Save the Children Jobs - Senior Officer Livelihoods



Organisation: Save the Children in Uganda
Duty Station: Amuru, Uganda  
Reports to: Area Manager, Northern Region

About Save: 
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world. 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. In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 170 persons. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfill their potential. In 2012, we reached more than 100 million children around the world.

Job Summary: The Senior Officer Livelihoods will be responsible for the daily implementation of Livelihood activities in the selected communities to enhance increase in food production, income level and improved nutrition in Partnership with a civil society organisation. The Senior Officer may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The Senior Officer should hold a bachelor's degree in Management, Business Administration, Education, Agriculture or Social Science, Development Studies or related field, or equivalent accrued working experience.
  • At least three years relevant work experience in Livelihoods and development-related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO).
  • Experience arid skills in mobilizing community structures to improve livelihoods, food security and Disaster Risk Reduction.

How to Apply:
All interested candidates should submit their applications with cover letters and a detailed CVs indicating three professional 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, Kiira Road P O Box 12018, Kampala, Uganda Or on email: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 19th July, 2013

NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are submitted online. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.

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