Senior Technical Advisor – Uganda Integrated Child and Youth Development

  • Posted on 9 August 2019
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • Closing on 8 September 2019

Job Description

FHI 360 currently is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Technical Advisor on the anticipated USAID-funded Uganda Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity. The Senior Technical Advisor is a critical position with responsibilities for leading, mentoring, coaching, and training. He/she will collaborate with the Chief of Party to build relations with key stakeholders; support program implementation; and address operational and programmatic questions. He/she also will contribute to the strategies for all technical requirements and will provide technical expertise to ensure the fulfillment of project deliverables.

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and ensure effective technical performance of project deliverables
  • Provide mentoring, coaching, and training support to the project team and partners
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with USAID, relevant government agencies, bilateral agencies, and other NGOs, while being viewed as a knowledgeable resource on technical issues
  • Coordinate with the COP to ensure that the technical direction for the activity is fully disseminated among project staff, sub-awardees, and other key stakeholders
  • Engage local partners, the private sector, and other humanitarian and development organizations to promote effective collaboration and cooperation across the diverse teams
  • Contribute to knowledge capture and dissemination of learnings to key stakeholders
  • Design and monitor the project implementation through a CLA approach

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in education and health from an accredited university
  • At least six years of experience in relevant management, supervisory, and technical capacities working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this program
  • Demonstrated experience in education, health, or another relevant field
  • Experience in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in Uganda
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience building relationships and working alongside project stakeholders to deliver impact within agreed timelines

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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About the Organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit 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, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

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