Project Officer Education Job Opportunity at Action Africa Help International- Uganda

Reports to: Area Manager
Liaises with: Project Officers, Programme Administration and Procurement Officer, Finance Officer, Area Manager, Ministry of Education officials
Duty Station: Rwamwanja
Job Summary: Responsible for providing oversight and technical assistance on program activities in the areas of basic Education and vocational training. Works closely with Ministry of Education staff in the design, monitoring and evaluation of education and vocational training interventions. The position serves as a principle source of information on the organization’s education programs.

Duties & Responsibilities
·         Maintain a thorough knowledge of the rationale, purpose and scope of existing education system and advise on relevant interventions
·         Maintains current knowledge on best industry practice in the areas of education and youth development.
·         Review annual program plans in the area of education in coordination with Ministry of Education staff.
·         Initiate and update organizational Education intervention proposals
·         Provide technical support to the Ministry of Education and other agencies on formative evaluations for programs related to education
·         Organize and conduct capacity building for schools and Ministry staff as needed.
·         Conduct data analysis on education information to determine appropriate measures for program improvement, and report on program achievements.
·         Provide regular monitoring of education program activities throughout the year, including the collection of mid-year and end-of-year reporting requirements, and provides technical assistance to the organization and Ministry as needed.
·         Identify and establish complementary programs/partnerships in the areas of education and youth development.
·         In collaboration with the Ministry of Education and other agencies, develop program policies, proposals and other documents as required.
·         Perform other administrative duties as assigned, including composing non-routine correspondence, trip reports, financial reports, and assisting with annual budgets.
·         Participate in schools curriculum reviews and implementation.
·         Prepare and submit periodic reports on the Education programme.

Qualifications
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Adult Literacy or a related qualification from a recognized institution
·         A certificate in project planning and management, and/or monitoring and evaluation
·         At least 3 years’ experience in similar or higher position.

Skills and Competencies
·         Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
·         A good command of both written and spoken English
·         Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
·         Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office
·         Excellent Management skills
·         Able to capacity build and develop others
·         Ability to mobilize different audiences and communities
·         Ability to coach, mentor and develop others
·         Cooperates and works effectively with others in an emergency setting in the pursuit of common goals.
·         Promotes, practices, and helps others value and respect diversity of gender, culture, opinions, values, perspectives, ideas, skills, expertise, knowledge, and experiences.
·         Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances;
·         Performs effectively in unstable, uncertain, or potentially dangerous environments while maintaining physical and mental health
·         Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s values
Languages: Fluency in Kiswahili is essential; Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset (Kinyarwanda, Rukiga, Runyakitara).
How to apply:
Please check the company website:
www.actionafricahelp.org/opportunities/jobs for details of the Job description.
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications by email (together with an updated CV, copies of transcripts, with at least three suitable referees and their telephone contact) recruitug@actionafricahelp.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it; Applications should be addressed to;
Human Resource & Administration Officer,
Action Africa Help International- Uganda
Plot 72 Ntinda Road,
P O Box 10501,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline for receiving applications is: 20th/07/2012.
However we shall handle applications as they come because of the humanitarian emergency nature of this programme.
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