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.
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
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Good public relations (PR) to facilitate smooth networking between WVU and other stakeholders