2 Senior Officer School Health and Nutrition Employment Opportunities - Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Wakiso, 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 School Health and Nutrition will be in charge of planning and ensuring quality and timely implementation of the School Health and Nutrition (SHN) core program within the designated sub counties. The incumbent will be expected to implement the SHN program in a manner that promotes integration with other core programs of Sponsorship and cross cutting themes such as gender, disability, child Protection and rights programming. The incumbent also implements the SHN program in collaboration with Sub county stakeholders and ensure meaningful active participation of Children. The post holder 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 School Health and Nutrition job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a health related discipline. Post graduate training in either public health, Health Systems Strengthening, Community Health, Reproductive Health, Gender etc will be of added advantage.
·         A minimum of three years’ experience in planning and implementation of school-based health and nutrition programmes.
·         Prior experience of working with the Local Government, local partners and training in either SHN, with a focus on improving service delivery within the schools.
·         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.
·         Ability to speak the local language Luganda fluently is a strong requirement. Ability to ride a motorcycle (Honda XL 125).

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: 14th July 2017

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