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 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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