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
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
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
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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