3 Parenting and ECD Project Officer USAID Project Jobs – WEI/Bantwana

Organisation: WEI/Bantwana
Project Name: USAID
funded BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda
Reports to: Parenting
and ECD Coordinator
Duty Station: Jinja
(1 Position) and Lira (2 Positions), 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.
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
Parenting and Early Childhood Development (ECD) Project Officer (PPO) will work
closely with the Parenting and ECD Coordinator and other technical leads-Case
Management, Youth Development, and Economic strengthening, civil society
organizations (CSOs) and enrolled households to support the development,
implementation, and evaluation of parenting and ECD interventions in the
region. S/he will focus on strengthening coordination, resource mobilization
and technical support for a range of CSOs and local government staff with the
overall goal of improving planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
of skills and approaches for Children 0-5 years enrolled in the project. S/he
will ensure effective documentation and monitoring of the delivery of training
models as well as the measurement of impact of skills training on effective
parenting and child upbringing. S/he will provide technical guidance to the CSO
Parenting focal point persons and will report to the Parenting and ECD
Coordinator in toe region. S/he will provide technical guidance to the CSO
Parenting and ECD Officers to ensure compliance to the USAID/PEPFAR 3.0
guidelines for the prevention and response to HIV/Aids as well as the
elimination of Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevalence in enrolled households
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme Development and
  • Provide
    oversight and coordination support for the Parenting and ECD activities in
    the region
  • Actively
    participate in the development of project annual, quarterly, monthly and
    weekly work plans and scheduling of Parenting and ECD capacity building
    activities at community
  • Support
    CSO Partners in mapping of risky environments and hotspots and develop
    actions to ensure children and teens remain safe in the community.
  • Work
    closely with CSO Parenting Officers to conduct HIV/GBV assessments and
    work with participants in parenting groups to ensure action is designed to
    address the root causes of GBV, create awareness and access to HIV
    services, and retention In care and Improved adherence for suppression of
    viral load.
Training and development
  • Support
    identification of training needs of partner organizations (CSOs) and
    community structures in Parenting and ECD.
  • Periodically
    develop costed training plans and coordinate the training of Project
    Officers, CSOs, Field structures in Parenting and ECD service delivery to
    ensure increased enrolment of at risk adolescent girls in DREAMS districts
    and other community members exposed, infected and affected by HIV/Aids
    into Parenting and ECD activities
Representation, Networking and
  • Represent
    World Education/Bantwana in technical meetings, events and collaborate
    with various child protection service providers bath formal and non-formal
    to ensure comprehensive service delivery to beneficiary vulnerable
Project monitoring and documentation
  • Periodically follow-up with project teams on
    implementation of planned and approved activities and take lead in tec
    hnical development and compilation of
    district specific project reports for submission to the Parenting and ECD
  • Manage
    the documentation including electronic and non-electronic filing and
    storage of data on parenting, parenting tools, presentations, meeting
    minutes and develop monthly, quarterly, and annual activity and progress
    reports detailing trend In parenting activities and reported outcomes

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the USAID Project Parenting and ECD Project Officer job
    placement must hold a Degree in Social work, Development Studies,
    Education or Community Psychology
  • Three
    years’ experience working with Child protection focused projects, OVC
    programming, case management and knowledge of HIV/AIDS service delivery
    among positive caregivers and children
  • Working
    knowledge of and experience with USAID funded programs/ projects policies
    and procedures will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge
    of child development and its influence on parent/child relationship in
    every stage of child’s development
  • Previous
    experience of working with a parenting and ECD programme will be a great
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: 4th May 2018 by 5:00pm
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