Community Engagement Manager USAID Project Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)

 

Job Title:    Community Engagement Manager

Organisation: Education
Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
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 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 Community Engagement Manager will provide
technical leadership and oversight to the community engagement components of
ICYD including EGR and school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV). The
Community Engagement Manager reports to the ICYD Institutional Development
Advisor and will coordinate the work of district community development
supervisors located at the zonal level. This is a full-time position based in
Kampala, Uganda.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Develops
an overall project wide community engagement strategy to support achievement of
project goals in the area of EGR, SRGBV and services to OVC and HIV affected
households.  The strategy includes
sustaining and developing partnerships with government, NGOs, local leaders and
community institutions such as community radio stations and other CSOs and NGOs
active in the field;

·       
Coordinates
with education and OVC teams to develop strategies to engage communities and
key partners and stakeholders in implementing community-based interventions for
early-grade reading and creation of safe schools;

·       
Supports
district levels and district-level ICYD staff in maintaining these
relationships as part of the community engagement strategy;

·       
Supports
development and delivery of key messages, trainings, mobilization initiatives,
and other activities to facilitate community support for ICYD activities;

·       
Explores
and solicits support from NGOs, churches and other faith-based organizations,
local leaders, and businesses as well as seeking professional, materials and
logistical support to community schools;

·       
Develops
work plans with clear activities on training, partnerships/sensitization, data
collection and monitoring;

·       
Supervises
District Community Engagement Supervisors in supportive supervision of
community mobilization and outreach tasks;

·       
Writes
monthly and quarterly reports summarizing community engagement activities;

·       
Contributes
to quarterly and annual reports, success stories and other communications;

·       
Actively
participates in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA) processes in place
within the project;

·       
Conducts
these and other tasks as required in support of ICYD Activity goals.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Education Development Center (EDC) Community Engagement
Manager job must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field.

·       
Directly
relevant experience in community mobilization and development related to
provision of quality education and or child protection services, preferably
including social behavior change activities;

·       
Experience
in developing and leading the implementation of community
awareness-raising/sensitization and advocacy activities for education and
child/youth outcomes;

·       
Proven
experience working with gender-based violence (GBV), child protection, and/or
violence prevention programming, including curricula/programs approved by GOU;

·       
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;

·       
Understanding
of the Ugandan education and child protection context;

·       
Knowledge
of/experience with USAID or other donor-funded projects preferred.

·       
Ability
to effectively mentor field staff and communities in one or more project
topics;

·       
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;

·       
Language:
Fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of Ugandan local languages are an additional advantage. 

 

Note: EDC doesn’t
solicit for money from applicants at any level of the recruitment &
selection process.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 5th February 2021

 

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