Jobs -Refugee Education Officer at Africa Development Corps

Job Title: Refugee Education Officer
Africa Development Corps (ADC), formerly known as Visions in Action, is an international NGO based out of Washington DC, working in relief and development throughout Africa. Over the past 23 years we have been involved in the implementation of a wide range of humanitarian activities in countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa and Liberia. In particular, ADC has implemented development and relief programs in the areas of HIV/AIDS, education, youth development and food security.
ADC is about to undertake a peace building education programme for both refugee and host communities in two refugee camps in the Western Nile region of Uganda. The program aims to increase access to quality, relevant peace building education for both refugee and host communities.
Job Summary: The Education Officer will be responsible for all management responsibilities as the candidate will directly supervise a team of field officers. The candidate must work closely with all program staff, and provide both donors and the Country Manager with monthly progress reports.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: In particular, the Education Officer’s duties will be to oversee the implementation of ADC’s Peace Building Education Program by;
  • Work closely with the various stakeholders and actors.
  • Building and growing working relationships with other NGOs working within the refugee settlements to ensure coordination and collaboration.
  • Responsible for organizing advocacy and awareness events and campaigns.
  • Planning and organizing large scale academic and recreational events.
  • Taking an active role in all logistic and procurement related activities by working closely with ADC’s Finance and Admin Manager.
  • Maintaining a constant presence within refugee settlement areas where ADC is working.
  • M&E – developing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation strategy for mid-term and final evaluation periods (this will include mid-term case study evaluations). Developing and implementing an initial baseline study survey.
  • Responsible for compiling and reporting to donors and Country Manager on a monthly basis.
  • Attending refugee coordination meetings with UN agencies, INGOs and NGOs working within the settlements.
  • Attending UN security meetings and reporting back to ADC staff on any pertinent security issues within ADC’s areas of operation. Education Officer should also be able to draft security updates based on these meetings for dissemination amongst all ADC staff.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant must possess a good University Degree or equivalent experience required, Master’s Degree in development related area is preferred.
  • Ideally, the candidate will should have a background in education and a good knowledge of Peace Building and Emergency Education strategies.
  • Some knowledge and experience in the field of logistics and procurement would be an added advantage.
  • Past exposure and experience in nonprofit setting and/or international NGO setting required; in particular, experience living and working in a development context would be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience establishing M&E systems and conducting M&E activities is required.
  • Possess excellent English communication skills, both written and oral, and be willing to travel to challenging rural environments.
  • Working knowledge and experience in child protection related issues.
  • Past experience in Project Cycle Management (PCM) will also be seen as an added advantage.
How to apply for the job: 
Please express your interest by sending an E-mail application to: uganda@africadevcorps.org.
The email application should include a CV, covering letter stating why you qualify for the position, and three references. Please do not include all of your academic certificates in your application. The subject line of the email should read: Application for the role of Uganda Refugee Education Officer.
Deadline: 22nd July 2014
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