Save the Children International NGO Jobs – Education Coordinator

Job Title:    Education Coordinator
Organisation: Save the
Children International 
Reports to: Education
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 Education Coordinator will support Save
the Children through the working collaboratively with the line manager and
supports field teams/offices in coordinating and implementing of education
activities. The incumbent will also be responsible for monitoring programme
quality, initiating and participating in education-focused studies, documentation
and dissemination of innovations and good practices. S/he will actively contribute
to policy research and advocacy on education through networking and
collaboration with relevant civil society organisations and other institutions;
playing a big role in establishing, maintaining and expanding donor relations
in the respective thematic area. The Coordinator is also responsible for
providing technical assistance and appropriate monitoring and evaluation in
emergency responses.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in an education related field. Post Graduate training in Project
Management, Community Development or a Master’s degree in any relevant field is
an added advantage.
Previous experience in education in emergencies is
an added advantage.
A minimum of five years of progressive experience in
programme implementation, management and development, three of those years in a
management position in an international development organization.
Prior exposure and experience in supervising
community based social development and education projects with International
NGOs particularly those addressing children’s rights and those applying
partnership approaches is desirable.
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
Plot 68/70,
Kira Road,
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to
Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and
are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 11th September 2015.
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