USAID OVC Project Jobs – Deputy Chief of Party at FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief of
Party
About FHI:
FHI 360 is a nonprofit 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 USAID
OVC Project Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for technical leadership
of the program to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products
and activities generated. He/she will manage the design and implementation of
key components of the program description and ensure adherence to global
standard of excellence in OVC programming. The incumbent shall provide overall
technical leadership and expertise to address the needs of orphaned and
vulnerable children, youth and their caregivers across child welfare and
protection; economic strengthening; capacity building; systems strengthening;
service delivery, quality improvement and advocacy. He/she shall coordinate the
development and implementation of the project technical strategies, adapting
global and regional technical resources and tools as needed for the Ugandan
context.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant for this USAID OVC Project job opportunity should hold a Master’s
    Degree, or higher in development studies, international development,
    social sciences, public health, or a closely related field is required.
  • Eight
    or more years’ experience in designing and implementing programs addressing
    the challenges faced by children affected by HIV or otherwise living in
    adverse circumstances
  • Five
    or more years of experience designing, implementing and managing large,
    complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for developing countries.
  • At
    least five years working in Uganda or another developing country is
    preferred.
  • Strong
    leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical expertise in OVC
    programming. Prior experience with child welfare and protection programs,
    systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service
    delivery, quality improvement or policy development is required.
  • Significant
    experience with programming to address gender concerns and programming for
    very young children and adolescents/youth required.
  • Past
    exposure and experience with a United States Government cooperative
    agreement preferred.
  • Strong
    interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Possess
    the ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow
  • Relevant
    computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard
    applications in MS Office)
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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