2 SCORE Project Fresher Programme Assistant Socio-economic Strengthening Job Opportunities – AVSI Foundation

Organization: AVSI
Foundation
Project Name: Sustainable,
Comprehensive Responses for vulnerable children and their families (SCORE) Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Programme Officer (AVSI SCORE Kampala Group Coordinator)
About US:
AVSI Foundation
is an international not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) founded
in Italy in 1972. Its mission is to promote the dignity of the person through
development cooperation activities, with special attention to education,
according to the social teaching of the Catholic Church. AVSI has been present
in Uganda since 1984, first supporting hospitals and agriculture projects in
Gulu and Kitgum districts, and later expanding around 1990 to establish the
present-day headquarters in Kampala, offices in Pader, Gulu and Kitgum, and
project activities in 12 other districts. AVSI staff has remained through the
long periods of instability in northern Uganda caused both by anti-government
rebellions led by Lord’s Resistance Army, and by conflict across the northern
border in Sudan, which caused displacement in both countries.
About SCORE Programme:
AVSI is leading
a consortium of partners including CARE, TPO and FHI360 is implementing a USAID
funded project titled “Sustainable, Comprehensive Responses for vulnerable
children and their families – SCORE” in 23 districts in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Programme
Assistant Socio-economic Strengthening will provide support by contributing to
the implementation of AVSI SCORE activities, in particular focusing on
improving the improving the socioeconomic status of vulnerable children and
their household members.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Establish and support Village Savings and Loans
Associations in collaboration with the FFS facilitators/Community based
trainers
·        
Actively promote Social Insurance Schemes and
linkages to other financial services
·        
Provide Market-oriented skills development to
beneficiaries and local partners.
·        
Develop enterprise and market opportunities to
beneficiaries.
·        
Carry out TOTs in VSLA methodology, SPM, micro
insurance, financial literacy among others 
to enable clear roll out of  these
activities
·        
Work in liaison with the Food Security and Nutrition
Program Officer, promote agricultural enterprises as avenues towards economic
strengthening and food security among VC households
·        
Collaborate in reporting and documentation as
required by the supervisor
·        
Under the direction of the AVSI Kampala Group
Coordinator and in collaboration with the other 
Project Officers, the Programme Assistant will implement and monitor
project activities at beneficiary level
·        
Perform any other duties within the area of
responsibility as requested by the Senior Programme Officer (AVSI SCORE Kampala
Group Coordinator)
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidates for the Programme Assistant
Socio-economic Strengthening Job Opportunities must hold degrees in
Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Business Development, Economics or
any other relevant field from a recognized institution.
·        
A minimum of two years’ experience in a holistic
livelihoods improvement program with practical experience in Agriculture, OVCs,
socio-economic development, monitoring and evaluations.
·        
Prior exposure and experience in managing
partnerships, and organizational capacity building of local organizations
·        
Adult learning and facilitation skills
·        
Experience working with different community/rural
micro finance products
·        
Demonstrated ability to work with both formal and
informal community organizations in a rural setting.
·        
Ability to interact with community groups and
communicate in the local language
·        
People management skills – team building initiatives
·        
Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written
communication skills
·        
Computer literacy skills
·        
Experience working in apprenticeship programs
How to Apply:   
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their application letters, accompanied with
updated Curriculum Vitae indicating three professional referees and copies of
relevant certificates via E-mail with the subject line indicating ‘Application
for Programme Assistant Socio-economic Strengthening’ addressed to:
The Human
Resource Manager,
AVSI
Foundation,
P.O. Box 6785,
Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to: hr.kampala@avsi.org
Deadline: 26th November 2015 by
5.00 pm

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