USAID FHI 360 Project Jobs – Skills Development Specialist

Organisation: FHI 360
Project Name:
USAID/Uganda Youth Leadership in Agri-culture Program
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About FHI 360:
FHI 360 is a leading global
development organization dedicated to improving lives around the world. Our
professional staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic
development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting experts in
gender issues, research, applied science, behavior change and technology giving
us the unique mix of capabilities to address today’s diverse and interrelated
development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in
the U.S. and around the world.
About USAID Project:
FHI 360 is seeks to implement the
proposed USAID/Uganda Youth Leadership in Agri-culture program, that will
increase economic opportunities by helping youth aged 10 to 25, with a focus on
female youth, in agriculture-related fields in order to increase their incomes
and build entrepreneurial, leadership, and workforce readiness skills. Using a
positive youth development approach, this program will expand technical,
educational, and leadership opportunities to young people in the agricultural
sector in select districts in Uganda.
Job Summary: The USAID Project Skills Development
Specialist will be responsible for technical leadership and oversight for
activities related to the improvement of skills and competencies of youth, ages
10-25, so that they are better prepared for successful entry into agri-cultural
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Assess potential approaches for increasing
    opportunities for increasing learning opportunities for young people and
    develop a strategy to scale the most promising ones.
  • Develop an understanding of labor market skills in
    demand to inform project skills development activities.
  • Ensure that skills development and leadership
    activities are accessible to young women.
  • Promote age-appropriate learning opportunities based
    on developmental phases of different age groups.
  • Offer technical leadership in community engagement
    and leadership opportunities for youth.
  • With support from FHI 360 workforce experts, provide
    technical leadership in design, development, planning, and implementation;
    and capacity-building in quality technical, workforce readiness and
    entrepreneurship skills training.
  • Ensure that project strategies and activities
    addressing youth are evidence-based and in line with state-of-the-art,
    globally recognized best practices; as well as aligned with Uganda’s
    National Youth Policy and USAID’s Youth in Development Policy.
  • Ensure that the project engages youth in all stages
    of the project to promote $1 m Youth leadership and ensure that youth
    perspectives are taken into consideration.
  • Develop and maintains collaborative relationships
    with donor/ client organizations, relevant government agencies, and,
    youth-serving organizations, and other NGOs.
  • As a senior member of the project, the Specialist
    will be responsible for planning and scheduling work flow and timetables
    for the skills development project activities according to project
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should hold a Master’s degree in
    education, business, or other relevant field. A Bachelor’s degree in a
    relevant field with 10 years of experience may be substituted for a
    Master’s degree. Minimum of 6 years’ experience in workforce development
    with an emphasis on youth development activities
  • Possess an excellent track record of achieving
    results in similar types of skill development activities.
  • Demonstrated high-level technical, analytical, and
    interpersonal skills.
  • As
    such, the individual must be mature, a self-starter, a problem solver, and
    well versed in the world of business as well as the education and training
  • The
    ideal candidate has exceptional communication skills with experience
    managing complex projects and demanding clients.
  • Working knowledge of adolescent development and best
    practices to promote positive youth development
  • Expertise in delivering training to diverse audiences
    with varying levels of education
  • Possess critical thinking and technical writing
  • Excellent interpersonal and multi-cultural skills
    coupled with strong public speaking abilities.
  • Past experience in projects promoting livelihood
    interventions and youth employment with a focus on food-based economies
    highly desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Uganda’s vocational
    training opportunities.
  • Understanding of child labor issues, including youth
  • Significant experience with USAID or other USG
    funding highly desired.
  • Experience working with relevant government agencies,
    civil society organizations, employers, and unions.
  • Must have strong English written and oral
    communication skills.
  • Past experience working in East Africa highly
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidate who wish to join the USAID FHI 360 Project should send a
cover letter, updated CV/resume including salary requirements to:: The Human
Resource Office, FHI 360, Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda or
via email to:
Deadline: Friday 6th February 2015.
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