22 Fresher Community Mobilization Assistant USAID Project Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)

Job Title:    Community Mobilization Assistant (22 Fresher Jobs)  

Organisation: Education Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  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.

 

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.

 

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 Mobilization Assistant (CMA) will work with School Management Committees (SMCs) and Parents Teachers Associations (PTAs) and Community Development Officers and Assistants to initiate Local Reading Support Plans (LRSPs) and Community Journeys in school communities. The CMA will manage the literacy volunteers. The CMA will be responsible for working with and through community structures to implement project interventions to support quality implementation of the ICYD Activity. Community support activities for reading will dove tail with efforts to improve retention and school safety. This is a full-time position based in Mbarara zone, Uganda, and preference will be given to locals based in the respective districts of Lyantonde, Kyotera, Luwengo and Bukomansimbi.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

As a member of the project team:

  • CMAs will work with the community to facilitate the activities in the Local Reading Support Plans (LRSPs)
  • CMAs will recruit and train youth and older individuals who have successfully completed primary school on the tutoring package by ICYD EGR officers
  • The CMA will work closely with the Para–Social Workers (PSWs) and Social Workers (SWs) who organize Village Child Case Management Committees (VCCMCs) at community level to provide a venue for reporting, tracking and managing child protection issues
  • Contribute community mobilization plans and strategies to an integrated zonal level project work plan
  • Prepare written reports on project activities and results on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Support School Management Committees (SMCs), Parents Teachers Associations (PTAs) and other community organizations to develop plans and strategies to address barriers to enrollment and retention; identify and recruit age-appropriate children; monitor attendance; and address school related gender based violence (SRGBV) at the school level;
  • Contribute to addressing the Gender Based Violence issues at family and community levels
  • Conduct these and other tasks as required in support of project goals

 



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The candidate for the position of Community Mobilization Assistant shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:

  • Grade III Teaching Certificate; diploma in a related field is preferred.
  • Experience in implementing community awareness and advocacy activities, including trainings
  • Understanding of the Ugandan education context
  • Knowledgeable of local government community structures
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to build effective relationships with all community local government structures and peers
  • Ability to work within a cross cultural setting with tolerance and respect, and negotiate diplomatically
  • Possess some supervisory and management experience
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Language: Fluency in Luganda and English is required.
  • Please note: Preference will be given to locals based in the respective districts of Lyantonde, Kyotera, Luwengo and Bukomansimbi

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 5th November 2021

 

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