Field Officer, Education Programme NGO Jobs – Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan)

Field Officer, Education Programme NGO Jobs – Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan)

Job Title:    Field Officer, Education Programme

Organisation: Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan)

Duty Station: Uganda

Salary Range (Gross):  UGX 1,400,000 – 2,120,000 per month (depending on the experience and skill of a candidate)

About US:

Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan) was founded in 1979 by Yukika SOHMA, our first chairperson, with a mission to help refugees from Indochina, and as a civil organization without any political, religious, or ideological affiliations. It has since then grown into an international organization approved and registered by the United Nations. AAR Japan has five main pillars of activities; 1) emergency assistance, 2) assistance to persons with disabilities, 3) landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) action, 4) action against infectious diseases and 5) public awareness raising about global issues in Japan. Since the beginning, AAR Japan has operated in over 60 countries. Currently we are active in 15 countries and areas, including 4 African countries namely Kenya, Zambia, Sudan and Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Field Officer will manage and accomplish assigned project activities from planning, procurement, mobilization, budget and asset control, implementation and reporting, and other assignments relevant to our project in education and protection area. The person will be based in Yumbe, but may have frequent business trips to Kampala, Arua, and Moyo District.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate with schools, local authorities, donors, communities and other stakeholders and partner organizations in regard to AAR Japan’s projects;
  • Support the Project officer(s) school management including but not limited to management of teachers, school facilities, enrolment and attendance, exams and community involvement, follow-ups, maintenance of school facilities by performing data collection, communication, mobilization and drafting reports;
  • Lead assigned activities from planning, procurement, mobilization, budget and asset control, implementation and reporting;
  • Coordinate distribution of scholastic, school and administrative materials to pupils and teachers in the settlement and host community;
  • Identify children with disabilities and provide adequate supports to strengthen their access to education;
  • Analyze and manage the data and compile it as a report and presentation to assess the objective situation and trends in the settlement;
  • Organize trainings for teachers and local community leaders, class management trainings, guidance and counselling sessions, orientations, and any necessary trainings and activities;
  • Organize club activities for primary and secondary school pupils both from refugee settlement and host community;
  • Attend and/or participate in meetings, monitoring, and other events as a representative of AAR Japan;
  • Perform administrative, logistic, financial or any other duties if requested by supervisors.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must be a Ugandan citizen, residing in Uganda and able to station in Yumbe.
  • Able to travel to Kampala (AAR’s Kampala Office), Arua district and Moyo district (Field Office) or other districts at supervisors’ instructions
  • Hold a Bachelor’s or higher Degree in Development Studies, Education, Gender, Social Work, Project Management, -Community Based Development, Social Sciences, Data Analytics, and Statistics.
  • Extensive knowledge of English and preferably of a language commonly used in South Sudan.
  • Good data analyzing skills with computer skills especially in Word and Excel and knowledge of other database preferred.
  • Five years of experience working in project planning and management or related field in a reputable firm, public body or NGO.
  • Previous experience in leading project activities preferably related to training management, community identification, mobilization, and sensitization approaches preferably in education, child protection, and gender interventions.
  • Knowledge and experience in identification of children with disabilities, promotion of girls’ education, youth career development are preferred.
  • Experience in data collection, analytics, and management with a proven capacity of strategical, logical and lateral thinking.
  • High integrity, self-driven, able to work under challenging circumstances, and able to complete assignments with tight deadlines under minimal supervision.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested individuals should submit their application to or hand deliver their application to AAR Japan Yumbe Office (*Incomplete application shall not be considered.)

  • The Subject Name for the email shall be: “Field Officer _Name”
  • Cover Letter (Shall not exceed one A4 page)

o   Curriculum Vitae (CV)

o   Copy of academic and work certificates

Deadline: 1st July 2019 by 8:00am

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