Non-profit Careers – Senior Officer Livelihoods at Save the Children

Organisation: Save the Children
Duty Station: Kasese, 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. 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.
The Senior
Officer Livelihoods will support the Youth in Action Project by providing
ongoing capacity support and coordination of the project partners with project
planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting. The Senior
Officer is responsible for the direct supervision of the livelihoods
Programming activities, providing on-going, support in planning,
implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting in regard to the execution
of the livelihoods activities within the vulnerable communities targeted by
Save the Children. The incumbent will lead of the livelihoods Project to
promote livelihoods and youth entrepreneurship. The post holder is specifically
oriented towards Livelihoods and special attention will be made on other core
sectors of the organisation such as nutrition, health, Child Protection and
child rights programing. The job holder may be called upon as and when
necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
ideal candidate for the Save the Children Senior Officer Livelihoods vacancy
should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in
development practice, international relations, health, natural resource
management, or other relevant social science or comparable field experience.
least three years’ experience in livelihoods and Climate change, in an
International NGO is preferred.
exposure and experience in risk-based approaches to Livelihoods.
experience in community mobilization and capacity building activities.
in Livelihoods & CCA assessments and designing of programme interventions.
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 in program delivery
  • Excellent
    analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • 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
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
  • 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
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: 17th July 2015.
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