Jobs – Economic Strengthening Technical Director at USAID OVC World Vision Project

Job Title: Economic Strengthening Technical Director-OVC

World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice in over 41 districts of Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary: The USAID OVC Project Economic Strengthening Technical Director will be responsible for all activities associated with improving the economic stability of households caring for OVCs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for promoting and ensuring that the program makes optimal use of Economic development models and frameworks to support vulnerable communities improve their household incomes, and contribute to well-being of children and transformation of families and communities.
  • Responsible for facilitating Learning through Evaluation Accountability and Planning in the operational areas and integration of cross cutting issues; Gender, participation, child protection environment and sustainability.
  • Consolidate programme work plans and technical reports into quarterly and annual reports Play a strong role in fundraising, initiating public private partnership, advocacy

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The OVC Project employee should hold a Master’s Degree or higher in social sciences or social work, or a closely related field
  • A minimum of three or more experience in designing, implementing and managing household economic strengthening initiatives in/for developing countries.
  • Past exposure and experience in leveraging private public partnerships
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Two years of experience living or working in a developing country is desired
  • Mature Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities
  • Demonstrated commitment to World Vision’s mission statement and Core Values

How to Apply for the job:

All suitably qualified candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to:  Please address the application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.

NB: Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 19th September, 2014

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