Specialist on Public Investment in Children (NGO Careers) at Save the Children Uganda

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Specialist on Public Investment in Children

Country/Region: Uganda Country Office

Location: Kampala Office

Organization: Save the Children International

Join us to lead sustainable change for children:

  • Be part of a GLOBAL and DIVERSE technical community
  • Get EXPOSURE in many different contexts
  • Test and scale up INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
  • Influence policies that affect MILLIONS OF CHILDREN


Are you passionate about being an advocate for children? Do you want to use your expertise to bring about lasting change for children and be a part of an inspiring, dynamic global movement?

The Specialist on Public Investment in Children is responsible for identifying opportunities for investment in children and providing technical assistance, strategic guidance on governance programming, advisory services to Save the Children Uganda and where required to its partners on investment in children/ fair finance for children.  S/he will support Save the Children Uganda in strategy implementation, offsite and onsite capacity and high-quality research. S/he is expected to lobby and advocate at the national and sub-national level for increased and improved public financial investment to support policy decisions and implementation of policies and plans for children and supporting program teams to advocate for investment into scale-up and sustainability of successful program models and approaches.

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Key areas of accountability include:

  1. Technical Leadership
  2. Ensuring Advocacy and Programme Quality (Design & Implementation)
  3. Networking and External Engagement
  4. Advocacy and Communications
  5. Child Participation

To be successful for this role you will bring/have the following:

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree from a related discipline. Master and post graduate Diploma from a related discipline is an added advantage.
  • Public Financial Management and a good understanding of public financial management performance’s impact on children’s lives.
  • Analysis and research on fiscal policy and public financial management performance, specifically budgets/public expenditure.
  • Designing and implementing a budget advocacy campaign, preferably with children or young people;
  • Previous experience in working with civil society, public participation or audit institutions to keep government accountable, preferably with children and youth in a development context(s).
  • Experience of work in child rights or human rights agendas in developing countries is highly desirable, preferably Uganda.
  • Ability to think creatively, innovate, set priorities, manage a work plan, and evaluate progress with minimal supervision.
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with others and maintain a strong internal and external network, drawing on others when needed; evidence of working in a complex, global organization on governance projects and/or advocacy and campaigning.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of local languages in Uganda is an advantage.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills, including an ability to deal with people at all levels with credibility, tact, and diplomacy
  • Willing and able to travel time to support field teams as security permits.
  • Ability to produce high-quality advocacy products under tight deadlines.
  • Willing to commit to Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

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  https://hcri.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1

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 28th January 2023 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.


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