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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Director of Capacity Strengthening – Social and Behavior Change For Transformation. Job at FHI 360 - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Director of Capacity Strengthening – Social and Behavior Change For Transformation

Jobs at:
FHI 360

Deadline of this Job:
12th April 2019
Duty Station:

Kampala , Uganda , East Africa , 00256 , UG

Date Posted: 8th April 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full_Time , Currency: UGX , Value: 4500000 , Minimum: 3150000 , Maximum: 13500000 , Period: MONTH
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, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions for an anticipated USAID Uganda Project "The Social and Behavior Change for Transformation (SBC4T) Activity will aim to increase the ability of individuals, households, and communities to adopt priority behaviors that will result in improved health and development outcomes through social and behavior change (SBC). The focus will be on family planning and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS; malaria; nutrition; maternal, neonatal, and child health; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); emerging pandemic threats and other infectious diseases; and, to a certain extent, other non-health development activities in education, economic growth, and democracy and governance, as the need arises."
The Director of Capacity Strengthening will oversee capacity and institution strengthening for the anticipated Social and Behavior Change for Transformation (SBC4T) Project. S/he will direct the provision of technical assistance support to public and private organizations in a number of technical areas, including SBC, institutional development, collaboration, and coordination with an array of partners (e.g. government, nongovernmental). The Capacity Strengthening Director will work under the oversight of the COP. This position is contingent upon funder approval of key personnel and availability of funds.

Job Responsibilities:
• Provide leadership in capacity strengthening including the design of strategies and tools to guide activities with the GOU, civil society partners, and US government partners
• Develop and oversee the implementation of capacity strengthening approaches at the national, regional, and district levels.
• Lead the design, delivery, and monitoring of technical assistance plans to strengthen partners’ ability to design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based SBC.
• Provide support to the GOU to design and implement improved systems for SBC planning and implementation
• Assess institutional systems and SBC capacities, and develop plans
• Ensure the Team’s efforts are coordinated and conducted in accordance with the plans
• Guide and monitor implementation of activities to achieve the goals of the project, ensuring that required inputs are in place on time
• Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree or its International equivalent in Organizational Development, Public Health, Education, Social Science, or a related field
• At least eight years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility in the design and management of complex, large capacity and institution strengthening activities in Uganda or other similar environments involving multiple stakeholders
• Strong understanding and previous experience working with, advising, and providing capacity strengthening to the Government of Uganda and Ugandan non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, and other local non-state organizations
• Demonstrated knowledge of capacity strengthening methodologies at the system, organization, and individual level
• Demonstrated strong technical, programming, and management skills
• Professional training and experience with adult learning methods, training or facilitation, organizational capacity assessments, mapping, and planning
• Exceptional oral/written communication skills (including oral presentation skills) in English; one or more additional languages a plus
• Strong understanding and expertise in SBC
• Proven ability to work as an effective team member
• Demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills and experience working in collaboration with partners, donors, and NGOs
• Ability to set priorities while multi-tasking, and to meet deadlines
• Ability to work and travel within Uganda

Job application procedure
Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV including salary requirements/expectations by email to: not later than Friday, 12th April 2019. Please indicate the title of the position in the email subject line.

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