2 SEC Field Officer UK NGO Jobs – Teach A Man To Fish

Job Title:  SEC Field Officer (2 Job Placements)

Organisation: Teach A Man To Fish

Duty Station:  1 in Terego, 1 in Yumbe, Uganda. A large part of your time will be spent visiting schools, interacting with teachers and students.

Reports to: SEC Programme Manager

Direct Reports: Data Collectors

Salary and benefits: UGX 1,300,000 gross salary per month, medical health insurance for staff + 1 dependant.

Basis: Full time paid position (40 hours per week). 1 year fixed term contract (subject to renewed funding).

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Uganda.


About Teach A Man To Fish:

Teach A Man To Fish is guided by a simple, all-encompassing mission: to empower young people with the skills they need to succeed, in school, work, and life. We focus on developing and emerging countries. We support schools to set up educational and profitable school businesses that provide real-life hands-on training and experience for students. This empowers student entrepreneurs with critical workplace, entrepreneurship and life skills and mindsets so that they can leave school with the competencies to get a good job or run their own successful business. We are a small organization with a big reach – Since 2006, we’ve created over 300,000 student entrepreneurs and 18,000 enterprising teachers through our global programmes.


Project: “Powering youth’s capacity for self-determination and freedom, through enterprise success in Uganda.”


Teach A Man To Fish received a 3-year grant to implement our flagship School Enterprise Challenge programme with  60 secondary schools in Arua, Yumbe and Terego Districts – West Nile and Northern Uganda from 2022 – 2025. (*Note: We have been working in 2 districts so far).


We will be supporting 4,400 students to plan and run school based enterprises. This will be done through providing a two-step training for teachers as student facilitators, a bank of multi-media resources, lesson plans and templates, weekly remote support through SMS, phone calls and email, feedback on business plans and reports, and supportive school visits every two to three weeks when student teams are planning and implementing their business.

We will use the School Enterprise Challenge to identify the most promising youth after one year of participation & will elevate the economic situation of 300 of these during the project lifetime. In Yr2 and 3, the project will enhance the capacity of selected youth for successful entrepreneurship of their own determination. These talented 300 youth will receive tailored support to launch their own profitable business & youth savings fund to underpin their business creation & growth. An Alumni network will also be established for all School Enterprise Challenge participants connecting them to ongoing learning opportunities & market links beyond the project.


Objective of the role

The SEC Field Officer will lead on the implementation of the project in 20 secondary schools in the selected district. This will be done whilst ensuring that program activities are conducted according to the agreed work plan and budget. This position will be based in the selected district and will require some travel to Kampala Headquarters on a quarterly basis.


Summary Responsibilities & Functions


Areas of Work


Programmes 90%


●      Support the Programme Manager to ensure the SEC project achieves its set targets in the agreed timelines.

●      Support the Senior Field Officer in reviewing and adaptation of programme training resources and weekly guides.

●      Lead on marketing and sensitization events for the SEC program in assigned SEC secondary schools and contribute to achieving registration targets.

●      Coordinate and supervise teacher trainings and ensure the Master Trainers are delivering to expected standards.

●      Ensure all monitoring tools and trackers are completed fully, accurately and according to the agreed schedule and standards. This will include training and management of assigned data collectors/monitors to ensure the same.

●      Conduct regular visits to schools in the respective settlement for monitoring and supervision of SEC program activities.

●      Lead on regular follow-up with schools, via email, SMS, phone call and WhatsApp communications as per project work plans to encourage progress and to share key programme information and celebrate successes.

●      Support MEAL manager in implementation of M&E activities with SEC programme in the respective district in line with project work plans and targets.

●      Support Programmes and Communications Officer with consultations, pre-testing and implementation of the new online Alumni network (as needed).

●      Contribute to quarterly reports and donor reports, as needed.

●      Capture and communicate lessons learnt from training and capacity building exercises to the wider Teach A Man To Fish team.

Finance & Administration



●      Support the Programme Manager to manage budget and deliver activities within budget limits.

●      Ensure financial requests are submitted on time with 100% accuracy and within approved budgets.

●      Ensure accurate and timely submission of reconciliations to the Finance and Administration team, along with receipts for all expenditure.


Required Competencies

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications, skills, experience, and capabilities:


Qualifications & Experience:


  • A bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Commerce, Business Administration, Development Studies, Adult & Community Education, Business Computing, Entrepreneurship, or a related field.
  • Passionate about supporting young people in low-income communities to improve their skills and, indirectly, their livelihoods.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a Field Officer/Program Assistant role or similar role
  • Candidates must be from the host districts (Terego, Yumbe)
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
  • Fluency in local language (Lugbarati, Aringa) and experience working with communities in the respective district
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal skills, including relationship building, presentation skills, and partnership development
  • Understanding of basic business concepts, including business planning and business management
  • Ability to use common software packages including Word, Excel, Skype, E-mail
  • Proven ability to problem-solve, multi-task and work independently
  • Well-developed organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment as part of a small team
  • Willingness to use public transport and work flexibly
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle is a must (to be evidenced by a class A riding permit)
  • No criminal record (to be evidenced by a letter of good conduct from Interpol)



  • Experience in business planning and business management processes
  • Experience of teaching, training or working with schools
  • Experience in Village Loans and Savings methodology in development programming
  • Experience working with education or child protection programmes in the Uganda context
  • Certificate in programme management, monitoring and evaluation or similar field


How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a maximum of 4 paged CV and one-page cover letter (combined into a single PDF document). Please be sure to clearly show in your cover letter why you are interested in this job and what makes you the most suitable candidate. Please also include your salary history. Completed applications should be sent to ugandajobs@teachamantofish.org.uk with “Application: Field Officer [state the district of choice i.e either Terego or Yumbe]” in the title of the email by close of business – Thursday 30th November 2023.  NB: Do not attach academic documents at this point.


NB: Qualified female candidates from the selected districts (Terego and Yumbe) are strongly encouraged to apply.


First round interviews are likely to be held on 06th/12/2023.


The closing date is 30th November 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the vacancy may be closed before the deadline, so interested candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 30th November 2023


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Date Posted 2023-11-15
Valid Through 2023-11-30
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Teach A Man To Fish
Job Location Terego, Terego, Terego, 0256, Uganda