Senior Officer, Child Rights Governance NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Job Title:          Senior Officer, Child Rights Governance
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Area Manager,
Central
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, Child Rights Governance will take overall responsibility for the
technical implementation of the local level CRG thematic programme in the
region; and participates in  national
level activities including supporting synergy between and linking up local and
national level activities. The Senior Officer 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
Senior Officer, Child Rights Governance career opportunity should hold a
Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, social work and social administration,
development studies, law, or any relevant field with specific experience or
training on the Child Rights Governance and Child Rights Programming. Post
Graduate training in Project Management and Community Development is an added
advantage;
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A minimum of three years’ experience in
implementing programmes with strong linkage to the Convention on the Rights of
the Child, child rights governance and child rights programming preferably with
International NGOs.
·        
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: 11th
November, 2016
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