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Job Title:     Education Adviser (Uganda)
Organisation: Link Community Development International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Programme Manager

About US:
Link Community Development International is a family of not-for-profit organization working together to transform education for children and communities across impoverished rural areas of Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. Since our foundation in 1995 we have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over two million children through unique and effective school improvement models. We guide governments and educators to adopt low-cost solutions to improve learning and support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the most marginalised children. Through a partnership delivery model which embeds piloting and learning within local systems, we influence changes to policy, practice and accountability on a national scale, and our interventions are regularly adapted and replicated by governments and NGOs in new countries and contexts. Link Community Development International (Link), based in Edinburgh, Scotland supports all project, M&E, fundraising, finance and governance activities in our five sub-Saharan partner countries.

Job Summary: The Education Adviser will support in the development and implementation of Link Uganda programme delivery and to effectively manage the resources available to Link Uganda. The Education Advisor is expected to play a significant role in the future development of Link Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide Link Uganda programme strategy input, with particular focus on education standards, school inspection, thematic curriculum delivery, enhancement of community engagement in education and gender policy advice.
  • Supervise the development and implementation of the School Performance Review (SPR) cycle and other school performance level assessments that may be required (e.g. EGRA/EGMA).
  • Manage and facilitate SPR meetings.
  • Support schools to prepare School Development Plans.
  • Ensure preparation of programme reports at school, sub-county and district levels.
  • Organise district education conferences.
  • Continuous liaison and communication with district officials to ensure alignment of delivery with district priorities and plans.
  • Present programme reports and plans to National Steering Committee meetings.
  • Development and delivery of training/capacity building at district, school and community levels.
  • Regular liaison with MoES and other NGOs to ensure synergy at national level, and local level where appropriate.
  • Prepare funding proposals for Link Uganda in consultation with the Link Uganda Senior Management Team.
  • Publicise and promote Link Uganda’s work to enhance the organisation’s national profile.
  • Support the process of identifying and securing local sources of funding including consultancy work opportunities for Link Uganda.
  • Participate in developing Link Uganda’s communication and advocacy materials.
  • Participate in Link Uganda Steering Committee Meetings

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bsc /BA with Education. A relevant post graduate qualification will be an added advantage
  • Five years’ experience working with Education NGOs in Uganda
  • In-depth knowledge of education and NGO sector in Uganda
  • Knowledge of school, district and national assessment / planning processes and structures
  • Experience of working with government officials at a high level within Uganda
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Facilitation skills for training
  • Management skills
  • Research and Data analysis skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English – especially report-writing skills
  • Initiative and enthusiasm
  • Patience and respect for dealing with project stakeholders

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to Cordelia@lcd.org.uk with the subject line “Education Adviser Application.”
Deadline: 9th February 2018

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