Youth Specialist USAID BETTER OUTCOMES Project Careers – Youth Alive Uganda

Job Title:        Youth Specialist
Organisation: Youth Alive
Project Name: USAID funded
BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda
Report to: Director
Programs-Youth Alive and Deputy Chief of Party-Better Outcomes project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reference: YAU 004/17
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
Specialist will take on a technical lead in youth programming and advising the
project on innovative youth development solutions that ensure children and
youth access core services that include health, education, Nutrition and
psychosocial wellbeing as well as prevent/reduce abuse, neglect and
Key Duties and
  • Mentor and supervise a team of 2 regional
    youth coordinators in the implementation of the project design.
  • Provide high level technical support and leadership
    on youth programming and advise the project on innovative development
    youth solutions.
  • The incumbent will support youth
    coordinators to designing & coordinate youth activities to ensure
    access to appropriate health information and services, child protection
    services, as well as economic strengthening opportunities. Lead in
    training, mentoring, coaching of field teams to facilitate knowledge
    acquisition and development of desired skills.
  • Develop youth technical guides on youth
    health, livelihood, child protection and skills development.
  • Establish a systems approach in working
    & collaborating with CSOS, government line ministries, private sector,
    local government to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable youth.
  • The Youth Specialist will develop periodic
    critical path analyses for youth programming.

  • The incumbent will compile periodic
    project reports.
  • Support operational research in youth
    programming approaches and participatory methods.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the USAID OUTCOMES
    Project Youth Specialist job placement should hold a Master’s degree in
  • A minimum of seven years of technical
    experience in designing and implementing youth programs.
  • Good training and facilitation skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of cost management
    principles and practice especially in civil society sector/NGO sector.
  • Previous exposure and experience with
    USAID projects for health (PEPFAR 3.0) & OVC programming.
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in
    Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook Excellent interpersonal and
    communication skills.
  • Highly creative, analytical, with good
    problem solving skills.
  • Can demonstrate conflict management skills
    and ability to manage ambiguity.
  • High 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 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:
Deadline: 30th August

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