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 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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