Fresher Project Officer – Education NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to: 
Child Sponsorship and Development Facilitator
Duty Station: 
About US:
World Vision Uganda
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 Project Officer – Education will
actively contribute to achieving equitable access and quality education
planning, implementing and monitoring the Education Quality Improvement Program
activities through approaches that improve enrolment, retention, completion,
literacy, numeracy and life skills. The position will support direct project
activity implementation and roll out of best practices and models in a manner
that promotes ownership and sustainability.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project planning
and implementation
  • Plan and coordinate all sub county and district based project
    activities in consultation with the TPO, the CCT and the DEO
  • Plan and implement school based project activities.
  • Develop activity concepts in line with the detailed annual operation
    plan, the budget and TP log frame
  • Organize meetings and workshops for teachers and field facilitators
    to implement education project activities and models
  • Track and manage activity budgets and ensure timely and cost
    effective project implementation.
  • Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports
  • Participate in project management meetings and reflection forums
  • Support and participate in district education Advocacy initiatives
  • Conduct and facilitate community awareness raising and community
  • Ensure cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in education project.
Technical support
and training
  • In liaison with the CCT and the DEO, conduct a capacity needs
    assessment for teachers and literacy volunteer
  • Develop a capacity building plan for teachers and volunteers
  • Mobilization of and conducting trainings to build capacities on
    supporting enrolment, retention and completion
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to teachers through support supervision
  • Build Local level Peer mentoring mechanism for teachers, School
    management committees and literacy volunteers
  • Identify technical experts to train district and community groups
  • Liaise with the TPO for technical support on capacity building
Partnership and
  • Identify and build linkages, relations, collaborations and networks
    with partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the Sub County
    and District level
  • Support development of school improvement plans and monitor their implementation
  • Participation in sub county coordination meetings to influence
    decisions on education
  • Organize periodic partner and stakeholder monitoring visits
  • Organize teachers and literacy volunteers fora to promote learning
  • Participate and represent WVU in key technical working forums at the
    sub county and the district
  • Conduct advocacy campaigns for education in general and girl child
    education in particular
Documentation and
  • Maintain a data bank for schools in the APs, head teachers,
    enrolment, drop out, teachers, teachers trained in different models
  • Conduct school mapping and peer group mapping and document for
    project activities
  • Effectively document all information related to girl child enrolment
    trends in targeted school
  • Responsible for capturing individual children attendance,
    performance and behavior indicators related to drop out of children
  • Document good practices and project success stories and share them
Support supervision
and Mentoring
  • Conduct support supervision and mentoring sessions for teachers
  • Facilitate formation of children network/peer networks at school and
    sub county level
  • Support schools to have classroom print rich materials,
  • Maintain a record of RCs in Schools and monitor their attendance and
    performance during school visits
  • Hold reflection meetings on key education program activities and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Vision Project Officer – Education job
    placement should preferably hold a degree in education or any other
    degree but with a diploma in education.
  • At least two years of experience in education and or community work.
  • Must have classroom teaching experience of not less than 2 years
  • Experience in the education sector programming in a reputable
    organization is an added advantage
  • Must be effective in written and verbal communication in English
  • Knowledge of a local language(s) in Uganda is may be an added
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle is a must
  • Computer literate
  • Writing and reporting skills
  • Networking and influencing skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • School management and /or mentorship of teachers
  • Experience working with communities and teachers
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
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: 29th August 2019
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