Community Mobilization Assistants (137)

at Education Development Center (EDC)
Location Hoima, Uganda
Date Posted February 9, 2021
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected EDC to implement the USAID Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity. A 5-year activity with a goal for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives. The ICYD Activity is expected to achieve the following:
1. Children and youth have improved learning outcomes;
2. Children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments; and
3. Youth practice positive behaviors and are able to make informed decisions about their lives and relationships.
Working in partnership with Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development (MGLSD), district and zonal officials, and other Ugandan goverment and civil society partners, ICYD will comprise a series of activities to support improved basic education for Ugandan children, address school-related and gender-based violence; facilitate enhanced child protection and support for vulnerable youth; provide support to HIV-affected orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their caregivers/families and support HIV care and treatment outcomes in close collaboration with clinical and community structures. ICYD will also contribute to improved systems within the MoES and MGLSD to promote Early Grade Reading (EGR) and child protection.
EDC is currently hiring the following positions for the USAID ICYD Activity: .

Hoima, Mbarara, Wakiso/Kampala) The Community Mobilization Assistants (CMAs) will work with School Management Committees (SMCs), Foundation Bodies, and Parent Teachers Associations (PTAs), as well as Community Development Officers and Assistants, to initiate Local Reading Support Plans (LRSPs), school-based Early Warning Systems, and the community component of the MoES Journeys curriculum in school communities. The CMAs will manage a team of community-based literacy volunteers. The CMAs will be responsible for working with and through community structures to implement project interventions to support quality implementation of these components of the USAID ICYD Activity. This is a Zonal position. Applicants should be resident in the district or neighboring districts of the respective ICYD Zonal office.

Selected Required Skills
• Grade III Teaching Certificate: Diploma in a related field will be preferred;
• At least 1-2 years proven experience in implementing community awareness-raising/sensitization and advocacy activities
• Experience conducting training for communities;
• Experience conducting community asset mapping and/or stakeholder analysis,
• Understanding of the Ugandan education context

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