Adolescent Advisor NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Job Title:          Adolescent Advisor
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, 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
Advisor, Adolescent Development provides strategic direction and technical
management for the planning and implementation will be the primary driver for
all adolescent health activities and ensure the project meets stated goals,
expected result and reporting requirements. This staff will take technical
leadership role in coordination with local government, local community
organizations, and other partners and will oversee and manage the work at
community level. The Adolescent Advisor will be the primary driver of the
adolescent safe space model ensuring high quality implementation, overseeing
the training of 1,600 adolescent safe space mentors. The Adolescent Advisor
will ensure that, the adolescent health interventions are well integrated to
the rest of the project components (family planning, maternal and child health,
nutrition, WASH, and livelihood) and support the achievement of project health
and nutrition goal.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant for the Save the Children Adolescent Advisor job placement
    should hold a  Bachelor’s degree.
    Possession of a Post-graduate qualification (master’s or higher) in public
    health or related field is preferred.
  • At
    least five years of experience required in Adolescent health development,
    health communication, public health, health promotion or reproductive or related
    field and demonstrated experience in management of large, community-based
    and inter-disciplinary teams.
  • Extensive
    experience implementing Adolescent Health Development, health promotion,
    Family Planning, MCH, nutrition or similar programs in Uganda;
  • Proven
    ability to design effective adolescent development campaigns, including
    community engagement and experiential activities in Uganda; prior
    experience working in Karamoja sub-region highly desired
  • Previous
    experience in contribution in adolescent health development strategy and
    materials development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of
    ASRH interventions.
  • Good
    problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and
    willingness to innovate;
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively
    in team situations;
  • Familiarity
    and understanding of USAID policies and procedures, or those of other
    donors, or those of donor-funded projects or community-based projects;
  • Fluent
    oral and strong analytical, written English communication skills is
  • Demonstrates
    Save the Children’s core values of accountability, collaboration,
    integrity, ambition, and creativity.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 22nd January 2018
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