Project Officer – Livelihoods Development job at SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Villages

Project Officer – Livelihoods Development job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 18 July 2022

Hiring Organization: SOS Children’s Villages

Job Details:

The Project Officer in Charge of Education (CSI - II) Project is responsible for planning and implementing the education component of the CSI (II) – Objective 2 in liaison with Project Coordinator for CSI (II), Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator (FSP) and Education Programme Officer for SOS Programmes. Through his / her efforts, the access to quality formal and informal education in Koch Ongako will improve by 2021,

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:
• Build the capacity of care givers and stakeholders on education matters
• Raise community caregivers’ understanding of educational programmes such that they are able to meaningfully support / participate in the education progress of their children and youth.
• Conduct termly reviews to assess educational progress and support needs of individual children and youth.
• Initiate and implement capacity-building programmes for education stakeholders including School Management Committees, Parents Teachers Associations, and Board of Governors on their role in the teaching and learning process
• Facilitate annual education performance review meetings with parents, teachers and other stakeholders
• Enhance supervision and monitoring of the 9 supported schools Organise annual stakeholders
• and consultative meetings
• In liaison with the district and Subcounty education Officers, conduct quarterly supervision and
• Monitoring of the 9 schools
• Conduct ongoing meeting with the SMCs and PTAs Improve delivery of formal and informal education Conduct annual education stakeholder is meeting
• Conduct community dialogues targeting local leaders, youth and caregivers
• Lead the identification and placement of youth for vocational and apprenticeship training
• Facilitate career guidance in supported schools
• Facilitate child participation initiatives
• Facilitate school open days Enhance the motivation of the teachers
• In liaison with the head teachers develop innovative ways of increasing the motivation of the
• teachers including enhancing the following previous initiatives developed in phase (I)
• Facilitate the 9 farmer field schools to equip teachers and children with agricultural skills
• Conduct refresher training and bank linkages of nine VSLA groups to support teachers at schools
• Facilitate two learning and exchange visits for 45 teachers from 9 schools with other ‘model schools
• Reward the best performing teachers in the 9 government supported schools Spearhead and support initiatives in fighting Violence Against Children ( VAC) in the project targeted schools
• In liaison with the Child Protection Programme Officer, Key Implementing partner, Child Protection focal person in schools conduct the following intervention in schools
• Conduct school dialogues with teachers and pupils on corporal punishment
• Conduct monthly monitoring visits to schools to follow up on cases of violence against children
• Organizing chidren's forums to express themselves on issues of violence against children
• Conduct ongoing awareness sessions for child rights clubs on violence against children at school
• Facilitate participation of children in the commemoration of Day of African child (DAC) Increase child participation in Education
• Facilitate ongoing dialogues with teachers, children and parents on child participation in education
• Provide ongoing technical support and facilitation to already existing children’s clubs in 9 schools based on the need
• Support ongoing Life skills trainings for children in 9 school clubs in planning and decision making
• Facilitate monthly school debates in the 9 supported government schools
• Facilitate the best performing children to inspire other struggling learners
• Training pupils leadership body in their roles and responsibilities
• Conduct annual football and netball competitions as a way to increase participation of the learners in the nine schools.
• Support the Implementation of psychosocial activities for children in the project targeted schools

Required Qualifications, Experience And Competences:
• A University degree in Education, Counselling, Social Work, Social Sciences and Psychology
• Experience in practical teaching or education liaison / coordination of at least 3 years in a modern, well-founded education institution will be an added advantage. Additional experience in special needs education and assessment will be an added advantage too
• Experience in managing and implementing education related programmes as well as familiar with the current education policies, trends and approaches
• Counselling and career guidance skills and involvement in music, drama, sports, or children’s clubs is required.
• Sound knowledge of child rights and child protection issues.
• Good communications skills, written and spoken English language skills.
• He/ she must be youthful, display much interest in educational matters and development of children, with a desire to help them attain greater educational and career development.
• SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is committed to keeping children safe from all forms of violence and abuse.
• Therefore, our selection process will include rigorous background checks at different levels.

Application procedure

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, only electronic application are accepted. Please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three traceable referees to the address below to reach not later than Monday, 18th July 2022: The Head Human Resources and Administration SOS Children’s Villages Uganda, Plot 53 Ntinda II Road Kampala, Uganda Electronic Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding eight pages to:  Applications that are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight pages or electronically submitted as images will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Date Posted: 2022-07-06




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