2 Senior Project Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Save the Children International



Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Sub Area Manager
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 270
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
Project Officer initiates and takes responsibility for overall planning,
monitoring and implementation of the humanitarian child protection and
education interventions for children affected by conflict in a specific
geographic location within the district. In addition, the incumbent is
responsible for coordination with partners in planning, implementation and
monitoring of project activities as well as compilation of the project reports.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Senior Project Officer job placement should hold a Bachelors’
    Degree in the field of Social sciences or Education.  A post graduate qualification or its
    equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience in
    teaching, or in education/ child protection programming context.
  • Extensive knowledge of project management
    and budgets is required
  • Prior exposure and experience 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.
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • 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.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a copy of
their updated CVs with cover letters (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors via E-mail only
to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB:
  • 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: 26th May 2017 by
Midnight
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