3 Education Project Assistant NGO Job Opportunities – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Job Title:  Education Project Assistant (3 Positions)   

Organisation: Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Duty Station: Rhino camp (1), Palabek (1), Kiryandongo (1) refugee settlement, Uganda

Reports to: Education Project Officer


About US:

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s largest international aid organization with operations in 12 countries and more than 70 years of experience in humanitarian and long-term development work. FCA specialises in supporting local communities in three priority areas: Right to Quality Education, Right to Livelihood, and Right to Peace. We work with the most vulnerable people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political convictions. Our vision is a world of just and resilient societies. With anticipated funding from the European Union/ECHO. FCA Uganda is now looking for competent persons to fill the following positions for the; TOGETHER consortium’s Education in Emergencies (EiE) project.


Job Summary: The Education Project Assistant will assist the Project Officer in planning, implementation, and monitoring of education projects targeting primary and secondary schools and Accelerated Education Programme (AEP) centers within refugee settlements. S/he will engage with local education stakeholders and schools, promote child protection and child safeguarding, supervise, and support professionally and mentor teachers. Additionally, s/he will participate in project reporting, ensuring accountability for all project resources and contribute to monitoring progress. S/he will take responsibility for the day-to-day support to schools.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports in the day-to-day implementation of education projects, ensuring activities are carried out efficiently and effectively.
  • Participate in developing project work plan and mobilising schools and communities to participate in planned activities as guided by the project budget and timeline.
  • Promoting child protection and child safeguarding activities within the school environment in collaboration with other relevant staff and stakeholders.
  • Conducting regular classroom observations and mentorship of teachers to improve the classroom management, teaching and learning process.
  • Participate in identifying teacher-training needs and planning and implementation of capacity-building measures for teachers and school stakeholders.
  • Regularly visit each school to strengthen relationship with teachers, schools and learners to enhance educational outcomes.
  • Ensuring participation of school and education stakeholders in project and school activities e.g. community meetings, sensitisations, dialogues, etc.
  • Supporting Project Officers in reporting and distribution of scholastic materials and monitoring utilisation to ensure they are appropriately used.
  • Support schools implement performance appraisal of teachers in accordance with MoES guidelines.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Special Needs Education, Adult Education or other related courses.
  • Two years of experience in educational programming (formal education and/or Accelerated Education Programme projects) with an NGO.
  • Demonstrated experience in community mobilization and awareness-raising, especially in refugee context and basic knowledge of the local language will be an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with INEE Minimum standards is an added advantage.
  • Willing to reside in project location and possession of a valid motorcycle license is added advantage.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applications should send a cover letter and a CV (not more than 4 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contact, addressed to: The Human Resource and Administration Manager, Finn Church AID, Uganda Country Office. P.O. Box 21826 Kampala, Roche Close – Off Tank Hill Rd, Plot 1495 Muyenga, Uganda. Email applications should be in one file attachment (MS Word or PDF) mentioning the position title in the subject to Ugaco.hr@kua.fi


Please do not attach academic documents when you apply online.


Deadline: 2nd April 2024.


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Finn Church Aid is committed to keeping children safe at all levels of its program operations, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from all forms of abuses. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards, adherence to Child Safeguarding Policy including background checks”.


NOTE: FCA does not charge any fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.


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Date Posted 2024-03-19
Valid Through 2024-04-02
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Finn Church AID (FCA)
Job Location Kiryandongo, Kiryandongo, Kiryandongo, 0256, Uganda

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