World Vision International NGO Careers – Community Engagement Specialist-Education

Organisation: World Vision
Reports to: Integrated Programs Division Director
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About WVU:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy
Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41
districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children
and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with
children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all
applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
“Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every
Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Community Engagement Specialist will be support
the World Vision leadership in aspects of community mobilization to improve
reading and the interventions that promote increased school retention.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manages the execution of a rapid
    assessment to identify the most important causes of primary students
    dropping out, focusing on critical vulnerabilities for children at
  • Implements approaches to classroom
    management practices that will create a safer learning environment and
    improve retention.
  • Implements innovative and culturally
    appropriate approaches to equip students with skills to protect themselves
    from abuse and violence.
  • Mentors and trains on School Management
    Committees, School Management Committee Associations, teachers, parents,
    youth, other community members, and students for the purpose of increasing
    retention and child protection against violence in and around schools.
  • Provides training, TOT, support
    supervision, role modeling, and mentoring to teachers and youth regarding
    retention, child protection, and violence.
  • Implements community based approaches in
    collaboration with local authorities to promote accountability for
    students’ safety and to improve retention.
  • Works in liaison with appropriate
    authorities and other USG implementing partners to support referrals to
    protective and health services.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Community
    Engagement Specialist Education should hold a Master’s Degree in
    Education, Social work, or a related field.
  • At least nine years of relevant field
    experience in educational development, with specific experience in working
    directly with community actors including School Management Committees,
    parents, teachers, youth, students, community-based organizations and
    other stakeholders to improve retention in schools.
  • Past exposure and experience using social
    mobilization approaches at multiple levels (national, district, community,
    school, and individual) preferred.
  • Prior experience working on USAID projects
    in a similar capacity preferred.
  • Strong oral/written communication skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Exhibit commitment to World Vision Core
    Values and Vision Statement
  • Possess the ability to exhibit exemplary
    lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context
NB: Only Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at
World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are
particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 30th April, 2015.
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