JOBS: Community Sponsorship Officer at Save the Children

Job Title:   Community Sponsorship Officer

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 with over 200 staff. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.

Job Summary:  The Community Sponsorship Officer will be responsible for implementing field level sponsorship operations in line with set performance targets and SCI Sponsorship policies and standards. He /she also supports community orientations and mobilization in line with sponsorship requirements. The incumbent may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Community Sponsorship Officer career opportunity should hold a Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Adult and Community Education or related field.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in development programmes of managing child sponsorship operations is essential.
  • 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.
  • Computer literacy and excellent 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.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.
  • Proficiency in local language of the area is a must.
  • The applicant must also have riding experience.

How to Apply: 

All candidates should send their application letters with 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, Kira Road,

P.O. Box 12018,

Kampala. Uganda

E-mail to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org

NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.

Deadline: 29th May 2015

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