2 Fresher Project Officer –AGENCI NGO Jobs – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

 

Job Title:    Project Officer –AGENCI (2
Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Aga
Khan Foundation (AKF)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Program
Manager-West Nile

 

About US:

The Aga Khan
Foundation (AKF) is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a
group of private, non-denominational development agencies that share a mission
to improve the living conditions and opportunities for marginalized communities
across some target countries in Africa and Asia. AKF was established by His
Highness the Aga Khan in Switzerland in 1967 and AKF work in East Africa
started in 1974. In Uganda, AKF operates a multi-sectoral portfolio that
includes programming in Education, Economic Inclusion, Civil Society, Health
and Early Childhood Development predominantly in the Central and West Nile
Regions.

 

About AGENCI Project:

 AKF and World University Service of Canada
(WUSC), in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, will be implementing a
four-year project to increase the agency and self-empowerment of adolescent
girls and female youth in Moyo and Obongi. The Adolescent Girls’ Education in
Crisis Initiative (AGENCI) will impact the lives of 148,000 adolescent girls
and female youth aged 10-24 by promoting improved equitable learning outcomes
in primary and secondary schools including non-school learning programmes.
AGENCI will respond to specific barriers and educational needs identified by
adolescent girls, female youth, community members, and other education
stakeholders to address the root causes of inequality and support transform of
structurally entrenched social norms, attitudes, and power relations that limit
girls’ ability to access and benefit from education. AGENCI will implement
evidence-based programming and incubate locally driven solutions and innovations
working in partnership with schools, communities, government and civil society
organisations (CSOs).

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Implementation

·       
Develop
annual and quarterly workplans including budgets for implementing project
activities**

·       
Engage
and supervise the schools within the district assigned, and ensure that all
planned school communities’ activities are promptly rolled-out

·       
Supervise
and support the partner Civil Society Organisations engaged on the project to
ensure that they deliver on their mandate

·       
Support
school communities to establish flexible action fund committees and guide
social audit activities for the committees

·       
Organise,
facilitate and report on capacity building activities for various project
beneficiaries in the various assigned AGENCI clusters

·       
Participate
in project-wide level and district level regular work planning and
review/reflection

·       
Maintain
good/efficient working relationship with AGENCI partners including district
authorities, CSOs, target schools and other institutions

·       
Facilitate
COVID-19 Response activities including work with district offices to promote
back to school activities for teachers, school leaders, parents and learners

·       
Support
teacher peer support clusters in the district to ensure they are established
and functional

·       
Mobilise
AGENCI stakeholders in project communities to work with local language boards
to develop relevant gender focused appropriate instructional materials

·       
Supports
radio messaging and community events

·       
Lead
delivery/implementation and reporting on all field level activities in the
assigned district

M&E Roles

·       
Provide
timely accurate activity reports including lessons learnt, success stories and
challenges with implementation.

·       
Engages
with MERL/M&E team during data collection, analysis and dissemination of
major ongoing findings**

·       
Routinely
monitors all ongoing project implementation activities**

·       
Conducts
regular post-training support including monitoring and assessments of project
performance, and execute continuous remedial coaching and mentoring for
teachers, head teachers, parents, community and government field staff.

Partnerships and
Collaboration

·       
Represent
AKF and AGENCI with relevant local authorities including district child
protection and education working groups

·       
Keep
abreast of major district level Government priorities and
activities/interventions focused on Education as well as other non-state
actor’s interventions in the district and inform /advise the Program Manager
and senior management of any actions required.

·       
Organise,
coordinate and conduct field visits for district, internal and external
visitors including consultants interested in learning from AGENCI
interventions.

·       
Attend
trainings, meetings or other collaborative events organised by like-minded
organisations in the district

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a recognised degree in social sciences, gender,
education, international development or similar.

·       
At least
3-5 years relevant experience of working on gender mainstreaming and education
interventions

·       
Familiar
with TOT evidence-based models for teachers and other community Change
Agents/Resource Persons

·       
Good at
mobilising stakeholders and respectfully work with them to to develop action
plans, monitor implementation, document and disseminate findings.

·       
Experience
working with Local Governments to promote education and gender advocacy

·       
Experience
working in West Nile is preferred

·       
Experience
of working in multi-cultural and diverse teams including experience of working
in Refugee Settlement context

·       
Knowledge
of the local language is an added advantage

 

How to Apply:

Candidates
interested in this unique career opportunity with AKF should submit a cover
letter, CV and the names and contact information of three professional referees
via e-mail to recruitment@akfea.org with ‘Project Officer-Also indicate
preferred district if considered’ in the subject line. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 4th December 2020

 

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