2 USAID LARA Program Coordinator Career Jobs – RTI International

Organization: RTI
International
Project Name: USAID Literacy
Achievement and Retention Activity Program (LARA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Technical
Advisor
About RTI:
RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes,
dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.
Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to
governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and
pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced
technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and
the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
About USAID LARA Program:
RTI International is implementing the United States Agency for
International Development (USAID) funded Literacy Achievement and Retention
Activity under Cooperative Agreement # AID-617A-15-00009. The 5-year
USAID/Uganda Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity is expanding the
Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) early grade reading ‘ program and
supporting the implementation of the National Strategic Plan on Violence
against Children in Schools (VACiS) 2015-2020. It seeks to reinforce the
implementation of the MoES 2014 Reporting, Tracking, Referral, and Response
(RTRR) Guidelines in the 28 implementation districts. The project seeks to fill
positions in 10 districts across Uganda including Bukomansimbi, Mukono, Rakai,
Mityana, Sembabule, Gomba, Gulu, Lira, Omoro and Oyam.
Job Summary: The role of the
Program Coordinator is fourfold: 1) Ensure fidelity in Community level activity
implementation, 2) Provide technical assistance and training support for
Journeys activities to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) implementing
partners at community, 3) Represent the project to clients, stakeholders, and
partners at district and school level, and 4) Capture learning ensuring that
monitoring, learning and adaptation is captured, disseminated at the
school-level and shared and discussed with MoES and other key district
partners. The position reports directly to the Technical Advisor and is based
in Kampala office with 75% time in the districts.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will steer the
    implementation of Journeys for community activities among community
    members to ignite the commitment of community members and change agents.
    S/he will inspire school- and community-driven initiatives that will
    implement prevention of VACiS and MoES RTRR in the community.
  • The jobholder will also work with other
    OVC implementing partners to conduct participatory and reflective
    trainings for Change agent teams in the community who will cascade the use
    of these same interactive methods to promote an atmosphere of caring and
    support for all learners in the community.
  • This position will work closely with the
    Technical Advisor and the Senior Program Specialist to train OVC partners
    and two change agents from each community in Journeys for Communities and
    INSPIRE Strategy for engaging parent and caregiver support and response
    and support services.
  • The incumbent will also work with child
    protection actors to catalyze access to, progress on, and resolution of
    referral services for victims / survivors of VACiS.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID LARA
    Project Program Coordinator job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree
    or Bachelor’s degree in Education
  • At least five years’ experience in
    violence against children prevention and familiar with child protection
    actors and interventions at community level or a combination of education
    and experience in a similar capacity.
  • Applicants should be mature individuals
    who can call upon years of experience and support the project during
    different implementation cycles.
  • Previous experience of working on a US
    government funded program is required.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send updated
CVs including three work related referees and cover letters to the Human
Resource Manager by e-mail to info@lara.rti.org.  Please clearly indicate the position title in
the subject of the E-mail.
Deadline: 4th March,
2017
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