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Project Officer – Strengthening Children ’ S Resilience And Learning

Closing: Dec 7, 2021

1 day ago

Published: Nov 25, 2021 (13 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Bachelor's degree

Work experience:

3 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time, Fixed term

The Project Officers will support day to day the implementation of all project activities and ensure timely delivery of project deliverables. S/he will also be responsible for planning implementation of activities under the guidance of the Project Coordinator.

Requirements

  • A recognized degree in Education, gender, Social Sciences or similar fields with children and adult learning background.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience of working on learning programs
  • Familiar with TOT evidence-based models for facilitators and other community Change Agents/Resource Persons
  • Experience mobilising stakeholders and respectfully working with them to develop action plans, monitor implementation, document and disseminate findings.
  • Familiar working with Local Governments to promote education and gender advocacy
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural and diverse teams including experience of working in Refugee Settlement context
  • Evidence of understanding of and commitment to child protection and safeguarding as well as other vulnerable populations
  • Fluent in one or more of the following three local languages: Kakwa, Lugbarti and Aringa, will be an added advantage
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle and possession of a valid riding permit will be an added advantage.


Responsibilities
The Project Officers will support day to day the implementation of all project activities and ensure timely delivery of project deliverables. S/he will also be responsible for planning implementation of activities under the guidance of the Project Coordinator.

Requirements

  • A recognized degree in Education, gender, Social Sciences or similar fields with children and adult learning background.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience of working on learning programs
  • Familiar with TOT evidence-based models for facilitators and other community Change Agents/Resource Persons
  • Experience mobilising stakeholders and respectfully working with them to develop action plans, monitor implementation, document and disseminate findings.
  • Familiar working with Local Governments to promote education and gender advocacy
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural and diverse teams including experience of working in Refugee Settlement context
  • Evidence of understanding of and commitment to child protection and safeguarding as well as other vulnerable populations
  • Fluent in one or more of the following three local languages: Kakwa, Lugbarti and Aringa, will be an added advantage
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle and possession of a valid riding permit will be an added advantage.


Implementation

  • Support organizing of project inception meetings for key stakeholders and implementing partners
  • Work with coordinator and consultants to undertake rapid assessments in project sites to establish learning opportunities that may be emerging during COVID 19
  • Support establishment of learning libraries and work with community librarians to identify caregivers to support the project
  • Identify and select participants for various ongoing project trainings
  • Support project actors to conduct quarterly and monthly stakeholder visits to promote COVID responsive learning practices for children
  • Organise training on learning through play with a focus on Toy making for caregivers
  • Facilitate implementation of the Community Action Cycle in target communities (including the formation and training of community mobilisation teams, issue prioritisation, and conducting social audits)
  • Distribute and support communities to adapt learning materials and associated equipment including Yoto players

Project Compliance

  • Ensure that activity plans and budgets are developed/submitted to the Program Manager in time
  • Draft activity reports to contribute to the quarterly and annual project reporting deliverables and flag challenges and other key concerns
  • Support drafting of interest stories, lessons learnt and share with senior management team.

Partnerships and collaborations

  • Maintain good/efficient working relationship with partners including district authorities, other CSOs, targeted centres and other institutions.
  • Support integration of Child Protection activities for other collaborating CSOs including orientation of staff on child safeguarding and other good practices
  • Laisse with centre management committees to engage parents in the development and implementation of Centre Child friendly spaces
  • Maintain effective networks with all partners local government and participates in district based foras for promoting learning
  • Participate in project-wide level and district level regular work planning and review/reflection
  • Organise, coordinate and conduct field visits for district, internal and external visitors including consultants interested in learning from AKF interventions. 
  • Perform other relevant duties as and when assigned by AKF


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