Program Officer Clinical Capacity Building NGO Jobs – Save the Children

Save the Children
Duty Station:
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
Job Summary:  The Program Officer will be primarily
responsible for leading and coordinating all project MNCH  facility-based capacity building activities
in their district of location including; offsite and onsite training; onsite
mentorship, quality improvement, documentation and tracking of capacity
building activities in collaboration with the district health team leadership
and the project monitoring evaluation, accountability and learning officer. The
Senior Officer may be called upon as and when necessary to support the
emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis and to coordinate district level
activities on behalf of the MNCH program manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate must hold  a bachelor’s degree in medicine or health
related subject or higher diploma in either midwifery or nursing or equivalent
accrued working experience.
Postgraduate training in public health, health systems strengthening,
Reproductive Health and  Gender,  is an added advantage
Minimum of five years working experience in MNCH
related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO).
Skills and experience in training and mentorship
of health facility based health workers is an added advantage.
Knowledge of the local languages used in the
Respective District is needed.
Experience of working with local partners and
conduct training as a Master trainer in ICCM, Community newborn care and family
planning delivery and mentorship of Village Health Teams needed.
Experience of working with local partners and
District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition,
Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
Strong analytical skills and strategic planning
Ability to establish and maintain conducive
collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
Computer literacy and excellent documentation
skills are a must.
Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability
to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds
and cultures
Ability to intervene with crisis management or
troubleshooting as necessary.
Highly developed interpersonal and communication
skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
Excellent time management and planning capacity.
Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply
online at the link below.
NB: 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: 14th
February 2020

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