DREAMS Manager USAID Non-profit Careers - WEI/Bantwana


Job Title:       DREAMS Manager  
Organisation: WEI/Bantwana
Project Name: USAID funded BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda
Reports to: Youth Sector Head
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
WEI/Bantwana Initiative is a Non-Governmental Organization that helps families and children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS to access the comprehensive support and care they need to grow into healthy adults.

About USAID BETTER OUTCOMES Project:
World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) is implementing the five- year USAID funded BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda. The goal of the project is to improve the wellbeing of children and youth orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and other adversities in Eastern and Northern Uganda. BETTER OUTCOMES is implemented by a consortium of five partners, namely: WEI/B as the prime partner; Mercy Corps, Uganda Women’s Efforts to Save Orphans (UWESO), Youth, Alive and Friends of Christ Revival (FOC-REV); each responsible for specific technical aspects of the project. The project is being implemented in 20 districts of Eastern and Northern Uganda.
           
Job Summary: The DREAMS Manager will work under the supervision of the Youth Sector head , and is responsible for guiding the Strategic direction of the DREAMS community-based components for adolescent girls and young women (age 10-17 years) in the districts in Northern Uganda (Gulu, Oyam, Lira and APAC). The DREAMS Manager will also ensure that DREAMS activities are consistent and overall fit within the BETTER OUTCOMES programming framework, will participate in BETTER OUTCOMES planning, monitoring and capacity building meetings, and will leverage as appropriate BETTER OUTCOMES resources, in coordination with the Regional Managers and other technical staff. Over all the Dreams Manager will ensure that organizational and project Implementation structure responds to the 95 95 95 Strategy by ensuring that AGYW have access to, and demand for essential services to contribute to Epidemic control

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme Development and Implementation
  • Oversee and lead the implementation of the community-level components of DREAMS.
  • Coordinate stakeholders involved in community development of DREAMS in their interface with the sectors of health and education.
  • Liaise with CSOs and relevant district departments to ensure mapping, identification and effective support for target clients.
  • Ensure that evidence-based approaches to life skills, parenting, case management and economic strengthening are consistently utilized.
  • Participate in mapping of hotspots to inform the effective programming of prevention strategies.
  • Plan and implement mapping of hot spots to ensure that all priority groups are covered by interventions.
  • Coordinate the Implementation of strengthening Basic Counseling Skills for para social workers -PSWs
  • Coordinate with the Youth officers the implementation of DREAMS dubs for girts 10-14.
  • Coordinate the implementation of GirlFirst clubs for girls 15-17.
  • Coordinate the implementation of parenting training for young mothers and for parents of adolescent girls and young women.
  • Coordinate the strengthening of facility-community referral systems in line with case management approach and the case management actors.
Representation, Networking and Advocacy
  • Represent World Education/Bantwana in technical DREAMS-related meetings, OVC meetings, and other collaborative events.
  • Collaborate with the DREAMS implemented and stakeholders to ensure areas where the vulnerable groups congregate are identified and services extended.
  • Strengthen collaboration within various child protection service providers both formal and non-formal to ensure comprehensive Layering of services
  • Work with the relevant stakeholders to ensure that all DREAM girls access HIV prevention services in response to PEPFAR 3.0
Project monitoring and documentation
  • Conduct site visits and spot checks to districts, CSOs and activity locations to monitor implementation.
  • Liaise with the M&E team in tracking and reporting related targets
  • Develop monthly, quarterly, and annual reports detailing the TA provided under this performance period.
  • Provide oversight with appropriate case documentation, records/data management and reporting.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID Project DREAMS Manager job placement must hold a Degree in Social work, or other humanities with relevant training in Gender, project planning and management
  • Five years of mid-to senior level management experience in developing, implementing and evaluating OVC, GBV, protection, livelihood, and/or public health programs, including implementation of community health activities with a focus on adolescent girls and young women.
  • Experience in capacity building and positive parenting training skills
  • Experience within USG-funded mechanisms is an advantage.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention, counseling and testing and, behavior change interventions.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of case management, community-facility linkages, integration of multiple programmes and activities across the continuum of care.
  • Detailed knowledge of community based services, structures, national policies and programmes.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Good knowledge of administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of sub-awards and contracts.
  • Good knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. Numerical skills for data analysis are required.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) are encouraged to apply via E-mail only be sending an updated CV and cover letter to: Human Resource Manager, World Education Inc Bantwana at wei_recruitment@ug.worlded.org

Deadline: 6th April 2018 by 5:00pm

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