Program Officer – Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save
the Children International
Duty Station:  
Reports to: Area Manager
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 – Accelerated Learning
Programme (ALP) will ensure youth with low literacy, numeracy and life skills
enroll for and complete literacy, numeracy and life skills classes offered to
youth in VSLAs and those undertaking vocational skills training in the 6
underserved sub-counties in Amuru, Nwoya and Gulu Districts. S/he will be
responsible for training literacy and numeracy instructors, establishing
literacy and numeracy centres and establish linkages with District
Education/community development offices for technical support, monitoring and
supervision of the literacy and numeracy interventions in the project area as
well as technically backstopping the literacy and numeracy component of the
project. S/he will promote access to youth centred Adolescent Sexual
Reproductive Health (ASRH) to deprived youth.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant for the Save the Children Program Officer – Accelerated Learning
    Programme (ALP) job placement should hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in
    either Education, Social Work or Development studies. A Postgraduate
    training/Advanced degree in the related field, Social sciences/social
    works, or Management is an added advantage.
  • At
    least three years of relevant working experience in a similar position in
    an NGO.
  • Experience
    in Basic Education, community literacy and youth programming is preferred.
  • Strong
    documentation, advocacy, facilitation and presentation skills and ability
    to speak local language (Luo) and directly interact with target group
  • Computer
    literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Excellent
    time management and planning capacity.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 23rd April 2018
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