Economic Strengthening Manager USAID ICYD Project Jobs – WEI/Bantwana


Job Title:      Economic Strengthening

Organization: WEI/Bantwana

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:  Case Management Advisor


About US:

Since 1951, World
Education, Inc. (WEI) has been working to improve the lives of the poor through
education and social and economic development programs. The Bantwana Initiative
of World Education, Inc. is a recognized leader in delivering integrated
comprehensive interventions to improve HIV outcomes and the quality of life for
orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and families affected by HIV and poverty.
Rooted at the grassroots level, WEI/Bantwana builds the capacity of
communities, civil society and governments to coordinate and deliver integrated
comprehensive services for vulnerable children and families while strengthening
structures and service delivery across the HIV continuum of care.


About USAID ICYD Project:

The USAID Integrated
Child and Youth Development Activity (USAID ICYD Activity) aims to improve
learning outcomes, advance HIV epidemic control in Uganda, and ensure that
children and youth have the opportunity to lead resilient, healthy and
productive lives. The USAID ICYD Activity will deliver critical
HIV/GBV/violence prevention and response services to children and youth and
their families in communities, clinics, and schools. Within USAID’s Journey to
Self-Reliance Framework, USAID ICYD Activity will build the operational and
technical capacity of four Ugandan Primary Local Partner (PLP) organizations to
become direct recipients of USG funding within two years while strengthening
government capacity to deliver core services to children within an integrated
referral network and case management system. WEI/Bantwana is a leader in OVC
programming and organizational capacity development in high HIV prevalence
countries in southern and eastern Africa.


Job Summary:  The Economic
Strengthening Manager supports and manages the technical implementation of the
household economic strengthening (HES) across the four zones and 38 districts
of the USAID ICYD Activity national program. The Manager will lead the ES
capacity development of the 4 PLP partners working closely with other technical
leads to ensure an integrated service delivery approach. The Manager will
provide technical support to translate household economic strengthening plans
into activities, outputs, outcomes that ensure children and families are thriving
and resilient. The Manager will operate out of the national Kampala office and
work with zonal teams. Specific responsibilities are as follows:


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Lead the
development of tailored economic strengthening packages for beneficiary
adolescents and families

and support refinement of training materials, ES assessments, and processes to
measure progress along the economic strengthening pathway aligned with
Graduation benchmarks

technical oversight for the implementation of all economic strengthening
activities with zonal teams and PLPs

development of technical capacity development activities/supports in tandem
with the technical teams and institutional development team

implementation fidelity of economic strengthening models in PLPs

all technical support in livelihood interventions, provided by technical
experts to partner organizations

and monitor trends, opportunities and challenges related to market linkages and
economic strengthening to continuously refine and improve intervention

Serve as
liaison and maintain good relations with the economic strengthening relevant
government ministries and technical partners

with the Economic Growth section of USAID and for synergies across their sector

and manage economic strengthening subcontracting agencies and technical

to documentation of project activities and achievements related to economic

zonal teams to conduct site visits and spot checks to district activity
locations to monitor implementation of economic strengthening activities

with the M&E team in tracking and reporting related targets

quarterly and annual progress reports and develops other strategic

abreast with, integrate or document emerging best practices in market linkages
and economic strengthening for vulnerable households and AGYW

and represent the project at various forums/stakeholders meetings


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold an advanced degree in a Social Science, Economics or
first degree plus a minimum of 5 years relevant working experience

experience in stakeholder engagement with government, donors, civil society at
senior levels of authority

knowledge of positive youth development, adult and adolescent learning, and
workforce development

At least
five years’ experience in working with vulnerable young people in economic
strengthening initiatives, in areas such as small-scale crop and livestock
production, value-chain development, business development, entrepreneurship,
financial services

working under PEPFAR/USAID ES programming preferred

with SAVIX management systems and comfortable with analyzing data

knowledge of excel and/or other data analysis programs

interpersonal and written communication skills

to work independently, take initiative and leadership 


How to Apply:

All applicants
should submit a cover letter, updated CV, and three references to:
with the position title you are applying for in the subject line.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 2nd October 2020 by 2:00pm


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