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PROJECT OFFICER -ECD Kampala

Posted by ChildFund Uganda Private Central
  • Company: ChildFund Uganda
  • Experience: 2 - 5 years
  • Studies: Bachelor
  • Category: Public Sector - Administration
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: Over 100.000 / month (USh)
PROJECT OFFICER -ECDJob DescriptionFor over seventy years, ChildFund International has provided support to deprived, excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunities to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children. Our core commitment is child-centred change that will ensure healthy and secure infants, educated and confident children, and youth who are skilled and engage meaningfully in the affairs and decision making processes within their communities.ChildFund Uganda seeks to recruit suitably qualified, self-driven and result-oriented candidates for the following positionThe Project Officer Early Childhood Care & Development (ECD) will be part of the Area team that will lead, design, implement projects and programs, document lessons learnt, build community capacities, provide technical support, mentoring of community volunteers, monitor and evaluate sustainable community development programs that champion children’s development technical oversight in coordinating and implementing quality community care for children (CCC) programs proposal funded by Irish Aid. The programme will be implemented in the district of Kiryandongo in three sub counties Mutunda, Kiryandongo and Bweyale town council. It will be implemented in all 7 parishes and he she will develop the technical capacity of staffs and affiliate partners in program implementation, management, monitoring / evaluation and promotes networking with program stakeholders. The position reports to the Project Manager.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:•    Take a lead in project design, quality assurance and evaluation of ECD project components•    Conduct ECD capacity assessment & building activities of existing staff, teacher, tutors, CBOs, other programme partners, volunteers and all stakeholders as appropriate within the project area•    Adapt/Develop materials related to ECD, including training packages, assessment tools for smooth roll out and implementation of ECD project component.•    Ensure that there is linkage between the ECD project component beneficiaries to VLSA methodology for the sustained household income and child wellbeing.Ensure smooth operation of ECD activities, by implementing and monitoring ongoing activities; ensuring they are on schedule, are in line with budget and agreed results framework, yield expected results, and are reported on time.•    Liaise with ChildFund International ECD Advisers at national and international offices to ensure adherence to relevant ChildFund standards, policies and procedures•    In consultation with M & E officer facilitate quarterly reflection sessions and document lessons learnt and progress to impact including the unintended outcomes/ challenges: i prepare and disseminate regular ECD monitoring reports to all stakeholders•    Provide information as required for knowledge management and learning, this will include but not limited to documentation of lessons learnt and promising practices generated from ECD interventions•    Identify areas of growth and funding gaps as necessary•    Engage with other local development actors involved in ECD and complementary activities Support advocacy activities as requiredEducational Background and Experience•    Bachelor degree or relevant qualification in human development, developmental psychology, Education, social work, public health (with early childhood focus) or a related field.•    Post graduate Diploma in project planning and Management. A master degree in Education, psychology or related field will be an added advantage.Minimum of 5 years’ working experience of Child development projects with at least 3 years implementing ECD programmes.•    Experience of implementing grants and working with institutional donors like Irish Aid, USAID, EU will be an added advantage.•    Experience in capacity building and training to provide high-quality ECD services•    Sound knowledge of participatory Monitoring and evaluation-M&E•    Excellent organisational, logistic, communication and interpersonal skills•    Motor cycle license or ability and interest to learn and ride motor cycle•    Willing to travel within and outside Uganda
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