Program Officer Livelihoods NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Job Title:          Program Officer Livelihoods
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 Livelihoods will take responsibility for planning, implementation,
monitoring and reporting on livelihood non-core program within the designated
sub counties to promote safe, supportive and enabling schools and community
environments for vulnerable children in hard to reach communities of Uganda.
S/he is expected to implement the Livelihood non program activities in schools
in a manner that promotes integration with other core programs of Sponsorship
and cross cutting themes such as gender, disability, child Protection,
ownership and sustainability and rights programming. The Job Holder also
implements the livelihood non-core program in collaboration with Sub county
stakeholders and ensure meaningful active participation of Children and their
parents/guardians.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Program Officer Livelihoods job placement should hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economics, entrepreneurship and other
    related fields.
  • Three years of progressive experience in
    planning and implementation of livelihood programme in schools
  • Ability to speak the local language
    Luganda fluently is a strong requirement.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle (Honda XL
    125) and the candidate must be having a valid riding permit and willing to
    ride a motorcycle
  • Desirable
  • Demonstrable financial, planning and
    budget management skills a MUST.
  • Extensive knowledge of international and
    local policies and frameworks relating to their thematic area is a must
    and excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the
    ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse
    tasks and responsibilities
  • Previous 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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