Economic Strengthening and Financial Literacy Specialist USAID Non-profit Careers – FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization
dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally
driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition,
environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and
technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated
development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S.
states and territories.
About USAID Project:
FHI 360 seeks to implement an anticipated USAID Uganda Feed
the Future program that aims to increase incomes and improve livelihoods of
households through agriculture-led economic growth. Activities will increase
the institutional capacity of government institutions, the private sector, and
civil society organizations, and will create incentives for agribusiness to
invest in market systems and be more responsive to changes.
Job Summary: The Economic Strengthening and Financial
Literacy Specialist will work with informal financial groups and institutions
to foster savings and develop financial products and digital financial services
that are tailored to target populations, including women, youth and
marginalized groups. In addition, the ES/FL Specialist will provide overall
guidance and technical expertise in capacity building of service providers that
serve households in the targeted districts and financial education initiatives
for delivery through savings groups, cooperatives, women and youth groups,
farmer associations and community-based groups, and through awareness raising
and SBCC.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the
    USAID Project Economic Strengthening and Financial Literacy Specialist job
    must have six years of experience in financial education/literacy and
    household-level economic strengthening initiatives, especially for
    smallholder farmer groups, women and youth.
  • University degree in
    finance, economics, business, international relations or related field
  • Extensive knowledge of the
    Ugandan agricultural sector and/or nutrition, or similar Feed the Future
  • Demonstrated experience in
    economic strengthening, financial literacy, access to finance or related
    work in Uganda.
  • Extensive knowledge of and
    experience in financial product development (informal) in cooperation with
    Savings Groups, SACCOs, and with mobile banking.
  • Previous experience in
    developing and integrating inclusive-related content and messaging in
    communications, tools and training materials.
  • Prior USAID experience
  • Excellent oral and written
    English communication skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send
their updated CVs and cover letters and the job you are interested in, stated
in the subject line of your email to
Deadline: Friday 22nd
June 2018
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