Position: Project Officer 1 – Education Gweri Area Programme
Report to: Child Sponsorship and Development Facilitator
Location: Soroti District
Purpose of the position:
Contribute to achieving equitable access and quality education planning, implementing, and monitoring the Education Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP) activities through approaches that improve enrolment, retention, completion, literacy, numeracy and life skills. The position will also support the roll out of best practices and models in a manner that promotes ownership and sustainability.
Project planning and implementation
Plan and coordinate all sub county and district based project activities in consultation with the TPO, the CCT and the DEO
Plan and implement school based project activities.
Develop activity concepts in line with the detailed annual operation plan, the budget and TP log frame
Organize meetings and workshops for teachers and field facilitators to implement education project activities and models
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
Conduct and facilitate community awareness raising and community mobilization
Ensure cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in education project
Technical support and training
In liaison with the CCT and the DEO, conduct a capacity needs assessment for teachers and literacy volunteer
Develop a capacity building plan for teachers and volunteers
Mobilization of and conducting trainings to build capacities on supporting enrolment, retention and completion
Provide mentoring and coaching to teachers through support supervision visits
Build Local level Peer mentoring mechanism for teachers, School management committees and literacy volunteers
Identify technical experts to train district and community groups
Liaise with the TPO for technical support on capacity building
Partnership and networking
Identify and build linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the Sub County and District level
Support development of school improvement plans and monitor their implementation
Participation in sub county coordination meetings to influence decisions on education
Organize periodic partner and stakeholder monitoring visits
Organize teachers and literacy volunteers fora to promote learning
Participate and represent WVU in key technical working forums at the sub county and the district
Conduct advocacy campaigns for education in general and girl child education in particular
Documentation and Reporting
Maintain a data bank for schools in the APs, head teachers, enrolment, drop out, teachers, teachers trained in different models
Conduct school mapping and peer group mapping and document for project activities
Effectively document all information related to girl child enrolment trends in targeted school
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
Support supervision and Mentoring
Conduct support supervision and mentoring sessions for teachers
Facilitate formation of children network/peer networks at school and sub county level
Support schools to have classroom print rich materials,
Maintain a record of RCs in Schools and monitor their attendance and performance during school visits
Hold reflection meetings on key education program activities and indicators
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Must be a holder of a degree in education or any other degree but with a diploma in education.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in education and or community work.
Experience in the education sector programming in a reputable organization is an added advantage
Writing and reporting skills
Networking and influencing skills
Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)
Passion for children.
Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable
Ability to work with minimal supervision.