Fresher NGO Jobs – Community Education Officer at Xavier Project

Job Title:       Community Education Officer
Organisation: Xavier Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Xavier Project
Education Director
Salary: 800,000 – 1,000,000 Uganda
Shillings per month (depending on experience of the applicant)
About US:
Xavier Project
is an international NGO working Kenya and Uganda. We aim to provide
opportunities to refugees living in urban areas in Kenya and Uganda who are
otherwise excluded from the means to live a fulfilled and dignified existence
so that they will be able to take back control of their lives and make a
positive change whether to their new communities or to their country of origin.
Xavier Project is registered as a local NGO in Uganda, an international NGO in
Kenya and a company and charity in UK. All operations are in Kenya and Uganda,
but a majority of funds are raised in UK. We have a three way partnership agreement
between the branches of Xavier Project and one executive team primarily based
in the Xavier Project headquarters in Nairobi.
Job Background:
Urban refugees
in East Africa face unique challenges. Culturally, it is difficult to
assimilate into their new communities as they can be victims of xenophobia and
can struggle from language differences. They cannot easily find jobs in a
saturated and often nepotistic job market. There are administrative barriers to
economic sustainability such as the challenge of obtaining work permits, and
the rejection of foreign qualifications from employers and institutions. At
present many refugees in Nairobi or Kampala do not have access to quality,
relevant education delivered in a safe environment and their opportunities in
education lag behind those of their local counterparts. In both Kampala and
Nairobi there are over 10,000 refugee children who are not in formal education,
amounting to around 50% in Nairobi and 65% in Kampala. 80% of those in formal
education are not happy with the quality of the education they are receiving.
Job Summary:  The Community Education Officer will support
the Xavier Project in the Education department. The Education department is
made up of our Sponsorship Programme, Children’s Library and our Mobile Library
where we visit local schools and read storybooks with primary students. The
Community Education Officer will be directly managed by the Education Director.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
The job holder will manage and monitor Mobile
Library
·        
Allocate and monitor budgets
·        
Run basic literacy classes with our library users
·        
Support the librarian in Xavier Project’s library
·        
Actively engage with the local community and
identify gaps in our programmes as well as effective methods to promote
education
·        
Support other members of Xavier Project staff when
needed
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The applicant should preferably have qualifications
and experience in teaching English literacy
·        
Excellent communication skills in English (both
written and oral)
·        
Fluent in French, Kiswahili and Luganda (Lingala is
also desired)
·        
Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge of MS Word
and MS Excel
·        
Ability to work sensitively with refugee population
·        
Excellent organisational skills
How to Apply:  
All applicants
are encouraged to send their updated CVs and cover letters highlighting their
suitability for the job to Kate Frewer at jobs@xavierproject.org with the email
subject ‘Community Education Officer, Uganda’. Please also include the names
and contact details of two referees.
Deadline: 2nd December 2015

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