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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Program Specialist jobs in Uganda at Save the Children

 Job Title: Program Specialist, Helping Babies Breathe Plus (HBB+)
Organization: Save the Children
City Kampala,
Country Uganda
Category Management
Reports to: Chief of Party

About Us:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world. Save the Children envisions a Uganda 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. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale. In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS 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 over 190 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfill their potential. In 2012, we reached more than 100 million children around the world.

 Job Summary: The Program Specialist, Helping Babies Breathe Plus offers support to the Line Manager in planning, implementing, monitoring and management with particular focus on MOH, HBB+ strategy. He/she coordinates trainings, integration and expansion of newborn health programming and partnerships. In addition, he/she provides innovative and technical leadership in the areas of maternal, newborn health; training materials development, evidence-based policy advocacy, behavioural change communication, and support supervision for both community and health facility level as it relates to these areas. The Specialist may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    The candidate should hold a degree in MBChB, Nursing/midwifery, Public Health or related field. A Post graduate qualification health is an added advantage;
    At least four (4) years experience in health/public health and or in maternal and newborn health in public or an International NGO.
    Experience in report writing, proposal development, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

NB: 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, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their application letters with detailed CVs indicating three professional referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors should be submitted to:

The Director of Human Resources & Administration
Save the Children
Plot68/70, Kira Road
P O Box 12018
Kampala, Uganda
Or on email: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are submitted online.
Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 18th October 2013