Senior Officer, Disaster Risk Reduction NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Job Title:           Senior Officer, Disaster Risk Reduction
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project
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, Disaster Risk Reduction actively contributes to the achievement of
Disaster Risk Reduction project objectives. The incumbent will provide ongoing
capacity support and is responsible for coordinating and implementing all the
project activities. The person works closely with partners/districts/community
structures/schools, prepares plans, field reports and monitors activity
implementation on Disaster Risk Reduction. The Senior Officer may be called
upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of
humanitarian crisis.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Senior Officer, Disaster Risk Reduction job placement should hold
    a bachelor’s degree in
    Agriculture, Environmental Management, Social Sciences, Development
    Studies or related field, or equivalent accrued working experience;
  • At least three years’ experience in
    Disaster Risk Reduction, food security, and community based adaptation,
    livelihoods and Nutrition programming in Uganda (preferably with an
    International NGO);
  • At least three years working experience in
    Livelihoods and development-related programming
  • Motorcycle Riding skills are a must.
  • Ability to speak the local language is of
    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
  • 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
  • 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
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