Fresher USAID World Vision International Jobs – Education Project Assistant

Organisation: World Vision International
Project Name: USAID funded Literacy Achievement and Retention
Activity (LARA) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager
About WVU:
World Vision International is a Christian Relief, Development and
Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children,
families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work
in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of
children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for
working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful
completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record
checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness.
Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Education Project Assistant will be
in charge of the implementation of the Kaabong Education Enhancement Project in
Kaabong district, Karamoja region in line with the project design and in
accordance with the districts Education program.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1.
Project Implementation:
·        
Actively
coordinate and implement Kaabong Education Enhancement Project in Kaabong
(KEEP) in Kaabong district, Karamoja region.
·        
Carry
out community mobilization to participate in educational development
(constructions) to ensure ownership of these facilities by local populace.
·        
Manage
and monitor the technical aspects of construction works ensuring quality
implementation of and completion of buildings in line with the WVU and district
standards addressing the particular response.
·        
Ensure
that capacities are built for the Kaabong Education Enhancement Project in
Kaabong
·        
Implement
the Kaabong Education Enhancement Project in Kaabong activities in an
integrated manner within the cluster program and with other sectors.
·        
Prepare
and deliver quality project inputs on time and in a comprehensive manner.
·        
Technically
support the Project Coordinator in rolling out community engagement activities,
activisms and village/parish level advocacies.
2.
Capacity Building and Trainings:
·        
Mobilize
and conduct training of GEM, SMTs, CRCs, CCTs, SMCs and PTAs to build
capacities on community engagement for literacy promotion and education
enhancement in the district.
·        
Mentor
and coach the education community volunteers, GEM, Activists and Teachers to
support community based education, learning and literacy activities.
·        
Identify
Education sectoral technical experts and resource persons to support project
implementation
·        
Support
the Project Coordinator on community capacity building in Education
3.
Engagement and Networking:
·        
Identify
and build Education sector related strategic linkages, relations, collaborations
and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the
project level.
·        
Act as
a point of contact for consultation on issues to do with Kaabong Education
Enhancement Project in Kaabong and any other Educational issues in the
district.
·        
Identify
opportunities that present through networks and relationships with other
institutions and organizations and NGOs working in the areas of community
engagement and support to enrollment, Advocacy & literacy
·        
Support
local level staff and community structures in the project area to facilitate
local level advocacy, trigger enrollment and parents’ participation in pupils’ education.
4.
Documentation:
·        
Effectively
document all information related to project successes and best practices and
sharing it in Education magazines and special newspaper publications.
·        
Create
a bank of pictures, videos, aired radio programs and most significant change
stories on the project in the district.
·        
Responsible
for capturing child well-being indicators literacy, numeracy and life skills in
the district.
·        
Conduct
Kaabong Education periodic project output & outcome monitoring process
5.
Project Management and Coordination:
·        
Supervise,
guide and offer technical support to partners and technical resource persons in
the project area.
·        
Develop
project budgets, cost tracking tools and Detailed Implementation Plans for the
AEQEP annually.
·        
Carry
out field based review meetings with SMC, PTAs and community based literacy
facilitators at village, parish and sub county levels
·        
Keenly
track financial management and budgets allocated for the project
·        
Send
timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports to the direct supervisors.
·        
Support
processes of project baselines and evaluation of education project
·        
Ensure
that project assets and inputs are managed within world vision policies and
guidelines.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The ideal
candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education, Social
Sciences, SWASA or other Arts Degree but with a diploma in education as an
additional qualification.
·        
At least
two years’ experience in Educational programming with reputable institution,
national or international NGO
·        
Good
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
·        
Past
experience and skill in community action planning, networking and research,
analysis and report writing
·        
Strong
facilitation and presentation skills with a passion for sharing knowledge
·        
Ability
to work with communities in a local setting of Kaabong district, Karamoja
region.
·        
Knowledge
of the native Kaabong language will be an added advantage
·        
Must
be in possession of a valid riding permit
NB:
Only Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to apply
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link
below.
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at
World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are
particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 22nd May, 2015.

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