Save the Children Program Officer, Youth Skilling and Empowerment Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children Program Officer, Youth Skilling and Empowerment Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children International is currently recruiting for a Program Officer- Sexual Gender Based Violence for the BPRM Project at our Arua Office.

The Program Officer is responsible for providing support to the community and health facility as the focal point person for all SGBV information, case management activities and services.

S/He will be in charge of coordinating timely GBV interventions, ensure on time and quality planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting of the GBV protection interventions.

The Program Officer will take responsibility for supporting the continuous technical coaching and capacity building of staff s/he will be working with to address GBV cases at health facility, CFS and settlement level.

To reduce the exposure to violence of women and children in the settlements of Mvepi and Omugo.

He s/he will work closely with the CP Specialist and Gender Coordinator at national level to ensure that implementation is in line with the Country office Strategic Plan and project outcomes.

The Program Officer may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.


To be successful for this role, you will have/bring the following:

  • Minimum of a Degree in Social Work/Social Sciences or equivalent from a credible institution
  • At least 2 years working experience in planning and implementing development programmes on GBV in Uganda.
  • At least two years working on SGBV.
  • Must be willing to be based in the field.
  • Thorough understanding of Save the Children working principles and approaches of Child Participation, Child Rights Programming, Partnership, Child Safeguarding, Zero Tolerance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme Integration etc.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly
    developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.

    The Organization:

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and protection.

    We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize children's rights and ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards 3 breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    How to Apply
  • Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document.
  • Please apply online by following this link indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.
  • 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.
  • Application closes on 6th September 2019 at midnight Uganda time.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Program Officer, Youth Skilling and Empowerment Jobs in Uganda

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