Social Work Jobs – Senior Officer, Youth In Action at Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the Children International 
Duty Station: Fort Portal/Ntoroko, Uganda
About US:
Save the Children International 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.
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 Youth in Action (YIA) will support Save
the Children through steering and coordinating all project YIA activities in
their jurisdiction including; offsite and onsite training; onsite mentorship,
quality improvement, documentation and tracking of capacity building activities
in collaboration with the district health team leadership and the project
monitoring evaluation, accountability and learning officer. The Senior Officer
will also coordinate district level activities on behalf of the YIA program
manager and may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency
team in cases of humanitarian crisis.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidates for the Save the
    Children International Senior Officer Youth in Action (YIA) should hold a
    bachelor’s degree or higher in Social Sciences or related subject or equivalent
    accrued working experience. Possession of a Postgraduate training in Social
    Work and Social Administration will be an added advantage;
  • At least three years working experience
    in youth related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO);
  • Skills and experience in training and
    mentorship is an added advantage.
  • 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 abilities.
  • Ability to establish and
    maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a
  • 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: 17th July 2015.
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