Through secure livelihoods, VSO aims to ensure poor and marginalised people are able to access their right to a sustainable livelihood. This is particularly important in the context of Northern Uganda as the majority of youth either missed out on or had their formal education severely disrupted as a consequence of the conflict. The Youth Development Programme (YDP) seeks the support of volunteers to aid implementation, build capacity of NUYDC (Northern Uganda Youth Development Centre) and local Vocational Training Institutes (VTI’s). In total this placement is one of eleven placements based in Northern Uganda to support this programme.The Centre was established as part of the Peace Recovery and Development Programme (PRDP) and reports directly to the Office of the Prime Minister.
What does the role involve
- Carry out a general organizational assessment of the VTI’s to determine their current and future needs
- To support the development of Monitoring and Evaluation systems for VTI’s participating on the DFID funded Youth Development Programme (YDP) within the Langi sub-region
- Based on the organisational assessment and in agreement with the individual VTI’s build the capacity of the VTI’s on financial management, data capturing, reporting and human resource development.
- Support VTI staff to implement the development plans, and to report to the program coordinators (NUYDC) on YDP programme and finance related issues,
- Highlight examples of good practice and share lessons learned amongst colleagues, other VTI’s within the sub-region and throughout NUYDC’s network of learning providers and with NUYDC
Skills, qualifications and experience required
A relevant degree to the job requirements and at least 3 years experience in monitoring and evaluation, programme management or other organisational development role. Data analysis, reporting and programme management/implementation skills are essential, as well as strength in one or a combination of the following areas: management, finance, M&E, organisational development. You must be a self-starter with good communication skills and experience of working with low capacity teams. You must be able to ride a motorbike or willing to learn and staff development / people management skills would be an advantage. You must be a team player and understand the challenges involved in working in a slow-paced environment.And the rest....
During your placement you’ll be based in the small busy town of Lira. Lira has basic services such as, markets, hotels, banking institutions both international and local banks. We’ll ask you to commit 24 months to make a sustainable contribution to our development goals. In return, we’ll give you comprehensive financial, personal and professional support. We’ll provide you with extensive training before your placement, and our financial package includes a local living allowance, return flights, accommodation, insurance and more. When you return to your home country, we’ll support you to resettle.To find out more....
To find out more about volunteering with VSO visit www.vso.org.uk or to apply go to http://www.vso.org.uk/volunteer/ and reference U0605-010-001 in your application. On average it takes a minimum of 4 months to go through the application process, so apply now for departure in 2013.