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Job Title:Community Sponsorship Officer (8 Career Opportunities)
 
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world. Save the Children envisions a Uganda 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. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 200 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfill their potential. In 2013, we reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Save the Children Community Sponsorship Officers will be responsible for implementing field level sponsorship operations in line with set performance targets and SCI Sponsorship policies and standards. The incumbents will also supports community orientations and mobilization in line with sponsorship requirements. The post holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Adult and Community Education or related field.
  • A minimum of two years’ working experience in development programmes of managing child sponsorship operations is essential.
  • Proficiency in local language of the area, a must.
  • Past exposure and experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Excellent computer literacy and documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Possess the 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.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
How to apply for the job: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters with detailed CVs indicating three professional referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors which should be submitted to:
The Director of Human Resources & Administration
Save the Children
Plot 68/70, Kira Road
P O Box 12018
Kampala, Uganda.
Or on email: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are submitted online.
Deadline: 25th July 2014.
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