Fellow NGO Jobs – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Job Title:  Fellow   

Organisation: Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: ITEME Project Coordinator


About Organisation:

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish development cooperation organization and the second largest provider of humanitarian aid. FCA operates in over 12 countries, with dire need. FCA works with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political affiliations. FCA work is based on promotion of human dignity and fundamental human rights and freedom implying that FCA operations are guided by equality, non-discrimination and responsibility.

FCA’s work in Uganda focuses on promoting sustainable livelihoods, Education in emergency, development education and peace. The Uganda country program compliments Finland’s traditional concern for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people and marginalized groups. FCA has a proven track record in supporting the very poor and vulnerable groups in Uganda since the 90s through our implementing partners. Reduction of poverty to decrease vulnerability and increase opportunity for the most marginalized and extremely vulnerable individuals is the overarching objective of the FCA Uganda country program.


About the Project:

Launched in 2004 as Orphans of Rwanda, Kepler initially supported genocide survivors and economically vulnerable youth in pursuing higher education in Rwanda. In 2013, Kepler expanded its focus to provide access to US-accredited Bachelor’s degree programs in business management, healthcare management, and communications for vulnerable populations across East Africa. In 2015, Kepler established a satellite campus in the Kiziba Refugee Camp, pioneering access to university degrees in a remote refugee camp. In 2022, Kepler College emerged, offering nationally accredited bachelor’s degree programs in management and technology, with a specialization in project management and business analytics. Kepler identifies crucial transitional moments for African youth on the path to employment and has developed programs like preparatory support, wrap-around services, and post-graduate career training. The Iteme preparation program for secondary school graduates from vulnerable communities began in 2018, and the Graduate Employment Program (GEP) launched in 2020, enhancing soft skills for recent graduates in partnership with public polytechnic colleges. Iteme and GEP now operate in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Rwanda.


Job Summary: The Fellow will be in charge of a specific Iteme site and manage the academic, administrative and logistical aspects. The Fellow will supervise Iteme interns, assess the curriculum & classes, control logistics, implement innovative ways to support Iteme students, liaise with partners, and other related duties on-site. The Fellow will work closely with the Kepler Humanitarian Team. The Fellows positions at Kepler are designed as an opportunity for recent or upcoming graduates to grow professionally by gaining meaningful work experience while supporting Kepler programming. Fellows will be provided with significant support from their managers and other team members as well as opportunities for professional development.  After the fellowship year is complete, Fellows should be confident professionals with competitive skills and resumes to continue their careers, whether at Kepler or an external organization


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead assigned Iteme sites
  • Hire, train, and supervise interns who are recruited
  • Build and strengthen our partnerships with on-site organizations/programs
  • Assess the curriculum, ensuring all class materials are available and easily accessible to both students and interns
  • Observe classes to ensure students are getting needed support with tablets/class resources
  • Provide feedback and coaching to interns, including co-teaching
  • Implement the evaluation method and provide feedback to improve the program
  • Innovate new ways of supporting Iteme students, including engaging relevant community members
  • Conduct field research to identify opportunities available for refugees and marginalized youth (students with disabilities included)
  • Prepare and oversee Iteme admissions at assigned site
  • Produce accurate and timely reports
  • Organize data effectively
  • Coordinate and run workshops/events (internal and external)
  • Manage tablets and other resources
  • Take full responsibility and ownership of the program at your site
  • Run the program remotely if needed: Provide adequate support to both interns and students, make sure that resources are easily accessible to students, and conduct frequent check-ins with interns
  • Collect and report accurate finance documents on time
  • Complete other tasks assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Have met all graduation requirements
  • Ability to communicate in fluent in English
  • Ability to effectively lead a team
  • Experience with operational activities
  • Have worked as an Iteme/ remediation program intern or Kepler TA
  • Demonstrated professionalism and good working ethics
  • Ability to work under pressure and tackle challenges without any supervision
  • Organized, Extreme attention to detail, and good at time and task management
  • Excellent with using Google Products (creating and uploading files and folders, sharing files folders, google forms, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and highly adaptable technology skills
  • Comfortable living and working in a rural area
  • Experience in working with refugees and host community.


At FCA we take a strong stand against sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment, and any form of child abuse. Our Safeguarding Policy applies to all our staff, ensuring a safe environment for everyone involved. We also have a zero-tolerance policy for fraudulent and corrupt behaviour, as well as aid diversion. To uphold our commitment to integrity, we may screen applicants against international lists to ensure compliance with Anti-money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism requirements.

FCA is certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), reflecting our dedication to maintaining the highest standards of ethics and accountability.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 28th June 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 2024-06-19T11:30
Valid Through 2024-06-29T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Finn Church AID (FCA)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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