Fresher Education Project Assistant NGO Jobs – Windle International Uganda (WIU)

By | January 4, 2019
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Fresher Education Project Assistant NGO Jobs – Windle International Uganda (WIU)

Job Title:          Education Project Assistant

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Organization: Windle International Uganda (WIU)

Funding Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Education Project Officer

About US:

Windle International Uganda (WIU) formerly Windle Trust Uganda is a registered INGO whose mission is to promote peace and development in communities through provision and coordination of Education and training for Refugees and people affected by conflict.

Windle International Uganda is the lead partner of UNHCR in implementing Education Projects in Uganda with close collaboration with the Government of Uganda through the Office of the Prime Minister.

Job Summary:  The Education Project Assistant will support the day-to-day implementation of the Education project within the refugees’ settlement of posting.  This position is responsible for supporting settlement operations with regards to Education and it will entail maintaining close contact with schools and other Educational Institutions on a daily basis within the settlement on the overall Education programming direction of Windle, UNHCR and OPM on the adaptation of UNHCR’s Uganda Education Strategy, on Monitoring and assessing impact, on provision of technical assistance, and on liaising with partner agencies.  In exercising these responsibilities, the post directly implements strategies to address particular situations arising from different contexts in the field, as well as provision of technical advice and support (on Early Childhood, learning achievement in Primary Education, Accelerated Education, Secondary Education access, and Vocational Skills Training) to schools, Head teachers and other staff with management responsibilities related to education management, and as needed to those representing education issues on behalf of Windle International Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Carry out daily school supervision and monitoring.
  • Ensuring that participation of persons of concern in decisions and initiatives pertaining to their own Education is assured through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches.
  • National education provision capacities are improved through direct engagement, research and advocacy with all relevant external interlocutors.
  • Protection within the school environment is actively promoted in collaboration with other relevant programmes.
  • Implement activities to ensure that Persons of concern are treated with dignity, respect and professionalism in line with the UNHCR Code of Conduct.
  • Daily supervision of Schools to ensure that there is integrity in the delivery of education services by all WIU mandated Education staff.
  • Engage in Community dialogue and spread awareness to see that Education activities have support and are accepted by the Communities.
  • Adhere to Windle International Uganda’s policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to work plan
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by the Education Project Officer and Settlement Manager
  • Support the Monitoring and Evaluation function in the Collection of relevant data from the schools
  • Ensure proper filing of documents including case studies from schools
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Conduct trainings and mentorships to improve the community teachers’ ability to source, assess, develop and utilize a range of appropriate teaching and learning materials that can be used inside and outside the classroom for learners.
  • Encourage participation and relationship building amongst learners, teachers and community education committees to sustain the ongoing development.
  • Conduct regular classroom observations, mentorships, individual and group assessments of community teachers to improve the classroom teaching and learning.
  • Support the Project Officers in developing community teacher induction and refresher Training Manuals.
  • Support Project Officers in developing community Education Committees and training manuals
  • Participate in the development and improvement of Education Monitoring Tools
  • Conduct teacher evaluations on teaching methodologies (Learner-Centered Methods)
  • Support the improvement of project documentation.
  • Initiate innovative evaluations in emergency practices.
  • Support Project Officers in reporting, procurement and distribution of scholastic materials, recreational kits and school uniforms.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Windle International Uganda (WIU) Education Project Assistant job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Arts in Arts or other related courses.
  • Additional training in Education and Education Management is desirable as an added advantage
  • A minimum of two years of experience in Educational programming with a reputable institution, National or International NGO;
  • Must be in possession of a valid riding permit (Driving permit class A) with proven ability to ride motorcycles; this is a requirement for the position.
  • Knowledge of implementation on child friendly spaces, peace building, education in emergencies and psychosocial care is an added advantage
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of Education concepts and issues in development context especially in Uganda; Working knowledge of the logical framework approach to Project design, Monitoring and Evaluation/ Project Cycle Management
  • Background in relevant Education systems with good knowledge of relevant curricula.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in community action planning, networking and research, analysis and report writing
  • He/she should be in a high standard of performance, punctual and disciplined.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills with a passion for sharing knowledge
  • Ability to work with communities in a local setting of refugee settlement and some basic Knowledge of the local language will be an added advantage
  • Field experience in programme implementation and coordination.
  • Knowledge of refugee protection principles and framework.
  • Familiarity with INEE Toolkit standards is highly desirable.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants should submit their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, 2 years’ salary history, copies of academic transcripts and certificates including telephone, email contacts and details of at least three professional referees addressed to:

The Human Resource Manager,

Windle International Uganda,

P.O Box 24230 Kampala, Uganda

Applications must be hand delivered to The Windle House, Plot 726 Nagawa Close, Mawanda Road, Mulago Hill, Kamwokya.

Deadline: 10th January, 2019 by 5pm

Note:

  • Windle International is an equal opportunity employer; Females, minority groups and People with disabilities who qualify for any of the above vacancies are encouraged to apply.
  • No canvassing or lobbying will be tolerated. Individuals found to have done so will immediately be disqualified and black listed.
  • Only Shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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