Project Officer Abim, Kaabong & Kotido
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.
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.