Project Officer Job at Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) - Jobs in Uganda

Project Officer

Location:  Uganda

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 24 December 2020

Hiring Organization  Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private, non-denominational development agencies that share a mission to improve the living conditions and opportunities for marginalized communities across some target countries in Africa and Asia. AKF was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in the Switzerland in 1967 and AKF work in East Africa started in 1974, in Uganda, AKF operates a multi-sectoral portfolio that includes I programming in Education, Economic Inclusion, Civil Society, Health and Early Childhood Development predominantly in the Central and West Nile Regions.
AKF invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacancy:
Title: Project Officer
Reporting unit: Program Manager- West Nile
Location : Yumbe Uganda
Job Summary
The Project Officer Yumbe is a core member of AKF‘s growing portfolio in the West Nile region of Uganda. She/he will be responsible tor promoting AKF‘s Early Childhood Development (ECD) activities and ensures successful day to day implementation of a one-year project for improved delivery of integrated ECD care and services in Bidibidi refugee settlement for boys and girls aged 0-6 and their parent/caregivers. .

She/he will be responsible for the following specific roles:
• Supports organizing of project inception meetings for key stakeholders and partners
• Works with consultants to undertake rapid assessments in project sites to establish status of Health Centres, and all other ECD community service providers
• Support screening to identify children with special needs and equip caregivers with inclusive education skills through coaching and mentoring
• identifies and selects VHTs tor training
• Supports ECD frontline workers to conduct quarterly and monthly household visits to promote responsive caregiving practices for children aged 0-3
• Follows up frontline workers to monitor responsive caregiving activities
• Organises training on learning through play with a focus on Toy making for caregivers.
• Works with consultants and community ECD facilities to equip child friendly corners at the health centres
• Supports activities for improving and equipping the Mother Baby Areas.
• Facilitates implementation of the Community Action Cycle in target communities
• Conduct needs assessments and training of ECD CMC based to identify capacity gaps
• Organizes radio talk shows and sessions for parents on the 22 Key Family Care practices.
• Supports translation and distribution of materials developed by MoGLSD on the 22 family practices and distribute them widely in the camp.
Project Compliance
• Ensures that project workplans and budgets are developed/submitted to the Program Manager in time
• Works with MERL Teams to design and deliver baseline and end line surveys to document stakeholder attitude and practice changes
• Develops well-conceived and evidenced-based learning and documentation resource briefs on AKF key approaches (Parenting Workshops and; low-cost community-led models)
• Keep abreast of Government ECD policies and directions for improving learning especially in emergence settings as well as other non—state actor's interventions in the district and inform /advise the Program
• Manager and senior management of any actions required.
• Supports drafting of interest stories, lessons learnt, including monthly and quarterly reports and share with senior management team.
Partnerships and collaborations
• Maintains good/efficient working relationship with ECD partners including district authorities, other CSOs, targeted centres and other institutions.
• Laisses with centre management committees to engage parents in the development and implementation of Centre Child friendly spaces
• Maintains effective networks with all ECD partners including Yumbe local government and participates in district based for as for promoting ECD
• Supports MoES and District Education Offices to carry out EGD mapping
• 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 ECD interventions.
• Performs other relevant duties as and when assigned by the Program Manager.

Minimum qualifications and experience
• A recognised degree in Education, gender, education, Social Sciences or similar fields with ECD background.
• 3-5 years relevant experience of working on ECD programs
• Familiar with TOT evidence—based models for facilitators and other community Change Agents/Resource Persons
• Good at mobilising stakeholders and respectfully work with them to develop action plans, monitor implementation, document and disseminate findings.
• Familiar working with Local Governments to promote education and gender advocacy
• Knowledge of West the local languages preferred
• Experience of working in Multi-cultural and diverse teams including experience oi working in Refugee Settlement context

Job Education Requirements: degree

Job Experience Requirements: 3-5 years

Application procedure

Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity with AKF should submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of three professional referees 2-tth December 2020 via e-mail to  with ‘Position Applied for ’ in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
“AKF ls an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and » Partners to Share this Commitment."
The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network 

Date Posted: 2020-12-12