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VVOB International

Education Advisor LEAP -Blended Learning 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?

Position of the Education Advisor LEAP -Blended Learning
The LEAP programme will be implemented in national teachers’ colleges of Mubende, Kabale and Unyama and the National Instructors College of Abilonino partnering with the Ministry of Education and Sports, and a range of other partners in the skilling, agriculture and education sectors.
The Education Advisor will be responsible for codesigning and delivering capacity development trajectories that incorporate instructional design and blended learning in the LEAP programme. Together with other Advisors on the programme, they will support the quality and fidelity of implementation of the programme at the college level.
Education Advisors report to the Education Manager and work closely and directly with colleagues in the LEAP programme, the education department, and all other departments of VVOB in Uganda.

Learning Entrepreneurship and Agriculture Practically (LEAP), 2022-2026
The LEAP programme aims to improve the quality of agriculture and entrepreneurship teaching and learning in Uganda’s lower secondary (O-level) and secondary technical and vocational education and training (TVET) schools. The programme introduces a model of effective, gender-responsive agriculture and entrepreneurship education that combines study and career guidance, project-based learning for agripreneurship, and work-based learning and that links schools to the agriculture world of work for the delivery of these three components. Over the course of five years, an estimated 250 pre-service BTVET instructors, 1,770 pre- and in-service O-level teachers and 250 in-service school leaders in the catchment areas of the National Instructors College Abilonino (NICA) and National Teachers Colleges (NTCs) Kabale, Mubende and Unyama will be equipped with the competences to do so, reaching 628,460 O-level learners and 13,715 learners in secondary TVET. These educators will benefit from quality pre-service and continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities provided by NICA and the three NTCs. This programme contributes to the achievement of Uganda’s National Teachers Policy, Skilling Uganda agenda, SDG 4 (Quality Education) and contributes to the ILO’s global commitment on Decent Jobs for Youth.

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 agricultural education and training, positive youth development / youth economic empowerment and international development by external and internal networking and share new insights with partners and VVOB colleagues.

If you are our Education Advisor, your workweek will include the following highlights:
You will meet with college lecturers to review online/blended continuous professional development trajectories that are being tested at school level in project-based learning, work-based learning, or study and career guidance.
You will prepare activity sheets and accompanying budgets, as well as provide progress updates to your project coordinator and education manager.
You will meet with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor to plan for quadrimester reporting in your specific result area
You will prepare our education partners to present at knowledge sharing events lessons learnt from prototyping continuous professional development trajectories following blended learning approaches.


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
• Expertise and experience in designing and implementing projects that include instructional design and blended learning approaches is a must-have for this position.
• 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 TVET 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 agricultural education and training and positive youth development / youth economic empowerment 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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