Program Officer – UNHCR (Child Protection)
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, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of 300 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.
Role Purpose: Provide ongoing, implementation,
technical guidance and mentorship, monitoring & evaluation and reporting in regard to the execution of the Emergency child protection activities- ensure those children (and their care givers) in the refugee settlement regain access to safe living environments and are protected from harmful abuse
to rebuild their livelihoods that contributes to their recovery and development
in the Refugee Settlement
Contract Duration: Open ended
Contractual Status: National
Location: Yumbe & Arua
Qualification and Experience;
A minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Psychology, Law, with the equivalent accrued working experience in a related position
At least 3 years’ experience in programme development and implementation with an NGO. Relevant experience implementing, supervising, monitoring and evaluating community based child protection projects with NGOs particularly those addressing children’s rights.
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 and a
t least 2 years’ experience in financial, planning and budget management.
Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written communication skills
Facilitation and presentation skills
Location: Uganda, Uganda
Permanent – Full-Time
Closing date: Monday 5 February 2018
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified