5 Education Officer NGO Job Opportunities – War Child Canada (WCC)

Organization: War Child Canada (WCC)
Reports to: Project
Manager, Protection Education
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
War Child Canada is an internationally recognized charity organization
registered in Toronto, Canada that works with war-affected communities to help
children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and
justice. War Child Canada takes an active role in raising public awareness
around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act.
When war itself ends, the consequences endure. A lack of employment
opportunities, the absence of effective economic or social structures, an
under-educated population and a culture of impunity around rights violations
combine to create conditions that make a return to conflict all too possible.
But by making a long-term investment to create an environment in which
childhood can thrive, the cycle of violence can be broken.
Job Summary: The
Education Officer manages the day-to-day operations including mobilization,
implementation and development of community sensitization and training
activities for refugee community beneficiaries, host community members and all
education actors relevant to achieving the project goal. The incumbent will
also be responsible for conducting awareness campaigns, supervising accelerated
Learning program teachers, forge strong partnership and collaboration with
governmental departments and nongovernmental organizations to identify and
effectively respond to education concerns, with particular focus on school
going children.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and provide community sensitizations
    and dialogues on education;
  • Provide training and supervision clinics to ALP
    Teachers on teacher code of
    conduct.
  • Conduct Education Supervision clinics together
    with the district Education
    Office representatives
  • Organize and facilitate monthly forums that
    bring together refugee
    women and girls to share experiences and discuss issues related to women
    and girls in Education
  • Provide technical training on Education, Child
    protection, Refugee rights
    and obligation, actors, and other relevant actors;
  • Prepare communication and training materials,
    and develop new
    sensitization and training approaches;
  • Make follow up visits in each community after
    activities to document
    impact;
  • Conduct radio panel discussions as per the work plan;
  • Actively participate in the development and
    dissemination of Education
    and Communication (IEC) material to both refugees and host communities;
  • Work in liaison with the Legal team to ensure a
    consistent and coordinated
    implementation of programs for instance when involving legal staff to take
    up training/ awareness sessions;
  • Conduct mobilization for education key
    stakeholders, community
    members to participate in awareness sensitization and trainings as
    requested by Project Manager;
  • Extensive collaboration and consultation with local and nationals in the
    NGO and private sector authorities, INGOs, national NGOs, refugee /
    community leaders and the community;
  • Prepare a narrative report at the end project
    Activities provided and to
    recommend any improvement.
  • Undertake field monitoring visits in each
    community after the
    training/ outreach activities have been conducted to assess impact and
    identify potentials for program improvement;
  • Participate in the community surveys to assess
    program results and impact
    and as well participate in the quarterly internal reviews of the program;
  • Attend monthly team meetings to share
    experiences, lessons learnt
    and challenges;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant for the War Child Canada Education Officer job placement must
    hold a University-level education in development studies or any related
    field.
  • A
    minimum of three to five years’ experience in Education programming activities particularly at field level.
  • Ability and Skills in participatory methodology
    to facilitate trainings
    with community;
  • Proficiency in computer packages such as MS
    word, Excel Power Point and
    Data base;
  • Previous experience in project report writing;
  • Prior exposure and experience in Monitoring and
    Evaluation of Training Programs.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken
    English, knowledge of local
    language of the Community is an asset.
  • Good coordination, facilitation, training, mentoring
    and motivational skills.
  • Previous experience or understanding of
    participatory approaches
    and community mobilization in relation to education
  • Proven ability to establish and implement
    robust M&E plans for
    protection activities.
  • Ability to work in multi partner environments in implementing protection activities
    and services.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time
    management skills with
    attention to details.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple
    tasks, time, tight schedules
    and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills (both in written and spoken English).
  • Excellent record keeping and report writing
    skills.
  • Excellent networking, interpersonal and
    negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrated competence in conceptual,
    analytical and problem
    solving skills.
  • Good computer skills (word, excel, outlook, power point, internet).
  • Previous
    experience working at a global organization and in emergency situations is an asset.
  • Experience of developing and using information
    systems and running a range
    of reports.
  • Able to travel, at times at short notice, and spend time away from work base and
    home.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit hard
copies of their curriculum vitae and an accompanying cover letter in a sealed
envelope to:
Human Resources Manager,
War Child Canada (WCC),
Block 244, Plot 1006, Muyenga. Kampala. Uganda
NB: Please ensure your application envelop has the subject
heading of “Application for Education
Officer, WCC Uganda”
Deadline: 3rd February 2018 by 5:00pm

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