Social Work Jobs – Child Rights Governance Advisor at Save the Children

Organisation: Save the
Duty Station: Country
Office, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director of
Program Development and Quality
About Save the Children:
Save the Children is the
leading independent organization for children. 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 and Food Security, Health and Nutrition and
HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Since 1959, Save the Children
has been working for the wellbeing of children in Uganda. Through advocacy for
a strong policy and legal framework on Child wellbeing and by partnering with
communities, Save the Children has addressed Child Rights issues and undertaken
programs with lasting impact on children’s lives.
Job Summary: The Child
Rights Governance Advisor will play a role of direction and coordination of the
CRG programming section. As a member of the Extended Senior Management Team in
Uganda, the CRG Advisor will be charged with the development of high quality
innovative programmes that deliver immediate and lasting change for children
while monitoring the quality of implementation of the CRG programme and its
activities. The advisor will also play a lead role in advocacy priorities for
the CRG prgramme area and participating in advocacy at national level.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • A
    minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, social work and social
    administration, development studies, law, emergency and disaster
    management or any relevant field.
  • Post
    Graduate training in Project Management, Community Development and
    Monitoring and Evaluation is an added advantage.
  • At
    least 8 years experience in implementing programmes with at least 3 years
    at management level in an International NGO.
  • Knowledge
    of approaches to Child Participation, Child Rights Programing, Partnership
    Management, Programme Integration, Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Financial
    planning and budget management skills.
  • Proposal
    writing and development and Intuitive analytical skills are a must.
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge of International and local frameworks relating to their thematic
  • Cultural
    awareness and ability to work well in an international environment.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates
should send their application letters with detailed CV 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, Uganda.
Important to note:
  • Testimonials/certificates should not be
    attached to applications that are submitted online.
Deadline: 28th June 2013. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with
disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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