Jobs – Deputy Chief of Party at USAID OVC WEI Project

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party

WEI/Bantwana Initiative is a Non-Governmental Organization that helps families and children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS to access the comprehensive support and care they need to grow into healthy adults.

About USAID Project:

The Bantwana Initiative of World Education seeks a candidate for this position subject to award of USAID’s Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda program—a $24.5 million program with a large sub grant component.

Job Summary: The USAID Project Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for overseeing project implementation and ensuring high quality programming.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with the COP to ensure that project objectives and targets are met in accordance with project indicators.
  • Manage and ensure coordination and program integration between senior and technical staff and program partners.
  • Work in consultation with the COP to identify and respond to partner needs for training, technical assistance, and capacity strengthening and facilitate systems strengthening and capacity building initiatives.
  • Stay abreast with the technical developments and new research in the OVC sector to inform an integrated program strategy
  • Ensure that gender is fully considered all aspects of program design and implementation

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Project DCOP job should hold a Master’s Degree or higher in international development, social sciences, public health or closely relatedfeld.
  • Five or more years’ experience designing, implementing and managing large projects involving multiple partners.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, managerial,, leadership, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Past exposure and experience with child protection and child welfare programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, OVC service delivery, quality improvement or policy development.
  • Significant experience with programming to address gender concerns and programming for very young children and youth.
  • Excellent English writing, oral presentation and communication skills required.
  • Fluency in Luo (North) or Lusoga/Luganda (East) strongly preferred.

How to Apply for the job: 

All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their application letters with detailed CV indicating three professional references should be submitted to the Human Resource at bantwana@worldeduganda.org or hand deliver to the WEI/Bantwana Country Office at Rot 30, Nizam Road, Nile Garden, Jinja. Uganda

Deadline: Friday, September 26, 2014 before 05:00pm.

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