Education Advisor NGO Jobs – VVOB – Education for Development


Organisation: VVOB
– Education for Development

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

VVOB – Education for
Development is a Belgian non-profit organization that focuses on improving the
quality of education. VVOB has its head quarters in Brussels (Belgium) and is
currently implementing education programmers in 8 countries in the global
South. As from May onwards VVOB will start implementing a new programme that
focuses on improving the quality of the business, technical and vocational
education and training (BTVET) sector in Uganda through strengthening the
professional development of Uganda’s Agricultural TVET instructors via
pre-service. This programme will be implemented in partnership with the
Department of Teacher and instructor Education and Training (TIET); the
Business, Technical, Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) Department of
the Ministry of Education and Sports(MoES); and the National Instructors’
College Abilonino (NICA) in Lira.

Job Summary: The Education Advisor is responsible for detecting professional
development needs of the target groups of the programme and initiate capacity
development processes and trajectories in cooperation with the strategic and
operational partners. They will provide technical advice, guidance and support
to partners and will be actively involved in planning, budgeting, implementing,
monitoring and evaluating the programme. The Education Advisor based in Kampala
will support a multi-stakeholder curriculum reform and development process for
the Diploma of instructor in Technical Teacher Education (DITTE) in
Agricultural Production for NICA. S/he is furthermore responsible for
establishing and maintaining strong relations with TIET and the BTVET
Department. The Education Advisor based in Lira will work closely with NlCA to
further optimize the delivery of the current DITTE in Agricultural Production,
with a specific focus on agricultural entrepreneurship education. S/he will
also have specific responsibilities regarding the strengthening of NlCA’s
network of practice schools and partners from the agri-entrepreneurship
ecosystem. .

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Masters’
    Degree in Education, Development Studies or related field
  • A minimum of six years’ working
    experience with the Ugandan BTVET education sector, preferably in
    agricultural BTVET / agricultural education;
  • In-depth understanding of: systems and
    practices directed to the professional development of instructors and
    instructors’ educators; systems and practices for aligning BTVET with the
    world of work-Latest developments and research in the education sector in
    general and the BTVET sector in particular;
  • Demonstrable experience with capacity
    development processes in the context of educational institutions;
  • Knowledge of and / or experience with
    equity and gender in education;
  • Knowledge of and / or experience with
    all phases of Project Cycle Management (PCM) and the standard instruments
    used for PCM in the development sector;
  • For the position in Kampala: At least 6
    years demonstrable experience with curriculum development and facilitating
    curriculum development processes;
  • For the position in Lira: Demonstrable
    experience with education innovation at the level of curriculum delivery.

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send in their Email applications to Your application
should include:

  • In the subject line: Application: name
    – Position for which you apply 
  • Motivation letter; 
  • Updated CV 
  • Salary expectations; 
  • Three reference persons and telephone
    and email contacts (former and current employers only);

Deadline: 27th May 2019

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