Project Officer - Anticipated Hiring (Nationals Only)
Save the Children International (Save the Children)
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Job Description

Project Officer for Reducing Early Adolescents’ Pregnancy (REAP) Project

 

The Role

 

The Project Officer is accountable in ensuring the quality and timely implementation and management of the REAP project in the municipalities of Tboli and Lake Sebu in South Cotabato Province. S/he will lead in planning and strategizing to ensure the project is being implemented as planned and/or adjust strategies and approaches when needed to adapt to the project context and situation. The post holder will also provide technical guidance to health workers of Local Government Units, other health service providers  and to the Department of Education teachers who are handling subjects were Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights are relevant. This include supportive supervision on Heart to Heart   .

He/she will engage in regular coordination and consultation with the Program Officers for Health and Nutrition based in Koronadal City and the Thematic Director based in the Quezon City Office; provide technical inputs during planning, implementation, and completion of the project; monitor the implementation and progress of project activities; and ensure timely completion of deliverables based on Save the Children’s tools and standards.

QUALIFICATIONS 

 

Essential

·         At least 3 years of work experience on Reproductive Health.

·         Experience in project management for at least 2 years.

·         Demonstrated critical thinking and possesses a can-do attitude in situation of ambiguity to deliver expected results.

·         Proficiency in technical writing including concept note development and donor report writing.

·         University degree in the health sciences or related fields

·         Preferably with experience in working with indigenous cultural communities

·         Residence in the project area and ability to speak the local dialect is a big advantage

·         Demonstrated competencies in community mobilization, coordination and partnership preferably with experience on rights-based adolescent health and sexuality project/program implementation.

·         Understanding of the Philippines adolescent sexuality and reproductive health strategy, public health system, local governance and targets on Sustainable Development Goals

·         Willingness and ability to travel nationally as needed.

 

Desirable

·         Understanding of Save the Children’s rural programming on adolescent sexuality and reproductive health.

·         Computer literate (MS excel, power point and word).

·         Contract length: Fixed Term position based in Koronadal City

 

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 realise 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 www.savethechildren.net/jobs

 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

 


About Save the Children

WE BELIEVE EVERY CHILD DESERVES A FUTURE.

Around the world, too many children start life at a disadvantage simply because of who they are and where they come from.

Millions of children are dying from preventable causes, face poverty, violence, disease and hunger. They are caught up in war zones and disasters they did nothing to create. And they are denied an education and other basic rights owed to them.

All children deserve better.

We champion the rights and interests of children worldwide, putting the most vulnerable children first.

With 25,000 dedicated staff across 120 countries, we respond to major emergencies, deliver innovative development programmes, and ensure children's voices are heard through our campaigning to build a better future for and with children.

ACCELERATING PROGRESS FOR CHILDREN

Our ambition for 2030 is to create a world in which all children:

  • Survive: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
  • Learn: All children learn from a quality basic education
  • Are Protected: Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

Our bold ambition builds on 100 years' experience of bringing communities, civil society, governments, businesses and donors together to achieve lasting change for children.

We believe this is the only way that we can inspire real progress and breakthroughs in the way the world treats children.

OUR STRUCTURE

We are a global membership organisation, made up of Save the Children International and 29 national members.

We share one name, one strategy and one ambition for all children to survive, learn and be protected.