National Pedagogy Project Officer NGO Careers - Belgian Development Agency (BTC) Uganda

Job Title:          National Pedagogy Project Officer
Organization: Belgian Development Agency (BTC) Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
The Belgian Development Agency, BTC, mobilises its resources and its expertise to eliminate poverty in the world. BTC contributes to the efforts of the international community and works towards a society that provides present and future generations with sufficient resources to build a sustainable and fair world. BTC currently supports more than 200 cooperation projects and programmes in 18 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In the future, BTC’s efforts will focus on 14 partner countries as a result of a decision made by the Minister of Development Cooperation.

Job Summary: The National Pedagogy Project Officer will be tasked with planning, implementing and monitoring project activities related to pedagogy in order to contribute bringing about a paradigm shift in the way teaching and learning is organized in 5 National Teachers’ Colleges.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Actively participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the Teacher Training Education Project in general, and in the pedagogy component in particular.
  • Participate in the Pedagogy Team meetings and related pedagogy working groups.
  • Plan, implement and monitor, together with all stakeholders and the appointed working groups, the activities related to school practice, support supervision, action research and pedagogical projects:
  • Tasked with the preparation of the administrative documents (justification, terms of reference, MoU,...) needed for the approval and organization of the activities o Preparation and delivery of quality documents such as attendance lists, reports, presentations, minutes, etc.
  • Proper physical and electronic archiving of correspondence, reports, pictures and other project related documents
  • Participate to the different education networks existing at the central level (monitoring and evaluation meetings,.) on relevant issues for the project.
  • Participate to any other relevant project activities (e.g.: coordination meetings, preparation of Steering Committees, etc.).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the National Pedagogy Project Officer job opportunity must hold a Masters degree in Education, in areas of pedagogy and teacher training
  • A minimum of five years’ proven experience in teacher education and teacher training
  • Significant experience in working in and with NGOs or in bi- or multilateral aid is an asset
  • Proven expertise in student-centred Active Teaching & Learning approaches
  • Proven experience in project management (preparation, implementation and follow-up of project activities)
  • Extensive knowledge of the current secondary education reform in Uganda is an added advantage
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in MS Office (excel, outlook, word and PowerPoint skills have to be on a proficient level) and internet
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills (interest in participatory approaches and team work)
  • Willingness to work overtime and ability to bear stress

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver an application letter, an updated CV (Resume) with copies of academic and professional certificates as well at least 3 (Three) recent referees with their contacts addressed to;

Human Resource Officer;
Plot 1B Lower Kololo Terrace,
P.O. Box 40131, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 30th June 2017

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