Program Officer Basic Education NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Job Title:          Program Officer Basic Education
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Wakiso, 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 300 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 Program
Officer Basic Education will take responsibility for planning, implementation,
monitoring and reporting on Basic education with ECCD core program within the
designated sub counties to promote safe, supportive and enabling school and
community environments for vulnerable children in hard to reach communities of
Uganda. S/he is expected to implement the BE program in a manner that promotes
integration with other core programs of Sponsorship and cross cutting themes
such as gender, disability, child Protection and rights programming. The Job
Holder also implements the BE program in collaboration with Sub county stakeholders
and ensure meaningful active participation of Children. The post holder may be
called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of
humanitarian crisis. The job holder may be called upon as and when necessary to
support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Program Officer Basic Education job placement should hold a
    Bachelor’s degree or higher in education and related discipline. Post
    graduate training in either BE or Monitoring and evaluation, Education
    Systems Strengthening, Early child hood development, Gender etc. will be
    of added advantage.
  • Three years of progressive experience in
    planning and implementation of Basic education or ECD programmes.
  • Ability to speak the local language
    Luganda fluently is a strong requirement.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle (Honda XL
  • The candidate must be having a valid
    riding permit and willing to ride a motorcycle.
  • Demonstrable financial, planning and
    budget management skills a MUST.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis
    management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and
    communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 29th December 2017

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