Job for Education Subsidy Officer at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job for Education Subsidy Officer at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:         Education Subsidy Officer

Organization: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Education Subsidy Manager

About US:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Job Summary: The Education Subsidy Officer will work closely with the Education Subsidy Manager to ensure efficient, effective and timely roll out of strategies and guidelines to support the implementation of the education subsidy program. The incumbent will also participate in reviewing existing guidelines and Standards of Practice based on field experiences and in the development of appropriate tools to track progress at household, community and school. The Officer will work closely with the Implementing Partners and CSO staff during selection and enrollment of beneficiaries into the education subsidy initiative and selection of schools ensuring adherence to the program guidelines. The Officer will ensure that planned activities with the districts, schools, communities and caregivers are implemented with the utmost efficiency and in a timely manner, identify challenges and bring them to the attention of the Education Subsidy Manager and entire SOCY management for a timely response. The Officer will ensure adherence to school fees payment procedures, track payments and put in place measures to track receipt of scholastic materials and other supportive logistics by the beneficiaries. The Education Subsidy Officer will work closely with field IP and CSO staff to ensure a coordinated and complementary approach to implementation of all SOCY interventions at household, community and district level including strengthening of available platforms such as the monthly integrated case conferences, quarterly referral reflection meetings while linking with the Subcounty and District OVC Committees.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Education Subsidy Officer will carry out the following duties:

  • Render support to the Education Subsidy Manager in the design of strategies and activities to support implementation of the intervention
  • Actively participate in the review of existing guidelines and Standards of Practice based on field experiences and update as needed
  • Support IPs and CSOs in the selection and enrollment of subsidy beneficiaries as well as selection of schools in line with the program guidelines
  • The jobholder will also support IPs and CSOs to integrate monitoring of education subsidy beneficiaries’ school attendance into current home visit schedules/activities and ensure reporting
  • Support IPs and CSOs to develop school monitoring plans and develop tools to facilitate the process and ensure tracking and reporting
  • Offer technical guidance to IPs and CSOs in structuring and implementing of comprehensive and supportive interventions to the education subsidy program including strengthening of school clubs, conducting care giver group meetings, engagement with school management committees, the district leadership and other community activities to create a protective environment around children.
  • Work in liaison with the Education Subsidy Manager and the Finance Officer to put in place mechanisms to track school fees payment and receipt of scholastic materials by OVC in the subsidy
  • Work closely with the M&E unit to strengthen data collection, analysis and reporting for the education subsidy within existing project system
  • Ensure proper storage of all education subsidy documentation including beneficiary and school related information

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Education Subsidy Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies
  • Previous work experience in a similar position, preferably with an International NGO or UN Agency with a good understanding of project management, administration, HR and finance.
  • Ability to plan resources and actions to ensure timely and efficient service delivery.
  • Ability to work in a fast- paced office environment, ability to assimilate and analyze situations, plus skills in handling competing work priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with internal and external counterparts at various levels.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English.
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet) required.
  • Show a desire to work effectively in a team oriented environment with minimum supervision.
  • Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates Constructive Relationships, Promotes Learning, Trusting Relationships, Professional Growth, Partnership, Accountability

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are encouraged to send their cover letters, CVs and three work references (names and contact information only) to ug_recruitment@crs.org

Deadline: 31st October 2017 by 5:00PM

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