3 Senior Officer, Education (NUBE Project) NGO Job Placements – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Gulu, Nwoya
and Amuru, 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, Education will take
responsibility for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the
Northern Uganda Basic Education (NUBE) Project to improve children’s learning
outcomes and development through implementation of the QLE Framework. The QLE
Framework has 4 pillars: Guiding Principle 1 – emotional and psychological
needs of all learners; Guiding Principle 2 – learning environment must protect
children’s physical well-being; Guiding Principle 3 – learning environment
encourages and supports active engagements for learners, child-centered
teaching and improved learning outcomes for all learners; Guiding Principle 4 –
parents and local communities are actively involved in planning, decision
making and action to improve education. The job holder may be called upon as
and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidates for the 3 Save the Children
Senior Officer, Education (NUBE Project) jobs should hold Bachelor’s Degrees in
Humanities or a relevant discipline. 
Additional or post graduate qualification in Early Childhood Care and
Development, and Basic Education is an added advantage
A minimum of three years of progressive working
experience in planning and implementing Education programs with INGOs with at
least two years of teaching experience in primary schools.
Previous experience of working with the Local
Government and local partners with focus on improving the learning environments
is an added advantage.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
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: 9th
December 2016

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