Project Officer – AEP – BRIDGE Project) Job – War Child Canada (WCC)

Job Title:   Project Officer – AEP – BRIDGE Project)

Organisation: War Child Canada (WCC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

 

About US:

War Child Canada (WCC) is an internationally  recognized  charity  organization registered in Toronto, Canada, dedicated to helping children and their communities overcome the devastating effects of war.  Its vision is “Accelerating Peace by Disrupting the Cycle of Violence” and its mission is “Driving Generational Change for The Hardest Hit By Investing In The Power Of Local Communities”

 

Job Summary:  The Project Officer Secondary AEP reports to the Project Manager. He/she will be responsible for conducting awareness campaigns, supervising accelerated Learning program teachers, forge strong partnership and collaboration with Government departments and Nongovernmental organizations to identify and effectively respond to education concerns, with particular focus on school going children. He/she will manage the day-to-day WCC- BRIDGE project’s operations including mobilization, implementation and development of community sensitization and training activities for refugee community beneficiaries, host community members and all education actors relevant to achieving the project goal.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the community surveys to assess program results and impact and as well participate in the quarterly internal reviews of the program.
  • Provide training and supervision to Accelerated Education Teachers on teachers’ code of conduct.
  • Undertake field monitoring visits in each community after the training/ outreach activities have been conducted to assess impact and identify potentials for program improvement.
  • Actively participate in the development and dissemination of Education and Communication (IEC) material to both refugees and host communities.
  • Develop and provide community sensitizations and dialogues on WCC- BRIDGE project’s education.
  • Actively participate in Education sector meeting at the settlement or when delegated by project manager to attend at the district level.
  • Conduct extensive collaboration and consultation with local and nationals in the NGO and private sector authorities, INGOs, national NGOs, refugee / community leaders and the community.
  • Conduct Education Supervision clinics together with the district Education Office representatives.
  • Organize and facilitate monthly forums that bring together refugee women and girls to share experiences and discuss issues related to women and girls in Education.
  • Provide technical training on Education, Child protection, Refugee rights and obligation actors, and other relevant actors.
  • Prepare communication and training materials and develop new sensitization and training approaches.
  • Make follow up visits in each community after activities to document impact.
  • Conduct radio panel discussions as per the work plan.
  • Work in liaison with the Legal team to ensure a consistent and coordinated implementation of programs for instance when involving legal staff to take up training/ awareness sessions
  • Conduct mobilization for education key stakeholders, community members to participate in awareness sensitization and trainings as requested by Project Manager
  • Prepare a narrative project Activities reports and to recommend any areas of improvement.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the aforementioned vacancy must hold a university degree in Education or Social Science, Development Studies, with specialized trainings in teachers’ trainings.
  • A minimum of three to four years of relevant experience in the education programming in Emergency activities particularly classroom support to teachers.
  • Good coordination, facilitation, training, mentoring and motivational skills.
  • Ability to work in multi partner environments in implementing protection activities and services.
  • Ability and Skills in participatory methodology to facilitate secondary teachers’ trainings in the host and refugee’s community.
  • Proficiency in computer packages such as MS word, Excel Power Point and Data base.
  • Prior exposure and experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of Training Programs
  • Excellent project management skills, including results-based management, financial management, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Integrity, reliability and sense of commitment in the execution of duties.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain partnerships.
  • Ability to work under pressure, to manage heavy workloads and to meet tight deadlines, paying close attention to detail and quality of work.
  • Strong IT skills including good knowledge of standard office software and online collaboration tools.
  • Experience communicating with beneficiaries
  • Experience of working with local governments and within an NGO context.

 

Personal Attributes:

  • Affinity with War Child Canada’s mandate.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • Creative, energetic, adaptable, and flexible.
  • Stress-resilient to be able to cope with deadlines and complex problems.

 

How to Apply:

All interested applicants are invited to send a curriculum vitae and an accompanying cover letter electronically to: jobs_uganda@warchild.ca

 

Please ensure your application email has the subject heading of ‘Project Officer AEP – [insert your name]’

 

NB: Only those applicants selected for an interview will be notified. No phone calls please. War Child Canada is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Deadline: 26th August 2022

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