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 firstname.lastname@example.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.