Education Specialist NGO Job Opportunities – Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan)

Job Title:    Education Specialist
Organisation: Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan)
Duty Station: Uganda
Salary Range (Net): UGX 2,480,000 – 3,000,000 per month (depending
on the experience and skill of a candidate)
About US:
Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan) was founded in 1979 by
Yukika SOHMA, our first chairperson, with a mission to help refugees from
Indochina, and as a civil organization without any political, religious, or
ideological affiliations. It has since then grown into an international
organization approved and registered by the United Nations. AAR Japan has five
main pillars of activities; 1) emergency assistance, 2) assistance to persons
with disabilities, 3) landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) action, 4) action
against infectious diseases and 5) public awareness raising about global issues
in Japan. Since the beginning, AAR Japan has operated in over 60 countries.
Currently we are active in 15 countries and areas, including 4 African
countries namely Kenya, Zambia, Sudan and Uganda.

Job Summary: The Education
Specialist will provide technical oversight and quality assurance for the
project, assist Programme Coordinators/Project Officer to develop a
collaborative strategy, and build the capacity of staff through training.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Education Specialist Advisor shall,
  • Provide guidance to Programme
    Coordinator/Project Officer to make the projects harmonized with
    educational standards and guidelines of both United Nations, Republic of
    Uganda, and other international standard including INEE and Sphere
  • Coordinate with schools, partner
    organizations and local authorities;
  • Create draft reports for UN Agency,
    government authorities of Uganda, and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Perform other relevant duty as instructed
    by Programme Coordinator/Project Officer

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    degree or higher in relevant field
  • At least ten years of experience relevant
    to the scope of work
  • Hold a qualification of teacher and have
    more than 2 years of teaching experience in primary or secondary school.
    An experience of Head Teacher would be an asset.
  • Extensive experiences of working in or
    with the Ministry of Education and Sports / District Education Office, and
    other relevant stakeholders including SMCs, PTAs, and VEC
  • Familiarity and up-to-date with educational
    policies and guidelines of Republic of Uganda.
  • Experience in facilitation of workshops
    and/or seminars
  • Experience in working with aid
    organizations, in emergency situation and/or in multi-cultural context,
    and familiarity of international standards of education such as INEE
    (Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies) Minimum Standard
  • Ugandan citizen, residing in Uganda and
    able to station in Yumbe
  • Strong motivation to be part of an aid
  • Excellent at working as a part of the
    team, especially as a role of advisor
  • Solid drafting/reporting skills, both in
    writing and verbal communication
  • Fluency in speaking and writing English
  • PC literacy including word processing (MS
    Word) and spreadsheets (MS Excel)
  • Culturally sensitive and high level of
    diplomacy and tact
  • Punctuality
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested individuals should send following
information to
  • Cover
    This should include your motivation to work for AAR
    Japan and how your experiences are relevant to this job and should NOT
    exceed one A4 page
  • Curriculum Vitae
     Use following format (Other formats will NOT be
    considered) Download
  • Three references
    including the most recent employer
Deadline: 9th January 2018
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