NGO Masters’ Degree Job at Save the Children in Uganda – Sub Area Manager/Education Specialist for Youth Earning by Learning

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 and 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 150 people and operates within a budget of approximately 20$ million each year. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2010, we reached more than 100 million children around the world.
Save the Children seeks to fill the following vacant positions and applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Persons.
Duty Station: Western Region Kasese
Job Purpose: Reporting to the West Area Manager, the Education Specialist will take the lead in developing and managing Save the Children’s Education for Youth Earning by learning (YEL) technical portfolio of vocation education programs in the western region and will be responsible for achievement of program goals and objectives and for reporting on program implementation and outcomes. The person will be responsible for overall management of the project, coordination of all the project activities in accordance with vocational education requirements in Uganda and will also provide line management and supervision of all the section field staff. In addition, the Education Specialist will be responsible for working with the Education Leadership Team in developing the overall YEL strategy/model, increasing staff capacity to deliver high quality program, and advocacy at a national and regional level to be the voice for vulnerable youths in Uganda. This will include overseeing effective implementation of planned objectives for the YEL project, the provision of technical guidance to on-going activities assistance to and leadership of fundraising efforts and proposal development activities, and representation of the vocational education sub theme to external stakeholders. 
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
  • A minimum of a Degree in Humanities or a relevant discipline. Graduate or post-graduate training in Education, project planning & management, monitoring and evaluation, community development & research or related field is an added advantage
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant working experience with at least 3 years at management level in an international NGO.
  • Experience in vocational education and Development programming
  • Thorough understanding and demonstrated commitment to child rights issues, and the direct link between children’s rights and laws and policies of government.
  • Commitment to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches
  • Working knowledge of Non formal programming and policy development.
  • Understanding of national government policy frameworks on Non Formal education, vocational education and how to contribute to youth development with political analysis skills, sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • A professional progression towards increasing technical responsibilities.
  • Strong financial, planning and budget management skills and experience.
  • Strategic management and people skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy skills – MS Office applications, word, excel, PowerPoint, Spread sheets
  • Strong documentation, advocacy, facilitation and presentation skills
How to Apply:
Applications with detailed CVs indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors and copies of academic testimonials/ certificates should be submitted to;
The Head of Human Resources & Administration
Save the Children in Uganda
Plot 68/70, Kira Road
P O Box 12018
Or on email:
Note: The closing date for receiving applications is 14th September 2012. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply. 
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