Senior Officer Community Health Career Jobs – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Reports to: Area Manager
Duty Station: Fort Portal, 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 240 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 Senior
Officer Community Health will mainly be responsible for planning and ensuring
quality and timely delivery of community based services of the Save the
Children MNCH program; including leading and coordination in collaboration with
the District Health Team Leadership-mapping and training of VHTs in ICCM and
community new-born care; integrated outreach mobile outreach MNCH clinics;
child health days ; support supervision and mentorship of VHTs; and accurate
documentation and reporting of community based activities  The Senior Officer may be called upon as and
when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis
and to coordinate district level activities on behalf of the MNCH program
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Senior
Officer Community Health job opportunity should hold a bachelor’s degree in a
health related subject or higher diploma in either midwifery, nursing or
clinical officer. Postgraduate training in either public health, or health
systems strengthening, or community health, or reproductive Health and  Gender, 
is an added advantage;
At least three years’ experience in MNCH related
programming in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO);
Previous experience of working with local partners
and conduct training as a Master trainer in ICCM, Community newborn care and
family planning delivery and mentorship of Village Health Teams needed.
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.
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.
Working knowledge of local languages in Kasese or
Bundibugyo and willingness to work and stay in the districts;
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
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: 20th November 2015

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