Program Officer School Health and Nutrition Non-profit Jobs – 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant 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
  • Three years of 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
  • Desirable
  • Demonstrable financial, planning and
    budget management skills a MUST with excellent planning, coordination and
    reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload
  • Computer literacy and excellent
    documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • 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: 9th April 2018
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