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

Project Assistant
Organization: Windle
International Uganda (WIU)
Funding Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: 
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
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Knowledge of implementation on child friendly spaces, peace
    building, education in emergencies and psychosocial care is an added
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Windle International
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
  • 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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