Apply for 3 Senior Education Officer jobs at Save the Children International

Job Title: Senior Officer Education (3 Career Vacancies)

Organisation: Save the Children

Duty Station:  Nakasongola, Nakaseke and Kotido and Napak, Uganda

About US:

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 fulfil 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 Senior Officer Education will be providing ongoing capacity support and coordination of the project partners with project planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting. The Senior Officer is responsible for the direct supervision of the Education Programming activities, providing on-going, support in planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting in regard to the execution of the Education activities within the vulnerable communities targeted by Save the Children.  The incumbents will take responsibility for support of the Education Project to promote safe, supportive schools and communities that increase vulnerable and conflict-affected children’s participation. The jobholder is specifically oriented towards Basic Education and Early Childhood Care and Development and special attention will be made on Education sector in other core sectors of the organisation such as nutrition, health, Child Protection and child rights programing. The job holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicants must hold Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities or a relevant discipline.  Additional or post graduate qualification in Early Childhood Care and Development, and Basic Education is an added advantage
  • A minimum of three years’ progressive experience in programme development and management with INGOs.
  • 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 interested candidates should submit their applications with cover letters and a detailed CVs indicating three professional referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors should be submitted to: The Director of Human Resources & Administration Save the Children Plot 68/70, Kiira Road, P.O Box 12018, Kampala, Uganda Or via email: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are submitted online. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.

Deadline: Friday, 5th December 2014

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