Education Project Officer UNHCR Jobs – Windle International Uganda (WIU)

 

Job Title:    Education Project Officer

Organisation: Windle
International Uganda (WIU)

Funding Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Settlement
Manager

 

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 studying on WIU education strategies.

·       
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

·       
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.

·       
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 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

·       
At least
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 qualified and
interested candidates should apply online at the link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 18th January 2021

 

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