3 Fresher USAID Project Parenting and ECD Officer Job Opportunities – AIDS Information Centre-Uganda (AIC)

Organisation: AIDS
Information Centre-Uganda (AIC)
Project Name: USAID/Uganda
BETTER OUTCOMEs Project for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: District
Coordinators
About Us:
AIDS Information Centre-Uganda
(AIC) works with other service providers to ensure access to high quality HIV
Counseling and Testing (HCT) services and information. AIC offers HCT services,
SMC, HIV Care & Support, Sexual Reproductive Health services, BCC, Capacity
Building and Development through 9 main branches, selected hospitals, health
centers and antenatal clinics.
About USAID BETTER OUTCOMEs Project:
AIDS Information Centre (AIC)
is a national Non-Governmental Organization committed to improving the quality
of life of orphans and other vulnerable children. AIC is one of the Sub
Recipient CSO implementing the USAID/Uganda BETTER OUTCOMEs Project for
Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda. The consortium partners for
the Better Outcomes Project include: World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) as
the prime partner; Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO), Mercy Corps,
Youth Alive and Friends of Christ Revival (FOC-REV); each responsible for
specific technical aspects of the project. The project targets 6 districts of
Northern Uganda, these include: Arua, Kitgum, Gulu, Apac, Lira and Oyam.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Programme Development and
Implementation:
  • Provide
    oversight and coordination support for the Parenting activities in the
    district.
  • Participate
    in the development of project annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly work
    plans and scheduling of Parenting and ECD capacity building activities at
    community
  • Support
    the development of Parenting and ECD budgets and maintain high standards
    of stewardship and accountability for all activity resources
  • Provide
    mentorship, support supervision and coaching of Community Structures to
    enable them spearhead delivery of positive parenting services to
    beneficiary households.
  • Facilitate
    and strengthen linkages and coordination between Parenting and the ECD
    sector with the other components of the project (Economic strengthening,
    systems strengthening, case management).
  • Participate
    and work with project staff and Community structures to ensure harmonized
    planning and implementation of activities in respective thematic areas to
    achieve project goals.
Training and development       
  • Support
    identification of training needs of community structures in Parenting.
  • Coordinate
    planning and implementation of community dialogue meetings and Parenting
    outreaches at community level to strengthen parenting practices.
  • Identify
    and develop a database of model parents and design actions to strengthen
    their communication and advocacy skills in order that they are able to
    reach out widely in community meetings, out reaches and events to
    strengthen effective parenting.
Representation, Networking and
Advocacy
  • Represent
    World Education/Bantwana in technical meetings, events and other
    collaborative activities relevant to parenting and ECD.
  • Strengthen
    collaboration with various child protection service providers both formal
    and non-formal to ensure comprehensive service delivery to beneficiary
    vulnerable households.
  • Represent
    and promote program interventions in district, Sub County and other local
    partner agencies.
 Project Monitoring and Documentation    
  • Periodically
    follow up with project teams on implementation of planned and approved
    activities.
  • Conduct
    site visits and spot checks to Field Assistants (FAs) and Community
    Structures to monitor implementation at Community Level.
  • Take
    lead in technical development and compilation of district specific project
    reports for submission to the District Coordinator
  • Manage
    the documentation including electronic and non-electronic filing and
    storage of data on parenting, parenting tools, presentations, meeting
    minutes etc.
  • Develop
    monthly, quarterly, and annual activity and progress reports detailing
    trend in parenting activities and reported outcomes
  • Guide
    the compilation and development of project interest stories and case studies
    and share with peers, stakeholders locally, nationally and with donors to
    track stories of change related to positive parenting and ECD practices.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the USAID Parenting and ECD Officer job placement
    should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social work, Development
    Studies, Education or Community Psychology
  • Two
    years’ experience working with Child protection focused projects, OVC
    programming, case management and knowledge of HIV/AIDS service delivery
    among positive caregivers and children
  • Working
    knowledge of and experience with USAID funded programs/projects policies
    and procedures will be an added advantage.
  • Experience
    of working with a parenting and ECD Programme will be a great asset.
  • Willingness
    to work as a team member, taking on additional tasks as needed to ensure
    the overall success of the project
  • High
    level of attention to detail, ability to multi-task and work well under
    pressure in a culturally sensitive environment.
  • Strong
    analytical and inter-personal skills with excellent advocacy skills.
  • Strong
    organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluent
    in oral and written English and excellent writing skills
  • Ability
    to work in a challenging environment, under high pressure and ability to
    cope with tight deadlines;
  • Ability
    to work both independently and collaboratively as part of an
    interdisciplinary team.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications and updated CVs
, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contact and
details of at least 3 referees to the addresses below:
The Human Resource Officer,
AIDS Information Centre –
Uganda,
P.O. Box 10446 Kampala. Uganda
E-mail to: recruitment@aicug.org
You can also deliver your
application to AIC Offices: in Lira Senior Quarters on Plot 5, Dokolo Road, in
Oyam at former Red Cross Uganda, Apac opposite Magistrate’s Court Chambers and
Arua AIC Office in Arua Town.
                                 
Deadline: 18th January 2018 by 5:00 pm

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