Community Development Officer (20)
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. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their 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. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.
The position has responsibility to initiate, oversee and support the implementation of case management, child protection strategies and overall project activities in the zone. The Officer will be responsible for coordinating and managing and providing mentorship and guidance to the community workers to ensure that the activities are implemented in a timely manner and within the required CP standards. The PO will 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 zone
Contract Duration:1 Year
Location: Multiple Locations
Qualification and Experience;
* A minimum of a degree in social work/social sciences, education,community psychology or equivalent.
* Minimum of 1 years relevant work experience in child protection programmes.
* Previous experience of managing a team of implementing staff in Implementation of project activities
* Solid knowledge base and practical experience in community based child protection approaches,
* Case management and child participation methodologies.
* 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 programmes.
* Strong computer skills.
* Fluency in written and spoken English.