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Published: Jan 13, 2022 (5 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Post-graduate education

Work experience:

3 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time, Fixed term

The Community Engagement Manager will provide technical leadership and oversight to the community engagement components of ICYD including EGR and school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV). The Community Engagement Manager reports to the ICYD Institutional Development Advisor and will coordinate the work of district community development supervisors located at the zonal level. This is a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda.

Qualifications

The candidate for the position of Community Engagement Manager shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:

Education:

Master’s degree in a relevant field.

Skills and Experience:

  • Directly relevant experience in community mobilization and development related to provision of quality education and or child protection services, preferably including social behavior change activities;
  • Experience in developing and leading the implementation of community awareness-raising/sensitization and advocacy activities for education and child/youth outcomes;
  • Proven experience working with gender-based violence (GBV), child protection, and/or violence prevention programming, including curricula/programs approved by GOU;
  • 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;
  • Understanding of the Ugandan education and child protection context; 
  • Knowledge of/experience with USAID or other donor-funded projects preferred;
  • Ability to effectively mentor field staff and communities in one or more project topics;
  • Ability to verbally communicate in an engaging manner and write clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to build effective relationships with all clients, peers, and stakeholders;
  • 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.


Responsibilities
The Community Engagement Manager will provide technical leadership and oversight to the community engagement components of ICYD including EGR and school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV). The Community Engagement Manager reports to the ICYD Institutional Development Advisor and will coordinate the work of district community development supervisors located at the zonal level. This is a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda.

Qualifications

The candidate for the position of Community Engagement Manager shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:

Education:

Master’s degree in a relevant field.

Skills and Experience:

  • Directly relevant experience in community mobilization and development related to provision of quality education and or child protection services, preferably including social behavior change activities;
  • Experience in developing and leading the implementation of community awareness-raising/sensitization and advocacy activities for education and child/youth outcomes;
  • Proven experience working with gender-based violence (GBV), child protection, and/or violence prevention programming, including curricula/programs approved by GOU;
  • 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;
  • Understanding of the Ugandan education and child protection context; 
  • Knowledge of/experience with USAID or other donor-funded projects preferred;
  • Ability to effectively mentor field staff and communities in one or more project topics;
  • Ability to verbally communicate in an engaging manner and write clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to build effective relationships with all clients, peers, and stakeholders;
  • 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.


• Develops an overall project wide community engagement strategy to support achievement of project goals in the area of EGR, SRGBV and services to OVC and HIV affected households. The strategy includes sustaining and developing partnerships with government, NGOs, local leaders and community institutions such as community radio stations and other CSOs and NGOs active in the field;

• Coordinates with education and OVC teams to develop strategies to engage communities and key partners and stakeholders in implementing community-based interventions for early-grade reading and creation of safe schools;

• Supports district levels and district-level ICYD staff in maintaining these relationships as part of the community engagement strategy;

• Supports development and delivery of key messages, trainings, mobilization initiatives, and other activities to facilitate community support for ICYD activities;

• Explores and solicits support from NGOs, churches and other faith-based organizations, local leaders, and businesses as well as seeking professional, materials and logistical support to community schools;

• Develops work plans with clear activities on training, partnerships/sensitization, data collection and monitoring;

• Supervises District Community Engagement Supervisors in supportive supervision of community mobilization and outreach tasks;

• Writes monthly and quarterly reports summarizing community engagement activities;

• Contributes to quarterly and annual reports, success stories and other communications;

• Actively participates in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA) processes in place within the project;

• Conducts these and other tasks as required in support of ICYD Activity goals.


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