Community Engagement Manager Job Careers – WEI/Bantwana


Job Title:      Community Engagement Manager

Organization: WEI/Bantwana

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:  SRGBV Advisor


About US:

Since 1951, World
Education, Inc. (WEI) has been working to improve the lives of the poor through
education and social and economic development programs. The Bantwana Initiative
of World Education, Inc. is a recognized leader in delivering integrated
comprehensive interventions to improve HIV outcomes and the quality of life for
orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and families affected by HIV and poverty.
Rooted at the grassroots level, WEI/Bantwana builds the capacity of
communities, civil society and governments to coordinate and deliver integrated
comprehensive services for vulnerable children and families while strengthening
structures and service delivery across the HIV continuum of care.


About USAID ICYD Project:

The USAID Integrated
Child and Youth Development Activity (USAID ICYD Activity) aims to improve
learning outcomes, advance HIV epidemic control in Uganda, and ensure that
children and youth have the opportunity to lead resilient, healthy and
productive lives. The USAID ICYD Activity will deliver critical
HIV/GBV/violence prevention and response services to children and youth and
their families in communities, clinics, and schools. Within USAID’s Journey to
Self-Reliance Framework, USAID ICYD Activity will build the operational and
technical capacity of four Ugandan Primary Local Partner (PLP) organizations to
become direct recipients of USG funding within two years while strengthening
government capacity to deliver core services to children within an integrated
referral network and case management system. WEI/Bantwana is a leader in OVC
programming and organizational capacity development in high HIV prevalence
countries in southern and eastern Africa.


Job Summary:  The Community Engagement Manager supports the
technical implementation of community-based SRGBV Prevention activities,
working in close collaboration with school-based teams to ensure smooth
referral and integration of school and community-based SRGBV programming with
case management and broader community social norms change interventions.
Implement community-based prevention under USAID ICYD Activity including scale
up of Village Child Case Management Committee (VCCMC) model, delivery of SASA!,
Stepping Stones and other prevention programming. The position will also
coordinate closely with the Case Management Advisor and other technical teams
to ensure case conference and district GBV and HIV data informs community
prevention activities. S/he will support technical capacity development around
Community Engagement of USAID ICYD Activity PLPs across all implementation


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

lead and coordinate scale up of the VCCMC model with PLPs in targets districts

and coordinate delivery of other Community Prevention programming including
SASA! Stepping Stones for out of school adolescent girls

Help to
ensure and coordinate strong linkages between communities and schools for
prevention service delivery and referrals for assessment and enrollment into
the OVC program.

With the
technical team, support scale up of integrated referral networks for HIV and
GBV prevention and response.

mentor, and support partner organization staff in the implementation of
community-based prevention activities.

technical support in the implementation of SASA! GBV and gender norms change
for adolescents, caregivers and communities

the implementation of work plan activities, manage and track budgets for field

and monitor trends, opportunities and challenges related to implementation of
Community Prevention activities

with the M&E team in tracking and reporting related targets

quarterly and annual progress reports and assist with writing other strategic


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold an advanced degree in Health, social work or other
relevant degree plus minimum of 5 years relevant working experience

At least
5 years proven experience in the design, implementation and management of SRH/
GBV /HIV prevention programs

in stakeholder engagement with local government at sub county, community LCs
and other community stakeholders and influencers

in working with multiple stakeholders leading coordination efforts

interpersonal and communication skills

to work independently, take initiative and leadership

with data analysis and Excel


How to Apply:

All applicants
should submit a cover letter, updated CV, and three references to:
with the position title you are applying for in the subject line.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 2nd October 2020 by 2:00pm


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