Save the Children Child Safeguarding Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children Child Safeguarding Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries.

We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts.

Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:

  • The Child Safeguarding Coordinator is responsible for developing and overseeing a Child Safeguarding policy for a Consortium of NGOs implementing education programming.
  • The role-holder has a critical position to ensure that all partner staff and teachers are aware of and trained in Child Safeguarding procedures.
  • The position will support the implementation of a Safe Programming approach throughouto all areas of the project management cycle, from mitigation and risk management, to identification and investigation of cases and appropriate action and follow-up.

    Contract Duration:

  • Open

    Contractual Status:

  • National


  • West Nile

    Qualification and Experience; Essential

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Humanities with minimum of four years' experience working in safeguarding or child protection
  • Minimum of two years' experience working directly with children and youth with excellent skills in listening, counselling and negotiation
  • Prior 5 years experience working in development and humanitarian settings and excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • A sensitive approach to advising and mentoring staff and to dealing with critical issues


  • Previous experience working in conflict, humanitarian, post-conflict and/or refugee response settings
  • Demonstrated understanding and proficiency in the field of Human Resources Management and ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Good understanding of national legal requirements relating to HR, including labor laws and administrative law and a good understanding of employment related statutory requirements, organizational policies, systems and procedures formulation and management.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 13th September, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Child Safeguarding Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

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