Fresher Program Officer- Inclusive Education and Child Protection NGO Job Placements – Save the Children

Organization:
Save the Children
Duty Station:
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
Job Summary:  Under the overall guidance and supervision of
the ToFI Project Manager, the post holder will mainly be responsible for
undertaking the project activities towards improving the participation of
vulnerable children with specific needs, in particular children with
disabilities, to formal education through tailored support to them and support
to their teachers and all school stakeholders to enhance inclusive education
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·      
Participation in the partner led implementation
of the baseline assessment amongst school teachers; designing, developing and
rolling-out the overall in-service teacher training program based on customised
modules from Enabling Education Network – EENET (i.e., the module development,
the training coordination and the follow up for mainstreaming and
sustainability); initiating collaborations with specialists and relevant
stakeholders on identifying and diagnosing the special educational needs of
target children; improving the learning assessment tools/methods for children
and the teachers’ professional assessment tools/methods; serving as a liaison
person between participating schools district education office and the center
coordinating tutors; etc.
·      
In addition, the post holder will be assigned
the primary responsibility of liaising with the partner organizations (e.g.,
the DPOs in the district; the Municipal/District Education authorities; Teacher
training college; etc.); and will be responsible for ensuring that all relevant
Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding,
safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant
policies are adhered to during program implementation



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The  a
Bachelors’ Degree in Social Sciences, Bachelor of Arts/Sciences, Education,
Development Studies, Psychology, Child Development, Child Psychology, Community
Psychology, any equivalent accrued working experience in a related position
·      
At least 2 years’ experience in programme
development and implementation with an NGO. Relevant experience implementing,
supervising, monitoring and evaluating community-based child protection
projects with NGOs particularly those addressing children’s rights.
·      
Has a good understanding of education thematic
subjects and demonstrated experience in working with the government and
education authorities at all levels.
·      
Ability to interact with communities; children
and adults as well as other stakeholders at sub-county and district levels and
mobilizing them to participate in community development activities.
·      
Has at least 8 years of relevant technical and
professional experience in the education sector
·      
Strong planning/anticipation skills. Experience
of planning and organising meetings and events, with a strong attention to
detail.
·      
Sound judgement and an ability to effectively
prioritise multiple tasks in a constantly changing environment
·      
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability
to influence others.
·      
Strong written and oral communication skills,
fluent in English
·      
The ability to liaise and communicate
effectively with a broad range of people at all levels, across different
cultures and to act with credibility, discretion, tact and diplomacy.
·      
Thorough – takes pride in delivering high
quality work and gives a high level of attention to detail.
·      
Self- motivated and ability to work autonomously
·      
Commitment to the mission, vision and values of
Save the Children.
·      
Relevant experience implementing, supervising,
monitoring and evaluating community-based child protection projects with NGOs
particularly those addressing children’s rights.
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: 27th
February 2020
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