Fresher Leadership Development Officer Job Opportunities – Teach For Uganda (TFU)


Job Title:    Leadership Development
Officer (Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organization: Teach
For Uganda (TFU)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
Head of Training and Support


About US:

At Teach For Uganda
(TFU), we believe that every child in Uganda regardless of their socio-economic
background deserves an opportunity of an excellent education. Our mission is to
build a movement of diverse and capable leaders who will work to end education
inequity in our country. We recruit, train and place top university graduates
and young professionals in high need primary schools across Uganda to serve as
full-time teachers committed to transforming the education outcomes of
less-privileged children through significantly improving their achievements and
aspirations in a 2-year teaching fellowship.


Job Summary:  The leadership Development team is responsible
for the training and support of Teach For Uganda Fellows both before and during
their fellowship in order to ensure Fellows’ growth and impact as leaders both
in the classroom (as measured by student achievement) and beyond. Leadership
Development Officers (LDOs) play a fundamental role in TFU’s work, as they are
directly in charge of delivering pedagogical and leadership support to Fellows.


They serve as
coaches for a group of 15-20 Fellows, regularly monitoring both their teaching
practice and leadership growth through observation and coaching cycles, weekly
check-ins, and reflections. At the first and primary point of contact between
Fellows and the organization, they are also responsible for cultivating strong
and productive relationships and a positive team culture. Leadership
Development Officers also work with school leaders, teachers, parents, district
leaders and development partners within their area of operation to build
effective community partnerships.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Vision, goals and
strategy setting (10%)

Fellows in setting long-term goals and benchmarks for their own leadership development
in addition to that of their students and check progress.

with Head of Training and Support to reflect on progress towards goals,
continuous professional development and effectiveness as a team

Program design

write and facilitate sessions in various content areas at pre-service,
in-service and leadership development training programs for Fellows, with
guidance and support from the Head of Training and Support

project manage and coordinate logistics to ensure training sessions are
achieving goals and outcomes during pre-service, in-service and leadership
development training programs

Plan and
organize activities with Fellows, including excursions, team building
activities, and training sessions

Fellow coaching and
management (35%)

Fellows by conducting regular classroom observation; providing feedback on
instructional techniques, classroom management, and curriculum; modeling
effective teaching; sharing best practices and resources; and conducting weekly
check-ins and reflections

team culture of Fellows and mentor Fellows to help them transition into alumni
who are lifelong advocates for educational equity

with other Leadership Development Officers to problem solve challenges and
share best practices and solutions

Seek out
and create opportunities for professional exposure, development and mentorship
during the Fellowship to prepare Fellows for success as alumni

Manage a
team of fellows to help them adapt to a rural setting and build their capacity
to dramatically impact student achievement levels in the classroom.

management (20%)

and maintain strong relationships with head teachers, school management
committees, teachers, students, parents, community leaders and education

with the Head of Training and Support to design and facilitate teacher and head
teacher trainings

Serve as
point of contact between placement schools and organization

organization’s relationship with local government leaders, and other
development partners

Impact assessment
and solution development (10%)

needs of each Fellow and differentiate support accordingly

solve and develop solutions for challenging professional issues faced by

Fellows analyze student data to improve their teaching effectiveness

and analyze data to measure Fellow’s impact on student achievement and evaluate
effectiveness of training and support

Fellow satisfaction surveys and work with the Monitoring and Evaluation lead to
analyze results


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education from a reputable

Three to
five years of full-time teaching experience

in designing and facilitating training sessions

to set goals and use data daily to guide actions

understanding and strong alignment to Teach For Uganda mission, vision and core

belief that every child can learn and achieve high results

to ride a motorcycle with a valid riding license.



written and verbal communication skills

working in rural communities

attention to detail to ensure content is of the highest possible quality

pedagogical skills, including planning (lesson and long-term level), delivery,
classroom management and student engagement

organizational, prioritization, collaborative and strategic planning skills

experience beneficial

to build deep relationships with people of all working styles and backgrounds

to work in fast-paced, results-oriented culture and ability to work in rural


How to Apply:

All applicants
should Email their updated resumes with 3 professional referees and a one-page
cover letter to Please indicate the position applied
for in the subject line of your email. Your cover letter should include why you
are interested in Teach For Uganda and in this position.


NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 9th October 2020


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