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USAID SOCY Youth & Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Specialist Job Placement - Action for Community Development (ACODEV)

Organization: Action for Community Development (ACODEV)
Funding Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Regional Programs Coordinator (RPC)

About US:
Action for Community Development (ACODEV) is a Non-Governmental Organization that serves and empowers individuals, families and communities in East and Southern African region through promotion of innovative solutions in the areas of Human Rights, Health Promotions and Institutional Capacity Strengthening.

About USAID SOCY Project:
ACODEV will be implementing Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda over the next five years. The Project will improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect to a minimum of 625,000 children and 101,500 households in 17 districts in central and western Uganda.  The program will improve outcomes for vulnerable children and youth by strengthening the systems that surround them; caregivers will have greater economic opportunities, which will increase their resilience and make them less susceptible to shocks; local government structures and CSOs will be strengthened to provide services targeting the diverse needs of vulnerable children, and health and social service agencies will strengthen their coordination and referral systems to provide integrated care along the continuum of response.The Project is being implemented by a consortium of partner consisting of CRS being the lead, Futures Group, ACODEV, Palladium, ANPPCAN and TPO.

SILC and Youth group formation are the key vehicles used to support the beneficiary groups. It is anticipated that for every household enrolled will have a minimum of one youth, making, approximately 100,000 Youth. 80% of these are expected to participate in SOCY activities. It is against this background that ACODEV is looking for aYouth Specialist, to carryout vertical consolidation of Youth activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Overseer the implementation of youth and PPP activities within the region in accordance with the CSO work plan and ensure identification, prioritization and sequencing of activities required for successful delivery
  • Provide technical oversight and guidance to CSO youth Program Officers/ Coordinators within the region to ensure quality and high impact Youth Household Economic Strengthening (HES) activities
  • The jobholder will provide technical leadership in identifying and engaging Public Private Partners within the region to deliver on program needs
  • Support CSO field teams to ensure that delivery of technical training packages is of high quality, is appropriate to the local context and is effectively reaching the intended beneficiaries
  • Actively participate in the consolidation of Implementing Partner(IP) reports on youth and PPP activities
  • Undergo ToTs to grow knowledge & skills on the program curriculums as required
  • Actively participate in regional and CSO program meetings to track progress of implementation
  • Keenly monitor youth and PPP activities within the region

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the ACODEV USAID SOCY Project Youth & Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Specialist job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Education, Social Sciences or related qualifications
  • A minimum of five years’ experience and knowledge in working with vulnerable children and/or youth.
  • Extensive knowledge of community engagement, apprenticeship management, value chain linkages, Income generating activities and formation of PPPs
  • Ability to support agro- enterprise development using the market-led approaches and local government supported structures
  • Knowledge of youth legislation, regulations, policies and procedures for involving youth in community activities
  • Ability to identify and engage potential partners to support youth activities
  • Ability to coordinate and work with a technical team
  • Proven ability and experience working independently will be an added advantage

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications, updated CVs, academic and other certifications to the addresses below:

The Human Resource & Operations Manager,
ACODEV National Office,
Plot 98/99 Masoli Road, 600 m off Gayaza Road,
P.O. Box 22234 Kampala-Uganda

Or ACODEV Western Regional Office,
Plot 29 Bukonzo Road, Muyenga, next to Rwenzori the Gardens, Kasese Municipality;

E-mail to:;

Deadline: 6th June 2017 by 5:00 PM

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