Job Title: Program Coordinator
Organisation: Save the Children International
Reports to: Field Humanitarian Operations Leader
Duty Station: Uganda
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. 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 240 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Program Coordinator shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of Accelerated Learning Program (Alp) and livelihoods components of the EU Trust funding. The incumbent is responsible and accountable for the planning, management and delivery of programs and projects in Kiryandongo, Arua and Adjumani. In addition, the Coordinator is responsible for providing mentoring and support to the senior officers for professional development and effective service delivery in the districts of operation. This job requires the person to travel extensively in all the three districts of operations. The job holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the regional team in any other capacity.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Program Coordinator job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in education. Post Graduate training in Project Management, Community Development or a Master’s degree in any relevant field is an added advantage.
· A minimum of five years of progressive experience in programme implementation, management and development with at least three years in a management position in an international development organisation.
· Relevant experience supervising community based social development projects and with International NGOs particularly those addressing children’s rights and those applying partnership approach is desirable.
· Past exposure and 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.
· Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
· Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
· Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
· 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.
· Exceptional 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.
· Experience and knowledge of working in Karamoja and ability to speak the local language Ngakarimojong fluently is a strong requirement.
· Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send a copy of their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications.
· Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 2nd September 2016
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