Jobs in Uganda - Program Officer-Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) Job at Save the Children


Save the Children

Program Officer-Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 14 July 2021

Hiring Organization: Save the Children

Job Details:

Save the Children is seeking job applications for a Program Officer-ASRH. The job holder is responsible for providing support to community and health facility to ensure access to ASRH information and services. He/she will be in charge of coordinating ASRH in school and out of school interventions, ensure on time and quality planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting of the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health interventions. The Job Holder will take responsibility for support of the ASRH to increase the participation of adolescent in the project to ensure their protection and enable them to develop to their full potential.
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.


To Be Successful for This Role, You Will Have/Bring The Following:
Essential
• At least one year working on ASRH.
• Minimum of a Degree in Health, social sciences and other relevant qualifications.
• At least 2 years working experience in planning and implementing development programmes in Uganda.
• 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.

Desirable
• 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.
• Proven capacity to train and coach staff
• Direct experience of working with communities in participatory activities, including confidence in working with children and an understanding of child-friendly participatory methodologies
• Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
• Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
• 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
• Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
• Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
• Must be willing to be based in the field.
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

Application procedure

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Please apply online by following this link 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 July 14, 2021 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.

Date Posted: 2021-07-08

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