Program Officer School Health and Nutrition NGO Job Opportunities – Save the Children International

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 School Health and Nutrition is primarily responsible for planning and
ensuring quality and timely implementation of the School Health and Nutrition
(SHN) core program within the designated sub counties. S/he is expected to
implement the SHN 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 SHN
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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Program Officer School Health and Nutrition job placement should
    hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a health related discipline. Post
    graduate training in either public health, Health Systems Strengthening,
    Community Health, Reproductive Health, Gender etc. will be of added
  • Three years progressive experience in
    planning and implementation of school-based health and nutrition
  • Ability to speak the local language
    Luganda fluently is a strong requirement.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle (Honda XL
    125).The candidate must be having a valid riding permit and willing to
    ride a motorcycle.
  • Demonstrable financial, planning and
    budget management skills a MUST.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international
    and local policies and frameworks relating to their thematic area is a
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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