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Senior Officer, Responsible Engaged and Loving Fathers (REAL) Job Careers - Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the Children International
Reports to: Sub-Area Manager
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.  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 Senior Officer, Responsible Engaged and Loving Fathers (REAL) actively contributes to Save the Children’s capacity to implement the REAL Fathers project and will be responsible for reducing Gender Based Violence (GBV), especially issue of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), and support raising children in a non-violent manner. This is done through mentorship interventions and men’s lifestyle campaigns that promote positive masculinity and men’s empowerment as fathers and husbands. This project challenges gender norms and sexual scripts that often underlie coercion and violence in relationships and teaches effective parenting, communication, and problem-solving skills. The job holder works with the Centre Management Committees of existing Early Childhood Care and Development Centres and supports the design, implementation and monitoring of activities in the region. The job holder collaborates with Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health staff on intervention design, implementation, and facilitating ongoing research activities to test the hypothesis. The Senior Officer may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Senior Officer, Responsible Engaged and Loving Fathers (REAL) job opportunity should hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in Social sciences, Development Studies, Adult Education or related field. Accrued working experience, with skills and experience in implementation of community based or parenting projects. Postgraduate training in Gender related field, Population Studies or Management is an added advantage.
·         At least three years of related experience implementing projects in a related field preferably reproductive health/family planning programs within Karamoja an advantage.
·         Working knowledge of Sexual Gender Based Violence programming and sexual behavior change communication (SBCC) is desirable
·         Previous experience in project monitoring, training and mentoring (excellent analytical skills).
·         Skilled and knowledgeable in providing technical support to community groups implementing interventions for young people aged 18-25 years old that explore health practices from a gender norms perspective.
·         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:

·         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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