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%)

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

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

Program design
(25%)

·       
Plan,
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

·       
Plan,
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%)

·       
Coach
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

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

·       
Collaborate
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.

Stakeholder
management (20%)

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

·       
Work
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

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

Impact assessment
and solution development (10%)

·       
Assess
needs of each Fellow and differentiate support accordingly

·       
Problem
solve and develop solutions for challenging professional issues faced by
Fellows

·       
Help
Fellows analyze student data to improve their teaching effectiveness

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

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

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

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

·       
Three to
five years of full-time teaching experience

·       
Experience
in designing and facilitating training sessions

·       
Ability
to set goals and use data daily to guide actions

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

·       
Strong
belief that every child can learn and achieve high results

·       
Ability
to ride a motorcycle with a valid riding license.

 

Desired:

·       
Excellent
written and verbal communication skills

·       
Experience
working in rural communities

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

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

·       
Strong
organizational, prioritization, collaborative and strategic planning skills

·       
Coaching
experience beneficial

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

·       
Desire
to work in fast-paced, results-oriented culture and ability to work in rural
setting.

 

How to Apply:

All applicants
should Email their updated resumes with 3 professional referees and a one-page
cover letter to jobs@teachforuganda.org. 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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