Programme Officer, ECCD (Wakiso)

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Uganda
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 18 Dec 2020

The Role:

Program Officer ECCD (Wakiso)

The job holder is primarily responsible for planning and ensuring quality and timely implementation of ECCD (BE) core program within the designated district/ sub-counties. He/she will assist the Education Manager in managing the ECCD intervention within the sponsorship programme. He or she is expected to implement the BE program in a manner that promotes integrated programming with other core programs of the Sponsorship Programme and cross cutting themes such as gender, disability, child Protection and rights programming. The Job Holder is also expected to liaise with implementing partners, provide input into ECCD programme design, monitoring implementation progress; write reports, facilitate project implementation meetings and workshops and maintain relationships with key education stakeholders in the district. He/she should implement the BE program in a manner that fosters networking and collaboration with local government education officials, Subcounty stakeholders (i.e Community Development Officer, Centre Coordinating Tutors), local capacity strengthening (i.e Head Teachers, School Management Committees, Parent Teacher Association), meaningful active participation of children, accountability (internal and external to Save the Children). The post holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.

Skills and Experience:


  • Minimum of a Degree in Education preferably in Teacher education is essential. An additional qualification such as a Diploma in Teacher Education is an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years progressive working experience in planning and implementing Education programmes with INGOs.
  • Having at least two years of teaching experience in primary schools or as a Tutor in Primary Teachers' College.
  • Must be willing to be based in the field.
  • Experience of working with the Local Government, and local partners with focus on improving the learning environments is an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • 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.

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 realize 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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers

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.

Application closes on 18th December 2020 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply:

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