Resilience Coordinator NGO Job Opportunities – Save the Children International

Organization: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Child Poverty
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 200 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 Resilience
Coordinator will be responsible for Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change and
Adaptation (DRR/CCA)] contributes to Save the Children’s capacity to integrate
resilience building in it’s programme and improving children’s rights, through
support to DRR/CCA programme review, planning, implementation and MEAL. The
incumbent is also directly responsible for designing new project proposals and
support field staff to implement quality resilience building projects. The job
holder also contributes to strengthening staff and partners’ capacity for
child-centred DRR/CCA interventions. S/he is also responsible for ensuring that
quality programme are initiated and capacities developed to provide and
effectively mainstream child-centred DRR/CCA in humanitarian and development
context. The job holder 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 International Resilience Coordinator job placement should
    preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social sciences, Environmental
    Management Science or Agriculture or equivalent qualification in
    development practice, international relations, health, natural resource
    management, engineering, or other relevant social science or comparable
    field experience.
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in
    DRR/CCA assessments and designing of programme interventions is essential.
  • Significant programme management
    experience working in an emergency response contexts
  • Previous experience in risk-based
    approaches to DRR/CCA and community based Adaptation
  • Previous experience in people and project
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear and
    well-argued analytical reports and preparing successful funding proposals
    for donors and management of the grants.
  • Ability to achieve results and maintain
    consistent high standards of professional behavior and achievement,
    including when working alone.
  • 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.
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • 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.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their
application letters with detailed CVs indicating three referees, two of whom
should have been direct supervisors submitted to:
addressed to:
The Director of Human Resources & Administration,
Save the Children,
Plot 68/70, Kira Road,
Kampala. Uganda.
  • 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: 21st April 2017
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