Fresher Program Officer International NGO Career Jobs – Save the Children

Organisation: Save the Children International
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs for over 90 years. 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 300 persons. 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 Program Officer (PO) provides ongoing, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting in regard to the execution of the Emergency Response activities, including child protection and education components Activities ensure children (and their care givers) in the refugee settlement regain access to safe living environments, access education and skills development opportunities and are protected from harmful abuse to rebuild their livelihoods that contributes to their recovery and development.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Save the Children Program Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, Education, Development Studies, Psychology, Child Development, Child Psychology, Community Psychology or any equivalent accrued working experience in a related position
  • Two years of relevant experience implementing, supervising, monitoring and evaluating field based child protection or education projects with an NGO, particularly focusing on children’s rights, preferably in an emergency setting;
  • One year of experience in financial, planning and budget management.
  • Good understanding of child rights issues and child rights instruments.
  • Specific familiarity with child rights issues in the NGO world or work.
  • Ability to interact with communities; children and adults as well as other stakeholders at sub-county and district levels.
  • Effective interpersonal skills oral and written communication skills.
  • Facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Strong documentation and reporting skills.
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 15th February 2018


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