Youth Program Officer USAID Project Jobs – Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM)

Job Title:      Youth Program Officer
Organization: Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS
Initiative (ROM)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to:
Program Manager
About US:
Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM), is a
community faith-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) funded by PEPFAR
delivering a unique comprehensive model of care, which relies heavily on
community-based approaches that emphasize community ownership. ROM’s holistic
model cares for the body, mind, family and community, empowering individuals,
households and the community in all aspects of their lives while building
strong and resilient communities. Reach Out Mbuya delivers comprehensive health
care services through four clinics, multiple mobile outreaches and
public-private partnerships within Kampala, Wakiso, Nakaseke and Luweero.
About USAID Project:
ROM has received funding from Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
and working with Action for Community Development (ACODEV), as the Implementing
partners (IP) will be implementing a program: Sustainable Outcomes for Children
and Youth (SOCY) in the sub counties of Bamunanika, Buntuntumula, Kalagala,
Luwero town council and Kamira in Luweero district. 
Program goal: “Improved Wellbeing of Children and youth
orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and other adversaries. The program will
focus on 2 Result Areas: (1) OVC, Youth and economic empowerment of Caregivers
to effectively access core services; (2) Improve coordination of community
based clinical and socio-economic services for efficiency and effectiveness
along the continuum of care.
Job Summary:  The Youth Program Officer will maintain a
close working relationship with the Artisans, Cottage Industry Trainers,
District Production Department and YFAs and other relevant stakeholders in the
district who are able to support the program. He/she will be responsible for
the day to day implementation of the youth activities life skills and economic
strengthening activities within the district including planning, monitoring and
report writing.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Providing Technical oversight
    to the implementation of youth activities in the district
  • Consolidating activity
    reports for the district
  • Sourcing for Private
    public partnerships to support youth activities within the district
  • Identifying and assessing
    local partners (Artisans, agro enterprise trainers, market facilitators in
    the agriculture value chain
  • Facilitate the youth
    groups to benefit from Access to Government Opportunities and other
    business opportunities
  • Supervising Youth Field
  • Training youth on
    entrepreneurship and business development
  • Training youth on
    leadership and group dynamics
  • Supporting the youth
    groups to access financial resources to sustain and expand their value
    chains, through linkage with existing and potential markets as well as
    financial institutions that provide credit for agricultural value chains.
  • Linking the youth to
    identified markets and negotiation of contract agreements
  • The YPO will facilitate
    training of the youth groups on capacity strengthening to improve their
    life, livelihood, and literacy skills, provide agricultural extension and
    advisory services
  • Sensitize youth groups on
    livelihood diversification options along the selected value chains
  • Delivering quality
    trainings to Youth Field Assistants
  • Monitoring the quality
    service delivery to the youth
  • Mobilizing and assessing
    youth to participate in the program

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Social sciences, SWASA, Development Studies,
    Community development or related discipline, project planning &
    management shall be an added advantage.
  • Three years of experience
    preferably with a large scale national NGO serving high risk children or
  • Experience in Youth and
    Livelihoods programming.
  • Significant understanding
    of complex emergencies;
  • Understanding of USAID
  • Ability to work
    effectively with diverse staff, parents and community members
  • Ability to implement and
    supervise a positive learning environment while incorporating academic
    enrichment programming
  • Experience with conflict
    resolution and/or crisis management
  • Previous exposure,
    experience and ability to coordinate activities of different stakeholders
    at district and community level.
  • Excellent report writing
  • Demonstrated ability to
    work effectively both independently and or in a team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal
  • Strong planning and
    coordination skills.
  • Excellent analytical and
    problem solving skills.
  • Excellent computer, verbal
    and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under
    pressure to tight reporting deadlines.
  • Action-oriented,
    entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning
  • Ability to work
    effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism,
    integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • A non-judgemental approach
    regarding race, religion, culture, sexuality and lifestyle is critical.
  • Fluency in both English
    and Luganda
  • Excellent working skills
    with Microsoft Office and a database package
  • Ability to ride
    Motorcycles with a valid riding permit
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are
encouraged to submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic
credentials and contact information of 3 professional references via E-mail to or hand deliver the application letter (clearly stating
the position applied for) to;
Human Resource Manager,
Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative,
P.O. Box 7303, Kampala,
Physical Address: Plot 1 Boazman Road, Mbuya 11 (Next to Our
Lady of Africa Church, Mbuya) or at St. Mary’s Health Centre – Kasaala Luweero
Deadline: 6th July 2018 by 12:00 Noon
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