Program Officer, Community Health NGO Careers – Save the Children International

Job Title:          Program Officer, Community Health
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Fort Portal, 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, Community Health will be primarily responsible for planning and
ensuring quality and timely delivery of community based services of the MNCH
program; including leading and coordination in collaboration with the District
Health Team Leadership-mapping and training of VHTs in ICCM and community
newborn care; integrated outreach mobile outreach MNCH clinics; child health
days ; support supervision and mentorship of VHTs; and accurate documentation
and reporting of community based activities The Program Officer may be called
upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of
humanitarian crisis and to coordinate district level activities on behalf of
the MNCH program manager. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Program Officer, Community Health job placement should hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in a health related subject or higher diploma in either
    midwifery, nursing or clinical officer
  • Possession of a postgraduate training in
    either public health, or health systems strengthening, or community
    health, or reproductive Health and Gender, is an added advantage
  • A minimum of three years working experience
    in MNCH related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International
  • Skills and experience in training and
    mentorship of Village Health Teams needed
  • Willingness to work and stay in Kasese or
  • Experience of working with local partners
    and training as a Master trainer in either ICCM
  • Community newborn care and family planning
  • Previous experience of working with
    District Local Government on MNCH programs
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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