CARE International Jobs – Component Specialist – Livelihood Extension

Organisation: CARE International in Uganda (CARE)
Duty Station: Lira, Uganda
Reports to: Sub Programme Manager AgriSkills for You (AS4Y)
About CARE:
CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor. Our program implementation is focused on supporting communities in fulfilment of their economic rights and achievement of sustainable livelihoods, conflict resolution and peace building, natural resource management and good governance. Our operations are guided by our core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency. CARE programming is shifting from project (short term) to programme (long term) approach. The Country Office completed the design of the Northern Uganda Women Empowerment Programme (NUWEP) both multi-years (10-15 years) programmes. The programme impact population are women and girls of reproductive age affected by conflict in Northern Uganda.
Job Summary: The Component Specialist – Livelihood Extension (CSLE) will be the technical specialist of the component and contribute to component planning i.e. periodic review/analysis of the component for relevance and adaptation to context, initiating innovations, contribute to the development and operationalisation of program tools, strategies, models and plans to enable the program realise change among its impact group. The CSLE will offer direct and general support to partners in the areas of institutional strengthening/ capacity building, planning, reporting, implementing, monitoring and evaluating program strategies and activities. The CSLE will contribute to resource mobilisation and ensure that financial resources are well utilised to meet the organisation and donor demands. Where applicable the Program Component Specialist will supervise staff and inspire them to perform to their best ability and develop them to do so.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Steer the strengthening of the capacity of implementing partners, more specifically empowering of women and youth for improved and sustained economic livelihood in Northern Uganda.
  • Guide the Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of AS4Y Programme in collaboration with partners to achieve program objectives
  • Manage relationships and represent CARE with partners and other stakeholders in pursuit of the program objectives.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Component Specialist CSLE should possess a Masters degree Qualification’ in Agriculture related training or its equivalent is a must
  • Five or more years in program management experience in the technical area of economic empowerment programming or related field.
  • Demonstrated leadership and strategic planning capacities.
  • Strong skills and experience in M&E
  • Advocacy and report writing skills
  • Participatory planning techniques and Human Resource Management
  • Computer literacy skills (email, word processing, spreadsheets).
  • Ability to drive especially a 4X4 Vehicle on and off road is an added advantage.
  • Skills in team work, facilitation and training plus experience in working in Northern Uganda is an added advantage
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should send their applications together with detailed (CV), professional and academic papers and apply for the job online through   http://thorn-soft.com/recruitment/job-application/
And for any more details. You can also send in hand delivered applications to our offices on Plot 17 Mackinnon Road, Nakasero, P.O Box, 7280 Kampala, Uganda addressed to the Human Resource Management Coordinator indicating the position applied for.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted therefore applicants who do not receive any response within three weeks of the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.
Deadline: 31st July 2013 by 5:30pm

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