Program Officer- Gender Equality and Girls’ Empowerment at Save the Children

Save The Children International - Uganda Country Office, Kampala, Uganda


The Job Holder will take responsibility for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the interventions under the Girls as Drivers of Change (GADC) Project aimed at empowering girls to be agents of change, in championing gender equality and tackling gender-based violence (GBV). The project will empower, transform and equip girls aged 12-17 years with skills to identify and respond to lives challenges through the solutions labs and a young activist by harnessing their safety from judgement, stereotyping and violence and enabling them to realize their dreams. Out of the problem into the solution is premised on three pillars: Component 1 – Rollout the Voices Against Violence Curriculum; Component 2 – Inspire and Influence girls through the Solutions Labs and Component 3 – Support of girls with direct grants to reduce GBV in the communities, champion gender equality and create change. The project conduct transformative advocacy campaigns at school, community, district and national level. It will also pilot the Feminist MEAL Framework.

The job holder will work closely with the with the girl’s clubs in schools and the community lead facilitators and support the girls in the design of projects and participate in the solutions labs. The job holder may be called upon as and when necessary to other support gender-related activities in other project locations in the Karamoja Sub-region.

Qualifications and Experience   Essential

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in an appropriate social and development field such as Social Science, Sociology, Gender/ women Studies, Development Studies, Community Development or Rural Development, Public Health, International Development.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience working on gender development programming, preferably in development contexts. Familiarity with key international standards for development work and the feminist principle, gender transformation.
  • Experience in training and community engagement on gender transformation with demonstrated evidence
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international and local policies and frameworks relating to Feminism and Gender.
  • Highly developed 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. Previous experience of project management
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills


  • Strong 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


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 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.

Uganda, Kampala