/he  will also 
empower deprived youth to serve as productive, democratic citizens and
positive advocates for change and promote their engagement in community,
district planning and decision making processes. The Senior Officer,
Accelerated Learning Program will also be responsible for working with the
partner and providing technical support to the partner staff. He/ she will also
be responsible for monitoring project interventions and following up
implementation of the accountability framework. The Officer may be called upon
as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Senior Officer, Accelerated Learning Program job opportunity
    should hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education preferably in
    Teacher education. Additional qualifications in Teacher Education is an
    added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years of progressive
    working experience in planning and implementing Education programmes with
    INGOs with at least two years of teaching experience in primary schools or
    as a Tutor in Primary Teachers’ College.
  • Willing to be based in the field and to
    travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
  • Previous experience of working with the
    Local Government, and local partners with focus on improving the learning
    environments is an added advantage.
  • Ability to speak the local language (Gulu)
    and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:
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,
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