Program Officer, Child Rights and Child Rights Governance NGO Careers – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Wakiso and Gulu, 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, Child Rights and Child Rights Governance takes responsibility for providing
technical guidance, implementation and mentorship, monitoring, reporting and
providing synergy of field and district level activities on Child Protection
and Child Rights Governance. The staff will also maintain and manage the OVC
MIS Database for SC in Northern Region. The post holder may be called upon as
and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Program Officer, Child Rights and Child Rights Governance job placement
    should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Social Administration,
    Psychology, Social Sciences, Development Studies, or any relevant field.
  • Three years of experience of working with
    an International NGO on Child Protection and Child Rights Governance
  • Previous experience of working with local
    partners and District Local Government in Child Protection program
  • Ability to speak local language and
    directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic
    planning abilities.
  • Extensive knowledge of international and
    local policies and frameworks relating to supply chain is desired
  • Excellent planning, coordination and
    reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload
    comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities and experience of
    working with local partners and District Local Government
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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