27 USAID International NGO Jobs - Field Assistants

Organization: International Not for Profit organization
Duty Station: Apac, Kasese, Lira, Serere, Kabale, Napak, Bushenyi, Kiruhura, Gomba, Wakiso, Moroto, Gulu, Pallisa, Pader, Kitgum, Kabarole, Masindi, Kyenjojo, Arua, Budaka, Sironko, Kamuli, Iganga, Manafwa, Kibuku, Nakapiripirit and Mbale, Uganda
Funding Source: USAID

About Us:
True North Consult Ltd is a people management consultancy in Uganda seeks to recruit for its valuable client who is an International independent not for profit organization dedicated to conduct innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, our client offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services.

Job Summary: The Field Assistants will support a five-year USAID program that aims to improve Early Grade Reading Outcomes for children in primary grades and collaborate with the Government of Uganda to develop sustainable Health Education systems that support National HIV and AIDS prevention efforts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Monitoring and Evaluation:
Collect and organize school enrolment data (P1-P7) as well as teacher enrolment data by grade and ensure that these data are properly entered in the spreadsheets provided.
Actively participate in school level monitoring activities and this includes conducting interviews with teachers, head teachers, CCTs and inspectors.
2. Support Supervision:
  • Work closely with the Literacy Field Coordinator to plan and implement school support supervision visits.
  • Responsible for the Orientation of education officials (head teachers, CCTs, inspectors and associate inspectors) on the support supervision tools.
  • Organizing and participating in debriefing meetings.
  • Actively participating in support supervision visits to schools.
  • Print and pack supervisory tools and materials
  • Compile support supervision data as requested
3. Training:
  • Technically support the program technical team in organizing and implementing training activities. This includes: printing, organizing and packing training materials.
  • At training venues, responsible for registering participants and maintaining paper and electronic records.
4. Instructional Materials Distribution: Assist in the distribution of materials to schools and this includes verifying the numbers and taking record of the deliveries.
5. Coordinate Field Based Activities:
  • Actively communicate with schools/districts about upcoming data collection and other program activities.
  • Work with the program technical team to ensure effective coordination of all program activities at the district, CPTC, CC and school level
  • Report designated Supervisor any matters that need the attention of program management and technical teams.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • All candidates must have completed their A levels and obtained a tertiary qualification i.e. certificate or diploma in a relevant area
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in MS word, Excel and Power point.
  • Possess the ability to travel
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a team
  • All candidates must also possess excellent interpersonal, communication and team work skills.
  • All positions are expected to be based in the respective districts in Uganda and require fluency in English and the respective local language.
  • The applicants should be able to speak fluently in the predominant local language of the district.

How to Apply: 
All candidates should send their electronic applications including a cover letter and CV to recruitment@truenorthafrica.com.

NB: Only Electronic submissions will be accepted and they must be in standard-file types such as Microsoft word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please include all documents in one attachment.

Deadline: 10th July 2014


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