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


Job Title:    Community Engagement Manager

Organisation: Education
Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

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


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:  

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;

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;

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

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

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;

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

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

monthly and quarterly reports summarizing community engagement activities;

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

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

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


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

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

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

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

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

of local government community structures and structures for working with same;

conducting community asset mapping and/or stakeholder analysis;

conducting training for communities and other stakeholders;

ability to coordinate and manage teams;

of the Ugandan education and child protection context;

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

to effectively mentor field staff and communities in one or more project

to verbally communicate in an engaging manner and write clearly and concisely;

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;

ability to effectively manage multiple projects to completion;

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.




Deadline: 5th February 2021


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