Apply for the job of Senior Officer, Child Rights Governance at Save the Children International

Job Title:  Senior Officer, Child Rights Governance  

Organisation: Save the Children International

Duty Station: 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, Child Rights Governance will be responsible for the technical implementation of the local level CRG thematic programme in the region; and participates in  national level activities including supporting synergy between and linking up local and national level activities. The Senior Officer may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicants should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, social work and social administration, development studies, law, or any relevant field with specific experience or training on the Child Rights Governance and Child Rights Programming. Post Graduate training in Project Management and Community Development is an added advantage;
  • Three or more years implementing programmes with strong linkage to the CRC, child rights governance and child rights programming preferably with International NGOs.
  • Past 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.
  • Possess the 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.
  • Highly computer literate and possess excellent documentation skills.
  • 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
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Excellent 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.
  • Willingness to extensively travel to the field.

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, 12th December 2014

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