Adolescent Advisor NGO Jobs - Save the Children International

Job Title:          Adolescent Advisor
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, 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 Advisor, Adolescent Development provides strategic direction and technical management for the planning and implementation will be the primary driver for all adolescent health activities and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected result and reporting requirements. This staff will take technical leadership role in coordination with local government, local community organizations, and other partners and will oversee and manage the work at community level. The Adolescent Advisor will be the primary driver of the adolescent safe space model ensuring high quality implementation, overseeing the training of 1,600 adolescent safe space mentors. The Adolescent Advisor will ensure that, the adolescent health interventions are well integrated to the rest of the project components (family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition, WASH, and livelihood) and support the achievement of project health and nutrition goal.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Save the Children Adolescent Advisor job placement should hold a  Bachelor’s degree. Possession of a Post-graduate qualification (master’s or higher) in public health or related field is preferred.
  • At least five years of experience required in Adolescent health development, health communication, public health, health promotion or reproductive or related field and demonstrated experience in management of large, community-based and inter-disciplinary teams.
  • Extensive experience implementing Adolescent Health Development, health promotion, Family Planning, MCH, nutrition or similar programs in Uganda;
  • Proven ability to design effective adolescent development campaigns, including community engagement and experiential activities in Uganda; prior experience working in Karamoja sub-region highly desired
  • Previous experience in contribution in adolescent health development strategy and materials development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of ASRH interventions.
  • Good problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations;
  • Familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and procedures, or those of other donors, or those of donor-funded projects or community-based projects;
  • Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communication skills is required;
  • Demonstrates Save the Children’s core values of accountability, collaboration, integrity, ambition, and creativity.

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

Deadline: 22nd January 2018

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