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Youth Technical Officer Job at AIDS Information Centre-Uganda ( AIC ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Youth Technical Officer

Jobs at:
AIDS Information Centre-Uganda ( AIC )

Deadline of this Job:
20th October 2017

Duty Station:
Uganda

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Job details:
Project Name: USAID/Uganda BETTER OUTCOMEs Project for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda
Reports to: District Coordinator

AIDS Information Centre-Uganda (AIC) works with other service providers to ensure access to high quality HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) services and information. AIC offers HCT services, SMC, HIV Care & Support, Sexual Reproductive Health services, BCC, Capacity Building and Development through 9 main branches, selected hospitals, health centers and antenatal clinics.
About USAID BETTER OUTCOMEs Project:
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.
Job Summary: The Youth Technical Officer will be 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
Key Duties 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
  • Tasked with 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 closely 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.
  • Carry out evidence-based mapping of youths who will be part of the program through PEECs, PECs and GICs in collaboration with M&E Officer.
  • Send monthly reports to the Supervisor
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Youth Technical Officer job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of two years’ relevant experience in community development, Mobilization, Training or Facilitation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High degree of 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.
  • Highly 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.
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications and updated CVs to:
Human Resource Department,
AIDS Information Centre – Uganda,
P.O. Box 10446 Kampala. Uganda
E-mail to: recruitment@aicug.org