Jobs – Economic Strengthening Technical Director at USAID WEI/Bantwana Project

Job Title:  Economic Strengthening Technical Director

Organisation: WEI/Bantwana

Project Name: USAID’s Better Outcomes for Children and Youth Project

Duty Station:  Jinja, Uganda

About WEI:

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 Economic Strengthening Technical Director is responsible for overseeing all economic strengthening programming for the program.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Steer the development of a household ES strategy and targeted interventions for vulnerable households. Ensure integration and coordination of ES interventions with broader program areas and ongoing partner activities.
  • Strengthen linkages of ES activities with NAADS and ES private sector, government and nongovernmental actors
  • Provide and oversee technical support to local partners to ensure quality monitoring and evaluation of ES activities.
  • Identify or oversee development of relevant curricula and training materials to build capacity of local partners.
  • Keep abreast of new evidence-based ES programs in the region and disseminate new knowledge to program staff.
  • Intuitively understand appropriate interventions along the vulnerability continuum and value added economic strengthening programming.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should hold a good Master’s Degree or higher in social sciences or social work, or closely related field is required.
  • A minimum of three years of demonstrated experience designing, implementing, managing and evaluating effective household ES initiatives including: VSLAs, linkages across agribusiness and other value chains, and microenterprise
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, managerial, leadership, communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with a range of private sector, community and local government actors
  • Past exposure and experience and familiarity with integrated OVC programming and Uganda’s operating environment
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills. Fluency in Luo (North); 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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