2 Special Needs (SNE) Primary Teacher Job Placements – Finn Church AID (FCA)

Job Title:   Special Needs (SNE) Primary Teachers (2 Job Placements)  

Organisation: Finn Church AID (FCA)

Duty Station: Rwamwanja Refuguee Settlement, Uganda

Reports to: Head Teachers


About US:

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish international aid organization. We operate in 15 countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background, or political convictions. Our work is based on rights, which means that our operations are guided by equality, non-discrimination, and responsibility.


We operate in 13 countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background, or political convictions. Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organizations forming one of the world’s largest aid organizations.


FCA Uganda is active in 13 districts and 7 refugee settlements FCA is a leading provider of access to education for refugees in Uganda at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.


Finn Church Aid is a child safe organisation and ALL staff/teachers must behave appropriately towards children and never abuse the position of trust that comes with being a member of our organisation family(Every child matters). As Educationalists, we strive to keep our children safe and health from all forms of violence, outlawed corporal punishments,issues of child abuse and sexual exploitation of children and we appropriately respond to learner concerns(Every child matters) so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of Children from all forms of abuses.


Job Summary:   The Special Needs (SNE) Primary Teacher will directly facilitate general learning processes both in & out of classrooms during learning hours in the primary school that you will be posted to, planning together with your colleagues deliver the lessons, carry out continuous assessment of learners and plan for remedial lessons when its required, report to the Head Teacher of the school as your immediate supervisor and participate in any education and community engagement aimed at promoting access to schools organized by the school, FCA and development partners.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Safeguard learners/students from any forms of abuse(bullying, name calling, humiliation, constant criticism, sexual abuse and exploitation, bad touches, use of shameful and bad language/statements, ignoring, scaring and isolating learners, kicking, punching, hitting etc which affects their learning.
  • Identify signs of child abuse that could result into sudden change in behaviour, listen to them and support them to report such concerns to the school administration or safeguarding focal teachers in schools.
  • Prepare the schemes of work and lesson plans in line with the approved curriculum on a termly and weekly basis respectively.
  • Conduct lessons and remedial work according to the set timetable.
  • Participate in setting, administering, and marking internal and external assessments and examinations.
  • Carry out continuous assessment and evaluation of pupil’s performance.
  • Develop and improve on learning aids/ material for teachers and learners use.
  • Carry out child studies and keep a profile for each pupil in the class.
  • Guide and counsel pupils on a range of challenges faced both at school and home.
  • Participate in class and departmental meetings organised within and outside school.
  • Serve as teacher on duty based on schedule and school arrangements.
  • Lead pupil participation in co – curricula activities and link the school to the community.
  • Participate in Safeguarding trainings and activities, including compliance with the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies in place.
  • Promote learner descipline and compliance to school rules and regulations.
  • Participate in the self-assessment and appraisal of the teaching Assistants.
  • Professionally manage his/her classrooms to ensure learner participation for inclusive learning and teaching to enhance quality learning.
  • Participating in community mobilization and sensitization activities aimed at increasing enrolment.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Diploma in SNE Teaching (for Special Needs-SNE teachers) from a recognized teacher training college is a must.
  • Must be registered with Ministry of Education, Science and Sports.
  • Three years of teaching experience in primary school.
  • Must be a team player and able to work in multi-ethnic environment.
  • Must be an innovative teacher, able to produce results amidst challenges.
  • Must be able to listen and respect authority.
  • Must be hard-working and disciplinarian with skills to control large classes.
  • High integrity personnel to control the teaching materials available and demonstrate knowledge of teachers’ code of conduct.
  • Willing to work within refugee community in promoting access to education.
  • Basic understanding of refugee situation and able to live within the refugee communities.
  • Experience in the field of disability inclusion and accessibility to services for persons with disabilities


Disclaimer: FCA is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, political affiliation, citizenship, physical disabilities.


NB: FCA does not charge any money at any stage of recruitment and does not act through recruitment agents. In case any one asks for a bribe in form of payment for job offers, kindly reach out to us through our Toll free numbers 0800200411, office contact +256 39 2177266 and on email; Complaints.Ugaco@kirkonulkomaanapu.fi

Any form of Canvasing will lead to automatic disqualification.


How to Apply:

All Interested applicants should send a cover letter and a CV with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contact with copies of academic credentials (not more than 7 pages in one PDF format) mentioning the position tittle in the subject to ugaco.hr@kua.fi, addressed to: The HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER, Finn Church Aid or hand deliver your application to FCA-Rwamwanja Offices or Kampala Uganda Office.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 2nd February 2024


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Date Posted 2024-01-23
Valid Through 2024-02-02
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Finn Church AID (FCA)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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