25 Fresher Community Mobilization Assistant USAID Project Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)

 

Job Title:    Community Mobilization
Assistants (25 Fresher No Experience Jobs)

Organisation: Education Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Kampala
and Wakiso, 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:  A total of 135 Community Mobilization
Assistants (CMA) will work with School Management Committees (SMCs), Foundation
Bodies, and Parent-Teachers Associations (PTAs), as well as Community
Development Officers and Assistants, to initiate Local Reading Support Plans
(LRSPs), school-based Early Warning Systems, and the community component of the
MOES Journeys curriculum in school communities. The CMAs will manage a team of
community-based literacy volunteers. The CMAs will be responsible for working
with and through community structures to implement project interventions to
support quality implementation of these components of the ICYD Activity.  Community support activities for reading will
dovetail with efforts to improve retention and school safety. CMAs will work
out of the following ICYD Zonal office- Wakiso/Kampala (25). CMAs will be
managed by District Community Engagement Supervisors.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Support
School Management Committees (SMCs), Foundation Bodies, Parent-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;

·       
Work with
the community to facilitate the activities in the Local Reading Support Plans
(LRSPs);

·       
Recruit
and train youth and older individuals who have successfully completed primary
school on the tutoring package by ICYD early grade reading officers;

·       
Provide
support to teachers, school staff, and community focal points for
implementation of an Early Warning System (EWS) to prevent drop-out and address
child protection concerns;

·       
Work
closely with the Para–Social Workers (PSWs) and Social Workers (SWs) who
organize Village Child Case Management Committees (VCCMCs) at community level
to provide a venue for reporting, tracking and managing child protection
issues, and facilitate linkages between the EWS and VCCMCs;

·       
Contribute
to addressing child protection and violence issues at family and community
levels;

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

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

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

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

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Grade III Teaching Certificate; Diploma in a
related field will be preferred

·       
One to
two years of proven experience in implementing community
awareness-raising/sensitization and advocacy activities;

·       
Experience
conducting training for communities;

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

·       
Understanding
of the Ugandan education context;

·       
Understanding
of common violence and trauma issues facing children/youth and communities,
including HIV and GBV;

·       
Knowledgeable
about local government community structures and strategies for working with
same;

·       
Ability
to verbally communicate in an engaging manner with a variety of stakeholders,
and write clearly and concisely;

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

·       
Ability to
work within a cross-cultural setting with tolerance and respect and negotiate
diplomatically.

·       
Language:
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of at least one Ugandan
Local Language is required.

 

NB: This is a
Zonal position. Applicants should be residents of Wakiso or neighboring
districts. 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: 12th February 2021

 

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