Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Arua, Kiryandongo and Adjumani, 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 Project Officer, Child Protection will provide ongoing, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting in regard to the execution of the Emergency child protection activities- ensure those children (and their care givers) refugee settlement regain access to safe living environments and are protected from harmful abuse to rebuild their livelihoods that contributes to their recovery and development.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Project Officer, Child Protection job opportunity should hold a Bachelors’ Degree in Social Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, Education, Development Studies, Psychology, Child Development, Child Psychology, Community Psychology, any equivalent accrued working experience in a related position
- A minimum of two years’ experience in programme development and implementation with an NGO. Relevant experience implementing, supervising, monitoring and evaluating community based child protection projects with NGOs particularly those addressing children’s rights.
- Good understanding of child rights issues and child rights instruments.
- Broad knowledge and understanding of child rights issues in the NGO world or work.
- Ability to interact with communities; children and adults as well as other stakeholders at sub-county and district levels.
- One year of experience in financial, planning and budget management.
- Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written communication skills
- Facilitation and presentation skills
- Excellent documentation and reporting skills.
- 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.
- 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: 7th October, 2016
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