Education Project Officer Job Placements – Windle International Uganda (WIU)

Job
Title:         

Education Project Officer
Organization: Windle International Uganda (WIU)
Funding Source: United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station:  Uganda
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 conflict.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 Officer is responsible
for supporting settlement operations with regards to Education and it will
entail maintaining close contact with Educational Institutions and key
education partners 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. The
Education Program Officer (EPO) will be responsible for the coordination,
monitoring and Evaluation of Education Management activities in the settlement.
The EPO will provide adequate and timely professional guidance, supervision,
capacity building and management support to the Teachers and the students and Education
Project Assistants (EPAs). The EPO will ensure transparency and accountability
in all the resources that he/ she is entrusted with.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·      
Support and promote children’s rights in the
settlement.
·      
Monitor the progress of Education related
projects and assist in problem solving and ensure the target is met.
·      
Communicate with heads, principals, directors
and teachers in institutions where students are
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studying on WIU education strategies.
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Documentation of all programme activities and
ensure comprehensive reports are drawn in accordance with the schedules set.
·      
Guide and train EPAs to be able to prepare
standard reports
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Together with the Monitoring and Evaluation/
Data specialist, develop and implement suitable
·      
and effective educational monitoring and
evaluation tools.
·      
Review standard distribution reports prepared by
the EPAs to ensure accuracy.
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Visit each school at least once a week to
familiarize yourself with staff and students to build
·      
positive relationships.
·      
Follow up (in conjunction with the M&E/ Data
specialist) on students after their primary and secondary education in order to
aid success stories and lessons learnt
·      
Receive and review scholarship requirements from
students (as submitted by the EPAs) and forward them to WIU where necessary.
·      
Liaise and communicate effectively with OPM,
UNHCR and all implementing partners regarding program activities as authorized
·      
Represent WIU at inter-agency, and coordination
meetings pertaining to the Education programme.
·      
Facilitate community participation in education
affairs.
·      
Document all programme activities within your
jurisdiction and ensure comprehensive reports are drawn in accordance with the
schedules set.
·      
Analyse all EPA reports and provide a framework
for dealing with emerging issues
·      
Write monthly reports to be submitted to the
Settlement Manager
·      
Prepare and submit work plans in advance for
monthly activities for the Settlement Manager’s approval.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The applicant for the Windle International Uganda
(WIU) Education Project Officer job opportunity 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
·      
Three years of experience in Educational
programming with a reputable NGO or INGO;
·      
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 position.
·      
Knowledge of implementation on child friendly
spaces, peace building, education in emergencies and psychosocial care is an
added advantage
·      
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 disciplined.
·      
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.
·      
Candidates must have no history of Children’s
rights violations
How to Apply:
All interested applicants should apply online at the link
below.
Deadline: 13th January, 2020
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