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Job Title:         Education Subsidy Officer
Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Education
Subsidy Manager
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit
organization which implements the commitment of the Bishops of the United
States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at
the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and
as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values
and our commitment to serving those in need.

Job Summary: The Education Subsidy
Officer will work closely with the Education Subsidy Manager to ensure
efficient, effective and timely roll out of strategies and guidelines to
support the implementation of the education subsidy program. The incumbent will
also participate in reviewing existing guidelines and Standards of Practice
based on field experiences and in the development of appropriate tools to track
progress at household, community and school. The Officer will work closely with
the Implementing Partners and CSO staff during selection and enrollment of
beneficiaries into the education subsidy initiative and selection of schools
ensuring adherence to the program guidelines. The Officer will ensure that
planned activities with the districts, schools, communities and caregivers are
implemented with the utmost efficiency and in a timely manner, identify
challenges and bring them to the attention of the Education Subsidy Manager and
entire SOCY management for a timely response. The Officer will ensure adherence
to school fees payment procedures, track payments and put in place measures to
track receipt of scholastic materials and other supportive logistics by the
beneficiaries. The Education Subsidy Officer will work closely with field IP
and CSO staff to ensure a coordinated and complementary approach to
implementation of all SOCY interventions at household, community and district
level including strengthening of available platforms such as the monthly
integrated case conferences, quarterly referral reflection meetings while
linking with the Subcounty and District OVC Committees.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Education Subsidy Officer will carry out the following duties:
Render support to the Education Subsidy Manager
in the design of strategies and activities to support implementation of the
Actively participate in the review of existing
guidelines and Standards of Practice based on field experiences and update as
Support IPs and CSOs in the selection and
enrollment of subsidy beneficiaries as well as selection of schools in line
with the program guidelines
The jobholder will also support IPs and CSOs to
integrate monitoring of education subsidy beneficiaries’ school attendance into
current home visit schedules/activities and ensure reporting
Support IPs and CSOs to develop school
monitoring plans and develop tools to facilitate the process and ensure
tracking and reporting
Offer technical guidance to IPs and CSOs in structuring
and implementing of comprehensive and supportive interventions to the education
subsidy program including strengthening of school clubs, conducting care giver
group meetings, engagement with school management committees, the district
leadership and other community activities to create a protective environment
around children.
Work in liaison with the Education Subsidy
Manager and the Finance Officer to put in place mechanisms to track school fees
payment and receipt of scholastic materials by OVC in the subsidy
Work closely with the M&E unit to strengthen
data collection, analysis and reporting for the education subsidy within
existing project system
Ensure proper storage of all education subsidy
documentation including beneficiary and school related information

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) Education Subsidy Officer job opportunity should hold a
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work and Social Administration,
Development Studies
Previous work experience in a similar position,
preferably with an International NGO or UN Agency with a good understanding of
project management, administration, HR and finance.
Ability to plan resources and actions to ensure
timely and efficient service delivery.
Ability to work in a fast- paced office
environment, ability to assimilate and analyze situations, plus skills in
handling competing work priorities
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively
with internal and external counterparts at various levels.
Fluent in both written and spoken English.
Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft
Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet) required.
Show a desire to work effectively in a team
oriented environment with minimum supervision.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS
Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates
Constructive Relationships, Promotes Learning, Trusting Relationships,
Professional Growth, Partnership, Accountability
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are encouraged
to send their cover letters, CVs and three work references (names and contact
information only) to
Deadline: 31st
October 2017 by 5:00PM
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