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VVOB International

District Support Coordinator TaRL –Isingiro job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 23 December 2021

Hiring Organization: VVOB International

Job Details:

VVOB is an international NGO with Programmes and projects in 10 countries worldwide. Our head office is based in Brussels, Belgium. When you join VVOB, you become a key player in VVOB’s mission to ensure quality education as a key enabler for achieving the sustainable development goals. We implement our programmes and projects with one shared passion: to ensure the improvement of quality education. Our teams of national and international experts achieve this by providing technical assistance to governmental and other education actors. In doing so, worldwide we ensure capacity building of governmental and other education actors. Do you share our ambition to ensure that learners around the world can enjoy their fundamental human right to quality education, without exception? Are you convinced as well that quality education guarantees equal opportunities for everyone and is the key to a better world? We are looking for qualified people to take up the roles of Education Advisor LEAP-Blended Learning, EA LEAP-PRESET, PC LEAP, DSC TaRL-Isingiro, EA TaRL-Isingiro, EA-SEL TaRL Isingiro, DSC TaRL-Rwenzori, EA TaRL-Rwenzori, PC TaRL-Rwenzori who will operate from our Uganda Country office. Do you want to take on this challenge?

District Support Coordinator TaRL –Isingiro
Summary

Duty Station: Isingiro
Start Date: Mid-February 2022
Salary: An attractive salary and benefits package
Contract duration: until the end of the Project

Job description:
As a District Support Coordinator (DSC), you facilitate and support the training of the master trainers and ensure high quality training of mentors and teachers. In addition, you contribute to the quality of TaRL sessions by regularly observing lessons and providing feedback to TaRL instructors. You also collaborate closely with the District Education Office (DEO) to support monitoring of TaRL implementation and learner progress, among others through regular coordination meetings. You nurture the communication for data collection which involves the MoES focal point, District Education Officers, Center Coordinating Tutors, research partner staff, Office of the Prime Minister among others. You ensure appropriate planning at district level and share these plans to inform the national planning processes.

Position of the District Support Coordinator
As a District Support Coordinator (DSC), you facilitate and support the training of the master trainers and ensure high quality training of mentors and teachers. In addition, you contribute to the quality of TaRL sessions by regularly observing lessons and providing feedback to TaRL instructors. You also collaborate closely with the District Education Office (DEO) to support monitoring of TaRL implementation and learner progress, among others through regular coordination meetings. You nurture the communication for data collection which involves the MoES focal point, District Education Officers, Center Coordinating Tutors, research partner staff, Office of the Prime Minister among others. You ensure appropriate planning at district level and share these plans to inform the national planning processes.
DSCs work closely with colleagues in their specific TaRL project and collaborate within the TaRL programme and the education department. They report directly to the Project Coordinator and also to the Education Manager based at the Kampala office

TaRL in VVOB Uganda
Since 2020, VVOB has been implementing TaRL in the refugee and host community districts of Isingiro, Terego and Madi-Okollo. The TaRL programme is currently operating in 180 schools, of which 90 are in Isingiro. You can read more about the current TaRL programme here. Pending funding approval, VVOB anticipates expanding to additional schools in Isingiro district and to start operations in the Rwenzori region. District Support Coordinators are stationed in VVOB operational districts where they maintain a close collaboration with the District Education Offices.

Result Areas:
Key responsibilities for Education Advisors are as follows:
1. You offer technical advice, guidance and support to partners and align and collaborate with internal VVOB colleagues to achieve project results and realize the educational change processes supported by the project.
2. You contribute to the identification, formulation, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project that you are assigned to in order to realize the educational change processes supported by the project.
3. You take up a variety of roles in the capacity development process of the partners according to the needs of the partner and particular situations and phases of the programme;
4. You keep abreast with policy trends, new developments and latest research and thinking in primary education, teacher training models, and national developments in the education sector, and by external and internal networking, share new insights with local partners and VVOB colleagues.

If you are our DSC, your workweek will include the following highlights:
You will travel to some of the schools in your district with the district education officials to monitor delivery of TaRL lessons and provide feedback to the MEAL Advisor and Project Coordinator
You will prepare and present district level progress reports to your colleagues at the Kampala office and the relevant district level offices of the MoES and OPM
You will work closely with the operations department to prepare accountability documents for past activities, and new activity sheets, including budgets, for upcoming TaRL activities with master trainers and instructors.
You will present at district intercoordination meetings the work of VVOB Uganda in Isingiro district and how we are contributing to improving learner outcomes.


Who are you?
This position is open to Ugandan nationals only.
Your expertise and experience:
• Master’s degree in education, human sciences, or other relevant field or equivalent experience
• Experience with change management and capacity development processes in the context of educational institutions.
• Capability to appropriately plan and deploy a range of capacity development methods – e.g., workshops, training, coaching, mentoring, events, study visits, etc. to strengthen educational institutions and accompany change processes.
• An in-depth understanding of the national education system and the latest developments in the education sector, specifically the primary education sector in Uganda, and capability to appropriately utilise this understanding in function of the programme that you are assigned to.
• In-depth understanding of new trends in primary education and teacher training models in Uganda and capability to appropriately utilise this understanding in function of the programme that you are assigned to.
• Excellent communication skills in listening, writing and public speaking
• Knowledge of and experience with programme implementation, preferably project cycle management.
• Capacity to manage service providers in the education sector

Matching Competences
VVOB core competences:
• Cooperation
• Continuous improvement
• Result Orientation

Function specific competencies:
• Creativity
• Development oriented
• 360° Empathy
• Communication skills
• Problem Analysis and Judgement

What we’re offering:
• A fixed term contract until end of project.
• A dynamic working environment in an international context
• An exciting job in a growing organisation with varied responsibilities
• A supportive environment enabling continuous professional development
• An attractive salary and benefits package

Application procedure

Interested candidates should submit their online application via the link below, not later than 23rd December 2021. These positions are open to both internal and external applicants. Online application link: https://uganda.vvob.org/vvobuganda-vacant-positions-dec-2021 
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test (home assignment), and selected candidates will be invited for a final interview (face to face interview). Reference checks will be conducted before a final officer of employment. Please note that applications submitted without attaching a motivation letter and CV will not be reviewed.

Date Posted: 2021-12-13

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