6 Education Project Assistant UNHCR Project Job Opportunities – Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)

Organization: Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)
Funding Source: United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Windle Trust Uganda is Non-profit organization whose primary mission is
to equip refugees and others affected by conflict in Africa to meet the
challenges of development through providing access to education, training, and
employment opportunities by advocacy and direct programme activity. Windle
Trust Uganda has been a leading provider of access to university education,
post-primary education, and vocational training for conflict-affected Africans
since 1996. WTU works in partnership with United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR).
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;
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 oversees the implementation of 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, including senior management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Tasked with mainstreaming refugees within
    national education systems is fostered as the main approach with support
    to education for refugee and host communities, in collaboration with
    relevant partners across the settlement.
  • 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.
  • Persons of concern are treated with
    dignity, respect and professionalism in line with the UNHCR Code of
    Conduct. Integrity in the delivery of education services is assured by all
    education staff.
  • Education activities have political and
    financial support from external partners.
  • Adhere to Windle International Uganda’s
    policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the
    support function portfolio according to workplan
  • Prepare and develop status reports as
    required by education project officer and settlement manager
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
    including case studies from schools
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of
    the support function
  • 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
  • To sustain the ongoing development by
    encouraging participation and relationship building amongst learners,
    teachers and community education committees.
  • To improve the classroom teaching and
    learning through classroom observations, mentor and individual and group
    assessments of community teachers.
  • He/she should be in a high standard of
    performance, punctual and disciplined.
  • Conducting daily school supervision and
  • Support the project officers in developing
    community teacher induction and refresher training manuals.
  • Support project officers in developing
    community education committees training manual
  • Participate in the development and
    improvement of education monitoring tools
  • Conduct teacher evaluations on teaching
    methodologies (Learner-Centered Methods)
  • Improve project documentation.
  • Initiate innovative evaluations in
    emergency practices.
  • Support project officers in reporting and
    procurement of scholastic materials, recreational kits and school

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Windle Trust
    Uganda WTU Education Project Assistant job opportunity must hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Social Sciences, SWASA or other related
  • Additional training in education is
    desirable as an additional qualification.
  • Three years of experience in Educational
    programming with reputable institution, national or international NGO;
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Must be in possession of a valid riding
    permit is strongly recommended for this position.
How to Apply:
All interested applicants should submit their applications including
detailed curriculum vitae, , current salary information, copies of academic
transcripts and certificates, including telephone contact and details of at
least three references addressed to:
Human Resource Manager,
Windle Trust Uganda,
Plot 726, Mawanda Road, Mulago Hill,
P. O. Box 24230 Kampala.  Uganda
Deadline: 2nd January 2018

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