Save the Children NGO Adolescent Advisor Jobs in Uganda

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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 Adolescent Advisor provides strategic direction and technical management for the planning and implementation of the multi-sectoral adolescent activities and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected result and reporting requirements.

This staff will take technical and management leadership role in coordination with local government, local community organizations, and other partners and will oversee and manage the adolescent-focused work of the project across four eastern districts of the Karamoja sub-region (Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto and Amudat).

The Adolescent Advisor will be the primary driver of 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 civic and transferable, sexual and reproductive health, nutrition, WASH, and foundational numeracy and literacy skills.

The Adolescent Advisor will take a leading role in the development of materials and work plans for the adolescent component, and will be responsible for ensuring high quality implementation, including overseeing the training of mentors.

The Adolescent Advisor will directly manage the AD component of the Apolou Project budget. The role will also oversee and manage the work of four Adolescent Coordinators across four districts of Karamoja to ensure successful implementation of the adolescent component.

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.

  • Contract Duration: Open
  • Contractual Status: National
  • Location: Moroto

    Qualification and Experience;


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree required. Post-graduate education (master’s or higher) in public health or related field is preferred.
  • At least 7-10 years implementing adolescent development, adolescent literacy and numeracy, adolescent livelihoods programming, health promotion, family planning, MCH, and/or similar programs in Uganda
  • Experience with small- group or “safe spaces” programs for adolescents
  • Experience working on multisectoral programs for adolescents (i.e. programs that include health, livelihoods, and education)
  • Experience with adolescent behavior change material and curriculum development.


  • Demonstrated experience in contribution in adolescent health and development strategy and materials development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of ASRH interventions.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations;
  • Familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and procedures, or those of other donors, or those of donor-funded projects or community-based projects;
  • Familiarity with government ministries and policies regarding adolescent development programming
  • Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communication skills is required;
  • Demonstrates Save the Children’s core values of accountability, collaboration, integrity, ambition, and creativity.
  • Willingness to be based in the Karamoja sub-region (Moroto
  • Prior experience working in Karamoja sub-region highly desired
  • Ability to communicate in local languages in Karamoja sub-region

    Application information;

    How to apply

    Important to note:

    Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to application that is submitted online.

    Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.

    More information on the open positions can be obtained at any of our offices.

    Application closes on 16th July 2018 at midnight Uganda time.

    We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself.

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.

    All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

    Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children NGO Adolescent Advisor Jobs in Uganda

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