Youth Technical Officer job opportunity at FHI 360

Job Title: Youth Technical Officer

FHI 360 is a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology- creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries.

About USAID OVC Project:

FHI 360 is seeks to implement an anticipated USAID-funded regional Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) project in the Western and Central regions of Uganda. The project will work to increase access to and utilization of core services for orphaned and vulnerable children, youth and their caregivers. Services to be strengthened include health, nutrition, education, psychosocial well-being, and child protection (reducing abuse, exploitation and neglect).

Job Summary: The Youth Technical Officer will be responsible for the design, implementation and technical quality of strategies and activities addressing the health, economic, psychosocial and protection needs of vulnerable youth in Uganda. The position shall ensure that project strategies and activities addressing youth are evidence-based and in line with globally-recognized best practices; as well as aligned with Uganda’s National Youth Policy and USAID’s Youth in Development Policy. He/she shall also ensure that the project engages youth in all stages of the project to promote youth leadership and ensure that youth perspectives are taken into consideration.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for this USAID OVC Project job opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree or higher in youth development, social science or social work, or a related field required.
  • Six or more years’ experience designing, implementing and monitoring programs focused on addressing needs of youth in developing countries. Knowledge of adolescent development and positive youth development
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills.
  • At least two years’ experience living or working in Uganda or another developing country is preferable.
  • Prior experience with a United States Government cooperative agreement preferred.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Possess the ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow.

How to Apply for the job:

FHI 360 invites qualified candidates who should physically submit a cover letter, CV/resume including salary requirements to: The Human Resource Office, FHI 360 – Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda

NB: Please indicate the title of the position on the application envelope.

Deadline: Friday 14th November 2014.

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