Social Cohession/Youth Engagement Officer


About us

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.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional 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.

Role Purpose:

The Social Cohesion/ Youth Engagement (SCYE) will manage the social cohesion component of the project: participatory selection of beneficiaries, prioritization of CfW activities, life skills awareness raising during Phase 1 (design of life skills sensitizations, training of sub-area managers and field officers) and social cohesion aspects before and during Phase 2 (creation, coaching of beneficiaries' groups, follow-up of group enterprises


Contract Duration: 1 Year

Contractual Status: National

Location: Yumbe

Qualification and Experience;

  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in development, social work, economics, business or other related field;
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in engagement, participatory approaches, livelihoods, social enterprise, etc.
  • Knowledge of West Nile, Uganda, and displacement (refugee) context preferred; and
  • Knowledge of a local language
  • Understanding of social relations and commitment to integrate gender, diversity and other power related issues into programme activities
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles.
  • An understanding of the role of INGOs and current development debates, particularly participatory approaches, organizational development and capacity building with/for both state and non-state partners.

Location: Uganda, Uganda

Permanent - Full-Time

Closing date: Monday 16 July 2018

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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