SRGBV Community Engagement Specialist USAID Project Jobs – Youth Alive Uganda

 

Job Title:    SRGBV Community Engagement
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 Sexual and Gender Based Violence (GBV)
Specialist will provide high quality technical inputs and be responsible for
program development, implementation, results monitoring, knowledge management,
and policy advocacy in the area of SRGBV to ensure GBV/violence prevention and
response services to children and youth and their families in communities,
clinics, and schools.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Strengthen
integration of GBV prevention and response, rights-based approach, gender and
SRHR/HIV issues for women and young people.

·       
Work
closely with district project officers to manage, monitor and evaluate ongoing
program implementation in the area of GBV for women and young people, providing
technical support to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and coherence of program
implementation.

·       
Support
project teams and partners to develop GBV advocacy and policy documents.

·       
Build
the capacity of ICYD staff, government and implementing partners to effectively
diagnose gaps in GBV prevention and response, propose effective strategies to
address existing bottlenecks, and support coordination of the multi-sectoral
GBV prevention and response.

·       
Ensure
robust tracking of GBV program implementation and financial expenditure, and
support ICYD implementing partners to submit quality technical reports in
conformity with signed agreements.

·       
Actively
participate in the evaluation and documentation of GBV program results, best
practices and lessons learned and effectively share these with relevant
partners to inform programming, policy and advocacy.

·       
Prepare
analytical and project reports on GBV to be shared with the National and Local
Government, ICYD partners.

·       
Support
ICYD staff and partners to generate quality GBV data, analysis and utilization
for evidence-based decision making, policy and program formulation, monitoring
and evaluation.

·       
Facilitate
the identification of resource gaps in the ICYD districts and provide technical
input to the development of resource mobilization documents.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate should hold a masters in humanities or its equivalent in
related field

·       
Training
in SRHR and GBV issues and their application in OVC/youth and development
settings will be an advantage.

·       
At least
five years of professional experience in SGBV program management in technical,
advisory or support role with a national or international organisation

·       
Progressive
work experience in the field of Gender-Based Violence, Gender and/or Sexual and
Reproductive Health and Rights will be an added advantage.

·       
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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