Education, Youth & Adolescent Officer Job Vacancy at Food for the Hungry (FH/U)

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Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989. FH is currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa with support offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, United States of America and Japan. FH’s primary goal is to end all forms of poverty World-wide. FH promotes practice of performance, accountability, and risk management in line with FH’s “Transforming Field Experience (TFE)” re-imagination initiative. In Uganda, FH is operational in the Districts of Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat Districts implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in Kampala.

FH Culture:

All we do, and how we do it, seeks to promote God’s beauty, goodness, and truth in a broken world. As such, we are defined by our ability to make people’s lives measurably better; our ability to deliver impact is the measure of our collective success. For we know that we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has already prepared in advance for us to do. At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of values called Heartbeat Values.

EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

FH/Uganda is actively seeking for qualified candidates committed to its Heartbeat and Corporate Strategy to fill the career opening on a rolling basis;

Position Type: Full Time National Staff

Location: Kween

Reports to: Program Area Manager

Contract Length: 2 years (Fixed/with possibility of extension)

Start Date: Immediate

Position Summary:

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Program Area Manager (PAM), Supervise all Education, Youth and Adolescent (EYA) project activities to ensure the project stays on budget, scope and time; Ensure the EYA project is implemented in line with FH’s EYA technical program and strategy. The incumbent will be responsible for Contextualizing and aligning the Education strategies to the requirements and/or policies that the local government has and to the reality of the country. Trains the staff and volunteers for the appropriate implementation of the sectoral strategies and advise and oversee the effective implementation and management of the EYA components including Gender, inclusion, literacy and numeracy instruction for teachers and learners, ECD through care groups, out of school learning and empowerment of Youth and Adolescents.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Key Result #1 –Project Planning and Implementation

Key Result #2 –Stakeholders Engagement, Networking and Collaboration

Key Result #3 –Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation

Key Result #4 – Child, Adolescent and Youth Participation

Job Level Specifications

  • Vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a Christian commitment to serving the poor and in full agreement with FH’s Christian beliefs expressed in The Heartbeat.
  • Demonstrated computer -operating skills, including proficiency in Google platforms, shoppingmode Microsoft Office products, and virtual technologies such as Skype, google meet and/ or Zoom.
  • A valid motorcycle riding permit, including the ability to ride and care for a motorcycle.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Early Childhood Development/Education, development studies and relevant work experience
  • A post graduate qualification in a relevant field is an added advantage.
  • Typically, 4+ years of experience in program management, compliance, financial management experience. Experience with working with private and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge in value chain development, income generating activities and VSLA is desirable.
  • Experience in teaching /training adult learners. Training in basic household nutrition practices will be added advantage.

Language Skills

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals is satisfactory. Ability to speak local language of the area is an added advantage.

How to Apply

NOTE:

*Complete Job Descriptions are available by contacting mnagawa@fh.org or iaber@fh.org

Employment with FH offers an attractive package which includes; a good salary commensurate to one’s role, a good medical insurance package for staff and dependents, provident fund, GPA and provision for other statutory requirements.

FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies in one pdf file not more than 25MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to:

The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda Email: recruitment-fhuganda@fh.org not later than Friday 25th November, 2022 at 4:30pm. Consider your application unsuccessful if you don’t hear from us by 20th December, 2022

Safeguarding & Protection Clause:

FH strives to provide an environment free from Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat, Anti -Fraud, Safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Food for the Hungry Safeguarding, Anti-Fraud & HR policy. In line with this we will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By applying, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Disclaimer: It has come to our attention that several agencies or persons, are claiming to be acting on Food for the Hungry’s (FH)behalf in recruiting or facilitating the recruitment of personnel. FH does not outsource its recruitment process to any organization or agency which, through website postings, mass e-mail messages or otherwise claims to be doing recruitment on its behalf. FH does not solicit money for any part of its recruitment processes including short-listing, interviews, background, and/or medical check-ups. FH will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondence or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity.

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