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Aga Khan Foundation Jobs 2022 – Fresher Project Officer (Early Childhood Development)

Job Title: Project Officer (Early Childhood Development) – Aga Khan Foundation Jobs 2022

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Location: Uganda



Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) Profile:

About the Madrasa Early Childhood Development Program MadrasaEarly Childhood Development Program, Uganda (MECPU) is an initiativeof the Aga Khan Foundation that delivers ECD caregivers/teacher trainingservices, as well as community-based programmes and policyengagement with government and other stakeholders.
MECP was first established in Kenya in 1986 with the objective ofenabling communities to establish and sustain their own Early ChildhoodEducation (ECE) centres and initiatives to prepare and enable girls andboys to go to school, stay in school, and learn.

MECPU delivers ECD caregivers/teacher training through the MadrasaEarly Childhood Development Institute (MECDI), which was establishedto provide quality professional development courses for both pre-serviceand in-service ECD caregivers/teacher trainees. Through its community-based programmes and policy engagement, MECPU supports parentingprograms and ECD policy development, dissemination andimplementation, and analysis.



Job Summary

AKF though the Madrasa Early Childhood Development Program,Uganda (MECPU) is seeking an experienced and dynamic Project Officer–ECD who will be responsible for supporting program implementation inKampala, Wakiso and Mukono which will be running until end of 2022.

The Project Officer will perform his/her duties under the close supervisionof the Programme Director.



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct workshops for parents and teachers on remote learning approaches for children.
  • Site-based mentoring and coaching activities for the key stakeholders including teachers, parents and Local Government Officials.
  • Providing technical support to the Teachers, VHTs and health workers onECD.
  • Organise and Conduct training including both Centre based and site-based mentoring for teachers under the ECD programme in Wakiso, Mukono Kampala.
  • Training district and sub-county officials to deliver on ECD programs, providing quality assurance and on their role of delivering integrated ECD program in the district
  • Participating in District level events that are geared towards supporting ECD
  • Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure that the programme is implemented as per plan.
  • Organise District review meetings to track the progress on the programme and receive feedback from the local government leadership.
  • Flags issues of concerns on the programme to the Programme Director for assistance, guidance or resolutions.
  • Identify capacity gaps and arrange for appropriate training of ECDcaregivers to adequately equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge required to accomplish their responsibilities at the day operational level.
  • Collects, documents and provides field data and information; lessons and best practices to inform reports for internal and external use; and support the M&E officer in data collection and analysis.
  • Work with other staff members to develop materials and plans for training ECD caregivers
  • Perform other relevant duties as and when assigned by the programme director



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in ECD/ECCE or related field
  • At least 2-3 years experience of working as an ECD programme Officer. Working with communities on the promotion of ECD will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience with adult learning facilitation
  • Experience managing stakeholders at the district level, e.g. schools, communities, local government etc and mobilization skills.
  • Fluent in Luganda
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, including report writing and computer skills, especially MS Word and Excel.
  • The ability to ride a motorcycle will be an added advantage.
  • Adherence to AKF’s values and safeguarding policy.
  • Impeccable honesty and work ethics
  • Personal commitment to working as reliable, honest, & trustworthy member of AKFU team



How To Apply for Aga Khan Foundation Jobs 2022

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

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Deadline: 4th March 2022 by 4:30pm



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