USAID Project Careers – Skills Development Specialist at Plan USA

Organisation: Plan USA
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Plan International is a global
organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing
countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan
works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure
long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by
communities for generations to come and range from clean water and healthcare
programs to education projects and, economic empowerment, child protection
initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan’s activities
are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is
rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive.
About USAID Project:
Plan International is bidding
to implement the upcoming five-year $23 million USAID-funded Youth Leadership
for Agriculture project in Uganda. The purpose of this project is to increase
economic opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Ugandan female and male
youth ages 10 to 35 in agriculture-related fields in order to increase incomes
and build entrepreneurship, leadership, and workforce readiness.
Job Summary: The Skills
Development Specialist will be responsible for technical leadership and
oversight for activities related to increasing the opportunities for practical
learning and applied soft skills acquisition for youth, such that they are
better prepared for successful entry into agricultural careers. The incumbent will
oversee interventions for youth ages 10-25, particularly young women, which
will strengthen technical, entrepreneurial and work- force readiness skills
(including soft skills).
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Master’s degree in education, business, or
    other relevant field; Or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with 10
    years of experience.
  • At
    least six years’ experience in workforce development or youth activities.
  • Excellent
    track record of achieving results in similar types of skill development
  • Prior
    experience with USAID contracts a plus.
  • Demonstrated
    high level technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess
    excellent English written and oral communication skills.
NB: Plan International is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly
encouraged to apply. Further, Qualified Ugandan nationals, including those
living in the diaspora, are highly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:  
All candidates who are
encouraged should send a cover letter, USAID 1420 biodata form,download here, and resume in
English to our website with the title Skills
Development Specialist Uganda.
Deadline:  26th
January 2015
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