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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

2 Youth Program Officers Job at Community Volunteer Initiative for Development ( COVOID ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Youth Program Officers

Jobs at:
Community Volunteer Initiative for Development ( COVOID )

Deadline of this Job:
5:00pm Monday, 25th June 2018

Duty Station:

Job details:
COVOID is a Ugandan local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) operating in 6 districts of South Western Uganda focusing on 4 sectors of livelihood, gender and Human Rights, Education, Health Promotion, and Climate change and disaster risk reduction ( COVOID strategy 2018-2022)
In partnership with CRS ( Prime partner), and the two IPs of ACODEV, TPO Uganda, COVOID will be implementing Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY) a USAID funded program in Western Uganda over the next two and a half years. The Project will improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect of children among households in 3 districts Mitooma, Sheema and Ntungamo. The program will ensure caregivers have greater economic opportunities which will increase their resilience and make them less susceptible to shocks of vulnerability through a coordinated referral system that will provide integrated prevention and care services to OVC and their households.
Against the above background, applications are invited from qualifying candidates for the vacant positions as highlighted below;

Job Title: Youth Program Officer (YPO) 2 vacancies
Organization: Community Volunteer Initiative for Development (COVOID)
Duty Station: Mitooma and Sheema district
Reports to: Project Coordinator

Essential requirements and qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 years’ experience in youth programming
  • Ability to mentor the youth in Aflateen (youth empowerment program)
  • Experience working with youth and young adults
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organization and administrative skills, with high attention to detail
  • Well-developed problem solving skills with an ability to remain calm in a challenging situation
  • Ability to be innovative and improve practices, documents and processes
  • Good facilitation skills from small to large group participation and the ability to implement and lead a variety of appropriate activities for various age groups, abilities and situations
  • Highly competent in Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to work to budget, timeframe and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to show flexibility in work hours some evening and weekend work will be required
  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations to a variety of audiences
  • Desirable: ability to ride Class A-Motorcycles with a valid riding permit
Job application procedure
All qualified candidates should by hand or email deliver their application letters, Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and work related certificates as well as contact details of three professional referees as one document file to:
The Executive Director
Community Volunteer Initiative for Development -COVOID
Nyakasharu T.C, Rubirizi Town-council
Rubirizi district
P.O Box 93 Rubirizi. 
NOTE: Applicants should indicate their preferred duty station on their application letters.
Deadline: By 5:00pm Monday, 25th June 2018
Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification