DREAMS Social Economic Strengthening Specialist job at THE AIDS SUPPORT ORGANISATION (TASO UGANDA)


DREAMS Social Economic Strengthening Specialist job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 21 July 2022

Hiring Organization: TASO UGANDA

Job Details:

REF:TS/HR/PMGT/17: DREAMS Social Economic Strengthening Specialist 
Classification: Contract, Full-time
Reports to: DREAMS Manager
 Commensurate with training and experience
Duty Station: LPHS-Ankole Mbarara Cluster Office
Directly Supervisees: DREAMS Coordinators

Main Purpose of the Job: The DREAMS Social Economic Strengthening Specialist (SES) shall be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the economic strengthening components of DREAMS, liaise with DREAMS program officers, community volunteers to facilitate financial literacy, establish and support Village Savings and Loans Associations and business skills training.

Key results
• Village Savings and Loans Associations and business skills training conducted
• Roll out of SES evidence-based models; AVSI WINGS+ to enhance the Socio-economic outcomes for AGYW scaled up
• AGYW eligible for SES complete all packages (with fidelity) as per the DREAMS Layering guidance provided

Key Duties and Responsibilities

• Collaborate with other stakeholders to establish linkages to other financial s guidance of the Supervisor.
• Carry out capacity building initiatives on Market assessment, Busines coaching skills development.
• Strengthening development of enterprise and market opportunities for beneficiaries.
• Conduct ToTs and refresher trainings in VSLA methodology, financial literacy among others to enable clear roll out of these activities to the DREAMS beneficiaries.
• Supervise artisans and SES community facilitators in the delivery of SES activities.
• Collaborate with the Supervisor in the development of standards, protocols, manuals, tools, dedicated reports related to the Economic Empowerment objective, success stories, and other reports related to the organization.
• Maintain an updated database of SES AGYW beneficiaries and ensure all relevant data collection are well administered/maintained for accuracy and completeness.
• Under the direction of the supervisor and in collaboration with the other Program Officers, monitor and support the implementation of project activities at implementing partner and beneficiary level.
• Carry out other duties assigned by the Supervisors.

Person Specifications: DREAMS Social Economic Strengthening Specialist

Minimum Academic Qualifications: Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource Management, Social Sciences, or a closely related field. Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning & Management will be an added advantage.

Required Experience and Exposure
• A minimum of two (2) years' experience in household economic strengthening programming especially under DREAMS implementation.
• The holder of this position shall at a minimum have the experience in working with vulnerable young people in economic strengthening initiatives, in areas such as small-scale crop and livestock production, value-chain development, business development, entrepreneurship, financial services.
• Demonstrated experience in community mobilization, organization, management and mediation among local actors and partner capacity building.
• Demonstrated experience in training design, delivery and mentoring in subject matter relevant to this position.
• Commitment to and understanding of the DREAMS Program's goals aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches as they relate to building resilience to obtain better health outcomes.

• Ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically, and work. Effectively within a team.
• Fluency in written and spoken English; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Ability to work under pressure and deadlines.
• Sense of confidentiality; Good interpersonal communication skills; Excellence nonjudgmental interaction with beneficiaries and stakeholders, great listener; Initiative and the ability to anticipate situations, create opportunities or avoid problems.
• Demonstrated skills in the effective management of resources; Demonstrated teamwork and networking
• Sets clear goals and achieves them
• Collaborates effectively with staff and stake holders
• Manages financial resources with integrity
• Applies program quality standards to project design and organizational learnin

Key Working Relationships
Internal: TASO Program leadership and technical leads; Uganda Programming, Finance, Procurement and HR/Admin teams.

Key Professional Skills

• Sound coordination skills and a demonstrated ability to multi-task
• Demonstrated proactive leadership ability, as well as supervisory and personnel management experience
• Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
• Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills as well as good judgment and vision
• Demonstrates diplomacy, flexibility, and resourcefulness
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work effectively in diverse environments and under pressure

Other Qualities/Attributes
: Integrity, emotional control, confidentiality, openness, Team player, ability to work under mental and physical stress and innovativeness.

Application procedure

Only qualified candidates who meet all the above requirements are invited to submit their resume, copies of certified academic certificates, testimonials and three referees, two of who should be the present employer / immediate supervisor or last employer if unemployed, or any other if it is the first employment being applied for. None of the referees should be a relative, friend or business associate. All referees' designations should be stated and contact details included i.e. physical address, telephone/ mobile numbers and email contacts.

• All interested candidates MUST fully fill the TASO Online Job Application Form, scan and save all the relevant documents in one folder and forward only online applications with the relevant credentials on the Online Application Form
• TASO does not receive applications via social media especially NOT Facebook or WhatsApp
• TASO does not use an Agency to recruit except when indicated on the advert.
• TASO does not ask for money for Applications
• Only the TASO Human Resources Office handles Job Applications.
• While TASO appreciates all the interested applicants, only shortlisted candidates are contacted for interviews. In case you do not hearfrom TASO one (01) month after the closing date, please consider yourself unsuccessful.

Date Posted: 2022-07-14