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26 April 2016

2 Fresher USAID Youth Project Officer Job Vacancies - Send a Cow (SAC) UK

Organisation: Send a Cow (SAC) UK
Project Name: USAID Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY) Project
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator

About US:
Send a Cow (SAC) was founded in the UK in 1988 to help transform lives, by helping African families and orphans to grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small businesses that last. They have provided livestock, seeds, training and ongoing support, to help over a million lives and their families that live in abject poverty. The Send a Cow Group currently constitutes Country Programmes in seven African countries plus the UK and USA, together with a Group Executive which is based in the UK.

About USAID SOCY Project:
Send a Cow will be implementing a Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY) project targeting Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Rakai and Mityana districts, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The SOCY project interventions shall be focusing primarily on OVC Case Management and household economic strengthening through savings groups and associated interventions and parenting/caregiver programs.

Job Summary: The Youth Project Officer will be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating activities for Youth in the community. The jobholders will plan, supervise and coordinate activities for the project aimed at reducing vulnerability for the youth and children by using multi-sectoral approach to improve social economic status of children and youth and their caregivers. The Youth Project Officer reports to the Project Coordinator and is responsible for administering and delivering project activities for youth in the community. The Youth Project Officer will consult with youth and organizations that represent youth to determine their needs and develop activities in response to those needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Technical and Training needs Assessment:
  • Assess and communicate the needs and requirements of youth in the community with a view to meeting their interests
  • Work closely with and collaborate with organizations that represent youth to determine needs and interests of youth
  • Ensure a variety of sport, recreation, cultural and other activities are planned and implemented
  • Oversee and participate in the development of youth organizations/ groups in the community bearing in mind gender, age, etc
  • Actively promote youth inclusion strategies and plans in existing community-based organizations
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of project activities
2. Plan and implement activities for youth:
  • Schedule and supervise activities, facilities and volunteers as required
  • Actively participate in the recruitment and training of Field Officers/Agents
  • Encourage and inspire youth to participate in development activities in the region
  • Ensure that monthly and routine reports are submitted to your supervisor
3. Promote youth activities:
  • Ensure that youth and youth organizations are aware of available activities
  • Coordinate a community relations campaign to promote youth programs
  • Arrange for advertising /promotion/ awareness of youth activities
  • Maintain contacts with local and regional organizations promoting youth empowerment
  • Keenly monitor the use of equipment and facilities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the USAID SOCY Project Youth Project Officer Job vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Education, Social Sciences or related qualifications
  • Prior exposure and experience working with vulnerable children and/or youth will be an added advantage.
  • Broad working knowledge of the legislation, regulations, policies and procedures for involving youth in community activities
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the regional economic, cultural and political environment
  • The applicant should hold a valid riding permit and be able to ride a motor bike for a good part of the day.
  • Demonstrated ability to administer youth activities and team building skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good decision making skills
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Good presentation and listening skills
  • Effective negotiation and mediation skills
  • Basic counseling skills
  • Stress management skills
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be respectful
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Be flexible, and demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Applicants should have empathy with Send a Cow’s Christian foundation and core values

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to submit the following documents as they apply:

Send the completed documents to:

Deadline: 29th April, 2016 by 5PM

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