Parenting and ECD Specialist USAID Project Jobs – WEI/Bantwana

Job Title:       Parenting
and ECD Specialist
Organisation: WEI/Bantwana
Project Name: USAID
funded BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda
Reports to: Sector
HeadParenting and ECD
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 ECD Specialist (PES) will provide advice and support to the
programmatic development, implementation, and evaluation of parenting and ECD
interventions across the BETTER OUTCOMES Project aimed at mainstreaming
Effective Parenting and ECD practices and innovations using developed models.
S/he will work closely with the Sector Head Parenting, other Technical Result
leads and civil society organizations (CSOs) to help in the thinking process,
knowledge brokerage, establishment and nurturing of strong relations with
networks of Parenting and ECD implementors and experts at district and national
levels. S/he will provide technical guidance to the Parenting and ECD
coordinators and officers to integrate chore HIV/Aids strategic engagements 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. Worldng with other stakeholders, the PES
will ensure that the BETTER OUTCOMES parental and ECD interventions contributes
to improved family relationships and increased parental engagement in their
children’s education and general social wellbeing. Specifically;
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical Support to Quality
Programme Development and Implementation (60%)
  • Steer
    the planning and oversee the implementation of the Parenting and ECD
    activities in the Project and provide technical guidance to the Parenting
    and ECD Regional Coordinators, officers in the development of budgets,
    annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly work plans and implementation of the
    parenting and ECD training models
Development of Technical
skills and Resources tor Parenting and ECD sector (15%)
  • Support
    identification of training needs of staff, partner organizations (CSOs)
    and community structures in Parenting and ECD and ensure that costed
    training plans, coordinate and schedule the delivery of trainings on
    effective Parenting and ECD capacity building activities at national and
    regional levels are developed.
  • Help
    develop Parenting and ECD toolkits tor support to Field offices and BETTER
    OUTCOMES Partners in implementing Parenting and ECD curriculum
  • Work
    in close collaboration with the Case Management, Youth Development, and
    Economic strengthening teams develop technical packages and common
    approaches based on Bantwana/BETTER OUTCOMES experience and strategy.
Representation, Networking and
Advocacy (10%)
  • Represent
    World Education/Bantwana in technical meetings, events and other
    collaborative activities relevant to parenting and ECD and further
    strengthen collaboration with various child protection, HIV/Aids and
    genderbased violence
    service providers both formal and non-formal to ensure comprehensive
    service delivery to beneficiary vulnerable households.
Project monitoring, Learning,
innovation and documentation (15%)
  • Periodically
    follow up with project teams on implementation of planned and approved
    parenting and ECD activities.
  • Regularly
    review the experience of Bantwana in implementing Parenting and ECD
    programs and assist with the documentation of best practices and
    innovations tor sharing across program teams and with CSO and government
  • Track
    and manage data on parenting and ECD activities and
  • documentation
    including electronic and non-electronic filing and storage, parenting and
    ECD tools, presentations, meeting minutes and d develop and share with the
    Sector Head monthly, quarterly, and annual activity and progress reports
    detailing trend in parenting and ECD activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the USAID Project Parenting and ECD Specialist job placement
    must hold a Master’s degree in Social work, Development Studies, Education
    or Community Psychology with relevant training in Project planning and
    management, Child protection, Early Childhood development,
  • Five
    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, parenting and ECD / OVC programme, child protection
    policies and its influence on parent/child relationship in every stage of
    child’s development
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
Deadline: 4th May 2018 by 5:00pm
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