5 USAID Project Youth Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Youth Alive Uganda

Organisation: Youth Alive
Project Name: USAID funded
BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda
Report to: Youth Coordinator
Duty Station: Jinja and
Lira, Uganda
Reference: YAU 006/17
About US:
WEI/Bantwana Initiative is a Non-Governmental Organization that helps
families and children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS to access the
comprehensive support and care they need to grow into healthy adults.
World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) is implementing the five- year
USAID funded BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern
Uganda. The goal of the project is to improve the wellbeing of children and
youth orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and other adversities in Eastern and
Northern Uganda. BETTER OUTCOMES is implemented by a consortium of five
partners, namely: WEI/B as the prime partner; Mercy Corps, Uganda Women’s
Efforts to Save Orphans (UWESO), Youth, Alive and Friends of Christ Revival
(FOC-REV); each responsible for specific technical aspects of the project. The
project is being implemented in 20 districts of Eastern and Northern Uganda.
Job Summary: The Youth
Officer will take the technical lead in planning and implementing technical
assistance (Training, Mentorship, and Monitoring) to CSO’s structures
implementing youth platform interventions of the project across the 20
Key Duties and
  • Co-ordinating OVC support supervision of
    programs for youth beneficiaries of the project.
  • Design guidelines and strategies on
    promoting both community based and facility based SRH interventions
    including HIV services for youth like appropriate HTC, FP, VMMC, Care and
    treatment, Antenatal and post-natal care etc.
  • Offer technical support to CSOs on the
    implementation of youth products that include; education for life, life
    skills and sexual reproductive health and rights, child protection and
    enterprise development.
  • Carry-out review meetings with all the
    implementing structures including CSO project managers, sub county
    supervisors and district based trainers.
  • The Youth Officer will work in liaison
    with the IGA Officer and the entire project economic strengthening team to
    design and implement economic opportunities for OVC.
  • Establish a systems approach in working
    and collaborating with other stakeholders like schools, families, health
    service providers, private sector, peers and communities to holistically
    respond to the needs of the most vulnerable youth.
  • Compile and submit all activity reports.
  • Represent Youth Alive in the
    regional/district project meetings.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the USAID OUTCOMES
    Project Youth Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
  • A minimum of three years experience in
    designing and implementing OVC youth programs.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the
    local language and context.
  • Strong knowledge in the economic
    opportunities for youth including government and private sector platforms.
  • The Youth Officers should have previous
    experience with USAID projects for health (PEPFAR 3.0) & OVC
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. competence
    in Excel, Word, Power-Point and Outlook.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
  • Creative, analytical, with good problem
    solving skills.
  • High level of emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet
    targets and deadlines Ability to work in a busy office environment that
    often demands high levels of concentration.
  • Ability to manage high volume workload.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    facilitating the Youth Alive EFL Curriculum is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should deliver their
applications with a cover letter, motivation statement and updated CV/ resume
by hand to Youth Alive offices on Plot 148B, Old Kira Road, Kamwokya, Kampala,
or email it to: careers@youthaliveuganda.org
Deadline: 30th August

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