USAID OVC WEI Project Jobs – Deputy Chief of Party

Job Title: Deputy
Chief of Party
Organisation: WEI/Bantwana
Project Name: USAID’s
Better Outcomes for Children and Youth Project
Duty Station:  Jinja,
Uganda
About WEI:
WEI/Bantwana Initiative is a
Non-Governmental Organization that helps families and children orphaned and
made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS to access the comprehensive support and care they
need to grow into healthy adults.
About USAID Project:
The Bantwana Initiative of
World Education seeks a candidate for this position subject to award of USAID’s
Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda program—a
$24.5 million program with a large sub grant component.
Job Summary: The USAID
Project Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for overseeing project
implementation and ensuring high quality programming.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work
    closely with the COP to ensure that project objectives and targets are met in accordance
    with project indicators.
  • Manage
    and ensure coordination and program integration between senior and
    technical staff and program partners.
  • Work
    in consultation with the COP to identify and respond to partner needs for
    training, technical assistance, and capacity strengthening and facilitate
    systems strengthening and capacity building initiatives.
  • Stay
    abreast with the technical developments and new research in the OVC sector
    to inform an integrated program strategy
  • Ensure
    that gender is fully considered all aspects of program design and
    implementation
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the USAID Project DCOP job should hold a Master’s
    Degree or higher in international development, social sciences, public
    health or closely relatedfeld.
  • Five
    or more years’ experience designing, implementing and managing large
    projects involving multiple partners.
  • Demonstrated
    strong analytical, managerial,, leadership, communications and
    interpersonal skills. 
  • Past
    exposure and experience with child protection and child welfare programs,
    systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, OVC
    service delivery, quality improvement or policy development.
  • Significant
    experience with programming to address gender concerns and programming for
    very young children and youth.
  • Excellent
    English writing, oral presentation and communication skills required.
  • Fluency
    in Luo (North) or Lusoga/Luganda (East) strongly preferred.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to send their application letters with detailed CV indicating three
professional references should be submitted to the Human Resource at bantwana@worldeduganda.org
or hand deliver to the WEI/Bantwana Country Office at Rot 30, Nizam Road, Nile
Garden, Jinja. Uganda
Deadline: Friday, September 26, 2014 before 05:00pm.

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