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Job Title: Youth Technical Officer

Reports to: District Coordinator

Nature of appointment: Contract, 2 Year (Renewable based on performance).

Start date: 1st November 2017

 

AIDS Information Centre (AIC) is a national Non-Governmental Organization committed to improving the quality of life of orphans and other vulnerable children. AIC is one of the Sub Recipient CSO implementing the USAID/Uganda BETTER OUTCOMEs Project for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda.

The consortium partners for the Better Outcomes Project include: World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) as the prime partner; Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO), Mercy Corps, Youth Alive and Friends of Christ Revival (FOC-REV); each responsible for specific technical aspects of the project. The project targets 6 districts of Northern Uganda, these include: Arua, Kitgum, Gulu, Apac, Lira and Oyam.

 

The Organization seeks to employ qualified and competent candidate for the position of Youth Technical Officer based at AIC Apac:

 

Job Summary

The Youth Technical Officer is full time position responsible for coordinating Youth field activities on BETTER OUTCOMES Project for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda. He/she will work with the District Coordinator to improve capacity of Youth structures in communities and support implementation, monitoring and documentation of project activities, coaching, leadership, and support supervision of District Based Trainers to ensure quality implementation of Better Outcomes Youth component

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement quarterly, monthly and activity schedules in coordination with the District Coordinator and Youth Officer.
  • Keep track of participants attendance levels in Youth Clubs
  • Coaching, Mentoring and monitoring District Based Trainers (DBTs) to reach Protection Economic Empowerment Clubs (PEECs), Peer Educators Clubs (PEECs), Girls First Youth Clubs (GICs) and other youth groups referred to the project.
  • Work with the Economic Strengthening Officer on rolling out economic strengthening interventions for youth among PEECs, PECs, Girls First and other Youth groups.
  • Work with the BETTER OUTCOMES Case Management team to ensure effective case management among the youth and referrals to respective service points for integrated services.
  • Compiling activity and monthly technical reports about key implemented activities under BETTER OUTCOMES Youth Program.
  • Work with District Based Trainers to map safe spaces for Youth Clubs
  • Build synergies with key stakeholders including Schools, local communities to support roll out of the Youth Program
  • Ensure all records relating to work supervision are accurate and completed in accordance with organizational/Project requirements.
  • Conduct evidence based mapping of youths who will be part of the program through PEECs, PECs and GICs in collaboration with M&E Officer.
  • Any other Duties assigned by the Supervisor
  • Monthly reports to the Supervisor

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field from a recognized institution.

Experience: At least 2 years’ relevant experience in community development, Mobilization, Training or Facilitation

Other requirements:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to adjust to changing tasks.
  • Ability to manage high volume workload
  • Have good judgment and ability to make sound operational decisions.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Work calmly under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to comply with set Organizational policies and procedures
  • Computer skills with expertise in word and excel
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • A confident person who displays initiative, creativity in all aspects of Youth Program development
  • Ability to frequently and compliantly travel between operational Sub counties.
  • Previous experience in facilitating Youth Alive EFL curriculum and knowledge of the local language is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of the local languages and residence in Apac is an added advantage.

 

How to apply: Send hard copies of your Application letter, CV including names of 3 referees, Copies of relevant academic documents, and a daytime telephone contact.

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Deadline for application: 20th October 2017

 

Application Submission / Delivery Guidelines:

If you believe you are the ideal candidate, please deliver your application with copies of Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional referees, copies of certified academic documents, and telephone and email contacts to HR Department AIDS Information Centre (AIC) p.o Box 10446 Kampala or by email recruitment@aicug.org

 

WE APPRECIATE AND ENCOURAGE MANY TO APPLY BUT ONLY SHORTLISTED WILL BE CONTACTED.