3 Education Officer Non-profit Job Placements – AVSI Foundation

Job Title:         Education Officer (3 Job Placements)
Organization: AVSI Foundation
Funding Source: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Manager
About US:
AVSI Foundation is an international not-for-profit, non-governmental
organization (NGO) founded in Italy in 1972. Its mission is to promote the
dignity of the person through development cooperation activities, with special
attention to education, according to the social teaching of the Catholic
Church. AVSI has been present in Uganda since 1984, first supporting hospitals
and agriculture projects in Gulu and Kitgum districts, and later expanding
around 1990 to establish the present-day headquarters in Kampala, offices in
Pader, Gulu and Kitgum, and project activities in 12 other districts.
About Programme:
AVSI Foundation has entered into a new partnership with UNHCR and OPM
to implement Education and Protection interventions for South Sudanese refugees
in Palabek Settlement, Lamwo district.
Job Summary: The Education
Officers will be responsible for the design and delivery of timely and quality
Education services to South Sudan refugees in Palabek Settlement, Lamwo
district. The successful candidates will be based in Kitgum office but must be
willing to travel every day to the project site.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:   
  • Establish primary and secondary schools
    within the settlement in which both refugee and host community children
    can access education.
  • The incumbent will also facilitate
    enrolment of refugee children in host community schools; Support existing
    government primary schools within 3km from the settlement with training,
    mentorship and materials aimed at improving safety and education quality.
  • Support provision of inclusive education
    packages for children with special needs 
  • Introduce and implement child friendly
    school interventions in the schools.
  • Carry out trainings for teachers to
    improve the quality of teaching and enhance the use of friendly pedagogic
    models that will enhance learning.
  • Integrate all newly established schools
    within the existing government structures including arranging for routine
    monitoring from the district education office and other arrangements for
    students to participate in the termly and other major national
    examinations.
  • The incumbent will mobilize communities to
    enroll children into school and encouraging regular attendance and
    involvement of parents in following up the progress of their children in
    school.
  • Set up school management committees that
    enable parents’ involvement in the management of school programs.
  • Work closely with the AVSI HQ technical
    support team in the development of reports, standards, protocols, manuals,
    tools and dedicated reports related to the Education sector.
  • Work in liaison with the Program Manager
    and other staff in reporting and documentation both for the internal
    (quarterly reports) as well as external reporting obligations.
  • Network and link with other organizations
    and projects (e.g. LWF, OXFAM, IRC, ACORD, CARITAS, Samaritans Purse) to
    maximize impact of education activities.
  • Send weekly activity updates to the Senior
    Education Officer.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicants for the AVSI Foundation Education
    Officer jobs should hold Bachelor’s Degrees in Education
  • Possession of a Post Graduate Training in
    project planning and management is essential.
  • A minimum of three years of professional
    experience implementing education in emergencies.
  • People management / supervision skills
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with
    minimal supervision.
  • Fluency in English and ability to speak
    Arabic and other local languages spoken in South Sudan is desired.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their application
letters, accompanied with updated Curriculum Vitae indicating three
professional referees and copies of relevant certificates via e-mail with the
subject line indicating ‘Application for Education Officer – UNHCR’ addressed
to:
The Human Resource Manager,
AVSI Foundation,
P.O. Box 6785, Kampala, Uganda.
NB: Hard copy
applications should be submitted to field offices in Kitgum, Gulu or Pader.
Deadline: 21st July,
2017 by 5:00PM
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