Save the Children Program Officer Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children Program Officer 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 behavior 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 fulfill their potential.

Role Purpose:

  • The purpose of this role is to ensure that the key deliverable for the project and consultancy are effectively and efficiently met by working closely with the US consultant and Save the Children Country field based teams. Save the Children US has secured a small amount of funding to develop ‘Commitments’ a BCC strategy to engage teachers around gender norms and their behavior in the classroom.
  • The strategy completes a companion volume to Choices, Voices and Promises, SC US’ suite of tools for gender norms change.
  • SC plans to expand this pilot if possible to other countries operating the sponsorship program.
  • The SC Basic Education team is committed to introduce a BCC approach to its education work, and this is a key opportunity to learn and develop the skills necessary.
  • Uganda has been selected as the country to develop and pilot the approach.

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

    Qualification and Experience;

    Essential

  • Minimum of a Degree in education, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Community development or related field
  • Research or M&E skills offer an added advantage
  • At least 2 years progressive experience in research or BCC programming and must possess good computer knowledge and skills especially with social media and websites setup.
  • Ability to speak the local language Luganda fluently is
    another added advantage
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle (Honda XL 125) is also an added advantage.

    Desirable

  • Demonstrable financial, planning and budget management skills a MUST.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international and local policies and frameworks relating to their thematic area is a must.
  • Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in community mobilization and partnerships.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 28th January 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Program Officer Jobs in Uganda

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