District Community Engagement Supervisor Job-Education Development Center (EDC)

Job Title:    District Community Engagement Supervisor

Organisation: Education Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Jinja, 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 ICYD Project:

EDC is implementing the USAID ICYD 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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Actively 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 up to XXX Community Mobilization Assistants
  • Prepare written reports on project activities and results on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Conduct these and other tasks as required in support of ICYD Activity goals

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Project job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • At least five years of 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

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.

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Deadline: 14th August 2021

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