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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 Trainees.


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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