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

 

Job Title:    Project Director / OVC
Specialist

Organization:  Youth Alive Uganda

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

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

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
Mentorship.

 

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
schools.

 

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:  

·       
Offer
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

·       
Maintain
oversight of relationships and compliance with donor regulations and grant
requirements.

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

·       
Actively
communicate and publicize the project’s core interventions among relevant
stakeholders.

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

·       
Supervise
and build capacity of project specialists to deliver integrated OVC
interventions.

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

·       
Actively
coordinate with the MEL team to ensure timely quality reports.

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

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

·       
Work
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:

·       
The
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

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

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

·       
Previous
experience working in consortiums with both international and local NGO
partners.

·       
Extensive
knowledge and understanding of USAID reporting guidelines

·       
Ability
to apply program quality standards to project design and organizational
learning

·       
Ability
to set clear goals and manage subordinates to achieve them.

·       
Ability
to collaborate effectively with staff and stakeholders.

·       
Ability
to manage financial resources with integrity.

·       
Excellent
written and oral communications skills in English

·       
Excellent
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 careers@youthaliveuganda.org. The subject
of the email should contain job title and name of the candidate.

 

Note:
Hand delivered applications will not be considered.

 

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

 

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