Big Lottery Fund UK Charity Jobs – Field Officer: Vocational Skills Training at Voluntary Action for Development (VAD)

Organisation: Voluntary Action for Development (VAD)
Funding Source: Big Lottery Fund
Duty Station: Soroti, Uganda
Salary: UGX 1,320,000 Uganda Shillings per month
About US:
Voluntary Action for Development (VAD) is
a nongovernmental organization founded in 1996 to improve the livelihoods of
the poor and disadvantaged communities, primarily targeting the most vulnerable
groups including children, women, youth, people with disabilities, and people
with HIV/AIDS and the elderly in Wakiso, Mpigi and Amuria districts through
empowering and facilitating communities to effectively participate in their
socio-economic development. VAD achieves this goal through implementing food
security, income security, agribusiness, peace building, family economic
empowerment, child rights, health and advocacy programs. In order to ensure
effectiveness, ownership and sustainability of the programs, VAD cherishes
community participation in the planning, management, implementation and
monitoring of programmes.
About Feed the Minds UK Project:
In partnership with Feed the Minds, a
charity based in United Kingdom (UK), VAD has received support from BIG LOTTERY
FUND, a UK based donor agency, to implement a three years livelihoods
development project in Amuria District, starting on 17th August 2015 and ending
on 16th August 2018. This project will focus on vocational skills development,
business and financial literacy for women and youth, and advocacy. VAD will
work hand in hand with St. Kizito Vocational Institute located in Madera,
Soroti, to equip women and youth with vocational, business and financial
literacy skills.
Job Summary:  The Field Officer: Vocational Skills Training
will oversee the mobilization of women and youth in Atiira, Amemia and Nyada
parishes and assess their vocational skills training aspirations and
capacities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The
incumbent will work jointly with St. Kizito Vocational Institute to ensure
effective planning, training and monitoring of community vocational trainers.
·        
He /
she will also steer the development of literacy materials for community
vocational skills training.
·        
The
incumbent will offer technical backstopping and mentorship for community
vocational skills trainers.
·        
In
charge of carrying out sensitization, guidance and counseling services to
women, youth and the entire communities in respect to selected trades
·        
Responsible
for assessing and linking trainees to potential markets and employment
opportunities.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
Field Officer Vocational Skills Training should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in
Entrepreneurship, Development Studies, Social Work, or any other relevant
field.
·        
The
applicants must have Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) and entrepreneurship
development skills
·        
A
minimum of three years’ experience of working with similar projects from a
reputable institution;
·        
Excellent
report writing, communication and interpersonal skills
·        
Ability
to work with minimal supervision and beat tight deadlines;
·        
The
incumbent should have good motorcycle riding skills with a valid Class A
driving permit;
·        
Proven
knowledge and skills in project planning, management, monitoring and
evaluation.
·        
Fluency
in Ateso and English
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
applicants should hand deliver their expressions of interest to VAD offices in
Amuria along with a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates,
three (3) recent passport photograph, copy of a valid driving permit, contacts
of three (3) reputable referees and any other useful information as the
applicant deems appropriate.  Send to:
Human Resources Manager Voluntary Action
for Development (VAD)
Plot 330, Block 10, House No.15 Bukesa,
Kiyindi Zone, Hoima Road,
P.O. Box 22281, Kampala, Uganda.
Email to: vaduganda@yahoo.co.uk
OR
Project Coordinator
Voluntary Action for Development (VAD)
Amuria Field Office Approx. 1Km, Orungo
Road Mobile: 0782656561
NB:
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Deadline: Friday, 17th July 2015 by 12:00
Noon
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