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Education, Youth & Adolescent(EYA) Specialist job at Food for the Hungry

About the Organization

Food for the Hungry is a Christian humanitarian aid and global development organization that designs, develops and delivers solutions for more than 50 years so that children, families and communities can flourish. Collaborating with local leaders across sectors, we co-create solutions that build resilience by strengthening mental, physical and spiritual well-being. We serve nearly 10 million people in 18 countries so that communities have the agency and resources necessary to realize their God-given potential.

Job Description

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Program Director (PD), this role will be part of the Program Delivery Team. The EYA specialist will lead in making FH the partner of choice in Education, Youth and Adolescent programming in Uganda. Provide substantive and hands-on support to Area Programs (APs) and technical officers to implement the FH Y&A strategy. The incumbent will be the go to person for FH’s Community System for Accountability and Feedback (C-SAFE), Gender, diversity, Protection and inclusion strategic initiatives. Will ensure strong policy engagement, collaboration, private sector partnerships in the areas of Youth entrepreneurship, skills development, Adolescent, Sexual, Reproductive Health Rights (ASRHR), Y&A participation and engagement. Will also promote organizational growth and portfolio diversification and contribute to strategy development whilst positioning FH a cross all districts of operation in the EYA space.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Key Result #1 – Education, Youth & Adolescent (EYA) Program strategy implementation (20%)

  • Key Result #2 – Strategic partnerships development for business acquisition and growth (15%

  • Key Result #3 – Program Quality and impact (25%)

  • Key Result #4 – Networking and External Engagement with technical working groups, donors, potential partners (20%)

  • Key Result #5 – C-SAFE, Gender, Protection and Inclusion (20%)

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in Education development studies/social sciences, law, Entrepreneurship, Business studies.

  • Master’s degree in development studies/Social sciences, Education, Public health, Business Administration project management will be an added advantage.

  • Typically, 7+ years of experience in Education, Youth & Adolescent programing, compliance, external engagement, Gender mainstreaming, Safeguarding, financial and project management experience. Experience with working with private and institutional donors. This will include UNWFP, UNFAO, UNHCR, UKAID/FCDO, GIZ, KOICA, USAID, EU-ECHO, PRM

  • Non-profit ministry experience is a plus. Program leadership experience that includes risk and compliance management, financial, and opportunity development


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, Microsoft Office products, and virtual technologies such as Skype, google meet and/ or Zoom.

  • Ability to travel up to 40% of time per year in the country in sometimes remote and insecure locations

How to Apply

Complete Job Descriptions are available through this link https://rb.gy/6pjqdt
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 . Consider your application unsuccessful if you don’t hear from us by 30th June 2024.

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