NGO Jobs – Administration Officer at Save the Children

Organization: Save the Children

Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports
to:
Executive Committee
of the Uganda Parliamentary Forum for Children (UPFC)

 

About
Us:

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, 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 190
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfill their potential. In 2012, we reached more than 100 million children
around the world.

 

Job
Summary:
The Administrative
Officer will be the overall coordinator of the activities of the forum. This
will involve managing the Forum’s secretariat, facilitating planning,
implementation and reporting processes deriving from the Forum’s strategic
plan. The coordinator will also be responsible for resource mobilisation,
establishing and nurturing relationships between UPFC and Child Focused actors,
in and out of Government.

 

Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:

  • All
    applicants should possess Bachelor’s Degrees in Social Work and Social
    Administration, LLB, social sciences with accrued experience in a related
    field.
  • At
    least two years experience in Social Development Work
  • Skills
    and experience in policy and budget advocacy targeting the central or
    Local Governments will be an added advantage.
  • 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.
  • Strong
    analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability
    to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform
    effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness
    to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
    conditions.
  • Computer
    literacy skills and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
    responses.
  • 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.
  • Highly
    developed 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.

 

How
to Apply:

All suitably qualified
candidates should send their application letters with detailed CVs indicating three
professional eferees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors should be
submitted to:

The Director of Human
Resources & Administration

Save the Children

Plot68/70, Kira Road

P O Box 12018

Kampala, Uganda

 

NB:

Testimonials/certificates
should not be attached to applications that are submitted online.

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.

 

Deadline:
4th October, 2013

 

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