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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Parenting and ECD Specialist Job at Bantwana World Education Initiative - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Parenting and ECD Specialist

Jobs at:
Bantwana World Education Initiative

Deadline of this Job:
May 4, 2018 at 5:00pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) is a non-government organization that helps children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDs to access the comprehensive support and care they need to grow into healthy adults learn more at World education Inc./Bantwana (WEI/B) is implementing a five year USAID funded BETTER OUTCOMES project for children and youth in eastern and northern Uganda the goal is to improve the wellbeing of children and youth orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and other adversities in eastern and northern Uganda. BETTER OUTCOMES is implementing by a consortium of five partners namely WEI/B as a prime partner Mercy corps Uganda Woman’s Effort to save orphans (UWESO), youth Alive and Friends of Christ Revival (FOC-REV) each responsible for specific technical aspects of the project. The project is being implemented in 20 districts 
Position: Parenting and ECD Specialist (1 Postilion)
Reports to: Sector Head Parenting and ECD
Duty Station: Kampala Uganda

Job Summary
The parenting and ECD Specialist (PES) will provide advice and support to the programmatic development, implementation, and evaluation of parenting and ECD Interventions across the BETTER OUTCOMES Project aimed at mainstreaming Effective Parenting and ECD practices and innovations using developed models. S/he will work closely with the Sector Head Parenting other Technical Result loads and civil society organizations (CSOs) to help in the thinking process. Knowledge brokerage, establishment and nurturing of strong n relations with networks of Parenting and ECD implementers and experts at district and national levels S/he will provide technical guidance to the parenting and ECD coordinators and officers to integrate chore HIV/AIDS strategic engagements to ensure compliance to the USAID/PEPFAR 3.0 guidelines for the prevention and response to HIV/Aids as well as the elimination of Gender Based violence (GBV) prevalence in enrolled households. Working with other stakeholders, the PES will ensure that the BETTER OUTCOMES parental and ECD interventions contributes to improved family relationships and increased parental engagement in their children's education and general social wellbeing Specifically;

Major Responsibilities
Technical Support to Quality Programme Development and implementation (60%)
  • Lead in the planning and Oversee the implementation of the Parenting and ECD‘6CiiVlll€S in the Project and provide technical guidance to the Parenting and ECD Regional Coordinators, officers in the development of budgets annual, quarterly‘ monthly and weekly work plans and implementation other parenting and ECD training models Development of Technical skills and Resources tor Parenting and ECD sector (15%) Support identification to training needs of staff, partner organizations (CSOs) and community structures in Parenting and ECD and ensure that costed training plans, coordinate and schedule the delivery of trainings on effective Parenting and ECD capacity building activities at national and regional levels are developed,
  • Help develop Parenting and ECD toolkits for support to Field offices and BETTER OUTCOMES Partners in implementing Parenting and ECD curriculum
  • In collaboration with the Case Management, Youth Development, and Economic strengthening teams develop technical packages and common approaches based on Bantwana/BETTER OUTCOMES experience and strategy. Representation, Networking and Advocacy (10%)
  • Represent World Education/Bantwana In technical meetings, events and other collaborative activities relevant to parenting and ECD and further strengthen collaboration with various child protection, HIV/AIDs and gender violence service providers both formal and non-formal to ensure comprehensive service delivery to beneficiary vulnerable households project monitoring , learning, innovations and documentations (15%)
  • Periodically follow up with the project terms on implementation of planned and approved parenting and ECD activities.
  • Regularly review the experience of Bantwana in implementing parenting and ECD Programs and assist with the documentation of best practices and innovations for sharing accross program teams and with CSO and government partners.
  • Track and manage data on parenting and ECD activities and documentation including electronic and non-electronic filing and storage. Parenting and ECD tools, presentations, meeting minutes and develop and share with the Sector Head monthly quarterly and annual activity and progress reports detailing trend in parenting and ECD activities

Qualification, Knowledge, Skills, Attributes and/Abilities
  • A master’s degree in Social work, Development Studies. Education or Community Psychology with relevant training in Project planning and management. Child protection, Early Childhood development.
  • At least5 years’ experience with Child protection focused projects, OVC programming, case management and knowledge of HIV/AIDs service delivery among positive caregivers and children
  • Working knowledge of and experience with USAID funded programs/projects policies and procedures will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of child development, parenting and ECD/OVC programme, child protection policies and its influence on parent/child relationship in every stage of children's development
Job application procedure
interested applicants with the required Qualification, Knowledge, Skills‘ Attributes and Abilities should send their applications and CVs(detailing responsibilities carried out in previous positions) to the Human Resource Manager, Wand Education Inc., Bantwana through the following Email  . Indicate clearly on application subject line the position applied for and the location/duty station for easy reference. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline for applications: May 4, 2018 at 5:00pm