USAID OVC Non-profit Jobs – Youth Technical Officer at FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Project Name: USAID OVC Program
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
 
About FHI:
FHI 360 is a
non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in
lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff
includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic
Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology- creating a
unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development
challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries.
 
About USAID OVC Project:
FHI 360 is seeks to
implement an anticipated USAID-funded regional Orphans and Vulnerable Children
(OVC) project in the Western and Central regions of Uganda. The project will
work to increase access to and utilization of core services for orphaned and
vulnerable children, youth and their caregivers. Services to be strengthened
include health, nutrition, education, psychosocial well-being, and child
protection (reducing abuse, exploitation and neglect).
 
Job Summary: The Youth Technical Officer will be responsible
for the design, implementation and technical quality of strategies and
activities addressing the health, economic, psychosocial and protection needs
of vulnerable youth in Uganda. The position shall ensure that project strategies
and activities addressing youth are evidence-based and in line with
globally-recognized best practices; as well as aligned with Uganda’s National
Youth Policy and USAID’s Youth in Development Policy. He/she shall also ensure
that the project engages youth in all stages of the project to promote youth
leadership and ensure that youth perspectives are taken into consideration.
 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for this USAID OVC Project job opportunity should hold
    a Master’s Degree or higher in youth development, social science or social
    work, or a related field required.
  • Six or more years’ experience designing, implementing and monitoring
    programs focused on addressing needs of youth in developing countries.
    Knowledge of adolescent development and positive youth development
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical
    and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal,
    writing, and oral presentation skills.
  • At least two years’ experience living or working in Uganda or
    another developing country is preferable.
  • Prior experience with a United States Government cooperative
    agreement preferred.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relations
    with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and
    international donor agencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in
    English.
  • Possess the ability to work independently and manage a high volume
    work flow.
 
How to Apply: 
FHI 360 invites
qualified candidates who should physically submit a cover letter, CV/resume
including salary requirements to: The Human Resource Office, FHI 360 – Plot 15
Kitante Close, P.O Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda
 
NB: Please indicate the title of the position on the application envelope.
 
Deadline: Friday 14th November 2014.
 
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