REPORTS TO: The Education Project Officer

LOCATION: Field based

Scope of the Position:

The Education Project Assistant will support the day-to-day implementation of the Education Management project within the refugees settlement of posting.

This position is responsible for supporting settlement operations with regards to Education and it will entail maintaining close contact with schools and other Educational Institutions on a daily basis within the settlement on the overall Education programming direction of Windle, UNHCR and OPM on the adaptation of UNHCR’s Uganda Education Strategy, on Monitoring and assessing impact, on provision of technical assistance, and on liaising with partner agencies.

In exercising these responsibilities, the post directly implements strategies to address particular situations arising from different contexts in the field, as well as provision of technical advice and support (on Early Childhood, learning achievement in Primary Education, Accelerated Education, Secondary Education access, and Vocational Skills Training) to schools, Head teachers and other staff with responsibilities related to education management, and as needed to those representing education issues on behalf of Windle International Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Daily supervision of Schools to ensure that there is integrity in the delivery of education
services by all WIU mandated Education staff.

Promote Child Protection within the school environment in collaboration with other relevant programmes.

Conduct regular classroom observations, mentorships, individual and group assessments of community teachers to improve the classroom teaching and learning.

Support the Project Officers in developing community teacher induction and refresher Training Manuals.

Implement activities to ensure that Persons of concern are treated with dignity, respect and professionalism in line with the UNHCR Code of Conduct.

Engage in Community dialogue and spread awareness to see that Education activities have support and are accepted by the Communities.

Prepare and develop status reports as required by the Education Project Officer and Settlement Manager

Support the Monitoring and Evaluation function in the Collection of relevant data from the

Conduct trainings and mentorships to improve the community teachers’ ability to source,
assess, develop and utilize a range of appropriate teaching and learning materials that can be used inside and outside the classroom for learners.

Encourage participation and relationship building amongst learners, teachers and community education committees to sustain the ongoing development.

Support Project Officers in developing training manuals

Participate in the development and improvement of Education Monitoring Tools

Conduct teacher evaluations on teaching methodologies (Learner-Centered Methods)
Initiate innovative evaluations in emergency practices.

Support Project Officers in reporting, procurement and distribution of scholastic materials,
recreational kits and school uniforms.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the Windle International Uganda WIU Education Project Assistant job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Special Needs Education, Adult Education or other related courses

Additional training in Education and Education Management is desirable as an added

Two years of experience in Educational programming with a reputable institution, National or International NGO;

Must be in possession of a valid riding permit (Driving permit class A) with proven ability to ride motorcycles; this is a requirement for the position.

Knowledge of implementation on child friendly spaces, peace building, education in
emergencies and psychosocial care is an added advantage

Broad knowledge and understanding of Education concepts and issues in development context especially in Uganda; Working knowledge of the logical framework approach to Project design, Monitoring and Evaluation/ Project Cycle Management

Background in relevant Education systems with good knowledge of relevant curricula.

Demonstrated experience and skill in community action planning, networking and research, analysis and report writing

He/she should be in a high standard of performance, punctual and disciplined.

Ability to work with communities in a local setting of refugee settlement and some basic

Knowledge of the local language will be an added advantage

Field experience in programme implementation and coordination.

Knowledge of refugee protection principles and framework.

Familiarity with INEE Toolkit standards is highly desirable.