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
24/08/2019
Fixed Term Appointment
Programme Officer, Sexual Gender Based Violence   -   (190002TL) Program Officer  - Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV)   Save the Children International is currently recruiting for a Program Officer- Sexual Gender Based Violence for the BPRM Project at our Arua Office. The Program Officer is responsible for providing support to the community and health facility as the focal point person for all SGBV information, case management activities and services. She /He will be in charge of coordinating timely GBV interventions, ensure on time and quality planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting of the GBV protection interventions. The Program Officer will take responsibility for supporting the continuous technical coaching and capacity building of staff s/he will be working with to address GBV cases at health facility, CFS and settlement level.  To reduce the exposure to violence of women and children in the settlements of Mvepi and Omugo. He s/he will work closely with the Child Protection Specialist and Gender Coordinator at national level to ensure that implementation is in line with the Country office Strategic Plan and project outcomes. The post holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis. To be successful for this role, you will have/bring the following: Minimum of a Degree in Social Work/Social Sciences or equivalent from a credible institution At least 2 years working experience in planning and implementing development programmes on GBV in Uganda. At least two years working on SGBV. Must be willing to be based in the field. Thorough understanding of Save the Children working principles and approaches of Child Participation, Child Rights Programming, Partnership, Child Safeguarding, Zero Tolerance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme Integration etc. 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 Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must. Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses. The organization: We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and protection.  We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.   We are working towards 3 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 Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Please apply online by following this link  https://uganda.savethechildren.net/careers  indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors. Important to note: Testimonials/certificates  SHOULD NOT be attached to application that is submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.   Application closes on September 06, 2019 at midnight Uganda time. 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. Location :  Kampala Employee Status :  Fixed Term Closing Date : Sep 6, 2019   Learn More...
Save the Children Kampala, Uganda
24/08/2019
Fixed Term Appointment
Job Description - Project Manager, BPRM (190002SO) Job Description   Project Manager, BPRM   -   (190002SO)   Project Manager, BPRM   Save the Children International is currently recruiting for a Project Manager, BPRM Project at our Arua Office.   The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall coordination, planning, management and completion of SCI’s projects. The PM will work closely with the project team and liaise with other functional managers to ensure day to day activities are implemented within the established framework for the project, timescales, budget and quality.    S/he will continually monitor all aspects of project performance by instituting the use of necessary project management processes and tools. He/She will ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget and that every other person working for the project fulfils their responsibilities to make this a reality. By default, the PM will be the budget holder for the project and will be expected to provide strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement a successful program.   To be successful for this role, you will have/bring the following: At least 7 years work experience with a minimum 5 years in project management of projects in an international NGO or similar organization. Demonstrable experience in all phases of project management. Demonstrable experience in monitoring budgets Proven team and personnel management experience Proven analytical and strategic planning skills Decision-making and leadership skills and excellent time management capacities Highly developed interpersonal communication skills Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision Creative problem-solving skills Willingness to learn new skills and methodologies Strong verbal and written communications skills Computer literate in word processing and excel packages An understanding of programming in emergency context desirable   The organization: We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and protection.  We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.   We are working towards 3 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   Application information: Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Please apply online by following this link  https://uganda.savethechildren.net/careers  indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.   Important to note: •          Testimonials/certificates  SHOULD NOT  be attached to application that is submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.   Application closes on September 06, 2019 at midnight Uganda time.   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. Location :  Kampala Employee Status :  Fixed Term Closing Date : Sep 6, 2019   Learn More...  
Save the Children Kampala, Uganda
24/08/2019
Fixed Term Appointment
Programme Coordinator Child Protection   -   (190002TB) Project Coordinator- Child Protection Save the Children International is currently recruiting for a Project Coordinator, Child Protection BPRM Project at our Arua Office. The Project Coordinator is responsible for managing the implementation of Child Protection Program activities in either Imvepi and Kiryandongo, mentoring and coaching staff and to represent and advocate for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities in child protection with a wide range of external parties including Government (OPM), communities, donors during field visits, and other humanitarian agencies operating in the area. The incumbent will be expected to provide leadership and guidance to the project implementing team.   To be successful for this role, you will have/bring the following: Degree in social work/social sciences or equivalent. Minimum of three years’ relevant work experience in child protection programs. Previous experience of managing a team of implementing staff in Implementation of project activities Demonstrable experience of using current quality standards and guidelines for child protection programs. Strong planning and organizational skills to meet project goals. Experience of managing the project cycle, including implementation and report writing, Monitoring and evaluation.  Solid knowledge base and practical experience in community based child protection approaches, Case management and child participation methodologies. Strong experience and skills in management of staff from different backgrounds. Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and experience of representation to    external parties. Strong self-starter, able to set up and manage child protection programs. Strong computer skills. Fluency in written and spoken English.   The organization: We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and protection.  We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.   We are working towards 3 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 Application information   Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Please apply online by following this link  https://uganda.savethechildren.net/careers  indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.   Important to note: Testimonials/certificates  SHOULD NOT be attached to application that is submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.   Application closes on September 06, 2019 at midnight Uganda time. 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.       Location :  Kampala Employee Status :  Fixed Term Closing Date : Sep 6, 2019   Learn More...  
Save the Children Kampala, Uganda
21/08/2019
Permanent
Adolescent Coordinator - (190002PG) Adolescent Coordinator: We are currently recruiting for an Adolescent Coordinator to join our Karamoja, Karenga team at the Uganda Office. With the guidance from the Adolescent Advisor will work to ensure quality coordination of implementation of the Adolescent strategies and interventions. The Adolescent Coordinator will ensure that, all the adolescent development and reproductive health activities support the achievement of project adolescent health and nutrition. The position will ensure that, all deliverables related to adolescent health development are delivered in a timely fashion and key lessons learned and best practices captured based on the state of art ASRH practices and capture lessons learned. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly. In order to be successful you’ll bring/be: Extensive experience implementing adolescent development, health promotion, family planning, MCHN, or similar programs in Uganda. Experience with small- group or “safe spaces” programs for adolescents. Proven skills in computer programs (Word, Excel; minimum) Excellent skills in report writing and meeting deadlines. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.   The Organisation  We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work 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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.   Application Information: Please attach a cover letter and up-to-date CV with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. Please visit our website for a copy of the full Job Description:  https://www.uganda.savethechildren.net/careers   We need to keep children safe so our selection process 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.   Learn More...
Save the Children Kampala, Uganda
20/08/2019
Permanent
Program Officer, Youth Skilling and Empowerment- Work No Child’s Business: - (190002OZ)             Program Officer, Youth Skilling and Empowerment- Work No Child’s Business: We are currently recruiting for a Program Officer, Youth Skilling and Empowerment- Work No Child’s Business to join our Kotido team at the Uganda Office. The Job Holder will plan, implement, monitor and report on Youth Skilling and Empowerment Interventions under the WNCBs Project which is aimed at improving the employability and income of the youth. The Programme Officer is responsible for mobilizing youth from mine, facilitating and coordinating vocational trainings and internship/ apprenticeship placements youth aged 15 -18 years.  S/he will identify relevant public/private actors and convene a stakeholder forum to identify internship opportunities and create linkages for employment and exposure to the realities of employment for vocational trainees. S/he will monitor the youth/employers during their internship to ensure relevance, quality, address dropout issues and child safeguarding considerations. S/he will ensure the non-formal vocational training is flexible and adaptable to the unique needs of youth with extra family responsibilities. She will also take lead in conducting labor market assessment. The job holder will be responsible for participating, collaborating and creating linkages with other stakeholders. In order to be successful you’ll bring/be: Minimum of a Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies e.t.c or a relevant discipline.  Graduate or post-graduate training in project planning & management, monitoring and evaluation, community development & research or related field is an added advantage A minimum of 3 years relevant working experience with at least 1 year at middle management level in an NGO. Experience working with skilling and empowering youth Experience in youth programming especially skilling and empowerment   We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. The Organisation  We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work 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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. Application Information: Please attach a cover letter and up-to-date CV with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. Please visit our website for a copy of the full Job Description:  https://www.uganda.savethechildren.net/careers We need to keep children safe so our selection process 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. Learn More...
Save the Children Kampala, Uganda
20/08/2019
Permanent
WASH Assistant   -   ( 190002P0 )   WASH Assistant:   We are currently recruiting for a WASH Assistant to join our Amudat and Kaabong team at the Uganda Office. Guided by the WASH Advisor, the WASH Assistant will implement community hygiene and sanitation activities at household level. S/he will also work with WASH Co-ordinator, and other program staff (SBCC, MEAL, Adolescent Development) and the Apolou Consortium to ensure effective household and community WASH improvements.  The WASH Assistant will ensure that all WASH activities support the achievement of project goals of improved food and nutrition security. The WASH Assistant will ensure quality in implementation of community-level WASH activities and ensure that communities adopt good hygiene and sanitation practices, routinely carry out effective CLTS follow-up and documentation of key success in his/her district and ensure triggered villages attain open defecation free environments.   In order to be successful you’ll bring/be: Minimum of Diploma in Environment Health Science, Water Engineering or WASH related course from recognized institution. Bachelor’s degree is an added advantage. At least 2 years of direct experience in integrated WASH programming, (preferably in a community setting in Karamoja sub region). Thorough knowledge of WASH national and international standards. Proven skills in computer programs (Word, Excel; minimum) Excellent skills in report writing and meeting dead lines We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.   The Organisation: We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work 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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.   Application Information: Please attach a cover letter and up-to-date CV with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. Please visit our website for a copy of the full Job Description:  https://www.uganda.savethechildren.net/careers   We need to keep children safe so our selection process 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 :   Sep 1, 2019   Learn More...
Save the Children Kampala, Uganda
20/08/2019
Permanent
  WASH Market Officer - (190002PF)   WASH Market Officer: We are currently recruiting for a WASH Market Officer to join our Amudat and Kaabong team at the Uganda Office. The WASH Market Officer will be responsible for improving household and community access to WASH products and services in project supported geographies using Market based sanitation approach to expand WASH products and services presence in the districts of Amudat and Kaabong The position will also identify and mentor WASH-related businesses within his/her districts of responsibility. The staff will be responsible for developing and conducting market and business trainings, monitoring business performance and will provide strategic direction and technical management for the planning and implementation of WASH-related project activities. The position will ensure the quality and documentation of key WASH market related interventions and approaches. The position will be responsible for ensuring all deliverables related to WASH marketing activities are delivered in a timely fashion and key lessons learned and best practices captured.     In order to be successful you’ll bring/be: A bachelor’s qualification in a discipline related to entrepreneurship, business administration and marketing or other WASH related field. Experience could substitute for a formal qualification, but not vice versa. At least 2+ years of direct experience in WASH demand creation activities and Social Marketing preferably focused on hygiene and sanitation promotion. Thorough knowledge of Market based sanitation approach. Proven skills in computer programs (Word, Excel; minimum) Excellent skills in report writing and meeting dead lines We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. The Organisation  We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work 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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. Application Information: Please attach a cover letter and up-to-date CV with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. Please visit our website for a copy of the full Job Description:  https://www.uganda.savethechildren.net/careers We need to keep children safe so our selection process 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.   Learn More...