Education Adviser Non-profit Jobs – Link Community Development International

Job Title:     Education Adviser
Organisation: Link
Community Development International
Duty Station: Kampala,
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
  • 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
  • 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
 and equal
opportunities monitoring form
 to with the subject line “Education Adviser Application.”
Deadline: 9th February 2018
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