ChildFund International Project Officer-ECD Jobs in Uganda

ChildFund International Project Officer-ECD Jobs in Uganda

Job Description
Vacancy title:
Project Officer-ECD

Type: Full Time, Industry: Non-profit and NGO , Category: Social Services

Jobs at:

ChildFund International

Deadline of this Job:
13th November 2019

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Busia District , East Africa


Salary: Not Disclosed

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 seeks to recruit suitably qualified, self-driven and result-oriented candidate for the following position

Project Officer-ECD

Reporting Line: ECD & Education Specialist

Job Location: Busia District

Job Summary

The Project Officer, Early Childhood Care & Development (ECD) will be part of the team that will lead, design, implement projects and programs, document lessons learnt, build community capacities, provide technical support, mentoring of community volunteers, monitor and evaluate sustainable community development programs that champion children's development technical oversight in coordinating and implementing quality community care for children. .

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take a lead in design, quality assurance and evaluation of ECD project components
  • Conduct ECD capacity assessment & building activities of existing staff, teacher, tutors, CBOs, other programme partners, volunteers and all stakeholders 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
  • Ensure that there is linkage between the ECD project component beneficiaries to VSLA methodology
    for the sustained household income and child wellbeing.
  • Ensure smooth operation of ECD activities, by implementing and monitoring ongoing activities; ensuring they are on schedule, are in line with budget and agreed results framework, yield expected results, and are reported on time.
  • Liaise with ChildFund International ECD Advisers 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.
  • Prepare and disseminate regular ECD monitoring reports to all stakeholders.
  • Provide information as required for knowledge management and learning, this will include but not limited to documentation of lessons learnt and promising practices generated from ECD interventions
  • Identify areas of growth and funding gaps as necessary.
  • Engage with other local development actors involved in ECD and complementary activities Support advocacy activities as required.

    Educational Background, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor degree or relevant qualification in Education, development studies, child development, community development, social work, social sciences, public health (with early childhood focus) or a related field.
  • Post graduate Diploma in project planning and Management is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years' working experience of Child development projects with at least 3 years implementing ECD programmes.
  • Strong participatory/ capacity building and training skills.
  • Excellent organizational, logistic, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Motorcycle license or ability and interest to learn and ride motorcycle.
  • Knowledge of local language will be an added advantage.

    Job Education Requirements: Bachelor degree

    Job Experience Requirements: 5 years

    Job Skills: Not Specified

    Job application procedure

    If you meet the above requirements and are interested, please submit detailed Curriculum Vita, 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:

    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: 13th November, 2019.

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