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Program Assistants (Social Empowerment) job at BRAC

About the Organization

BRAC Uganda has grown to become one of the largest non-governmental development organisations in the country since its launch in Uganda in 2006. It acts as a catalyst, creating a multitude of opportunities for people living in poverty to realise their potential to transform their own lives. BRAC Uganda specialises in taking up an idea, testing it, perfecting it and then scaling it up rapidly in a cost-efficient manner without compromising quality. We implement six programmes in thematic areas of Health, Education, Ultra-Poor Graduation, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents, and Financial Inclusion.

Job Description

BRAC Uganda NGO. BRAC is registered in Uganda since 2006 and currently works in over 86 districts across the country delivering projects in Education, Health, Youth Empowerment, Livelihood and Resilience, Humanitarian Action and Emergency Response. We work with communities in marginalized situations, hard-to-reach areas and post-disaster settings across Asia and Africa, with a particular focus on women youth, children and the households where they live. We are intentional to deliver long-term community-led holistic approaches which we implement to the last mile in order to impact communities on a scale
About the Program
In 2022, the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BRAC International (BI) will be announcing an initiative that will create a positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda.
There is mounting urgency to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in poverty, which has been further amplified by the global pandemic. Through this partnership, scalable economic development approaches will be delivered in communities to foster the agency and voice of AGYW. They will have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, achieve sustainable livelihoods, and engage in advocacy issues.
BRAC International will implement an integrated and holistic model to address the various life cycles of a young woman living in poverty, ensuring she is able to transition safely from adolescence to adulthood. She will be equipped with the appropriate skills, tools, and access to finance to effectively exercise her agency and build a fulfilling and productive livelihood.
Program Assistant-Social Empowerment (PA-SE) will be responsible for the overall implementation of social empowerment related components of the program including supporting social and economic e-empowerment training, building awareness about social and health related issues such as GBV, safe birth, contraception, disaster preparedness, sustainable livelihood. The PA-SE will also plan and organize advocacy initiatives at the community level.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the AIM program inception activities including community mobilization and participant selection, club selection and setup, mentor selection and onboarding, community mobilization, mapping and establishing social empowerment linkages for participants.

  • Lead the implementation and supervision of social and economic empowerment activities in assigned clubs as per program design, activity plan and budget.

  • Organize and support Youth Development Committees in the target communities.

  • Ensure achievement of club-level program targets as per Implementation Guideline and report any operational/management issues to Branch Manager.

  • Coordinate closely with the Technical Sector Specialists (TSS) to seek technical guidance and knowledge; provide support to TSS as needed.

  • Guide and supervise mentor activities under the social empowerment component and develop their capacity by providing regular coaching, mentoring, and training.

  • Attend monthly coordination meetings organized at the branch level and provide updates on club activities, flagging any issues needing attention from the branch/area manager.

  • Support BM with all branch level procurement and logistics and other tasks, as required.

  • Ensure cash flow by submitting cash requisition timely for smooth day to day operations.

  • Organize and facilitate social empowerment training for participants; provide support to connect program participants with broader linkage services.

  • Follow-up closely with participants to minimize attrition and prepare monthly attendance reports and bi-monthly drop-out reports.

  • Prepare MIS and financial reports and other reports and ensure timely submission.


SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Read, understand, practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.

  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and encourage others to do so.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Bachelors in social sciences, Development Studies, Community Development, or any relevant humanities.


SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to spend extended periods of time in the field and travel within the country.

  • Proficient in using mobile devices, computers and particularly with Microsoft Office

  • Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration and demonstrated ability to build relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of BRAC


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 2 years’ experience in the international development sector, including experience working with marginalized communities to implement community development programs including microfinance, livelihood, agricultural and food security, and/or girl’s and women’s empowerment programs.

How to Apply

If you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

Candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at bimcf.uganda@brac.net

Please mention the name of the position in the subject bar.

Only complete applications will be accepted and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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