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Uganda: Director of Programme Development and Quality

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 20 Jul 2018

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

ROLE PURPOSE: The Director of Program Development and Quality (DPDQ) shares in the overall responsibility for the development and resourcing of the Country Office program. The DPDQ is responsible for overseeing the development of high quality, innovative programs that deliver immediate and lasting change for children and monitoring the quality of the implementation of those programs. The DPDQ develops effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders ensuring optimal development and resourcing of our programmatic interventions. The DPDQ is a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and as such responsible to provide overall strategic support to the Country Office in Uganda.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Country Director

Dimensions: Save the Children implements a large program in most parts of Uganda with a current work force of 450 staff and an annual operation of approximately 25-30$ million. Its programming is multi-sectoral, including child protection, education, child poverty/livelihoods, health and nutrition and child rights governance. The organization implements both development and humanitarian programs. A large scale refugee response program is currently implemented in the North Western and Western parts of the country.

Role Dimensions:

The DPDQ oversees PDQ department with 22 staff based in Kampala and in the field locations. She/he works closely with Senior Management Team (SMT) and supports the CD in ensuring strategic leadership of the country office, help manage strategic relationships with stakeholders including donors and government.

Staff directly reporting to this post: The DPDQ has 6 direct reports: Head of Child Protection, Head of Education, Head of Health & Nutrition, Child Poverty Specialist, Program Development and Resourcing Coordinator, Head of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL).

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

· Minimum of 5-7 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for children in both development and emergency contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, child protection, health and nutrition, child poverty/livelihoods and child rights governance.

· Good understanding of humanitarian response and preferably demonstrated work experience with NGO in this context.

· Recognized leadership role in relevant technical areas at both field and country level

· Masters degree in Social Sciences, or related field.

· Solid experience of developing and managing monitoring and learning systems.

· Excellent analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working

· Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels

· Resource management, training , capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills

· Ability and willingness to be flexible in work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams.

· Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

· Willingness and ability to travel extensively in country

· Fluency in written and spoken English, excellent writing skills

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjQxNTIyLjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Uganda: Social Cohession/Youth Engagement Officer

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 16 Jul 2018

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world 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.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:

The Social Cohesion/ Youth Engagement (SCYE) will manage the social cohesion component of the project: participatory selection of beneficiaries, prioritization of CfW activities, life skills awareness raising during Phase 1 (design of life skills sensitizations, training of sub-area managers and field officers) and social cohesion aspects before and during Phase 2 (creation, coaching of beneficiaries' groups, follow-up of group enterprises

Contract Duration: 1 Year

Contractual Status: National

Location: Yumbe

Qualification and Experience;Essential

  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in development, social work, economics, business or other related field;

  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in engagement, participatory approaches, livelihoods, social enterprise, etc.

  • Knowledge of West Nile, Uganda, and displacement (refugee) context preferred; and

  • Knowledge of a local language

  • Understanding of social relations and commitment to integrate gender, diversity and other power related issues into programme activities

Desirable

  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles.

  • An understanding of the role of INGOs and current development debates, particularly participatory approaches, organizational development and capacity building with/for both state and non-state partners.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=dGltb3RoeS44MTYwNS4zODMwQHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Uganda: Business Development and Training Coordinator

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 16 Jul 2018

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:

The Business Development and Training Coordinator (BDTC) will be responsible for business development component, in close coordination with Donor technical staff/consultant, ensures guidance to staff on risk-informed cash for work activities (Phase I) and green business development (Phase II). Ensures technical review and finalisation of proposed business plans, linking them to identified value chains. Ensures that business mentoring and technical monitoring are provided to beneficiaries' enterprise groups, for sustainability.

Contract Duration: 1 Year

Contractual Status: National

Location: Yumbe

Qualification and Experience;Essential

· Minimum of Master's Degree in business, economics, or other related field;

· At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in developing training materials and delivering training in microenterprise development, entrepreneurship, savings and loans association, etc.

· Specialized knowledge in microenterprise development and training;

· Strong skills and experience in all aspects of programme development, including programme/project monitoring, review & evaluation.

Desirable

· Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and commitment to capacity building of staff.

· Understanding of social relations and commitment to integrate gender, diversity and other power related issues into programme activities

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=dGltb3RoeS4yNjM2OC4zODMwQHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Uganda: Nutrition Officer MCHN -National Contract

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 22 Jun 2018

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world 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.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:

Nutrition Officer MCHN will support implementing quality Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) activities at the health facilities in one of the 2 targeted settlements. The Nutrition Officer – MCHN will work with Save the Children's field office to ensure the prevention of stunting among children from 6 to 23 months and pregnant and lactating women in respect to the donor standards and the increase of attendance for MNCH services

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Contractual Status: National

Location: Rhino & Rwamwanja

Qualification and Experience;Essential

  • Diploma in nutrition with minimum two years working experience with NGOs.

  • Working experience of one year in IMAM or Maternal and Child Health program.

  • Experience in nutrition program and community work.

  • Experience in training of volunteers on IMAM program.

Desirable

  • Good capacity to work in a team and flexibility and good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience working in a refugee context

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=dGltb3RoeS43NDI0Mi4zODMwQHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Uganda: Nutrition-Nurse TSFP -National Contract

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 22 Jun 2018

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world 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.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:

Nutrition-Nurse TSFP will be implementing quality health and nutrition activities at the Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) sites in one of the 2 targeted settlements. The Nutrition/Nurse – TSFP will work with Save the Children's field office to ensure that the adequate and quality management of moderate acute malnutrition cases among children from 6 to 59 months and pregnant and lactating women, in respect to the IMAM guidelines and donor standards.

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Contractual Status: National

Location: Rhino & Rwamwanja

Qualification and Experience;

Essential

  • Diploma in nutrition or health with minimum two years working experience with NGOs.

  • Working experience of one year in IMAM program or PHC program.

  • Experience in health and nutrition programs.

Desirable

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Good writing and presentation skills and experience working in a refugee context

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=dGltb3RoeS4yOTE4Ny4zODMwQHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Uganda: Nurse (For Nationals only)

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 29 May 2018

Job: Nurse (For Nationals only)

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision of a world 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.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfill their potential.

Save the Children Uganda Country Office is looking to recruit a person on a National Contract for the following position:

Role Purpose:

The nurse will work to contribute to an improvement in the overall health of the targeted community through the provision of quality nursing care. The nurse will work collaboratively with the health team; Ministry of Health staff and partners to meet the needs of patients, promote healthy behaviours, strengthen health systems and increase local capacity. The role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Contract Duration: Open

Contractual Status: National. This job is open to nationals only.

Location: Yumbe

Qualification and Experience;

  • Registered nurse with relevant professional experience
  • Previous experience of working a role with MoH or NGO desirable
  • Excellent understanding of broad health issues within community
  • Strong understanding of community, culture and customs
  • Good understanding of local humanitarian context

Application information

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Please apply online by following this link https://www.savethechildren.net/jobs indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.

Important to note:

  • Do not attach academic documents/certificates.
  • Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
  • More information on the open positions can be obtained at any of our offices.

Application closes on 29th May 2018 at midnight Uganda time

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.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=dGltb3RoeS4yNTExNi4zODMwQHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Uganda: Programme Manager-Empowerment & Livelihood for Adolescent (ELA)

Organization: BRAC
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 30 May 2018

Career with BRAC International

BRAC is a development success story, spreading anti-poverty solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa, making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor.

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, and is today one of the top leaders in developing cost-effective, evidence-based poverty innovations in extremely poor, fragile and post-disaster settings. BRAC started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002through the Stichting BRAC International, which is registered in the Netherlands. BRAC International is currently reaching over 19 million people beyond Bangladesh and creating opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.

With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of interventions including microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services and more, BRAC invests in communities’ own human and material resources, catalyzing lasting change and creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. Of the world’s top development and humanitarian relief organisations, BRAC is one of the few based in the global south. In January 2017, BRAC was ranked as the number one NGO in the world for the second consecutive year by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent media organization committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector.

BRAC International is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

Programme Manager Empowerment & Livelihood for Adolescent (ELA)

Job Location: Uganda Country Office

This position is responsible for ensure ELA programme sustainability, smooth and proper/quality programme implementation, liaise with different stakeholders at different levels that ensure active participation and ownership of the programme and on time and quality report delivery.

Key Responsibilities:

· Implement and follow up the programme as per different projects of ELA programme.

· Manage fund as per budget and ensure funding for expansion and new initiatives and ensure proper fund utilization and on time/quality reporting.

· Liaise with different stakeholders to include, govt. donors, and develop strategic partnership for sustainability of the programme.

· Develop staff through different trainings both managerial and field operations for good performance and better service delivery.

· Identify sector challenges and assess needs to develop appropriate interventions fitting the Uganda context

· Establish, coordinate and maintain good relationship with other BRAC programmes.

· Prepare and facilitate in preparing different reports and documents on program experiences and process, best practices and results.

Educational Requirements:

· Graduate degree in relevant studies

Required Competencies:

  • Project planning and management, experienced in adolescents child protection, development and gender related issues, People management

· Proposal development and grant management.

Experience Requirements:

· More than 7 years of experience in relevant field

Employment type: Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

How to apply:

If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

External candidates need to apply online through careers.brac.net or email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net

Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to internal.bi@brac.net

Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 029/18 in the subject bar.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: May 30, 2018

Women are encouraged to apply

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer

Uganda: Project Manager Northern Uganda Basic Education-NUBE

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 23 Apr 2018

Project Manager -Northen Uganda Basic Education

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.
Role Purpose:

Reporting directly to the Area Manager, the jobholder is responsible and accountable for the overall management and implementation of education programme, development, new partnership initiation, development and management, programme budgeting, budgetary and financial management, programme and financial reporting, human resources management, and administrative trouble shooting and support within the region. Technical programme management and implementation responsibilities include developing project plans, budgets and implementation plans, managing the accomplishment of targeted results and indicators etc.

Contract Duration: Open ended

Contractual Status: National

Location: Gulu

Qualification and Experience;Essential

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in Education, Economics, Social Science or Development studies.

  • A minimum of Eight years working experience in livelihood and youth empowerment related program or protection in Uganda and can manage a budget of at least US$ 700,000

  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in production, Education, and community based services

  • Strong monitoring, evaluation and accountability skills, strong management of donor communications and visibility and ability to speak local language (Luo) and directly interact with target group

Desirable

  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team

  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must and highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=dGltb3RoeS4yNjEwNC4zODMwQHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Volunteers: Midwife Mentor NGO Jobs – VSO

VSO is the world’s leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It’s a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world’s poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Volunteer: Midwife Mentor will build the capacity of health workers in the hospital to provide bed-side teaching and implement competency based learning.
  • The jobholder will also support the roll-out of the national Nursing and Midwifery Curriculum by coaching tutors in the implementation and advising on additional adolescent friendly service provision and early essential newborn care.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should be a qualified Midwife
  • Fully accredited by the relevant professional body.
  • Five years of tutor/mentor experience
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications online at the link below.


Skills Assessment Consultant Jobs – Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Organization: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Work Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Research Manager
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 575 leading academics to conduct over 650 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is conducting an evaluation of the long-term impact of a leadership and entrepreneurship program implemented by Educate!. The evaluation will examine the impact of the entrepreneurial training on a variety of youths’ life outcomes aimed to help young people in Uganda to overcome obstacles to successful entrepreneurship and labor market participation, and ultimately improving their livelihoods and socioeconomic security.
Job Summary:  The Skills Assessment Consultant will analyze and evaluate video recordings of study participants. This position offers an excellent opportunity for professionals with experience in the public and academic sector to exercise their knowledge in assessing the characteristics of people who are joining the labor market. The right candidate will have an eye for nuanced human behavior, is detail-oriented and precise, an excellent communicator and self-starting. The individual will work in partnership with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), University of California (UC Berkeley) and Educate!.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Watching video recordings of study participants and assess the recordings based on specific guidelines
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor;
  • Maintain compliance with all organizational policies and procedures

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Skills Assessment Consultant job placement should hold a post graduate degree in Business studies or related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Five years of working experience in public or academic sector
  • Excellent computer proficiency
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude 
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
Duration: Three weeks starting immediately     
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should submit a CV (max 2 pages), academic certificates and a cover letter (max 1 page)to jobs-uganda@poverty-action.org. Applications will be received on a rolling basis.
Deadline:  7th April 2018