Program Officer-Basic Education Job Vacancies – Save the Children International

Job Title:  Program Officer-Basic Education

Organisation: Save the Children International

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Save the Children International is an international relief organization that was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The job holder is primarily responsible for planning and ensuring quality and timely implementation of Basic Education (BE) core program within the designated district/ Sub-Counties.
  • He/she will assist the Project Coordinator in managing the Basic Education intervention within the Baana Programme
  • He or she is expected to implement the BE program in a manner that promotes integrated programming with other projects of the Baana Programme and cross cutting themes such as gender, inclusion, child protection and rights programming.
  • The Job Holder is also expected to liaise with implementing partners, provide input into basic education programme design, monitoring implementation progress; write reports, facilitate project implementation meetings and workshops and maintain relationships with key education and program stakeholders in the district.
  • He/she should implement the BE project in a manner that fosters networking and collaboration with local government education officials, Sub County stakeholders (i.e Community Development Officer, Centre Coordinating Tutors, HESS), local capacity strengthening (i.e Head Teachers, School Management Committees, Parent Teacher Association), meaningful active participation of children, accountability (internal and external to Save the Children).
  • The post holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Degree in Education preferably in Teacher education is essential. An additional qualification such as a Diploma in Teacher Education is an added advantage.
  • At least three years of progressive working experience in planning and implementing Education programmes with INGOs.
  • Having at least two years of teaching experience in primary schools or as a Tutor in Primary Teachers’ College.
  • Must be willing to be based in the field; with a direct field time presence of 80% of working time.
  • Experience of working with the Local Government, and local partners with focus on improving the learning environments is an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • 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.
  • Ability to ride Honda XL-125 Motorcycles and in possession of a valid Class A riding license.
  • 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 candidates who wish to join Save the Children should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 14th July 2021


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