Economic Strengthening Officer NGO Job Vacancies – mothers2mothers (m2m)

Organization:
mothers2mothers (m2m)
Project Name: USAID-funded
BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda
Duty Station: Iganga, Uganda
Reports to: District
Co-ordinator
About US:
mothers2mothers (m2m) is an international non-governmental organization
based in Cape Town, SA, dedicated to providing education and support to
pregnant women and mothers living with HIV, and preventing mother-to-child
transmission. Since its inception, m2m has reached more than one million
mothers in seven countries. Founded in Cape Town in 2001, m2m is a partner in
the United Nations’ Global Plan towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections
among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive.
About USAID BETTER OUTCOMES
Project:
World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) is implementing the five- year
USAID funded BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern
Uganda. The goal of the project is to improve the wellbeing of children and
youth orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and other adversities in Eastern and
Northern Uganda. BETTER OUTCOMES is implemented by a consortium of five
partners, namely: WEI/B as the prime partner; Mercy Corps, Uganda Women’s
Efforts to Save Orphans (UWESO), Youth Alive, Friends of Christ Revival
(FOC-REV) and m2m; each responsible for specific technical aspects of the
project. The project is being implemented in 20 districts of Eastern and
Northern Uganda.
Job Summary: The Economic
Strengthening Officer will be responsible for coordinating all project
activities related to Result Area I (Orphaned and  other vulnerable children, youth and their
caregivers are better economically empowered to access core services) in the
District to achieve the project Goal.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Programme Development and Implementation:
·        
Develop and share with FAs, CBTs and DBTs
periodic work plans for Economic strengthening
·        
Provide leadership in identifying, profiling,
verification of HHs in destitutions and facilitating linkages with appropriate
social protection programs.
·        
Provide oversight to ensure that implementation
of VSLA+, youth focused, market systems and group based education are in line
with the BOCY Economic Strengthening technical guide and strategies.
·        
Provide routine monitoring and support
supervision to the CBTs and DBTs to ensure quality programming
·        
Coordinate/Prepare and submit key VSLA, Youth
(Group Based Education – GICs, PECs and PEECs) and market based progress
performance reports such as monthly narrative reports and VSLA+ MIS. Ensure
VSLA MIS reports are shared with Local Government quarterly and BOCY (by 5th of
the new quarter)
·        
Support the ES team in rolling out the private
sector led initiatives in the agribusiness, micro franchising, NFE and SMEs
sector
·        
Monitor the private sector led activities to
ensure that the agreed deliverables are achieved
·        
Mentor and train staff and other relevant
partners on VSLA+ methodology and ensure OVC Fund modal is well implemented
among VSLA groups 
·        
Monitor, control, supervise and coordinate FAs,
DBTs, and other community volunteers in the District to ensure the Group Based
activities are on course at all times
·        
Provide supervision to sub county Field
Assistants to ensure proper implementation of 
planned activities/interventions
·        
Participate in work planning, development and
execution of project activity schedule and budgets
Human Resource, Training and Development
·        
Take lead in identifying training needs for FAs,
CBTs, DBTs and PSWs in Economic Strengthening interventions
·        
Coordinate training with Consortium partners in
Economic Strengthening to ensure an integrated service delivery model.
·        
Conduct post training evaluations, coaching and
mentorship sessions with FAs, CBTs, DBTs and PSWs in Economic Strengthening
·        
Provide mentorship, coaching and support
supervision to Field assistants, CBTs, DBTs and para social workers in
improving livelihood at community and household level 
·        
Carry out performance appraisal for CBTs and
DBTs periodically and set their performance targets
Representation, Networking and Coordination
·        
Represent the project in Production department
meetings and share updates on project interventions within the district. 
·        
Conduct/participate in monthly review meetings
with FAs, CBTs and DBTs
·        
Coordinate Economic Strengthening activities
between the District Production department and sub county level
·        
Support VSLAs and other youth groups to register
at District level and benefit from government programs
·        
Carry out quarterly planning meetings with CBTs
and DBTs
·        
Oversee monthly case management meetings (case
conferences) with FAs, para social workers and other OVC service providers with
in the district
·        
Steering the process of partnership development
and liaising with other OVC and youth service points (health centres, schools,
police, local councils etc) to ensure effective cross referrals and linkages
Project Monitoring and Documentation:
·        
Compile and triangulate reports from Field
Officers on Economic Strengthening to write a district report for upward
sharing
·        
Carry out spot checks and visits to groups,
households and areas within the district of operation for effective service
delivery to beneficiary households
·        
Regularly analyze data and reports submitted by
FAs, CBTs and DBTs for compliancy and quality assurance before submission to
District Coordinator, CDOs and Production department.
·        
Updating and maintaining an up-to-date database
for all beneficiary households and ensure all relevant data collection are well
administered/maintained for accuracy and completeness.
·        
Mentor and support FAs, CBTs, DBTs and PSWs in
report writing and effective documentation of project activities.
·        
Review and provide feedback to FAs, CBTs and
DBTs on their weekly case management updates and share uploads



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant for the m2m USAID Project Economic
Strengthening Officer job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree
in Social work, Development Studies, Education or Community Psychology.
·        
Training in Child Protection, Project Planning
& Management and Counseling will be an added advantage.
·        
At least three years’ experience implementing
economic strengthening initiatives targeting OVC and PLHIV.
·        
Previous experience in working with the private
sector and USAID funded programs/projects necessary
·        
Excellent organizational and interpersonal
skills;
·        
Fluent in oral and written English and excellent
writing skills; and knowledge of the local language
·        
Ability to work in a challenging environment,
under high pressure and ability to cope with tight deadlines;
·        
Ability to work both independently and
collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
How to Apply:
All those excited about serving in this prestigious NGO should send
their applications online at the link below
Deadline: 29th
October 2017
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