Save the Children Program Officer, Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children Program Officer, Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Jobs in Uganda


Program Officer, Child Protection and Child Rights Governance

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.

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 behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programs in five thematic program 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 post holder takes responsibility for providing technical guidance, implementation, mentor-ship, monitoring, reporting and providing synergy of field and district level activities on Child Protection and Child Rights Governance.
  • The staff will also build capacity of our community resource persons in CP and CRG and support the establishment of an effective and responsive system to CP.
  • The staff will also maintain and manage the OVC MIS Database for SC in their Region.
  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder may be called upon to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

    Qualification and Experience;
  • At least 3 years progressive experience in social development programs specifically Child Protection and/ or Child Rights Governance
  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in the delivery Child Protection program delivery I education and amongst youth
  • Demonstrable financial, planning and budget management skills a MUST.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Relevant experience in mobilizing communities to participate in community development activities.
  • Willingness to travel and work
    in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Ability to speak local language and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international and local policies and frameworks relating to their thematic area is a must.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours and flexibility to be deployed for Humanitarian Response.

    Application information;
  • Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document.
  • Please apply online by following this link https://uganda.savethechildren.net/jobs indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.

    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.
  • 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

    How to Apply:
  • Application closes on 28th December 2018 at midnight Uganda time.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Program Officer, Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Jobs in Uganda

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