USAID Project Jobs – Early Childhood Development and Youth Specialist at ANPPCAN

Organization: African Network for the Prevention and Protection
against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN)
Funding Source: U.S. Agency for International Development
Project Name: Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in
Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Regional Coordinator
About US:
The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child
Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) Uganda Chapter is a national child focused
organization working to protect and promote the rights of children in Uganda.
About Project:
ANPPCAN will be implementing Sustainable Outcomes for Children and
Youth in Central and Western Uganda over the next five years. The Project will
improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of
vulnerable populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect to a
minimum of 625,000 children and 101,500 households in 17 districts in central
and western Uganda.  The Project is being
implemented by a consortium of partner consisting of CRS being the lead, Futures
Group, ANPPCAN and TPO.
Job Summary: The Early Childhood Development and Youth
Specialist will technically support the referral network between public,
private and faith based health facilities and socio-economic services for OVC
households; with a specific focus on increasing the capacity of service
providers to make referrals and offer child friendly services for very young
children (ECD) as well as age-appropriate services to very young adolescents.
The incumbent will work in liaison with the Household Economic Strengthening
Specialist, the Early Childhood Development and Youth Specialist will also
ensure that youth are participating in savings programs, income generating
livelihood activities and life skills education in their region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide strategic leadership of
    programmatic activities concerned with training and youth empowerment and
  • Provide creative vision, technical design,
    and implementation oversight to the training and development component of
    the youth development program.
  • Manage and contribute technical input on
    youth development training and develop the creation of appropriate
    training curriculum for youth and youth-serving professional
  • Technically support the formation of and
    activities for youth- serving organizations and networks.
  • Ensure that activities and milestones are
    implemented on track and that deliverables are of high quality.
  • Work in liaison with other partners and
    program staff to ensure project targets are achieved and exceeded.
    Maintain and strengthen effective working relationships with local
    partners and stakeholders, including government
  • Work closely with the team, contribute to
    the development and manage the implementation of annual technical work
    plans/targets, budgets, and reports.
  • Actively coordinate strategy and
    activities with any implementing partners, national and local government
    authorities involved in and responsible for economic development.
  • Coordinate closely with other team members
    and stakeholders on data collection to measure impacts, incomes, household
    and business investments, and savings.
  • The incumbent will serve as the technical
    lead and supervise staff and/ or consultants in the following areas:
    public-private partnerships, enterprise development, child labor
    prevention; workforce development for legally aged working children;
    occupational safety and health (OSH)/decent work, vocational education/
    training, microfinance/micro insurance access,
  • Youth and women’s empowerment or youth
    civic engagement
  • Producing timely, informative project
    reports, capturing project highlights and challenges.
  • Ensure that the program is implemented
    according to design, quality standards and schedule.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or a closely
    related field is required.
  • At least three years’ experience working
    in projects promoting livelihoods, training, and development interventions
    in areas including skills training, youth employment, income generation,
    entrepreneurship, youth civic engagement and leadership development, and
    social services for donor-funded development programs required.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in
    public-private partnerships, enterprise development, vocational education
    /training, microfinance/micro insurance access, youth and women’s
    empowerment, and child labor prevention.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of
    youth empowerment and development issues and experience in projects
    promoting leadership development.
  • Demonstrable training skills, development
    of training materials and capacity building of community based
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written
    communication and negotiation skills. Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Supportive attitude towards processes of
    strengthening staff capacity;
  • Leadership qualities, personnel and team
    management including mediation and conflict resolution;
  • Demonstrated skills in critical thinking,
    assessment and analysis; strong competency in conceptualizing and
    designing strategic frameworks;
  • Excellent communication, team building and
    training skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective
    working relations in and outside the organization;
  • Skills in report writing and presentation
    to ACODEV Management and other stakeholders.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability
    to cope with stressful situations.
  • Possess the ability to maintain
    performance expectations and strong working relationships in diverse
    cultural contexts, psychologically & physically stressful environments
  • Past experience with and enthusiasm for on
    the job training.
  • Computer literacy i.e. knowledge of
    Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet) required.
  • Desire to work effectively in a team
    oriented environment.
  • Ability to travel within rural Uganda.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit this
filled Application Form, download
and send it to this E-mail address:
Deadline: Friday 15th May, 2015, 5pm
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be

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