5 Fresher Household Economic Strengthening Officer USAID Project Jobs – ACORD-U

  

Job Title:    Household Economic
Strengthening Officer (5 Job Vacancies)

Organisation: Agency for Cooperation in Research and
Development-Uganda (ACORD-U)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to:
OVC Manager

 

About US:

ACORD-U (Agency for
Cooperation in Research and Development – Uganda) is an indigenous Non
Governmental Organization (NGO) working for social justice and development.
ACORD has been working in Uganda since 1979 with operations in over 25
districts across Uganda. The ACORD-U works in conjunction with people who have
been denied their basic rights, helping to better understand, to challenge, and
to change the situation in which they find themselves.

 

About USAID ICYD Project:

The Agency for
Cooperation in Research and Development-Uganda (ACORD-U), received grants from
USAID, to implement the “Integrated Children and Youth Development (ICYD)
Activity” in Central and Western Uganda (Mityana, Gomba, Luwero, Kyenjojo and
Kakumiro Districts)

 

Job Summary:  The Household Economic Strengthening Officer
will be responsible for both youth and Economic Strengthening (ES) related
activities. Under the ES docket the ES Officer will be expected to conduct
post-training supervision and mentoring of the Field Agents to ensure proper mentorship
of the ES groups by the Field Agents. The incumbent will identify ways to
improve performance and management of groups by the Field Agents. He/she will
work directly with Social Workers especially in areas of planning and
coordination of field activities and reporting. He/she will ensure that the
Para-Social Workers (PSW) meet their targets, attend group meetings as and when
they are required, collect data from the field and submit the same without
delay.

 

The ES Officer is
responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating activities for Youth in
the community. The job requires the incumbent to plan, supervise and coordinate
activities for the project aimed at reducing vulnerability for the youth and
children by using multi-sectoral approach to improve social economic status of
children and youth and their caregivers.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Development
Economics, Community development, Business Administration, Education or a
related field from a recognized institution

·       
A post
graduate qualification in project management will be an added advantage.

·       
Two
years’ consistent experience in a technical advisory/support role with an NGO.

·       
SYB
certificate and relevant work experience of managing NGOs community-based
children and adolescent health projects specifically HIV/AIDS, livelihoods and
child protection.

·       
Experience
in working with Local Governments systems is an added advantage.

 

How to Apply:

Please send your CV
and cover letter with 2 work related referees and a table showing your past 3
year salary history to: Human Resource Officer, Agency for Cooperation in
Research & Development, P.O Box 280 Kampala, Uganda by email:
hr@acorduganda.org or Hand deliver to Plot 1272, Block 15, Nsambya, Ggaba Road
or ACORD Mbarara Field Offices.

 

Deadline: 26th November, 2020.

 

NB: ACORD
Uganda is an equal opportunities employer that doesn’t discriminate on any
basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, thus, if you do not hear
from us by 4th December 2020 you are not considered. Female candidates are
encouraged to apply.

 

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