Education Officer - ABLE Project
World Vision Uganda is a Christian community based and child focused organization and is part of the World Vision International partnership. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we do not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal.
World Vision has just signed a one year partnership contract to implement a Quality Education project named Addressing Barriers to Learning (ABLE).The project will initially be implemented in 100 schools in the districts of Pader, Buliisa, Busia, Tororo and Butaleja in partnership with the districts and Core Primary teachers colleges. The project is very specific about improving school management and leadership, community engagement, improving teacher effectiveness and supporting inclusive education through child to child interventions. We are now seeking for qualified persons willing to share in our vision to join the team in the following position. (Please note that all jobs are open to Ugandan Nationals Only)
Title: Education Officer
Location: Pader District
Reporting to: Education Project Coordinator
Purpose of the position:
Contribute to achieving quality education through addressing barriers to learning and supporting the roll out of best practices and models in a manner that promotes systems strengthening, partnership ownership and sustainability.
Project planning and implementation
Plan and coordinate all district based project activities in consultant with the Education project coordinator
Supervise and monitor ongoing school based project activities.
Ensure quality in rolling out of education project models ensuring sufficient funds allocated to particular activities in annual plans
Ensure that teachers and children are supported in breaking down models into simpler work breakdown structures for easy implementation
Track and manage activity budgets and ensure timely and cost effective project implementation.
Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports
Participant in project management meetings and reflection forums
Support and participate in district education Advocacy initiatives
Ensure cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in education project.
Technical support and training
Develop a district capacity building plan and mobilize participants for capacity building
Mobilization of and conducting trainings to build capacities on education models
Provide mentoring and coaching to teachers and district staff to build local capacity for understanding and connecting with community linkages.
Identify technical experts to train district and community groups
Liaise with the project coordinator for technical support on improving quality education
Mobilization of CCTs, SMCs and PTAs and conducting trainings to build capacities in education models
Provide mentoring and coaching to education community volunteers and teachers and local level capacity and local linkages to support innovation in education.
Identify technical experts to train teachers and SMCs
Liaise with the National Office Education technical specialist on staff capacity building in Education.
Partnership and networking
Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the District level.
Mobilization of teachers and parents for project activities
Participate and represent WVU in key technical working forums at district,
Point of contact for consultation on issues to do with project education programming.
Conduct advocacy campaigns for education in general and girl child education in particular
Documentation and Reporting
Conduct school mapping and peer group mapping in preparation for project activities
Effectively document all information related to project activities
Responsible for capturing individual children attendance, performance and behavior indicators related to drop out of children
Document good practices and project success stories and share them
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, social science or any related field
2 years practical experience in education programming
Experience at working with youth and adolescents (including at risk youth) in schools
Good Training facilitation and coordination skills
Excellent monitoring documentation and evaluation skills
Experience in conducting school mapping and report writing