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2 District Community Engagement Supervisor USAID Project Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)

 

Job Title:    District Community
Engagement Supervisor (2 Job Opportunities) 

Organisation: Education
Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Mbarara,
Uganda

 

About US:

Education
Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions
to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a
focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.  Since 1958, we
have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and
innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

 

About USAID Project:

The goal of the
five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity
is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive
the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive
lives.

 

Job Summary:  The District Community Engagement Supervisors
will supervise Community Mobilization Assistants in their delivery, monitoring
and documentation of community engagement activities around reading, school
retention, school-related gender-based violence, and child protection. The
District Community Engagement Supervisors will coordinate with local government
(District, City and Municipality) staff, education and Community Development staff,
and partners on Local Reading Support Plan (LRSP) and Early Warning System
(EWS) activities linked to participating primary schools. Working through the
CMAs, they will be responsible for working with and through schools and
community structures to implement quality interventions to achieve the intended
results of the ICYD Activity. Community support activities for reading will
dovetail with efforts to improve retention and school safety. This position
reports to the Senior Zone Manager and the Community Engagement Manager. This
is a full-time position with District Community Engagement Supervisors based in
the Zonal Office- Mbarara, Uganda.

 

As a member of the
ICYD Activity team at the zonal level, District Community Engagement
Supervisors

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Contribute
to ICYD’s Task 1 (early grade reading) by supporting community development of
Local Reading Support Plans (LRSPs);

·       
Contribute
to ICYD’s Task 2 (SRGBV) focusing on addressing primary school retention and
child protection through a combination of family, community and school- based
interventions that address known drivers of school dropout, including early
warning systems and other protection and violence prevention activities;

·       
Support
School Management Committees (SMCs), Parents Teachers Associations (PTAs) and
other community organizations to develop plans and strategies to address
barriers to enrollment and retention; identify and recruit age-appropriate
children; monitor attendance; and address school related gender-based violence
(SRGBV) at the school level;

·       
Contribute
community mobilization plans and strategies to an integrated zonal level
project work plan;

·       
Conduct
timely and quality planning, implementation and monitoring of all project
activities related to community mobilization at the zonal level. Plans will be
based on activities and interventions developed by ICYD technical teams
scheduled for coordinated roll out in the ICYD zones;

·       
Review
progress against the work plan on monthly, quarterly basis with zonal project teams,
local government officials and Community Engagement Manager;

·       
Contribute
to the capacity building and training of a team of  Community Mobilization Assistants based in
Zonal Offices;

·       
Prepare
written reports on project activities and results on a monthly and quarterly
basis;

·       
Provide
technical monitoring input for grants to organizations implementing Accelerated
Education programming in the target zones;

·       
Contribute
to quarterly and annual reports, success stories and other communications;

·       
Support
ME&L staff in tracking, monitoring and evaluating activities in the
assigned zones;

·       
Contribute
to organizing, planning and facilitating training and other ICYD
Activity-related activities;

·       
Actively
participate in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA) processes in place
within the project;

·       
Conduct
these and other tasks as required in support of ICYD Activity goals.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

·       
Bachelor’s
degree strongly preferred, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in community
mobilization and development related to provision of quality education and or
child protection, preferably including social behavior change activities;

·       
Experience
in implementing community awareness-raising/sensitization and advocacy
activities for education and child/youth wellbeing outcomes;

·       
Proven
experience working with gender-based violence (GBV), child protection, and/or
violence prevention programming;

·       
Knowledge
of local government community structures and structures for working with same;

·       
Experience
conducting community asset mapping and/or stakeholder analysis;

·       
Experience
conducting training for communities and other stakeholders;

·       
Proven
ability to coordinate and manage teams and to effectively mentor in one or more
project topics;

·       
Understanding
of the Ugandan education context;

·       
Actively
participate in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA) processes in place
within the project;

·       
Ability
to verbally communicate in an engaging manner and write clearly and concisely;

·       
Ability
to build effective relationships with all clients, peers, and stakeholders;

·       
Must be
able to work within a cross cultural setting, negotiate diplomatically, and
function well under pressure;

·       
Demonstrated
ability to effectively manage multiple projects to completion;

·       
Knowledge
of/experience with USAID or other donor-funded projects preferred.

·       
Language:
Fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of Ugandan local languages is an additional advantage.

 

NB: This is a Zonal
position. Preference will be given to locals based in the respective location
of the ICYD location (Mbarara, Uganda).

 

Note: EDC doesn’t
solicit for money from applicants at any level of the recruitment &
selection process.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 10th February 2021

 

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