UKAID Program Officer NGO Jobs – Teach A Man To Fish UK


Job Title:    UKAID Program Officer

Organization:  Teach A Man To Fish UK

Duty Station:  Kampala, with travel to Mpigi, Dokolo
and Arua (30% travel), Uganda

Reports to: Head
of Programs

Salary and benefits: UGX 2,620,000 gross salary per month, medical health insurance for staff
+ 1 dependant


About Teach A Man To Fish:

Teach A Man To Fish
is guided by a simple, all-encompassing mission: to empower young people with
the skills they need to succeed, in school, work, and life. We focus on
developing and emerging countries. This is done by supporting schools to set up
educational and profitable school businesses that provide real-life hands-on
training and experience for students. This empowers student entrepreneurs with
critical workplace, entrepreneurship and life skills and mindsets so that they
can leave school with the competencies to get a good job or run their own
successful business. We are a small organization with a big reach – Since 2006,
we’ve created over 300,000 student entrepreneurs and 18,000 enterprising
teachers through our global programmes.


About UKAID Grant:

Teach A Man To Fish
anticipates a 2 year UKAID grant to implement School Enterprise Challenge in 54
primary and secondary schools in Arua, Dokolo and Mpigi from 2021 – 2022.

In the first year of
the project, 54 primary & secondary schools will be selected to participate
in the School Enterprise Challenge Awards Program, 2 teachers (gender balanced)
selected from each school. The selection will be done in participatory approach
with Advisory Group (students, teachers, headteachers, private sector,
gender-balanced, including PWDs) & DEOs. Child protection/inclusion and gender
consultants will also be engaged to refine teacher training & instructional
materials for gender & disability-responsive programming using extensive
experience supporting girls/women & PWD in Uganda. Both project staff and
lead teachers will be trained to support gender & disability- inclusive
student business teams & establish a safe, supportive environment. In the
second year of the project, 122 vulnerable students will be trained and
supported with a match fund to implement Income Generating Activities (IGAs) at
their homes.


Job Summary:  The Program Officer – UKAID project will lead
on the implementation of the project in Mpigi, Arua and Dokolo Districts. The
Project Officer will also lead on recruitment of 3 based District Monitors and
capacity build them to support the planning and implementation of 54 school
businesses and 122 IGAs in the target district. This position will be based in
at Kampala Office with regular travels to the target districts.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Programmes 80%  

Lead on
recruitment and onboarding of District based Monitors for Mpigi, Dokolo and

the head of Programs to maintain the relationships with target district local
government officials as stipulated in the MoUs signed with the target district
local governments.

the Head of Programs in reviewing and adaptation programme training resources
and weekly guides.

supervise teacher training at step one and two and ensure the training is
delivered to expected standards.

coach and empower assigned District Monitors and capacity build them to ensure
quality delivery of school monitoring visits at step one and two.

regular spot checks visits target schools in Mpigi. Dokolo and Arua and ensure
that monitoring visits are delivered to acceptable standards using the agreed

Lead on
marketing and sensitization events for the SEC programme in Mpigi, Dokolo and
Arua districts and contribute to achieving registration targets.

the District Monitors to deliver all comms activities in target schools and
ensure e-mails, SMS, phone calls and WhatsApp communications delivered
according to work plan, with consistent accurate messaging.

the Head of Programs to ensure that Comms and visit trackers in respect of UKAID
project are updated timely.

the Head of Programs to do timely UKAID quarterly programme reporting as
stipulated in the funding agreement.

Finance &
Administration 10% 

HoP to manage budget and deliver activities within budget limits

weekly financial requests and reconciliations submitted on time with 100%

Monitoring and
Evaluation 10%          

MEAL Manager to deliver baseline and summative evaluations on time, to budget
and to quality standard

delivery of inspirational stories on time and to quality standard


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:


applicant for the Teach A Man To Fish UKAID Program Officer job placement must
hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Commerce, Business
Administration, Development Studies, Adult & Community Education, Business
Computing, Accounting, or a related field.

Two to
four years of experience in a Field Officer/Program Officer role or similar

English communication skills, both written and oral

of basic business concepts, including business planning and business

to use common software packages including Word, Excel, Skype, E-mail

ability to problem-solve, multi-task and work independently

organizational skills and attention to detail

to work in a fast-paced environment as part of a small team

to travel by public transport and work flexibly

criminal record (to be evidenced by a letter of good conduct from Interpol)



in business planning and business management processes

of teaching or training

of gender mainstreaming gender equality and inclusion in development

working with education or child protection programmes in the Uganda context

in programme management, monitoring and evaluation or similar


NB: This position is
contingent upon confirmation of UKAID funding. We anticipate a large number of
applications and as such only candidates who have met the required experience
& qualifications for this position will be contacted.


How to Apply:

To apply, please
submit a maximum of 4 paged CV and one-page cover letter (combined into a
single PDF document). Please be sure to clearly show in your cover letter why
you are interested in this job and what makes you the most suitable candidate.
Please also include your salary history. Completed applications should be sent
to [email protected] with “Application: Program Officer – UKAID
Project” in the title of the email


Deadline: Thursday 31st, December 2020


NB: Do
not attach academic documents at this point. Qualified female candidates and
persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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