01 May 2017

Senior Officer, Education NGO Jobs - Save the Children International

Job Title:      Senior Officer, Education
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 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 Officer, Education oversees the implementation of the Project in Yumbe and is responsible for achieving program goals and objectives and for reporting on program implementation and outcomes. The incumbent is also responsible for working with the partner and providing technical support to the partner staff. He/ she is responsible for monitoring project interventions and following up implementation of the accountability framework. In addition, the job holder is responsible for managing Education interventions and ensuring sustainability and functionality of all the structures. This position calls for a lot of flexibility and requires the person to work extra-long hours including weekends as activities may determine from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Senior Officer, Education job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience in programme development and management with INGO. Relevant experience supervising community based social development projects and with international NGOs particularly those addressing children’s rights and those applying partnership approach is desirable.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of child rights issues, national poverty alleviation strategies as well as current national and international trends into global poverty and development.
  • Strong financial, planning and budget management skills and experience.
  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Health, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection program delivery
  • Ability to speak local language and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
  • Strong 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.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • 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.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • Ability to speak the local language. 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their application letters with detailed CVs indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors submitted to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org addressed to:

The Director of Human Resources & Administration,
Save the Children,
Plot 68/70, Kira Road,
Kampala. Uganda.

  • 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: 5th May 2017 by Midnight

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