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District Community Engagement Supervisor x2

Education Development Center (EDC)

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted December 16, 2021.

District Community Engagement Supervisor x2 Jobs in Education Development Center (EDC) Uganda vacancies in Uganda at Education Development Center (EDC)

# Job Description

The District Community Engagement Supervisor will supervise Community
Mobilization Assistants CMAs in their delivery, monitoring and documentation
of community engagement activities around reading, school retention, SRGBV,
and child protection.
The District Community Engagement Supervisor will coordinate with local
government District, City and Municipality staff, education and Community
Development staff, and partners on Local Reading Support Plan LRSP and Early
Warning System EWS activities linked to participating primary schools.
Working through the CMAs, they will be responsible for working with and
through schools and community structures to implement quality interventions to
achieve the intended results of the ICYD Activity. Community support
activities for reading will dovetail with efforts to improve retention and
school safety.
As a member of the ICYD Activity team at the zonal level:
• Contribute to ICYD’s Task 1 EGR by supporting community development of
Local Reading Support Plans LRSPs;
• Contribute to ICYD’s Task 2 SRGBV focusing on addressing primary school
retention and child protection through a combination of family, community and
school- based interventions that address known drivers of school dropout,
including early warning systems and other protection and violence prevention
• 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 SRGBV at the school
• Contribute community mobilization plans and strategies to an integrated
zonal level project work plan;
• Conduct timely and quality planning, implementation and monitoring of all
project activities related to community mobilization at the zonal level. Plans
will be based on activities and interventions developed by ICYD technical
teams scheduled for coordinated roll out in the ICYD zones;
• Review progress against the work plan on monthly, quarterly basis with zonal
project teams, local government officials and Community Engagement Manager;
• Actively participate in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting CLA processes
in place within the project;
• Contribute to the capacity building and training of a team of Community
Mobilization Assistants;
• Prepare written reports on project activities and results on a monthly and
quarterly basis;
• Conduct these and other tasks as required in support of ICYD Activity goal.

• >This is a Zonal position. Preference will be given to locals based in
the respective location of the ICYD location Mbarara, Uganda.
• The candidate for the position of District Community Engagement Supervisor
shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
• Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience
in community mobilization and development related to provision of quality
education and or child protection, preferably including social behavior change
• Experience in implementing community awareness-raising/sensitization and
advocacy activities for education and child/youth wellbeing outcomes;
• Proven experience working with gender-based violence GBV, child
protection, and/or violence prevention programming;
• 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 and to effectively mentor in
one or more project topics;
• Understanding of the Ugandan education context;
• Actively participate in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting CLA processes
in place within the project;
• Ability to verbally communicate in an engaging manner and write clearly and
• Ability to build effective relationships with all clients, peers, and
• 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;
• Knowledge of/experience with USAID or other donor-funded projects preferred.

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