Programme officer-Socio Economic Strengthening Job Vacancy in Uganda at TPO Uganda

TPO Uganda is a local national NGO that has been operating in Uganda for over 17 years now. Our projects target the most vulnerable communities delivering the following critical interventions; Care and Support to HIV/AIDS Orphans, Psychosocial Support and Mental Health Services, Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child and Livelihoods and Food Security Improvement.
TPO Uganda is part of a consortium that has been awarded a grant by USAID to implement a 5 year project that aims to improve the lives of vulnerable children and their households. The project known as SCORE will be implemented in over 30 districts and we are now looking to fill the following positions that will be available at the TPO Regional Office that will be established in Mbarara.

Job Title: Programme officer-Socio Economic Strengthening :
Reports to: Project Coordinator TPO Uganda

Job Summary
This is a frontline service delivery position. You will receive technical supervision and regular backstopping from the SCORE Technical Advisor Socio Economic Strengthening. You will support vulnerable children and their households to undertake socio-economic initiatives that improve their livelihoods and increase household incomes. You will also be expected to identify and nurture public- private partnerships that ensure that interventions identified are locally sustainable. Periodically you will be required to conduct vulnerability assessments of all beneficiary households to ascertain the level of change and improvement in the socioeconomic status of beneficiary households.

Key Responsibilities
• Establish and support village savings and loans associations in target communities to strengthen their socioeconomic status and improve their livelihoods.
• Train and mentor vulnerable households on the concepts of group savings, lending processes and group insurance schemes. Training will also include bookkeeping and investment.
• Working with program beneficiaries and other private and public sector actors, assist vulnerable households in identifying profitable opportunities that enhance value addition.
• Conduct sector studies to assess and identify the most economically viable undertakings in which vulnerable populations can engage.
• Working with consortium members, develop market linkages between village savings and loan associations with
private sector actors.

Job requirement
Minimum qualifications and experience
• The successful candidate should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Economics/Studies, Rural Economics, Micro enterprising or a related field of study. They must also possess a minimum of 3 years consistent field work experience.
• S/he must possess experience working with OVCs or other vulnerable populations on sustainable market-based programs.
• Familiarity with the group insurance schemes and the village savings and loan association model will be an advantage.
• S/he must have excellent report writing skills and possess strong interpersonal skills within teams and for good relations with partners and authorities.

How to apply
Application Procedure
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit their CVs and Application Letter including 3 referees and a table with salary history from your 3 most recent employers, addressing it to the Country Director TPO Uganda and send it by email to both the following addresses: dnansamba@tpoug.org and info@ tpoug.org.

The deadline for receiving applications is Friday 13th May Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted and any form of lobbing shall lead to automatic disqualification

TPO UGANDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER AND FEMALES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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