Save the Children Newborn & Child Health Senior Specialist - Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children Newborn & Child Health Senior Specialist - Jobs in Uganda

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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 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, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda.

We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:

The Newborn and Child Health Sr. Specialist is for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded program in Uganda.

The purpose of the program is to facilitate government-led leadership and enhance sustainable multi-sectoral coordination to accelerate gains in nutrition, maternal, newborn and child health outcomes.

The position will provide strategic direction in the design, management, implementation and monitoring of high quality newborn and child health interventions, working closely with relevant units at all levels of the MOH and with respective partners at national level and within target regions.

She/he will represent the project at various newborn and child health national technical working groups and committees ensure deliverables within these technical areas are implemented according to the set work plan with necessary adjustments as required based on learning and best practices while capturing key lessons learned.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.


  • Kampala

    Qualification and Experience;
  • Medical doctor, clinician, midwife or post-diploma nurse with a postgraduate degree or public health degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Pediatrician is preferred with at least 7+ years of relevant work experience in successful implementation of a neonatal and child health program.
  • Previous working relationships within USAID programs and with key multilateral agencies, bilateral donors, academic institutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multi-faceted health development program in collaboration with national MOH personnel and local and international partners
  • Familiarity with MNCH programming and policies in Uganda and a demonstrated track record in providing mentorship and supervision to strengthen healthcare services; training and use of quality improvement approaches
  • Familiarity with evidence-based neonatal and child health interventions and best practices that are the focus of this project.


  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform also ability to work independently and also as a team leader/member with diverse team of partners and counterparts.
  • Ability to lead and oversee teams with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and excellent computer skills.

  • Uganda

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th May 2019
  • All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified
  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Newborn & Child Health Senior Specialist - Jobs in Uganda

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