Economic Strengthening Specialist USAID Project Careers – Youth Alive Uganda

 

Job Title:    Economic Strengthening
Specialist

Organization:  Youth Alive Uganda

Project Funding Source: United States Agency for International
Development (USAID)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Project
Director/OVC Specialist

 

About US:

Youth Alive Uganda
is the leader in innovative children, adolescents and youth integrated
development programming since 1993. Youth Alive Uganda is a registered youth
led and children/youth focused NGO that implements children and youth
integrated development programs across the country in four thematic areas;
Health, Livelihood, Education, Human rights and skills Development and
Mentorship.

 

About USAID Project:

Youth Alive Uganda
is an Implementing Partner on the five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and
Youth Development (ICYD) Activity in partnership with World Education Bantwana
Initiative and Education Development Centre. The goal of (ICYD) Activity is for
Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive the
support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive
lives. The 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.

 

Job Summary:  The Economic Strengthening Specialist will
provide oversight technical support in rolling out livelihood support to OVC
and their households. He/she will be responsible for ensuring qualifying
households receive temporary consumption support, supporting OVC income generating
activities and creating linkages to other livelihood opportunities for OVC.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Providing
leadership in developing innovative livelihood strengthening programs and
interventions that are consistent with OVC programming and PEPFAR priorities.

·       
Leading
the livelihoods needs assessments within ICYD target groups and areas of
operation.

·       
Managing
and ensuring the effective implementation of livelihood interventions across
ICYD through proper targeting and result oriented approaches.

·       
Building
the capacity of district project officers in managing and supporting livelihood
interventions.

·       
In
charge of developing, disseminating and orienting staff on livelihood program
management and monitoring tools.

·       
Coordinate
with project team to provide technical support in OVC household economic
strengthening programing.

·       
Actively
promote best practices and a shared, vision of quality assurance of monitoring
and evaluation through an improved standard of OVC Household Economic
Strengthening programming.

·       
Ensure
the application of “Do no Harm Principles” in OVC Household Economic
Strengthening programming while strengthening community mobilization strategies
to reduce stigmatization.

·       
Maintain
and avail appropriate technical resources.

·       
Create
linkages with both the private sector and public sector for other livelihood
opportunities for OVC

·       
Responsible
for promoting and ensuring that the program makes optimal use of economic
development models and frameworks to support vulnerable communities to improve
their household incomes, and contribute to the wellbeing of children and,
transformation of families and communities.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for Economic Strengthening Specialist should preferably hold a
masters Degree or its equivalent in economics, international development,
community development, or related field.

·       
Additional
training in income generation/entrepreneurship, gender mainstreaming, or
micro-finance is an added advantage.

·       
At least
five years’ consistent experience in OVC -household economic strengthening
technical, advisory or support role with a national or international NGO

·       
Past
experience in leveraging private public partnerships is preferred.

·       
Past
experience in building and maintaining productive relations, institutional
linkages required.

·       
Proven
skills in critical thinking, assessment and analysis; strong-competency in
conceptualizing and designing strategic frameworks;

·       
Excellent
communication, team building and training skills with the ability to establish
and maintain effective working relations in and outside the organization;

·       
Proven
ability in report writing and presentation to ICYD IPs, technical leads and
senior management.

·       
Attention
to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently
and cooperatively with team members.

·       
Demonstrated
personal accountability; respect for others, and a drive to serve.

·       
Strong
English language oral and written communication skills required, along with
strong

·       
Desire
to work effectively in a team oriented environment.

·       
Ability
to travel within rural Uganda.

 

How to Apply:

All interested
candidates should send their application letters and resumes (no academic
documents) in a SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT to careers@youthaliveuganda.org. The subject
of the email should contain job title and name of the candidate.

 

Note:
Hand delivered applications will not be considered.

 

Deadline: 29th October 2020 by 05:00pm Ugandan time

 

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