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Project Assistant - REPPSI Project


Position: Project Assistant – WVU-REPPSI Joint End Child Marriage Campaign Project

Report to: The Program Manager

Location: Buikwe District

Purpose of the position:

To provide overall coordination of the WVU-REPPSI Joint End Child Marriage Campaign Project, aimed at ending all forms of violence against children, especially child marriages. The project is aligned to WVU It Takes a World Campaign and will be implemented in the three districts of Mukono, Buikwe and Kayunga. The job will play a significant role in ensuring linkages between the partners,, monitoring and learning.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

  • Co-ordinate planning and implementation of the key project activities as per the agreed work plan and budget, ensuring alignment to ITAWC and WVU NO strategies.

  • Facilitate mobilization and active participation of key stake-holders communities, including children and their families to raise their voices, for action to end child marriage and other forms of violence.

  • Conduct monitoring visits to track progress against plans and also collect relevant data for monthly, half year and end of project reporting.

  • Facilitate the building and maintenance of WVU –REPSSI relationships with district and national level coalitions and networks, for effective policy advocacy, profile raising and effective external engagements, consistent with WVU – ITAWC Strategy priorities.

  • Identify the key child protection structures, assess their capacity needs and in in close consultation with WVU and REPSSI team. coordinate their capacity building initiatives

  • In collaboration with Buikwe Team, identify areas for linkage to policy processes at the national level and facilitate participation of district level stakeholders in external engagements.

  • Contribute to resource mobilization through generating of concept papers for fund raising and funding proposal writing, in collaboration with Buikwe World Vision Team.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A Degree Development Economics, Social Sciences and other related field

  • At least one year’s experience in advocacy work at national and international level

  • Training facilitation and coordination skills

  • Policy Advocacy and Campaign skills

  • Proven leadership skills to lead the team and good people management skills

  • Unquestionable integrity,

  • Negotiations

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Critical thinking

  • Strategic planning

  • Team leading

  • Good public relations (PR) to facilitate smooth networking between WVU and other stakeholders