05 July 2016

Project Coordinator, Saving New Born Lives NGO Careers - Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader

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 Project Coordinator, Saving New Born Lives works in close collaboration with the SNL manager to support the implementation of the Saving Newborn Lives Project. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and ensuring effective delivery of project tasks as agreed with the manager including work plan and activity development; implementation and report writing. As a member of the team, and in line with project strategy of catalyzing effective coverage of high impact interventions at scale; the project Coordinator also responsible for contributing to the development of newborn health concept notes and proposals for fundraising purposes; development of innovative technical tools and materials needed to support quality implementation of newborn health programs within the country office and within partner programs at the national level and at Sub-National level, including Hoima region. In addition, the jobholder also supports the technical trainings conducted as part of capacity building for country office and partner staff. The position holder may also be called upon as and when necessary to provide support in humanitarian responses.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Project Coordinator, Saving New Born Lives job opportunity should hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in Nursing/Midwifery /Clinical Medicine. A Post graduate qualification in Public Health, project planning and management is of an added advantage;
  • A minimum of five years of related work experience in health/public health and or in a health/public health organization, including two years of experience as a national level technical assistance provider in the area of RH/MNCH with Government of Uganda or an International NGO;
  • Previous experience in designing, implementing and evaluating programs to improve maternal, newborn and child health and survival;
  • Prior experience in providing institutional support and technical assistance to decentralized governance systems and or NGOs on issues related to RH/MNCH programming and service delivery;
  • Previous experience in RH/MNCH programming including facility and community based health service improvement is essential.
  • 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.

  • 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: 15th July 2016 by 5:00PM

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