Save the Children International NGO Jobs – Project Coordinator – Keep IT Real

Organisation: Save the
Children International 
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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 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
200 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 Project
Coordinator – Keep IT Real takes overall responsibility for the implementation,
monitoring and evaluation and reporting on the Project. The incumbent will
support the Senior Officers and Local Project Implementing partners to deliver
project outputs in a timely manner, while maintaining close consultation with
the Line Manager. In addition; the project coordinator will execute Save the
Children’s specific contribution to Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is;
1) Catalyse rapid access to information by focusing on knowledge, attitudes and
skills at scale in rural and urban 
areas; 2) 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; 3) Action and sustainability
through evidence generated by targeted operations research and routine
monitoring and evaluation; 4) 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; 5) 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; 6) 
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. The Coordinator may also be
called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of
humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants for the Save the Children Keep IT
Real project Coordinator must hold a bachelor’s degree in Health related field,
Demography or Social Sciences, 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
Possession of a Postgraduate training in Health
related field, Demography, Population Studies or Management is an added
At least four years of relevant working experience
with at least 2 years at middle management level in an international NGO.
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
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.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
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.
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.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to send their application letters with detailed CVs
indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors
submitted to:
addressed to:
The Director of Human Resources
& Administration,
Save the Children,
Plot 68/70, Kira Road,
Kampala. Uganda.
  • 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: 31st July 2015.
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