Senior Officer, Adolescent Development NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Reports to: Area Manager
Duty Station: Wakiso, 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, Adolescent Development is primarily responsible for planning and
ensuring quality and timely implementation of the SIDA funded Sexual
Reproductive Health Project within the designated sub-counties in Wakiso
District and ensure meaningful active participation of project beneficiaries.
The incumbent is expected to implement the Project in a manner that promotes
integration with other Save the Children programs and cross cutting themes such
as gender, disability, child Protection and rights programming. The post holder
may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases
of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
Senior Officer, Adolescent Development job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
degree or higher in Social Sciences, Gender, Development Studies, Population
Studies, Public Health or equivalent.
At least three (3) years’ experience working in
an Adolescent/Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights role in a both
emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more
than one of the Save the Children International’s priority sectors: education,
protection, rights governance, HIV/AIDs, health and nutrition, child poverty
and emergencies.
Broad knowledge and understanding of ASRHR
issues, as well as relevant human rights standards applicable in advancing
rights of Adolescents and Youth.
Proven ability to build and maintain
relationships with a wide array of project stakeholders including adolescents,
parents, teachers, health workers, government officials, etc.
Knowledge of major trends and current issues in
Adolescent/Youth Sexual Reproductive Health.
Previous experience in all technical areas of
logistics operations including procurement, transport/distribution,
warehousing, stock, fleet, asset, construction, communications and security
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
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.
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.
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 a copy of
their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to:
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: 23rd September
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