International NGO Careers – Volunteer Education Officer at Africa Development Corps (ADC)

Organization: Africa Development Corps (ADC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About ADC:
Development Corps (ADC), formerly known as Visions in Action, is an
international NGO based out of Washington DC, working in relief and development
throughout Africa. Over the past 23 years we have been involved in the
implementation of a wide range of humanitarian activities in countries such as
Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa and Liberia. In particular, ADC has implemented
development and relief programs in the areas of HIV/AIDS, education, youth
development and food security. Our current programming in Uganda focuses upon
book distribution, library construction and teacher training in rural areas.
The program aims to facilitate pupil’s transition from learning in local languages
to learning in English. We do this, firstly and foremost, by providing new
English textbooks received from donors to schools throughout Uganda. Also, we
aim to foster a culture of reading in individual villages and communities, as
well as train teachers on how to establish and run school libraries.
Job Summary: The Volunteer
Program Officer (VPO) will be based at ADC’s head office in Kampala, with
frequent travel to the field. Their main responsibilities will be to organize
book sorting and distribution to various field sites across Uganda, as well as
conducting continuous monitoring and evaluation throughout the program’s
implementation. This role involves management responsibilities as the candidate
will directly supervise a team of in-field book processors. The candidate must
work closely with all program staff, and provide the Executive Director and
Education Program Manager with monthly progress reports.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should possess a University
    Degree or equivalent experience required, Masters Degree in development
    related area is preferred.
  • Ideally, the candidate will have background in
  • Some knowledge and experience in the field of
    logistics would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in nonprofit setting and/or international
    NGO setting required.
  • Prior experience conducting monitoring and
    evaluation is required.
  • Excellent communication skills and be willing
    to travel to challenging rural environments.
  • Experience in a management capacity will also
    be seen as an added advantage.
Job Terms: This Position is an
International Supported Volunteer position (SV). SV will receive US$350 monthly
living stipend, basic medical insurance and accommodation in the VIA Guesthouse
in Kampala. Supported Volunteers are responsible for their airfare to and from
How to Apply:
suitably qualified candidates should send a CV, covering letter stating why you
qualify for the position, and three references to both and the
Country Manager, Tom Evans, at
subject line of the email should read: Application for the role of Uganda
Volunteer Education Program Officer.
Deadline: 25th
November 2013
NB: Please note that due
to the amount of emails we receive, we will only be able to reply to those
candidates who are short listed for interview. We apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause.

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