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Project Officer Abim, Kaabong & Kotido

Job Description

Position: Project Officer

Report To: Project Coordinator

Project: Educate a Child for the Out of School Children (EAAF & KOICA)

Location: Kotido, Karamoja Region

Purpose of the position:

Contribute to achieving Core objectives through planning, monitoring and implementing Project activities in line with the design and donor requirements; and supporting the roll out of best practices and models in a manner that promotes ownership and sustainability.

Major Responsibilities

Project Planning and Implementation

  • Plan and coordinate all district based project activities in consultant with the 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 field facilitators 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 supporting enrolment, retention and completion;

  • 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 capacity building.

Partnership and Networking

  • Identify and build 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 in the district;

  • 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 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A Bachelors Degree in Education, social science or any related field;

  • 2 years practical experience in education programming , experience supporting girl child education;

  • Experience at working with pastoral communities is desirable;

  • Good Training facilitation and coordination skills;

  • Excellent monitoring documentation and evaluation skills;

  • Experience in conducting school mapping and report writing;

  • Experience in working with teachers and school Management Committees.

The position is open to Only Ugandan Nationals; qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.