Leadership Development Officer Job – Teach For Uganda (TFU)

Job Title:   Leadership Development Officer (8 Job Opportunities)   

Organisation: Teach For Uganda (TFU)

Duty Station:  Eastern/Central Uganda

Reports to: Head of Training and Support


About US:

At Teach For Uganda (TFU), we believe that every child in Uganda regardless of their socio-economic background deserves an opportunity for an excellent education. We recruit, train and place top university graduates and young professionals in high need primary schools across Uganda to serve as full-time teachers committed to transforming the education outcomes of less-privileged children through significantly improving their achievements and aspirations in 2-year teaching as leadership fellowship. With intensive training and support from TFU, Fellows help transform the lives of their students while enhancing their own leadership skills. As Alumni of the program (and, over time, their students) will become the next generation of Ugandan leaders in education, business, non-profits, medicine, law, government, journalism and other fields. Informed by their experience, they will work from inside and outside the education system to affect the fundamental changes necessary to ensure quality and equitable education for all children.

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Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Vision, goals and strategy setting (10%)

  • Create and effectively execute the strategy for improving Coach and Fellow effectiveness to achieve ambitious student outcomes
  • Support Coaches in setting visions, long-term goals and benchmarks for their own leadership development, fellow growth and student achievement
  • Collaborate with the Training Coordinator to reflect on progress towards goals, continuous professional development and effectiveness of the team
  • To nurture leaders who are committed to advancing equitable access to quality education in low-income communities.

Program Design (30%)

  • Develop a training calendar for LDOs and identify their training needs and work with the Training Coordinator to plan, design and execute training and ongoing support to cultivate LDO leadership.
  • Collaborate the Training Coordinator to plan and execute a 4-week residential training for fellows and track their progress to qualify for Fellowship placement Design a coach handbook to guide the LDOS in executing their duties.
  • Research innovative and effective coaching approaches and leadership styles to inform and improve the training curriculum of LDOS as well as provide coaching resources to LDOS
  • Collaborate the Training Coordinator to design a training curriculum for LDOS
  • Develop a comprehensive plan for Fellow placement and management during teaching practice and placement for 2 year
  • Develop a comprehensive plan for Fellow placement and management during teaching practice and placement for 2 years.
  • Create and implement an induction training plan for new LDOs
  • Provide input to the Fellow Training calendar and support the delivery of Fellow training sessions.

Team Leadership and Management (30%)

  • Oversee the coaching, support and motivation provided to Fellows by LDOS through weekly group meetings and individual meetings.
  • Be a point of escalation for issues around performance, grievances, and conflict with Fellows.
  • Conduct performance reviews and manage careers with respect to performance and career development for the LDOS.
  • Foster a strong work culture by setting monthly SMART goals, regularly reviewing progress and adjusting accordingly to achieve them.
  • Conduct coaching observations, model world-class coaching practices, and provide effective feedback to LDOS to support their Leadership growth

Impact assessment and solution development (15%)

  • Assess the needs of each coach and differentiate support accordingly.
  • Problem solve and develop solutions for challenging professional issues faced by coaches and fellows.
  • Collect and analyze student data to measure Fellow’s impact on student achievement and evaluate the effectiveness of training and support on fellows such as school based data, fellow data.
  • Support the LDOs to conduct an accurate diagnosis of their fellows and categorize them according to the 4 levels of development, track their progress and provide differentiated support to move them from one level to another
  • Assess the growth and development of LDOS based on the LDO rubric
  • Work with M&E to measure program impact on fellows, students, teachers and head teachers

Stakeholder management (10%)

  • Develop, strengthen & maintain external partnerships with district authorities, NGOs, and Schools to inform, complement and enhance support for both Fellow and LDO growth and development.
  • Support the school placement process for the region by conducting meetings with school leaders of the identified schools for placements.
  • Work with the Training Coordinator to facilitate teacher and head teacher training. Compile and furnish monthly program progress reports to the DEOS and CAOS to invest them in our work
  • Attend development partners meetings with the local government to represent TFU interests.

Cross-functional Support (5%)

  • Support the RSM team with selection of the best candidates for the Fellowship program.
  • Provide support in matriculation by speaking to Fellows about any queries / doubts they may have regarding the fellowship
  • Support the partnership team by sharing monthly success stories of impact.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Education or related field from a reputable University.
  • At least three years of experience in tutoring teachers.
  • Management and coaching experience are highly desired.
  • At least five years of classroom experience.
  • Excellent vision-setting, strategic thinking and project management ability
  • Deep knowledge of and experience in leadership development and/or adult learning theory and practice
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data
  • Proven ability to coach and develop team members toward achieving ambitious and measurable outcomes
  • Outstanding track record of achievements and ability to operate with urgency and sense of possibility in a fast-paced environment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of excellent teaching and leadership development and understanding of how to translate this into training content Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and flexibility to work in a cross cultural environment
  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships and networks to achieve results
  • Deeply understands the mission of Teach For Uganda and strongly believes that every child can learn and achieve high results
  • Enjoyment of travel and opportunity to work on the go in rural areas


TFU Competencies (for all TFU Staff):

  • Put Children First at the center of everything you do.
  • Possess a Sense of Responsibility and invest above and beyond what’s expected of you
  • Have the quest to Continuously Learn
  • Exercise Humility and Respect for all .
  • Are able to exercise Teamwork


How to Apply:

Please email your resume with 3 professional referees, a copy of your valid riding license and a one-page cover letter to jobs@teachforuganda.org

Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line of your email

Your cover letter should include why you are interested in Teach For Uganda and in this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 31st December 2022

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