children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. 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 270 persons. We save children’s lives.
We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we
reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91
million indirectly around the world.
Management/Environment will work in liaison with the Business Development and
Training (BDT) Coordinator and the project team to identify and implement
appropriate Cash for Work interventions, in a safe and environmentally
appropriate manner. The coordinator will also provide health and safety
training, plus project specific trainings relevant to risk management and
environmental impacts. The incumbent will also monitor both Cash For Work
implementation as well as micro-business start-up, participating in selection of
business plans, based on environmental and other risk factors.
- The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Risk Management/Environment Coordinator employment opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in development, environment, economics, business or other related field;
- A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in environment, disaster risk management, livelihoods, social enterprise, etc.
- Specialized knowledge in environment and risk management,
- Knowledge of West Nile, Uganda, and displacement (refugee) context preferred; and
- Proficiency in English and local language.
- Prior exposure and experience working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
- Excellent 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.
- 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.
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
- Excellent time management and planning capacity.
- Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
their updated CVs with cover letters (attached as one document) indicating three
referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors via E-mail only to:
- Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications.
- Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.