Senior Officer – FACT NGO Careers - Save the Children International

Job Title:           Senior Officer – FACT
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: 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 Fertility Awareness and Community Transformation (FACT) Project  contributes to Save the Children’s capacity to implement the FACT project as a means of improving fertility awareness and access to fertility awareness methods using existing program Save the Children platforms in Northern Uganda. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring proper coordination of FACT activities with those of existing program platforms used for implementation of the FACT project; coordinating and providing guidance on mobilization activities to ensure effective participation in FACT activities of communities within selected program platforms; supporting the training of facility and community based providers about fertility awareness, fertility awareness based family planning methods  and other family planning methods; leading on monitoring and documentation of project activities and contributing to writing of project reports. The Senior Officer 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 – FACT job opportunity should hold a bachelor’s degree or higher diploma in either midwifery or medicine field or equivalent accrued working experience, with skills and experience in community delivery of family planning methods or sexual reproductive health;
·         Possession of a postgraduate training in Reproductive Health and Gender related field, Population Studies, Development studies, Social Sciences or Management is an added advantage;
·         Previous exposure and experience in gender programming and previous experience in family planning or SRH programming is an advantage;
·         Three years’ working experience in community based family planning or sexual reproductive health programs, related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO);
·         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.
·         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.
·         Willingness to extensively travel to the field.

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: 11th November, 2016

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