Are you passionate about improving learning outcomes for children in lower primary? Do you have experience working with Local Governments, Community leaders, and parents to improve foundational literacy and numeracy for children? Can you help change attitudes and motivate rural parents to take action to improve their children’s learning and safeguarding?

This might be the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Strengthening Education Systems for Improved Learning (SESIL) is seeking two (2) Learning Support Officers (LSO) to provide coordination and oversight of its interventions in a Local Government in the West Nile and Eastern regions of Uganda. The overall aim of the LSO is to coordinate the planning, implementation, and monitoring of Local Government (LG) and community level activities for the SESIL Programme. This is full-time positions are based in the West Nile and Eastern regions of Uganda.


The LSO will work with SESIL colleagues and national counterparts to:

Oversight over CLL, radio and community engagement (CE) activities

  1. Oversee the set up/scale-up of the CLL activities within the LG spearheaded by the CDO & DEO offices and SESIL. Depending on start date, priorities will include community support to identification of sub-counties/parishes, mobilisation/sensitisation, support to identification of eligible learners, mapping of learning centres, identification of Community Learning Facilators (CLFs)/volunteers/, support to developing systems for facilitation payments, developing monitoring systems
  2. Coordinate the training activities for CLL including developing training workplans/schedules and budgets (CLF ToTs/induction, Peer to Peer trainings).
  3. Coordinate the follow-up, and ensure effective mentorship of CLFs including peer to peer CPD sessions for CLFs, including ensuring proposed structures function effectively in the first months of implementation.
  4. Provide ongoing technical support to the implementation of the CLL, radio and community engagement (CE) initiatives
  5. Coordinate/collaborate with the key stakeholders at district, subcounty, parish and CLL centre levels (including centre management committees).

RAL/Reporting and stakeholder engagement

  1. Contribute to the quality assurance of CLL lessons by regularly observing lessons and providing feedback to CLFs.
  2. Coordinate the collection and submission of monthly reports by the CLFs and CLL Commiteees
  3. Nurture communication and ensure appropriate planning/updates with both technical and political teams at LG including sharing plans to inform the LG planning processes.
  4. Working with the RAL team, coordinate the CLL and CE M&E activities at community, parish/subcounty, district levels.
  5. Collaborate closely with the LGs stakeholders including the DEO to support monitoring of CLL, CE and radio activity implementation and learner progress, among others through regular coordination meetings.
  6. Effectively document all information related to project successes and best practices
  7. In close collaboration with the national and regional teams toensure that they develop and implement effective strategies that raise the learning outcomes of children in CLL
  8. Submit weekly / monthly / quarterly internal reports on CLL, radio and CE
  9. Monitori and report on any developments within the context in which they operate that have likely implications on the delivery of SESIL activities. This inludes any legal or regulatory changes, issues, risks, new reforms, strategies or policies that have been proposed or introduced, that have implications on delivery of SESIL activities.


  1. Immediately report any safeguarding incidents in line with SESIL/Mott MacDonald’s Safeguarding Policy.
  2. Submit monthly safeguarding log highlighting safeguarding incidents from the delivery of CLL.
  3. Provide contionous mentorship and guidance to CLFs and communities on safeguarding issues.

Candidate Specification

  • A University Degree in Education, Social Sciences, or related field; or equivalent by experience.
  • work experience in education, ideally in literacy and numeracy programmes targeting early grade children.
  • work experience in international development
  • Experience with Project Cycle Management, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes
  • Experience working with Local Governments and communities on education, coaching and mentoring, and life skills are a plus.
  • Experience with working in a multicultural team.

Job Profile

Cambridge Education specialises in improving education systems in low- and middle-income countries, through strategic thinking – policy-level evaluation, analysis and design – and actual programme implementation. We make people’s lives better by helping to improve teaching, learning and the running of education systems. In all our activities, the goal is not a static event, but developing resilient, sustainable improvement processes. We’re global leaders in providing consultancy services to government agencies at national and local level, and to international development agencies and partners as they seek to enhance people’s skills and economic prospects.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

SESIL (Strengthening Education Systems for Improved Learning), is a four-year education programme designed to improve the quality and equity of measurable learning outcomes at lower primary level in Uganda.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SESIL aims to:

  • Ensure all learners, particularly those in the lower primary grades maintain or improve their progress in literacy and numeracy
  • Minimize children’s exposure to the Coronavirus as well as to the increased risk of violence through embedded messaging in alternative learning programmes
  • Support MOES Task Force in planning and coordination of school re-opening
  • Help LGs maintain the connection with schools to ensure a rapid and effective re-opening and that all children re-enrol.

To view the detailed job description please go to click the Careers tab and select Search and Apply. Interested applicants will need to submit their CV and a cover letter.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8th June 2022.