Jobs – Senior Officer, Youth Skills Enhancement Project at Save the Children

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Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries world over. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate lasting changes 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 areas of Child Protection, Child Right Governance, Education, Health, Nutrition, Livelihoods & Food Security 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. Save the children boosts a staff capacity of over 200 in Uganda presently. We save children’s lives and fight for their rights to make them fulfill their potential. In 2012, we reached more than 100 million children around the world.

Job Summary: The Senior Officer will primarily be responsible for operationalising the Youth Skills Enhancement Project (YSEP). He/she will be involved in the project planning, implementation, capacity enhancement, monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting both internally (within SCI) and externally (for/with partners). The officer is responsible for execution of the project interventions both directly and working closely with implementing partners. The Senior Officer may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.

Deadline: 6th December 2013

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should possess a Bachelors’ Degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Education particularly Non Formal education and/or any related field. Post-graduate training in project planning & management, monitoring and evaluation, or related field is an added advantage
  • Three or more years of accrued working experience with an international NGO dealing with child and/or youth-focused interventions.
  • 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.
  • Strong 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 skills
  • 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
  • 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:

All those desiring to work with this international NGO, Save the Children, should send their application letters with detailed CV 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 Or on email:

NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are submitted online.

Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity. We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.


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