Organisation: Save the Children International
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 Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) Officer is expected to help build a high performing Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) programme for Save the Children’s South Sudanese Emergency Response in Uganda, through coordination with the Country Office Child Protection/FTR teams and key partner agencies at field levels. Under the supervision of the Child Protection Senior Officers and with technical support from the FTR Specialist and Child Protection Technical Advisor, the post-holder will ensure efficient and effective day-to-day collection of field data and inputting of data into the CPIMS. The role of the CPIMS Officer is to support the collection of child protection data in Congolese refugee settlements/Transit Centres and support data management. S/he will enter FTR field data collected by the child protection team, conduct spot checks to ensure quality and detailed data is provided and entered into the database. He/she will also assist the Child Protection Field Team in child protection activities start up and implementation as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) Officer career vacancy should hold a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences, statistics, Social Sciences or Social Work. Additional training in biostatistics or professional data management courses, MIS and DHIS2 is an added advantage;
· One year of experience with social development related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International or national NGO);
· Broad knowledge of social research methods with experience with data analysis and management.
· 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: 11th November, 2016
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