Senior Officer, DRR Non-profit Jobs – Save the Children International



Organization: Save the Children International 
Duty Station: Luwero, Uganda
Reports to: Area Manager
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 Senior Officer, DRR  will actively contribute to the achievement of
Disaster Risk Reduction project objectives. The incumbent shall provide ongoing
capacity support and is responsible for coordinating and implementing all the
project activities. The person works closely with partners/districts/community
structures/schools, prepares plans, field reports and monitors activity
implementation on Disaster Risk Reduction. The job holder may be called upon as
and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian
crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
    Senior Officer, DRR vacancy should hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in
    Demography, Social Sciences or Development studies. A Postgraduate
    training/Advanced degree in the related field, Social sciences/social
    works, or Management is an added advantage.
  • Significant experience in Disaster Risk
    Reduction, food security, livelihoods and Nutrition programming is
    preferred especially in Value Chain Development and Rural Financial
    Methodologies including Village Savings and Loan Associations.
  • At least three years’ relevant working
    experience in a similar position in an NGO.
  • Strong documentation,  advocacy, facilitation and presentation
    skills
  • Proven ability to speak the local language
    and directly interact with target group will be 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 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: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
addressed to:
The
Director of Human Resources & Administration,
Save
the Children,
Plot
68/70, Kira Road,
Kampala.
Uganda.
NB:
  • 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: 19th February 2016
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