Job Title: Program Manager – Keep it Rural
Duty Station; Kampala, Uganda.
About Save the Children’s Keep it Real Project:
Keep it Real is a youth-centered in and out of schools Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) approach that offers integration of SRHR and HIV/AIDS information in a non-disease focused environment.
Starting from the realities of young people, acknowledging different sexual identities and practices will solicit mutual respect for reproductive choices of young people.
The project seeks to expand information on sexual and reproductive rights challenge the socio-cultural and political contexts which are not conducive for young people, especially girls, to claim their sexual and reproductive rights, nor have they built skills to be able to do so.
The project’s CSE activities are mainly centered around:
· Coordination at a variety of administrative levels through CSE working groups, ensuring gender sensitive youth participation;
· Expand the use of tested materials with younger and older adolescents, both in and out of school;
· Strengthen linkages with health services and in and out-of-school groups Save the Children seeks to fill the following vacant positions and applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Persons.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
· As a member of the Extended Senior Management Team, the job Holder is overall responsible for the Keep it Real project through program leadership and management to ensure the program achieves the expected objectives and results in a cost effective manner.
· The job holder takes overall responsibility for capacity building, program start up, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting on the Project in the Country Program. The job holder will ensure the intervention contributes to knowledge enhancement of young people on healthier choices about their sexuality, expand the use of tested materials with younger and older adolescents, both in and out of school; and strengthen linkages with health services and in and out-of-school groups
· In addition; the job holder will execute the organisations’ specific contribution to Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Catalyse rapid access to information by focusing on knowledge, attitudes and skills at scale in rural and urban areas and uptake of teaching materials.
· Inform policy, define defining of programming priorities, so the voices of trained youth advocates are clearly heard, appreciated and listened to, leading to policy reform so all children and young people have access to CSE through schools and community based structures.
· He/she will play the coordination role so all key actors involved in providing CSE to young people are unified in best practices and use age-disaggregated messages that tackle the social determinants of sexual and reproductive health, such as power and gender norms.
· Through the partnership approach, lead to improved connections to health services through youth-led health service mapping and facilitated visits to health centers to accelerate young people’s self-efficacy and ability to access SRH services.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
· A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Health related field, Demography or Social Science, Development Studies or related field or equivalent accrued working experience, with skills and experience in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS programming, Gender Based Violence and Norming is a distinct advantage
· A minimum of 6 years relevant working experience on youth-centered approaches that takes SRHR priorities as a point of departure; inclusion of very young adolescents; and explicit attention to Comprehensive Sexuality Education, gender and social norms during program implementation with at least 3 years at management level in an international NGO.
How to Apply:
Application letters with detailed CVs indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors should be submitted to:
The Director of Human Resources & Administration
Save the Children
Plot 68/70, Kira Road
P. O. Box 12018, Kampala
Or on email: email@example.com
Important to note:
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are submitted online.
The closing date for receiving applications is 1st February 2013. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.