Save the Children

  • Kampala, Uganda

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 in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission 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 and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of 240 persons. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Save the Children Kampala, Uganda
09/06/2019
Full time
Senior Specialist, Newborn and Child Health   Senior Specialist   SENIO02606 Full-Time Uganda-Kampala Job Details Description Summary Save the Children is seeking a Newborn and Child Health Sr. Specialist for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded program in Uganda. The purpose of the program is to facilitate government-led leadership and enhance sustainable multi-sectoral coordination to accelerate gains in nutrition, maternal, newborn and child health outcomes. This position will provide strategic direction in the design, management, implementation and monitoring of high quality newborn and child health interventions, working closely with relevant units at all levels of the MOH and with respective partners at national level and within target regions. The Sr. Specialist will represent the project at various newborn and child health national technical working groups and committees, ensure deliverables within these technical areas are implemented according to the set work plan with necessary adjustments as required based on learning and best practices while capturing key lessons learned. This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding. What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties) Lead newborn and child health related technical assistance and capacity building within the project. S/he will lead the design of technical assistance and capacity building for high impact evidence based newborn and child health interventions that helps children thrive through prevention and treatment of neonatal and child illnesses. This will include national level policy leadership and ownership for newborn and child health. Coordinate and provide newborn and child health technical support to central MOH and Regional Teams to address identified gaps and rolling out activities to improve quality of newborn and child care Collaborate with the MOH staff to ensure technical integrity and quality of newborn and child health program implementation at all levels. Build capacity of targeted regional MOH staff in newborn and child health, using proven training approaches, mentorship and quality improvement methodologies strategies to improve service delivery and quality. Incorporate newborn and child health best practices into strategic planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of activities to improve health services. Maintain strategic relationships with targeted MOH regional and district teams and other relevant stakeholders for the smooth implementation of program activities. In collaboration with the regional and national teams, strengthen the existing technical platform on newborn and child health learning, co-facilitate the periodic review of newborn and child health to inform programming within the project, national guidelines and policies. Required Qualifications Medical doctor, clinician, midwife or post-diploma nurse with a post graduate degree or public health degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. Pediatrician is preferred. At least 7+ years of relevant work experience in successful implementation of a neonatal and child health program. Previous working relationships within USAID programs and with key multilateral agencies, bilateral donors, academic institutions. Demonstrated ability to work within a multi-faceted health development program in collaboration with national MOH personnel and local and international partners Familiarity with MNCH programming and policies in Uganda. A demonstrated track record in providing mentorship and supervision to strengthen healthcare services; training and use of quality improvement approaches Familiarity with evidence-based neonatal and child health interventions and best practices that are the focus of this project. Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform. Ability to work independently and also as a team leader/member with diverse team of partners and counterparts. Ability to lead and oversee teams. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral, written and presentation). Excellent computer skills and experience working with Microsoft Office applications. English fluency (verbal and written) required. Ability to travel. Qualified local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. https://recruiting.ultipro.com/SAV1002STCF/JobBoard/7d92e82b-af74-464d-859b-c5b8cba6e92e/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=052ea4b0-01e3-4e49-b153-75d3ad9f11f2
Save the Children Kampala, Uganda
09/06/2019
Permanent
Head of Health and Nutrition (Re-advertised)   -   ( 190001L8 )   Head Health and Nutrition (National Position):   We are currently recruiting for a Head of  Nutrition  to lead the  Health thematic area at our Uganda Country Office . This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with energy, talent, and commitment to helps us achieve positive and lasting change for the most marginalized and vulnerable children. In this role you will takes overall responsibility for the strategic direction, growth and coordination of Save the Children International’s work on health and nutrition (including health and nutrition in development and emergency contexts, human resources for health, policy advocacy and community/children mobilisation in the Uganda Country Programme).    As a senior member of the Programme Development and Quality department, the Head of Health and Nutrition is responsible for leading and overseeing the development and delivery of high quality, innovative, cost effective programmes in health and nutrition  both in emergency as well as long-term development, resulting in immediate and lasting change for children. S/he is also responsible for monitoring programme quality, initiating and taking technical leadership in health and nutrition-focused studies, documentation and dissemination of good practices by working together with other members of PDQ team; leading on policy research and advocacy on health and nutrition through networking and collaboration with relevant civil society organisations, relevant ministries and other institutions.   In order to be successful, you will  have,  be  and or  bring:   Essential At least 8 years of relevant technical health and nutrition experience including at senior level. Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical maternal and child health projects including in fragile and insecure environments context and with International NGOs. Proven experience in writing up high quality donor reports and proposals. Knowledge of current global and regional debates on universal coverage and quality of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition policies and models, global targets and evidence based strategies for achieving maternal, newborn and child health. Demonstrated ability to work in health and nutrition program in collaboration with national health ministries and international partners. Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets. Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward. English fluency (verbal and written) required Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management  environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Commitment to Save the Children values.   Desirable Proven experience and skills in research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors. Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner. Good interpersonal and communication skills The Organisation :   Save the Children is a federated Membership based organization, which employs approximately 25,000 people across the globe, and works on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.   We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030: No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday All children learn from a quality basic education and that, Violence against children is no longer tolerated We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.   Application  Procedure:   Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at  www.savethechildren.net/ careers   We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy   Location :   Kampala Employee Status :   Permanent Closing Date :   Jun 21, 2019   https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=26328&lang=en