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AVSI – Technical Advisor Meeting Point International – Uganda

Fondazione AVSI sta selezionando un/a Technical Advisor Meeting Point International da inserire nella sua operatività in Uganda . Durata 2 years mesi. Scadenza candidature 31/12/2022

Duty Station: Kampala

Starting date: 02.01.2023

Period: 2 years

Language: English

Reporting to: 1st (counselor): Executive Director MPI, 2nd: Country Representative AVSI Uganda

Aim of the position: Meeting Point International (MPI) is a Ugandan non-government organization. Active since October 1992, MPI has become known for its unique approach to HIV/AIDS which places a person’s inherent value and dignity as being of greater importance than any of his/her circumstances. Through the peer-based approach, MPI staff utilizes home visits, community talks, drama performances, and songs to reach out to the sick. Patients who may have felt alone, ashamed, guilty or scared are given an opportunity to feel supported, loved, and feel like they are truly a part of other people’s lives.
By providing a living example to their peers, the clients of MPI offer an encouragement whose strength goes far deeper than a solely technical intervention could. MPI invests in education as an avenue for self-discovery: it is a way for individuals to find their own worth and pride which comes with great human responsibility.
The Person MPI is looking for will support the Executive Director in the management of the NGO according its mission and values.

Main tasks and responsibilities

• To implement and develop sound internal procedures and rules to manage the activities and to address the requests of the donors and to support the local personnel to get the necessary Technical and Human skills to address these requests: (administration, projects, procurement, Agronomist, Social Workers, Adult Literacy Teacher, communication, security and health personnel, volunteers).
• To have knowledge of accountability and to be able to work with accountability system (Tally or similar) and financial reporting.
• To provide contracts for the personnel and providers, payment of the tax and deliver the periodical requested documentation to the government offices in charge for NGO activities according to Uganda law regulations i.e.; annual financial audit and activity report.
• To have management and International exposure in developing, coordinating the implementation of the educational strategy of the organization, project activities on Child Support – especially for orphans, Education for Primary & Secondary Schools, Economic empowerment and Adult Literacy of English of Women Groups – especially the vulnerable and HIV positive
• To implement Child Protection and Gender Base Violence Policy and develop new ones according to the requests of the Uganda Gov. and international donors at MPI.
• To take care of the premises where MPI implement the activities (MPI HQ, Kireka, Naguru, Sonde) in term of construction, rehabilitation and equipment.
• To coordinate with AVSI Foundation in Italy and Uganda to look for donors (national and international) and submit applications able to fund the activities that MPI is implementing or new ones
• To develop the collaboration with MPI partners (i.e.: Support International, CESAL, Insieme Si Puo’, AVSI USA, Abbracci Senza Frontiere) and find new partners, especially in private sector in Uganda, Italy and other countries where possible.
• To develop the MPI mixed farm and training center in Sonde, as training center and production farm to produce profit and support MPI social activities.

Essential Requirements

• Education: University Degree, preferably in economic or social science

• Work experience: At least 5 years in project management

• Language Proficiency: bilingual Italian/English

Required skills and experiences

• Additional experiences: Familiarity of the main social issues within disadvantage context
• Hard Skills: good organizational skills, excellent knowledge of Microsoft 365
• Soft Skills: outstanding communication capability, good team leader


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