Adolescent Officer NGO Job Vacancies – Save the Children International


Job Title:    Adolescent

Save the Children International

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Save the Children
International is an international relief organization that was established in
the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better
education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing
emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.


Job Summary:  The Adolescent Officer; with the guidance from
the Adolescent Advisor will work to ensure quality coordination of
implementation of the Adolescent strategies and interventions. The Adolescent
Officer will ensure that, all the adolescent development and reproductive
health activities support the achievement of project adolescent health and
nutrition. The position will ensure that, all deliverables related to
adolescent health development are delivered in a timely fashion and key lessons
learned and best practices captured based on the state of art ASRH practices
and capture lessons learned. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency,
the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be
able to vary working hours accordingly.


The Adolescent
Officer will be the responsible for implementing the adolescent safe space
model under the project, which will use a small group approach to reach
adolescents age 10-19 with age-segmented content (with a primary focus on 10-14
year olds). Through this approach, the project will give at least 22,400 young
people with civic and transferable, sexual and reproductive health, nutrition,
WASH, and foundational numeracy and literacy skills and messages. The
Adolescent Officer guided by the Adolescent Coordinator will provide guidance
in the activity implementation on the adolescent safe spaces.  This staff will manage a selection of mentors
and their training as well as supportive supervision.  This staff will monitor quality
implementation of the adolescent curriculum within the safe space, as well as
collaborate on the trainings for VHT on adolescent and youth friendly health
services.  They will guide mentors in
setting up community dialogues on adolescent wellbeing.


The staff will also
ensure the adolescent component has strong alignment and linkages with the
project SBC framework, and is well aligned with the other project components to
support achievement of the health and nutrition goal.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the Save the Children Adolescent Officer job placement must
hold a bachelor’s degree in Public Health, health services management or
related field or equivalent accrued working experience (at least 3 years), on
related field and demonstrated experience in implementation of community
projects and working in field based teams. 
A post graduate training at master’s level in public health or related
field is a plus.

experience implementing adolescent development, health promotion, family
planning, MCHN, or similar programs in Uganda

with small- group or “safe spaces” programs for adolescents

skills in report writing and meeting dead lines

problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to

interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in
team situations;

and understanding of USAID policies and procedures, or those of other donors,
or those of donor-funded projects or community-based projects;

oral and strong analytical, written English communication skills is required;

Save the Children’s core values of accountability, collaboration, integrity,
ambition, and creativity.

to be based in the Karamoja sub-region (Amudat) for months at a time, with
frequent travel to field sites within the sub-region.

ability to work in a complex, multi-intervention health development program in
collaboration with national health ministries and international partners

experience managing staff and budgets across a large geographic area


How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to join Save the Children should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 18th December 2020


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