Program Officer- Vocational Education (Youth Empowerment Bulgari (YEB) NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save
the Children International
Duty Station: 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 Program Officer- Vocational Education (Youth Empowerment Bulgari (YEB) will
take the lead in the implementation of the non-formal vocational education
component of the YEB Project in Northern Region and will be responsible for
achieving program goals and objectives and for reporting on program
implementation and outcomes. The Officer will identify, facilitate and
coordinate Vocational trainings and Internship/Apprenticeship placements for
young people aged 15 to 20 years in 6 underserved sub-counties in Amuru, Nwoya
and Gulu districts. S/he will identify relevant public/private actors and
convene a stakeholder forum to identify internship opportunities and create
linkages for employment and exposure to the realities of employment for vocational
trainees. S/he will monitor the youth/employers during their internship to
ensure relevance, quality, address dropout issues and child safeguarding
considerations. S/he will ensure the non-formal vocational training is flexible
and adaptable to the unique needs of youth with extra family responsibilities.
S/he will liaise with Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT), Uganda Private
Vocational Institutes (UGAPRIVI) and government district line departments to
carry out routine monitoring, quality assurance and certification of Vocational

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Save the Children Program Officer- Vocational
    Education (Youth Empowerment Bulgari (YEB) job placement should hold a
    Degree in Agriculture or a relevant discipline
  • At least three years of relevant working experience with at least one year at middle management level in an NGO. 
  • Previous experience working with
    agricultural and livelihoods programs especially in Value Chain
    Development and Rural Financial Methodologies including Village Savings
    and Loan Associations
  • Ability to speak local language (Luo) and directly interact with
    target group will be an added advantage
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and
    perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including
    influencing, negotiation and coaching
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the title
link below.
Deadline: 18th May 2018
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