Education Specialist International NGO Careers - Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Job Title:      Education Specialist
Organisation: Finn Church Aid (FCA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Humanitarian Program Manager

About US:
Finn Church Aid is Finland’s biggest development co-operation organisation and the second biggest organisation in Finland working in humanitarian aid. Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organisations forming one of the world’s largest aid organisations. Finn Church Aid is committed to continue working until people in need of assistance can make their own living and fulfil their basic needs. Finn Church Aid also campaigns for dignity and justice.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with relevant Education partners, donors, UN agencies, and Ministry of Education on different levels, to coordinate the education activities of FCA in Uganda.
  • Identify potential opportunities, build, develop and maintain key partnerships and networks to advance advocacy and fundraising efforts.
  • Act as FCA’s focal point for education coordination forums, e.g. the national Education in Emergencies working group.
  • Oversee the strategic planning, education programme development and design of FCA Uganda.
  • Provide technical expertise and advice to education projects in accordance with FCA policies, guidelines and strategy, and government guidelines, including planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation.
  • Actively contribute to the EiE response plans and education in development research, proposal development and project design and development, ensuring that provision is made for fulfilling the right of all children, in particular girls, children with disabilities and other excluded and vulnerable children, to education.
  • Undertake field visits as necessary to identify and respond to specific needs, to monitor implementation of education projects, provide support to the work planning, capacity building of staff.
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts (assessments, concept notes and proposal writing) and work in cooperation with the Head Office Global Grants unit and education team to plan new education-related projects.
  • Build FCA Uganda's capacity in Education in Emergencies and Education in Development, including Primary, Secondary, Accelerated and Vocational education, with a focus on innovative approaches and new opportunities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Finn Church Aid (FCA) Education Specialist job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in Education or related field.
  • University degree in Education, Development studies. Social Work and Social Administration, Social sciences or any related degree.
  • At least five years’ experience in handling a roles in education especially Education in emergency.
  • Familiar with the Uganda Education system.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and mobility in terms of being able to travel on short notice
  • Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision
  • Ability to multitask.

How to Apply:
All qualified and interested candidates should send their applications by hand delivery at our offices in Kampala at the following address;

Finn Church Aid (FCA),  Plot 1495, Roche Close - Muyenga, Off Tank hill Road, P.O. Box 21826, Kampala - Uganda Tel: +256 392177266

Deadline: 19th January, 2018

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