Thursday, 21 June 2018

Job Opportunity At FHI 360-Economic Strengthening and Financial Literacy Specialist

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Organisation: FHI 360
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

About USAID Project:
FHI 360 seeks to implement an anticipated USAID Uganda Feed the Future program that aims to increase incomes and improve livelihoods of households through agriculture-led economic growth. Activities will increase the institutional capacity of government institutions, the private sector, and civil society organizations, and will create incentives for agribusiness to invest in market systems and be more responsive to changes.

Job Summary: The Economic Strengthening and Financial Literacy Specialist will work with informal financial groups and institutions to foster savings and develop financial products and digital financial services that are tailored to target populations, including women, youth and marginalized groups. In addition, the ES/FL Specialist will provide overall guidance and technical expertise in capacity building of service providers that serve households in the targeted districts and financial education initiatives for delivery through savings groups, cooperatives, women and youth groups, farmer associations and community-based groups, and through awareness raising and SBCC

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the USAID Project Economic Strengthening and Financial Literacy Specialist job must have six years of experience in financial education/literacy and household-level economic strengthening initiatives, especially for smallholder farmer groups, women and youth.
  • University degree in finance, economics, business, international relations or related field
  • Extensive knowledge of the Ugandan agricultural sector and/or nutrition, or similar Feed the Future initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in economic strengthening, financial literacy, access to finance or related work in Uganda.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in financial product development (informal) in cooperation with Savings Groups, SACCOs, and with mobile banking.
  • Previous experience in developing and integrating inclusive-related content and messaging in communications, tools and training materials.
  • Prior USAID experience preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs and cover letters and the job you are interested in, stated in the subject line of your email to ugandafeed@fhi360.org

Deadline: Friday 22nd June 2018
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