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Monday, August 7, 2017

Project Officer-ECD Job at ChildFund International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Project Officer-ECD

Jobs at:
ChildFund International

Deadline of this Job:
15th August, 2017

Duty Station:
Busia, Uganda

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Job details:
For 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-centered 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 is working in over 30 districts to develop the capacities of local community based organizations to be able to mobilize resources and implement programs that improve the well-being of deprived, excluded and vulnerable children.
ChildFund Uganda intends to implement a three year maternal, new born and child survival project in 4 sub counties in Busia District. The purpose of the project is to increase availability, access and utilization of high quality health services both at community and health facilities. This will be done by improving access and quality of ECD services and strengthening health systems both at community and health facility. In respect to this, ChildFund seeks to recruit suitably qualified, self-driven and result-oriented candidates for the following position:
Title: Project Officer-ECD
Report to: ECD Specialist
Location: Busia
JOB SUMMARY .
The Project Officer Early Childhood Development (ECD) will be part of the Area team that will lead in the implementation of project activities in line with the National Integrated Early childhood Development policy (NIECD). He will, provide technical support, build capacity and mentor community volunteers, parents and caregivers in various core program areas of ECD to ensure children in the target communities have a better start in life.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Take a lead in project implementation, quality assurance and evaluation of ECD project in line with NIECD policy
  • Conduct ECD capacity assessment of existing ECD centres, ECD Facilitators, CBOs, other programme partners 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.
  •  Collaborate with local government authorities to constitute IECD committees as per new ECD policy(NIECD)
  •  Work with Child protection committees to sensitize communities on Child Protection.
  • Ensure smooth operation of ECD activities, by implementing and monitoring ongoing activities; ensuring they are on schedule, are in line with NIECD policy, budget and agreed results framework, yield expected results, and are reported on time.
  • Liaise with ChildFund International ECD Specialist at Country 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
  • In consultation with M&E Officer, prepare and disseminate regular ECD monitoring reports to all stakeholders
  • Responsible for the use of financial and material resources as per approved budgets, internal rules and procedures within ChildFund and in accordance with the guidelines of ChildFund Korea
  •  In collaboration with the Finance Department, track expenses against approved budgets and reviews financial reporting for approval prior to submission to donors and ensures timely financial reporting to donors
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor degree or relevant qualification in Education, social work, social sciences, public health (with early childhood focus) or a related field.
  • Post graduate Diploma in project planning and Management.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ working experience in Child development programming with at least 3 years implementing ECD programmes.
  • Strong participatory/ capacity building and training skills.
  • Excellent organisational, logistic, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Motor cycle license or ability and interest to team and ride motor cycle.
  •  Knowledge of local language will be an added advantage.
Job application procedure
If you meet the above requirements and are interested, please submit your Applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional papers and names of 3 work related Referees with their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to:
THE COUNTRY DIRECTOR
CHILD FUND INTERNATIONAL
P.O. BOX 3342 KAMPALA
Email: ugandahr@childfund.org
OR
Hand delivers to ChildFund National Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road P.O. Box 3341, Kampala
NOTE: While we appreciate every response to this advert, only short listed candidates will be contacted. ChildFund is an equal opportunity employer. Application Deadline 15th August, 2017