Windle International Uganda (WIU) formerly Windle Trust Uganda is a registered INGO whose mission is to promote peace and development in communities through provision and coordination of Education and training for Refugees and people affected by conflict.

Windle International Uganda is the lead partner of UNHCR in implementing Education Projects in Uganda with close collaboration with the Government of Uganda through the Office of the Prime Minister. With funding from UNHCR, WIU seeks to recruit a suitably qualified person for the following position:

POSITION: Principal- Vocational Training Centre

REPORTS TO: The Settlement Manager

LOCATION: Field Based 


The Principal of the Vocational Institute will be the accounting officer of the Institute and will have the responsibility to oversee the day to day operations therein and to provide technical curriculum leadership and guidance in all the academic programs


  • Spearhead the planning and budgeting processes and ensure clear accountability of the institution’s financial resources
  • Plan, direct, coordinate and ensure effective implementation of the Institutions education programmes, students and staff activities within the limits set by Education authorities and the Board of Governors
  • Attend to Human resource matters of the institution in conformity with the prevailing policies and statutory regulations
  • Daily supervision of the department tutors and other staff at the Institute
  • Initiate development projects for the institution and mobilize resources for their implementation
  • Ensure annual reviews and enrichment of the Institution’s curriculum and report on the same
  • Prepare progress and summary reports for presentation and submission to the relevant authorities and supervisors
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other educational and industrial establishments.
  • Any other tasks relevant to the job that may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Experience, Person Specification And Skills Required:

  • At least a first degree in Engineering, Mechanics, other Technical course of study or Education (Technical)
  • Post graduate qualifications in Technical / Vocational Teacher Education is a must for persons with first degree in Engineering
  • Proficiency in computer, i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Clear understanding of Vocational School Management
  • Proven integrity
  • Excellent management skills especially in the areas of finance and human resources
  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Independent decision making skills
  • Excellent Oral and written English communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work with minimal or no supervision – Computer literate
  • Mature; Commitment and understanding of the Organization’s core values and Education ethics