Youth Engagement and Entrepreneurship Officer – YIELD Project NGO Jobs – Food for the Hungry (FH/U)

Job Title:  Youth Engagement and Entrepreneurship Officer – YIELD Project  

Organisation: Food for the Hungry (FH/U)

Duty Station:  Mbale, Uganda

Reports to: Program Area Manager


About US:

Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989. FH is currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa with support offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, United States of America and Japan. FH’s primary goal is to end all forms of poverty World-wide. In Uganda, FH is operational in the Districts of Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat Districts implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in Kampala.


Job Summary:   Under the supervision of the Program Area Manager, supervises all activities of the Youth Initiative for Empowerment & Livelihoods Development (YIELD) project activities to ensure the project stays on budget, scope and time: Provide training and technical assistance to youth groups, businesses, VSLAs and exhaustively monitor project implementation. This approaches that improve the organizational performance of targeted heath facilities with emphasis of the above. Support will be strongly focused on working closely with other partners and stakeholders supporting Health System Strengthen components that is to say. Health Information Systems, health workforce, service delivery essential medicines and financing in order to serve and empower Health Facility workers and Village Health Teams. This will include a focus on capacity building on service delivery advocacy for accountability of health resources and improving the communication between the facility and the community. In close collaboration with the District Health Office’s office, he/she will be responsible for the development of systems strengthening plans, monitoring and evaluating performance of these systems. He/she will ensure accurate documentation and reporting on District activities including training and monitoring is done.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Program Implementation and Delivery:
  • Coordination and Networking
  • Documentation and reporting:
  • Finance management and Budgeting

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Degree/Diploma in Public Health, Medicine, Social Science or health related career
  • At least (3) three years of progressively increasing responsibility working for a technical assistance health program
  • Experience working on health systems strengthening activities, designing and implementing successful HSS approaches with government
  • Experience working with a variety of partners including CBOS, DHOS
  • Excellent Computer knowledge in information systems such as DHIS tools.
  • Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance at individual, health facility and district levels and in-depth understanding of Uganda healthcare system
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong interpersonal and professional relationships with local government officials, and other key stakeholders in the health sector
  • Language Skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English. Knowledge and working experience of KARAMOJA is added advantage


Note: A valid motorcycle-riding permit, including the ability to ride and care for a motorcycle is a must for this job


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies in one pdf file not more than 25MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to: The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda Email:


Deadline: Thursday 18th August, 2022 at 4:30pm.


NB: Please consider your application unsuccessful if you don’t hear from us by 15th September, 2022


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