Save the Children International Child Protection Focal Person Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children International Child Protection Focal Person Jobs in Uganda

Job Details

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

  • We are the world's largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

  • Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

  • Save the Children International is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives.

  • We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.

  • We are an equal opportunity organization 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 behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

  • In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in development and emergency contexts.

  • Save the Children delivers programs in 30 districts in the North, Rwenzori, Northeastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of 450 persons.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A minimum of a Diploma in Humanity courses, Public Health and Special Needs Education ( a bachelor Degree is an added advantage).

    • experience in Identifying, and assessing learning disorders or special needs experience in educating special needs pupils proven effective classroom and pupils behavior management skills knowledge of current special education practices and methodologies knowledge and understanding of State, local and federal regulations and policies supporting special education working knowledge of educational technology applications such as Braille, white cane, sign language, Hearing/ visual devices, talking devices among others.

    • 2 years' experience of working with children and community in a humanitarian setting.

    • Experience of working with partners to ensure holistic support to children.

    • Ability to speak local language and directly
    interact with target group will be an added advantage

    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

    • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.

    • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of emergencies

    • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from

    • diverse backgrounds and cultures

    • Excellent time management and planning capacity

    • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of emergencies.

    • Strong integrity and commitment to save the children's principles and values including child safeguarding and

    • Protection

    • Knowledge(trained) on first aid administration is an added advantage.

    • Have a positive attitude and interest in providing first aid;

    • Must be ready to work in a multi-cultural environment

  • Appropriate communication skill and approachable Ugandan or Refugee

    How to Apply

    • Candidates from the districts/communities listed above are encouraged to apply. More information on the open positions is available at SCI district/regional offices.

  • Please drop a copy of your CV with academic transcripts and a cover letter indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors plus photocopy of National ID, Proof of residence from LC/RWC or Refugee ID for non-nationals.

  • Application should be addressed to the;

    The Area Manager
    Save the Children
    P. O. Box 576 Fort Portal
    But Hand delivered to;
    Save the Children
    Fort Portal Regional Office, Kyangwali Field Office, Rwamwanja Field Office,
    Kasese Field Office, Kyaka II Field Office, Bundibugyo Field Office, Matanda Field Office Nyakabande Field Office or Kyangwali Field Office


    District Education Offices
    Kikuube District Headquarters


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