Project Director / OVC Specialist USAID Grant Jobs – Youth Alive Uganda


Job Title:    Project Director / OVC

Organization:  Youth Alive Uganda

Project Funding Source: United States Agency for International
Development (USAID)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Director
Programs & Business Development


About US:

Youth Alive Uganda
is the leader in innovative children, adolescents and youth integrated
development programming since 1993. Youth Alive Uganda is a registered youth
led and children/youth focused NGO that implements children and youth
integrated development programs across the country in four thematic areas;
Health, Livelihood, Education, Human rights and skills Development and


About USAID Project:

Youth Alive Uganda
is an Implementing Partner on the five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and
Youth Development (ICYD) Activity in partnership with World Education Bantwana
Initiative and Education Development Centre. The goal of (ICYD) Activity is for
Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive the
support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive
lives. The USAID ICYD activity aims to improve learning outcomes, advance HIV
epidemic control in Uganda and ensure that children and youth have the
opportunity to lead resilient, healthy and productive lives. The USAID ICYD
Activity will deliver critical HIV/GBV/violence prevention and response
services to children and youth and their families in communities, clinics, and


Job Summary:  The Project director/OVC Specialist will offer
technical leadership for the ICYD Activity supporting project structure to
integrated OVC programming including case management, community systems
strengthening, advancing HIV epidemic control, economic strengthening, as well
as delivering critical HIV/GBV/violence prevention and response services to
children and youth and their families in communities, clinics, and schools.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

conceptual and technical guidance for the development and refinement of
standard operating procedures (SOPS) for key program interventions, ensuring
that they are evidence-based and in line with PEPFAR priorities.

monitor program quality and impact through the use of PEPFAR’s Site Improvement
through Monitoring System (SIMS).

the project’s learning and adaptation agenda by supporting evidence gathering,
documentation, and dissemination.

best practices and develop guidelines and training to support technical leads
and local CSOs.

abreast of new thinking and developments in quality and innovations related to
OVC programming and share relevant information as appropriate.

documentation of project results including but not limited to drafting project
briefs, project reports, developing conference and/or webinar presentations.

ICYD approaches and interventions are aligned with Youth Alive strategy,
program guidelines and policies.

oversight of relationships and compliance with donor regulations and grant

and maintain productive relationships with ICYD Activity support systems and
programs at national and community level so as to leverage OVC support.

communicate and publicize the project’s core interventions among relevant

Serve as
the primary Representative in technical meetings, coordination bodies and
working groups.

and build capacity of project specialists to deliver integrated OVC

effective use of the Project Implementation Tracking Table (PITT) to monitor
project progress in reaching its targets.

coordinate with the MEL team to ensure timely quality reports.

budget manager, assure proper coordination with the Grants and Compliance
Manager for the development and maintenance of the annual budget

financial oversight of the project expenses and maintain an updated budget
status report.

closely with program, MEL and finance teams to develop an estimate of cash
needs for funds on quarterly basis to be approved by supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate should hold a Master’s degree or its equivalent in humanities
or a closely related field.

At least
five to six years’ professional field experience in integrated OVC programming

knowledge and understanding of OVC case management, economic strengthening,
sexual and gender based violence and community strengthening.

knowledge and understanding of Positive Youth Development approach and
youth-led programming.

experience working in consortiums with both international and local NGO

knowledge and understanding of USAID reporting guidelines

to apply program quality standards to project design and organizational

to set clear goals and manage subordinates to achieve them.

to collaborate effectively with staff and stakeholders.

to manage financial resources with integrity.

written and oral communications skills in English

interpersonal, cross -cultural and training/mentoring skills


How to Apply:

All interested
candidates should send their application letters and resumes (no academic
documents) in a SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT to The subject
of the email should contain job title and name of the candidate.


Hand delivered applications will not be considered.


Deadline: 29th October 2020 by 05:00pm Ugandan time


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