Project Officer – Education job at Edukans

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Vacancy title:
Project Officer - Education

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

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Deadline of this Job:
20 January 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

DUTY STATION: Kampala with 60% of the time in the project site

EMPLOYMENT BASIS: Full-time for 1 year and subject to a 3 month probation period.
Edukans is an international NGO with headquarters in the Netherlands and country offices in Malawi, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. We provide marginalized children and youngsters around the world with basic education and vocational training. With over 30 years of experience, we built a solid theory of change that is guiding our work for quality education. Our mission is to create opportunities enabling children and young people to shape their futures with confidence and our vision is to pursue future proof quality education through a collective effort focusing on a safe learning environment, dedicated school management, quality trained teachers and home support by parents and community.

Project summary:
The Digital Assessments and School Improvement Plans to enhance Education Resilience in Uganda project ( EDU-Q Up!) under the Wehubit programme financed by Enabel; with the aim to provide schools with skills and knowledge for self-assessment to generate a process of continuous education quality improvement, by using a digital tool for evidence-based feedback of quality assurance officers, discussion on outcomes of assessment and joint action planning. The project will be implemented in 200 schools in the districts of Luwero, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Apac and Kwania districts.

The Project Officer - Education will be responsible for ensuring effective implementation of the project’s activities, overseeing project work-plan performance and task assigned to attain goals and objectives of the EDU Q Up project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
1. Project Management and support: Implementation of project activities will be the primary responsibility of the PO, in line with the project purpose, among which include: working with the CPTCs, the schools, the district education offices and school management committees. The PO is required to actively participate in the planning processes and coordinating activities in all the intervention CPTCs, schools, including but not limited to:

2. Finance and reporting:
? Submit timely requisition and accountability for project expenditures in the field in line with the budget lines.
? Support in sourcing out service providers and ensure collection of relevant documents (e.g., quotations).
? Support in the timely preparations and submission of field trip reports.

3. Monitoring and Evaluation: Actively monitor programmes/projects through field visits and exchange information with stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems, and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.

4. Networking and partnership building: Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant stakeholders through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results on education programmes related to the project.

Application requirements
Minimum qualifications
Bachelors Degree in Education and other social sciences. Additional qualifications will be an added advantage

Experience and Knowledge
• minimum of 4 years working experience preferable with NGOs especially in development and education projects.
• Knowledge of the project areas and willingness to make frequent movement (60% of total time) in the project districts

Competence skills
• Computer skills (Microsoft word, excel, PowerPoint) and ability to use virtual platforms, it could formulated like: agility in using current software packages, tools, management information systems and digital platforms.
• Strong report writing skills and Knowledge of project management cycle.
• High-level communication skills, stakeholder and partnership management skills,
• Able to work with wide range of internal and external stakeholders and to foster and maintain successful working relationships.

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure
For applications, submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) max 3 pages, one-page cover letter explaining their suitability and motivation for the position, and three professional references via email to [email protected]   with a subject line “Project Officer – Education” by the 20th January 2022
“Edukans expects its employees to behave with integrity and to carefully take into account the rights and interests of others. Requesting references is part of the procedure. Upon acceptance, we ask you to sign our Code of Conduct.”

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