4 Entry Level Project Officer: Dreams - SAGE Project Charity Jobs - World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Education Specialist

About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

About DREAMS-SAGE Project:
The World Vision Strengthening School Community Accountability for Girls Education (SAGE) project is funded by DREAMS Innovation Challenge and works in 10 districts in North and Central Uganda. The project aims to contribute towards reduction in new HIV infections among adolescent girls by increasing girls’ access and retention in positive secondary school environments in the selected districts.

Job Summary: The Project Officer for Dreams - SAGE Project will actively contribute to achieving retention of adolescent girls in schools through planning, monitoring and implementing the an early warning system for drop out of school and supporting the roll out of best practices and models in a manner that promotes ownership and sustainability.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Project Planning and Implementation:
  • Plan and coordinate all district based project activities in consultant with the Education Specialist
  • 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 adolescent girls are supported in breaking down models into simpler work breakdown structures for easy implementation
  • Keenly track and manage activity budgets and ensure timely and cost effective project implementation.
  • Prepare and submit 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:
  • Prepare a district capacity building plan and mobilize participants for capacity building
  • Mobilization of and conducting trainings to build capacities on early Warning Systems
  • 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
  • Work closely with the Program manager for technical support on capacity building in Early Warning systems for drop-out
Partnership and Networking:
  • Identify and build strategic 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,
  • Serve as the point of contact for consultation on issues to do with project education programming.
  • Carry out 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 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Project Officer: Dreams - SAGE Project career opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, social science or any related field
  • At least two years of hands-on experience in education programming , experience in secondary education is desirable and practical experience in HIV/AIDS programming will be an added advantage
  • Previous experience at working with youth and adolescents (including at risk youth) in schools
  • Good training facilitation and coordination skills
  • Excellent monitoring documentation and evaluation skills
  • Experience in conducting school mapping and report writing
  • Previous experience in working with youths and adolescents

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 4th July 2017

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