Save Uganda Jobs – Program Specialist SRH

Duty Station; Gulu, Uganda.
About Save the Children’s Keep it Real Project:
Keep it Real is a youth-centered in and out of schools Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) approach that offers integration of SRHR and HIV/AIDS information in a non-disease focused environment.
Starting from the realities of young people, acknowledging different sexual identities and practices will solicit mutual respect for reproductive choices of young people.
The project seeks to expand information on sexual and reproductive rights challenge the socio-cultural and political contexts which are not conducive for young people, especially girls, to claim their sexual and reproductive rights, nor have they built skills to be able to do so.
The project’s CSE activities are mainly centered around:
  1. Coordination at a variety of administrative levels through CSE working groups, ensuring gender sensitive youth participation;
  2. Expand the use of tested materials with younger and older adolescents, both in and out of school;
  3. Strengthen linkages with health services and in and out-of-school groups Save the Children seeks to fill the following vacant positions and applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Persons.
 Job Purpose:
  • Reporting the Program Manager/Advisor Keep it Real, the job holder take overall responsibility for the starting up implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting on the Project in the Northern Uganda.
  • He/she will support the Senior Officers and Local Project Implementing partners to deliver project outputs in a timely manner, while maintaining close consultation with the Area Manager for Northern Uganda, Advisor Health and HIV/AIDS and Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and home office technical specialist in line with SCi policies and guidelines.
  • The Specialist may also be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
In addition; the job holder will execute Save the Children’s specific contribution to Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is;
  • Catalyse rapid access to information by focusing on knowledge, attitudes and skills at scale in rural and urban areas in each country;
  • Uptake of teaching materials through innovations, such as user friendly materials to complement curricular activities, e-learning for Teachers and a web-based platform for social media and confidential youth discourse;
  • Action and sustainability through evidence generated by targeted operations research and routine monitoring and evaluation;
  • Youth-inclusive policy development process and defining of programming priorities, so the voices of trained youth advocates are clearly heard, appreciated and listened to, leading to policy reform so all children and young people have access to CSE through schools and community based structures;
  • Coordination so all key actors involved in providing CSE to young people (from the school level, health service level and community based organizations) are unified in best practices and use age-disaggregated messages that tackle the social determinants of sexual and reproductive health, such as power and gender norms;
  • Improved connections to health services through youth-led health service mapping and facilitated visits to health centers to accelerate young people’s self-efficacy and ability to access SRH services
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Health related field, Demography or Social Science, Development Studies or related field or equivalent accrued working experience, with skills and experience in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS programming, Gender Based Violence and Norming is a distinct advantage
  • Postgraduate training in Health related field, Demography, Population Studies or Management is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant working experience with at least 3 years at management level in an international NGO.
  • Ability to speak local language (Luo) and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
How to Apply:
Application letters with detailed CVs indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors should be submitted to:
The Director of Human Resources & Administration
Save the Children
Plot 68/70, Kira Road
P. O. Box 12018, Kampala
Important to note:
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are submitted online.
The closing date for receiving applications is 1st February 2013. 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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