04 August 2017

Senior Officer, Capacity Building NGO Jobs - Save the Children International

Job Title:           Senior Officer, Capacity Building
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Fort Portal, 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 300 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 Maternal and New-born and Child Health Capacity Building is primarily responsible for leading and coordinating all project MNCH facility-based capacity building activities in their district of location including; offsite and onsite training; onsite mentorship, quality improvement, documentation and tracking of capacity building activities in collaboration with the district health team leadership and the project monitoring evaluation, accountability and learning officer. The Senior Officer may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis and to coordinate district level activities on behalf of the MNCH program manager.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Senior Officer, Capacity Building job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in medicine or health related subject or higher diploma in either midwifery or nursing or equivalent accrued working experience.
  • Possession of a Postgraduate training in public health, health systems strengthening, Reproductive Health and Gender, is an added advantage;
  • At least five years of related experience in MNCH related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO);
  • Skills and experience in training and mentorship of health facility based health workers is an added advantage.
  • 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.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the title link below.


Deadline: 11th August 2017


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