Program Officer – Local Innovations for Nutrition Solutions (LINS) – Kyaka (1 position) Rhino Camp( 1 position)
Save the Children International is currently recruiting for a Program Officer (LINS). The Program Officer (LINS) will be responsible and accountable for effective and efficient implementation of the selected pilots under the Local Innovations for Nutrition Solutions project (Innovation Norway funding). The Local Innovations for Nutrition Solutions Project is a two-year project, part of the Response Innovation Lab Uganda portfolio that focuses on sourcing and testing innovative solutions to reduce malnutrition among refugees and host communities. It includes two field-testing locations: Rhino and Kyaka II settlements. One Programme Officer will be appointed in each location and work as a part of the Save the Children Nutrition teams.
The Program Officer will be responsible for field level implementation of the project, monitor performance of the selected project pilots implemented by innovation partners, ensure regular liaison with project partners and strategic stakeholders at district and settlement level and supervise implementation of activities by partners with support from the Nutrition Coordinator (field based) and Project Manager (Kampala based). H/She will ensure creative implementation of the innovation projects, adherence to technical and programmatic quality in implementation, timely and quality submission of all deliverables by the innovation partners.
To be successful for this role you will bring/have the following:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Food Science
- At least 2 years’ experience in nutrition program and community work preferably in a Humanitarian or NGO setting.
- Experience in training of volunteers on nutrition programs.
- Good relations with other people.
- Good capacity to work in a team and flexibility.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Good writing and presentation skills
- English fluency (verbal and written) required and local language (preferred)
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.
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 04th May 2022 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.
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