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Project Officers – Early Childhood Development x3

Aga Khan Foundation

This is a Full-time position in Arua posted January 19, 2022.

Aga Khan Foundation Carreer opportunities in Arua Project Officers – Early Childhood Development x3 Jobs opportunities in Arua at Aga Khan Foundation

# Job Description

Madrasa Early Childhood Development Program, Uganda MECPU is an initiative
of the Aga Khan Foundation that delivers ECD caregivers/teacher training
services, as well as community-based programmes and policy engagement with
government and other stakeholders.
MECP was first established in Kenya in 1986 with the objective of enabling
communities to establish and sustain their own Early Childhood Education ECE
centres and initiatives to prepare and enable girls and boys to go to school,
stay in school, and learn.

MECPU delivers ECD caregivers/teacher training through the Madrasa Early
Childhood Development Institute MECDI, which was established to provide
quality professional development courses for both pre-service and in-service
ECD caregivers/teacher trainees. Through its community-based programmes and
policy engagement, MECPU supports parenting programs and ECD policy
development, dissemination and implementation, and analysis

The ECD Project Officers will be responsible for supporting programs currently
being implemented in Yumbe; Foundations for Learning, LEGO and Highgate. The
Officers will perform their duties under the close supervision of the ECD
Program Coordinator. The Project Officers will be based in West Nile Region.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

–>Organize centre based training courses for caregivers undertaking their professional courses in the Institute.
–>Deliver site based mentoring and coaching activities for the caregivers undertaking the professional teacher training program
–>Providing technical support, mentoring and coaching to the teachers undertaking the Diploma course and Teach like a Champion Teacher/caregivers in Arua or Yumbe
–>Organise training including both Centre based and site based mentoring for CMCs to support caregivers undertaking the training courses in the target project area.
–>Participate in District level events that are geared towards supporting ECD
–>Support the distribution of materials including but not limited to ‘Let’s Make a Toy Play Boxes’ to households with children aged 3-6.
–>Follow-up families to ensure they utilise all the materials to facilitate children`s continued learning.
–>Organise and conduct activities including workshops and review meetings for local government leaders, teachers and parents geared towards supporting ECD.
–>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.
–>Perform other relevant duties as and when assigned by or via the Programme Coordinator.

The requirements

–>A Bachelor’s degree in ECD/ECCE
–>At least 2-3 years’ experience of working as an ECD programme Officer. Working with communities on promotion of ECD will be an added advantage.
–>Demonstrable experience with adult learning facilitation
–>Experience managing stake holders at district level, e.g. schools, communities, local government etc and mobilization skills.
–>Fluent in one or more of the following three local languages: Kakwa, Lugbar and Aringa.
–>An excellent command of spoken and written English, including report writing and computer skills, especially MS Word and Excel.
–>Willingness to work and reside in remote districts in West Nile
–>Ability to ride a motorcycle will be an added advantage.
–>Adherence to AKF’s values and safeguarding policy.
–>Impeccable honesty and work ethics
–>Personal commitment to working as reliable, honest, & trustworthy member of the MECPU team

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**Closing Date** : 21st Jan. 2022

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