Inclusive Education Officer NGO Jobs – Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)

Job Title:    Inclusive Education Officer

Organisation: Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)

Project Name: Innovative and Inclusive accelerated Education Programme for refugee and host community children (INCLUDE) project

Duty Station:  Arua, Uganda

Reports to: Project Supervisor

Gross Salary: UGX 2,208,949 /=

 

About US:

Handicap International Federation (operating under the name Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

 

About INCLUDE Project:

In West Nile, HI in partnership with Save the Children (Consortium Lead), Norwegian Refugee Council, War Child Holland and Finn Church Aid   is implementing the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) funded INnovative and inCLUsive accelerated eDucationprogrammE for refugee and host community children (INCLUDE) project in Rhino (Omugo) and Imvepi settlements. In this project, HI supports partners to ensure inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream primary schools. The project will support mainstream education actors to improve their capacity to create inclusive education environments for children with disabilities within their Education Response in line with the Education Response Plan.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Project Supervisor and in direct coordination with HI Technical Unit and Operations Manager, the IE Officer will:

Implement, facilitate and follow-up, on a daily basis, the project activities in accordance with the project implementation plans, In collaboration with the targeted school management committees, school community stakeholders and in close collaboration with the HI rehabilitation and MHPSS teams

  • Facilitate inclusive education barrier and facilitators assessments
  • Provide technical support for the development and implementation of each Schools’ inclusive education action plans
  • Participate in the identification of class inclusive learning materials to be provided to each school.
  • Facilitate capacity strengthening activities through provision of training for education staff and mentoring of teachers
  • Facilitate inclusive education awareness raising sessions for Parent Teacher Associations and school communities:
  • Facilitate disability assessments of school children with disabilities
  • Support schools in the process of including identified out of school children with disabilities, in supporting their retention and the improvement of their learning outcomes;
  • Participate in facilitating psycho social support activities at school community level

Ensure planning and field coordination of project activities with internal and external stakeholders

  • Participate in the monthly HI activity planning meetings
  • Develop monthly and weekly field activity plans
  • Participate in the development of project activity tools
  • Coordinate field activities with HI logistics department, other HI technical teams, implementing partners and school community stakeholders
  • Ensure regular coordination meeting with implementing partners field staff and school community stakeholders and represent HI.

Participate in the data collection and MEAL activities of the project

  • In close collaboration with the MEAL team:
  • Maintain complete individual files for each person, including detailed descriptions of services provided and evolution of the case;
  • Ensure that complete beneficiary pack is properly filled and signed;
  • Respect all guidelines and documentation within the project;
  • Produce weekly activity reports and contribute in the development of project reports using HI Uganda MEAL templates
  • Maintain complete documentation for each activity following the recommendations and template of the project manager
  • Contribute to the development of the Project Managers’ activity reports
  • Participate in project review workshops
  • Participate in assessments and facilitate project evaluations at field level
  • Facilitate participation of stakeholders and beneficiaries in monitoring and evaluation of activities
  • Ensure that field data collection is charged with the MEAL team

Manage and support the Community-Based Facilitators

  • Participate in the recruitment of CBV
  • Coordinate the daily activities of the CBV with other technical team members
  • Plan and develop weekly activity plans for the CBV
  • Provide technical support and on the job mentoring of the CBV

Respect HI identity , rules, and policies

  • Promote HI’s protection of children policy, the protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy, the anti-fraud bribery and corruption policy and report to the line manager any non-respect of HI’s policies amongst the teams or partners.
  • Observe at all times strict commitment to HI’s Security & Safety regulations as per procedures in place at mission level.

 



  • The ideal candidate for the Humanity & Inclusion Inclusive Education Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Inclusive Education, Special Needs Education or Education combined with relevant experience working with children with disabilities
  • OR

    • Allied Bachelor Degree (OT, SLT, Psychology, Child development) if applicant has relevant Education
    • At least one year of professional experience in an NGO at officer level
    • At least 2 years of professional experience in Education
    • Experience in consortia lead projects
    • Experience in the fields of inclusion / accessibility of services / services to persons with disabilities
    • Experience in training of adults
    • Experience working in refugee context.

     

    Competencies

    • Proven project activity implementation skills in collaboration with stakeholders
    • Capacity building, training and coaching skills
    • Perfect fluency in written and oral English and strong report writing skills;
    • Familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet
    • Fluently spoken local languages will be an added advantage
    • Knowledge of project cycle and related tools and methodologies
    • Knowledge of the Education and Disability Sectors in Uganda

     

    Personal Qualities:

    • Ability to work under high pressure;
    • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
    • Strong communication and networking skills
    • Strong interest in the fields related to HI mandate
    • Strong team player and ability to work independently

     

    Condition:

    Starting Date: 1st June 2021

    Length of contract: Till April 2022

    Basic Salary: UGX 2,208,949

     

    NB:

    • Humanity and Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage females and persons with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization.
    • HI staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct.
    • HI operates and enforces policies on beneficiary protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption.
    • HI does not solicit funds in exchange for employment opportunities.

     

    How to Apply:

    If you feel you meet the requirements, please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter as One Document(DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES) to HR department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org indicating the position and Project applied for.

     

    Deadline: Monday 10th May 2021.

     

    Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

     

    Disclaimer: Due to the urgency of this recruitment, HI reserves the right to fill the position before the closing date

     

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