Child & Youth Technical Coordinator – International Rescue Committee

The IRC in Uganda is
actively seeking a dynamic Ugandan national who will provide leadership and
direction in the development and scale up of the children and youth program,
which is currently focused in Northern Uganda. IRC has more than 10 years of
programming experience in Northern Uganda and Karamoja, including children
protection that focused on keeping children in school and out of the worst
forms of child labour. The current program focuses on (i) improving supply and
demand of adolescent friendly health services (ii) youth livelihoods through
apprenticeships and company agency model, and (iii) supporting young parents to
improve their parenting skills. The incumbent will be a member of the senior
leadership team and contribute at a high level to the future direction of Child
and Youth Protection and Development (CYPD) program in particular and the IRC
Uganda in general. The ideal candidate will have an established network of
contacts with relevant government ministries, donors and NGOs.


  • With support from the
    IRC CYPD technical unit play leadership role in finalizing of IRC Uganda’s CYPD
    Sector Strategy.
  • Lead the design,
    drafting and implementation process of projects, including annual work plans,
    performance monitoring plans, evaluations and logical frameworks to inform
    ongoing implementation and new program design.
  • Contribute to
    identifying new funding opportunities and play a leadership role in developing
    high quality donor project proposals and budgets that are consistent with the
    overall IRC Uganda’s children and youth sector strategy.
  • Provide ongoing
    technical advice, direct support and guidance to the CYPD teams in the field to
    effectively implement, monitor and evaluate program activities and ensure
    quality programming.
  • Ensure systematic
    budget management by regularly monitoring expenditures and making adjustments
    as necessary.
    Assist in identifying and exploring opportunities for the professional
    development of program staff under your responsibility.
  • Liaise with donor
    representatives and national authorities in Uganda to keep them abreast of the
    project and developments.
  • Ensure close
    collaboration and coordination with the other IRC sectors to ensure
    cross-sector linkages and sound technical approaches in relation to the Country
    Program Strategic Plan.

  • Advanced degree in
    education, social sciences or related field.
  • Minimum of four years
    experience working in Uganda at a senior level on projects dealing with child
    and youth programming, protection, and education or related fields.
  • Demonstrated
    experience in human resources, remote management, financial and operations
  • Strong writing and
    analytical skills.
  • Proven experience in
    project design, proposal development, report writing and conducting monitoring
    and evaluation.
  • Experience building
    capacity of local partners.
  • Willingness to travel
    up to 50% of the time to northern Uganda.
  • Fluency in English;
    Proficiency in Acholi, would be an advantage.

to apply:

Please send your CV and concise cover letter clearly indicating the position
applied for to: The Human Resource and Administration Manager, International
Rescue Committee, P.O. Box 24672 Kampala; OR Email:  Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and any form of canvassing will
lead to automatic disqualification. Persons who applied for this position under
a previous process are discouraged from applying again.

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