Save the Children NGO Social Cohesion/Youth Engagement Officer Jobs in Yumbe Uganda

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.

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

Save the Children 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 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 Business Development and Training Coordinator (BDTC) will be responsible for business development component, in close coordination with Donor technical staff/consultant, ensures guidance to staff on risk-informed cash for work activities (Phase I) and green business development (Phase II).
  • Ensures technical review and finalisation of proposed business plans, linking them to identified value chains. Ensures that business mentoring and technical monitoring are provided to beneficiaries’ enterprise groups, for sustainability.

  • Contract Duration: 1 Year
  • Contractual Status: National
  • Location: Yumbe

    Qualification and Experience;


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in development, social work, economics, business or other related field;
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in engagement, participatory approaches, livelihoods, social enterprise, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of West Nile, Uganda, and displacement (refugee) context preferred; and
  • Knowledge of a local language
  • Understanding of social relations and commitment to integrate gender, diversity and other power
    related issues into programme activities
  • Substantial experience of developing working relations with government, community stakeholders and children
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.


  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • An understanding of the role of INGOs and current development debates, particularly participatory approaches, organizational development and capacity building with/for both state and non-state partners.
  • Ability to be self-sufficient and resourceful.
  • Computer skills e.g. Word, Power Point and Excel.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    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 Social Cohesion/Youth Engagement Officer Jobs in Yumbe Uganda

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