Regional Team Lead USAID ICAN Project Careers – Abt Associates

Job Title:       Regional Team Lead – Karamoja
Organisation: Abt
Project Name: USAID/Uganda’s
Integrated Community, Agriculture, and Nutrition (ICAN) Activity
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Field
Director and Chief of Party
About Abt:
Abt Associates is an
international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who
provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training
services in more than 128 countries. Abt seeks to implement a five-year project
funded by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).
About USAID ICAN Project:
Abt Associates is
implementing the USAID/Uganda’s Integrated Community, Agriculture, and
Nutrition (ICAN) Activity, which will aim to sustainably enhance the resilience
of vulnerable households by increasing economic opportunities for poor
households, improving nutrition with a focus on women and children, and
strengthening community and local governance.
Job Summary:  The Regional Team Lead – Karamoja Sub-Region
provides leadership and management oversight to the technical activities and
site offices for achievement of project goals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage the technical and administrative operations of the Kotido
    sub-regional offices, including directing a team of administrative,
    monitoring and evaluation, and programmatic staff. Oversee the operations
    and program implementation activities of sub-regional community based
    organization partners
  • Direct cross-cutting program activities with the sub-regional team,
    including for livelihoods, nutrition and hygiene, community and local
    governance, and social inclusion and behavior change programing
  • Work closely with the Field Director and finance and compliance team
    in Kampala to ensure timely and correct processing of all grants
    applications and awards
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Regional Team Lead – Karamoja USAID
    Project job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in international
    development, agriculture, economics, public health, nutrition or a related
  • A minimum of eight to ten years of experience in community
    development, community engagement, or community mobilization. Some
    experience in linking farmers and communities to market opportunities
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible program management
  • At least 5 years of experience in field level implementation
    activities, including working with district government officials and local
    civil society organizations/community based organizations
  • Demonstrated leadership, team building and team management leading
    to high quality work in a timely, cost effective manner
  • Strong management and planning skills of project tasks and budgets
  • Excellent writing, organizational, interpersonal communication and
    computer skills
  • Experience with USAID-funded programs
  • Verbal and written fluency in English
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID Project are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 10th August 2018
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