2 Senior Officer Basic Education Job Opportunities – Save the Children International

Job Title:          Senior Officer Basic Education (2 Jobs)
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 Basic Education is primarily responsible for planning and ensuring
quality and timely implementation of Basic Education (BE) core program within
the designated district/ sub-counties. 
He/she will assist the Education Manager in managing the basic education
intervention within the sponsorship programme. He or she is expected to
implement the BE program in a manner that promotes integrated programming with
other core programs of the Sponsorship Programme and cross cutting themes such
as gender, disability, child Protection and rights programming. The Job Holder
is also expected to liaise with implementing partners, provide input into basic
education programme design, monitoring implementation progress; write reports,
facilitate project implementation meetings and workshops and maintain
relationships with key education stakeholders in the district. He/she should
implement the BE program in a manner that fosters networking and collaboration
with local government education officials, Sub county stakeholders (i.e
Community Development Officer, Centre Coordinating Tutors), local capacity
strengthening (i.e Head Teachers, School Management Committees, Parent Teacher
Association), meaningful active participation of children, accountability
(internal and external to Save the Children).
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
Senior Officer Basic Education job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree or
higher in Education preferably in Teacher education.
Additional qualifications in Teacher Education
is an added advantage.
A minimum of three years of progressive working
experience in planning and implementing Education programmes with INGOs with at
least two years of teaching experience in primary schools or as a Tutor in
Primary Teachers’ College.
Must be willing to be based in the field and to
travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
Previous experience of working with the Local
Government, and local partners with focus on improving the learning
environments is an added advantage.
Ability to speak the local language in Yumbe and
directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
Previous experience in all technical areas of
logistics operations including procurement, transport/distribution,
warehousing, stock, fleet, asset, construction, communications and security
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: 14th July 2017
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