Senior Education Programme Officer NGO Jobs – AVSI Foundation

Organization: AVSI
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Program
About US:
AVSI is an
international NGO with headquarters in Italy, which has been active in Uganda
since 1984. Its current activities are focused in the areas of education,
health, livelihoods, and protection, nutrition and refugee programs in Uganda.
About Programme:
AVSI Foundation in
partnership with “Education cannot wait” (ECW) Consortium Management Unit is
implementing a two-year project called “Education First” for refugees and Host
community children in Primary Schools in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement and Host
Communities, Kikuube District. ECW aims to strengthen the education sector and
its response to the current refugee crisis. ECW will achieve this by working to
improve the Teacher; learner ratio and accelerate the provision of safe and
secure learning spaces for the primary School level.
Job Summary:   The Senior Education Programme Officer will
support ECW3 Programme implementation in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement and the
targeted host community schools. Reporting to and under the leadership of the
Program Manager, the job holder will implement the AVSI Education Cannot Wait
(ECW3) Project activities in Kyangwali refugee settlement towards improved
equitable access to relevant learning opportunities and improved delivery of
quality education and training for refugee and host community learners in
Kyangwali Refugee Settlement
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
awareness raising campaigns/dialogues on the double shifting education model in
the community and schools targeting teachers in the targeted primary schools
and other stake holders including the district education office, Parent Teacher
Associations (PTAs), School Management Committee (SMC) and the other partners
working within the settlement
communities including local leadership, teachers, caregivers and parents on the
value of education towards ensuring children access education.
teachers and the learners in the targeted primary schools to implement the
double shifting education model towards addressing overcrowding and the teacher
learner ratio gap.
with and follow up the AVSI partner LGIHE with regard to teacher trainings on
disability and inclusion, refresher courses and piloting of early grade reading
and numeracy programs
safe guarding, protection and disability and gender inclusion and monitoring in
all Project activities including construction, enrollments, distribution of
scholastic materials, trainings among others
and engage schools to make re-usable sanitary pads in addition to distribution
of some project sanitary items to targeted girls
increase awareness, identify and ensure enrollment of special groups like
children with disabilities, pregnant girls and child mothers
that children with disability are provided with the necessary assistive devices
collaboration with the ECW program manager, the UNHCR program manager, and the
UNHCR Senior education officer work towards maintain an operational
relationship with UNHCR and OPM in Kyangwali Refugee settlement and Kikuube
district local government particularly the education and engineering departments
accurate and timely data collection and reporting
and link with other organizations and projects including other ECW partners in
Kyangwali refugee settlement and other internal AVSI projects.
plans and reports in line with timelines agreed with the Program manager and
M&E office and in consistency with the ECW reporting specifications
collaboration with the Program manager, represent AVSI in official meetings
including, ECW secretariat meetings, UNHCR Education and protection working
groups, UNHCR Interagency meetings in the field as needed
in the AVSI program support initiatives as requested by the Director of
Programs and or Country Representative
other duties within area of responsibility, as requested by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
applicant for the AVSI Foundation Senior Education Programme Officer should
hold a Bachelor of Arts/ Science in Primary School Education
Certificate/Diploma in Special Needs Education is an added advantage
Three years
of professional experience implementing education in emergencies
work experience in implementing Double shift school system and Early Grade
Reading will be considered an added value
with psycho social support programs for children and youth
record keeping and report writing skills
good communication and interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and ability
to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
in English, and ability to speak Arabic, Runyakitara, or any other local
languages spoken in the settlement is desired.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their application letters, accompanied with updated Curriculum
Vitae indicating 3 work- related referees, plus copies of relevant
certificates, should be addressed to:
The Country
Representative, P.O BOX 6785, Plot 1119, Ggaba Road, Kampala or sent to indicating the e-mail subject as ‘Application for ECW3
Senior Education Officer- AVSI Kyangwali Refugee settlement. Hard copy
applications should be submitted to field offices
Deadline: Friday, 7th February 2020 by 5.00 pm
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