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Project Officer- Education job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 21 July 2021

Hiring Organization: War Child

Job Details:

Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) is a joint initiative from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The major objective of the KIX project is: To determine how education technology innovations can be adapted and scaled to improve education access and quality for refugee and displaced children in conflict-affected countries. In Uganda, the proposed research is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Can’t Wait to Learn (CWTL) programme and support its scale-up in Uganda and other CWTL countries. RCTs are the widely recognized as the most appropriate study designs for achieving this aim and determining causality. This RCT will be implemented in 15 control schools and 15 treatment schools in 2022, and will be preceded by a feasibility study in 2021. Can’t Wait to Learn is an education technology programme, developed by War Child, to improve the learning outcomes and positively affect psychosocial wellbeing of children living in conflict-affected settings. The programme is composed of comprehensive trainings and a game whose interface is based on children’s representations of the environments that they live in. Children progress through the game at their own pace, completing numeracy and literacy activities whose learning outcomes are aligned with the national curricula.

The Project Officer-Education (PO-EDU) is responsible for building the technical competencies and capacities of education colleagues and school teachers implementing Can’t Wait to Learn (an innovative education technology project) during the feasibility study and RCT. The role requires day to day support to teachers while coordinating with District Education Officers.
The Project Officer- Education will also carry out administrative and reporting responsibilities.

Objective of the Job
Supporting the building of knowledge and skills of teachers and District Education officials on KIX Research and the CWTL component.
Data collection from the tablets.
Oversight of the tablets and head phones.
Administration of work implemented.

Position in organisation and essential functional relations
The PO-EDU reports to the Team Leader.
Other essential working functions include; Program Support Team, teachers and District Education Teams.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Supporting the building of knowledge and skills of teachers and District Education officials on the CWTL component.
• Provides staff and stakeholders with information on CWTL.
• Provides onsite support and trainings to teachers on CWTL.
• Support teachers in class room management of CWTL.
• Support classroom observation for CWTL support teachers accordingly
• Prepare and submits monthly reports to their line manager on status of the program.
Data collection from the tablets:
• Support M&E team in data milking
• Support sharing collected data with the schools.
• Supports use of data to improve learning
Oversight of the tablets and head phones:
• Help schools to keep track of the tablets
• Report lost, damaged or non-functioning tablets to line manager and recommend replacement.
• Provide District Education office feedback on the implementation of CWTL.
• Participates in the monitoring of KIX activities.
Administration of work implemented
• Assist in organising trainings for the teachers.
• Assist in communications and coordinators of information between WCH/District Education office and schools.
Any other tasks assigned by the line manager

Qualifications, Experiences & Skills
• Degree in Education, Development Studies, Management, and Social Sciences or in a relevant field/ Diploma with experience in CWTL approach acceptable.
• Should have experience in education technology
• Knowledge of CWTL approach is an added value.
• Strong understanding of Education programs
• Being a teacher is an added advantage.
• Strong IT back ground is preferred.
• 2 to 3 years of experience in teaching/facilitating children in refugee setting is desired.
• Knowledge in Child protection practices required
• Strong skills in coaching, mentoring & facilitation.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
• Good computer skills.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member if a team
• MUST have knowlegde on how to ride a motorbike and have a valid license class A.

Commitment to the vision and goals of War Child Holland in Uganda, including adherence to the Child Safeguarding Policy, is essential”

The Programme Development Advisor – Education (PDA - Edu) is the technical lead in the area of Education and ensures quality implementation of WCH projects. The PDA-Edu is the focal person in coordinating the Can’t Wait to Learn programme using education technology project in Uganda and supports quality implementation. The PDA-Edu also supports other current education projects and supports the development of new projects with an education component.

The PDA-Edu ensures that the quality training of staff and counterparts, technical monitoring and coaching is carried out regularly. This will require significant time spent at project locations.
The position may be asked to support projects in countries outside Uganda (e.g. training, technical advice)

Application procedure

Please click here to apply.

Date Posted: 2021-07-10




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