Project Director for East Africa Youth Inclusion Project (EAYIP) – Heifer International

Organization: Heifer
Kampala, Uganda
International, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1944 in the United
States of America, works with resource constrained families in 125 countries
worldwide to develop innovative solutions to the underlying causes of hunger,
poverty and environmental degradation.
The Project Director for the East Africa Youth Inclusion Project
(EAYIP) will provide leadership to the development and implementation of a
holistic, impact-driven strategy and plan for improving the livelihoods of
25,000 young men and women in Uganda and Tanzania. The incumbent will be
responsible for a successful implementation of a five (5) year project that
focuses on increasing incomes through enterprise development and youth
employment in the Eastern and Central regions of Uganda and the Southern
Highlands region of Tanzania. The Project Director for the EAYIP will manage  the project’s activities, guide and supervise
project staff, manage partnerships; and monitor, analyze and address (as
appropriate) relevant policies and regulatory environment affecting the success
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide overall leadership and management of
EAYIP, including technical, administrative, operational, and logistical
direction of the project.
Coordinate the overall EAYIP operational
modalities, including interactions and relationships with Heifer’s HQ, country
offices, and partners in Uganda and Tanzania.
Steer EAYIP strategic planning and its
implementation thereof in order to guide and facilitate the achievement of the
project goal and objectives.
Design and implement youth-focused training
programs aimed at improving social, life and vocational skills in the
identified value chains.
Mentor and manage project staff and resources.
Build and strengthen effective project
Develop and implement plans for multi-stakeholders
engagement and learnings.
Work in liaison with local governments in
identifying and addressing social and economic barriers to increase youth
participation, especially young women, in the agricultural sector.
Build relationships with financial institutions
and the private sector to facilitate access to finance and market linkages.
Ensure compliance with donor requirements and
Heifer’s internal policies and procedures, including, but not limited to,
timely reporting on technical and financial progress reports, periodic project
reviews and documentation of learnings and sharing.
Work closely with project partners, develop and
implement exit strategy that will provide sustainability of impact created
through EAYIP.
Skills and Experience: 
The Project Director should hold a Bachelor’s
degree with ten (10) years of job related experience, preferably in East Africa
or preferably a Master’s degree with eight (8) years of related experience,
preferably in East Africa
Significant experience managing multi-million
dollar projects funded by major bilateral and multilateral donors.
Working knowledge of youth workforce development
issues especially in the rural communities of the East Africa region.
Broad knowledge and understanding of gender
dynamics in development, particularly among the young people.
Broad understanding of the different value chains
within the agricultural sector.
Strong leadership, teamwork, mentoring and
coaching skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
with Heifer’s HQ, donors, partners and local governments.
Fluency in English (knowledge of other languages
spoken in East Africa is a plus).
Exceptional writing skills.
Willingness and ability to travel domestically,
regionally and internationally as required.
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Project Director for East Africa Youth Inclusion Project (EAYIP)
25th January, 2016
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