26 October 2016

2 USAID RHITES-EC Youth Technical Field Officer Career Opportunities - Youth Alive Uganda

Organisation: Youth Alive Uganda
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Kampala and Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager

About US:
Youth Alive Uganda was started by a group of youth under the guidance of Sr. Dr. Miriam Duggan in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb which was severely affected by a diversity of social and health problems, chief among them HIV& AIDS. The group realized that the most infected and affected were youth; mainly adolescents and young adults. In response, a youth friendly HIV prevention strategy was designed resulting in the foundation of Youth Alive Uganda, Starting as a peer support group. As more groups were established, the first one became the Secretariat on 1 July 1993 and fully registered as an NGO in 1995. Youth Alive Uganda has since then spread to 17 other African countries and still continues to spread.

About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
Youth Alive is a consortium partner IN implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment in regional  health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Support the Project Manager in designing and coordinating livelihood/agri-business & OVC support programs for beneficiaries of the program.
·         The incumbent will support formation and registration of youth associations/cooperatives.
·         Build the capacity of CSOs to undertake policy advocacy work
·         Offer support in tailoring curriculums, guides and materials for the integrated youth curriculum
·         Take lead in training, mentoring, coaching youth associations to facilitate knowledge acquisition, paradigm shift and develop skills.
·         Assist in compiling periodic program reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Youth Technical Field Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’ degree in Agribusiness, Humanities or its equivalent
·         A minimum of two years’ experience in planning and implementing livelihood/ agribusiness & OVC youth programs.
·         Prior exposure and experience with international projects for livelihood, agribusiness & OVC programming.
·         Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·         Ability to work under pressure and meet targets and deadlines
·         Ability to manage high volume workload.
·         Previous experience in facilitating the Youth Alive EFL Curriculum is an added advantage

How to Apply:  
All interested candidates should send their applications either by hand delivery to the office of the Executive Director: Plot 148B, Old Kira Road, Kamwokya, Kampala OR via email to careers@youthaliveuganda.org

Deadline: 4th November, 2016

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