Institutional Development Advisor (IDA) Non-profit Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)


Job Title:    Institutional Development
Advisor (IDA)

Organisation: Education
Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions
to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a
focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.  Since 1958, we have been a leader in
designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in
more than 80 countries around the world.


About USAID Project:

The goal of the
five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity
is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive
the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Institutional Development Advisor (IDA)
is a full-time position reporting to the Chief of Party and is based in
Kampala, Uganda. The Institutional Development Advisor (IDA) will:

and lead system strengthening and institutional development strategy for the
ICYD Activity;

oversight and coordination of ICYD’s interventions to strengthen government
systems to improve quality of Early Grade Reading teaching and learning and OVC
service delivery;

dissemination sensitization and of the National Child Policy;  

organizational development needed to transition local partners implementing OVC
activities to direct USAID funding;

high-level targeted technical assistance to the USAID direct OVC funding
recipient organizations;

and promote national and district level coordination mechanisms, based on
stakeholder analysis and system mapping, including the establishment of the
National ICYD Steering Committee;

and establish district level mechanisms to promote regular review of ICYD
results and plans;

with District structures to integrate ICYD activities into district plans and

process for establishing and monitoring MOUs between ICYD and local government
authorities including technical ministries;

strategies to institutionalize continuous professional development practices
established under ICYD (pre- and in-service for teachers and social workers);

selected practices in data collection, review and use for monitoring and
program improvement at multiple levels (school, community, district, zonal,

with the Private Sector Engagement Specialist in strengthening government
capacity to engage the private sector in long term support to education and
child protection;

with the Pre-Service Teacher Training Advisor to implement and institutionalize
improved practices in Continuing Professional Development for Early Grade


Please Note: This
position is not eligible for relocation or posting allowances and the salary
will be paid in Ugandan Shillings.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the Education Development Center (EDC) USAID project Institutional
Development Advisor (IDA) job must hold a Master’s degree in one or more of the
following: public administration, organizational development, project
management, education, social work, with experience in primary education, child
protection and/or youth development. In circumstances where a candidate
possesses exceptional relevant experience but lacks a graduate degree, relevant
post-education experience will be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

At least
twelve (12) years’ experience in teacher development and or social services
systems reform, preferably in Uganda. Demonstrated experience assessing
institutional capacity of a range of stakeholders including national and local
governments, civil society organizations, and faith-based organizations.

experience in design and delivery of plans for improving capacity and
performance, including targeted Technical Assistance, coaching and mentoring,
and partnerships, within the context of project planning, implementation,
M&E and specific technical interventions;

understanding key functional areas that contribute to improved systems,
including collaboration and partnerships, governance, monitoring and
evaluation, contracting, finance and administration as well as quality service

knowledge of Government of Uganda (GOU) structures involved in primary
education, child protection and the roles of the NGO and private sector in both

of USAID rules and regulations strongly preferred;

with United States Government and/or other donor funded projects, including
financial reporting and compliance requirements is desired.

Fluency in English is required.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 9th December 2020


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