Program Officer-School Health and Nutrition NGO Job Vacancies – Save the Children

Job Title:          Program Officer-School Health and
Organization:  Save the Children
Duty Station:    Wakiso,  Uganda
About US:
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.
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 Program Officer-School Health and
Nutrition also implements the SHN program in collaboration with Sub county
stakeholders and ensure meaningful active participation of Children. S/he will
take lead in sustainable WASH innovations in schools. S/he may be called upon
as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate should have at least
    hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Environmental Health or any health
    related discipline.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in WASH and
    gender programming. Post graduate training in either public health, Health
    Systems Strengthening, Community Health, Reproductive Health, WASH, Gender
    etc will be of added advantage.
  • Ability to speak the local language
    Luganda fluently is a strong requirement. Ability to ride a motorcycle
    (Honda XL 125) with a valid riding permit
  • Thorough understanding of SCI working
    principles and approaches of Child Participation, Child Rights
    Programming, Partnership, Child Safeguarding, Zero Tolerance, Monitoring
    and Evaluation, Programme Integration etc.
  • Demonstrable financial, planning and
    budget management skills a MUST. Highly developed cultural awareness and
    ability to work well in an international environment with people from
    diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international
    and local policies and frameworks relating to their thematic area is a
  • Ability to intervene with crisis
    management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and
    communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent planning, coordination and
    reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload
    comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Availability and willingness to work
    extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Experience of working with local
    partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health,
    Nutrition, WASH, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic
    planning abilities.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the
title link below.
Click Here , please apply using a
cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include
details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
Deadline: 16th
December 2019
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