Job Title: Student Liaison Officer
Organisation: Windle International Uganda (WIU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager
Windle International Uganda (WIU) formerly Windle Trust Uganda is a registered INGO whose mission is to promote peace and development in communities through provision and coordination of Education and training for Refugees and people affected by conflict.
Windle International Uganda is the lead partner of UNHCR in implementing Education Projects in Uganda with close collaboration with the Government of Uganda through the Office of the Prime Minister. WIU seeks to recruit a suitably qualified person to support the DAFI funded scholarship Program for the following position:
Job Summary: The Student Liaison Officer will support the Scholarships Program by offering career guidance, psychosocial support and general support to the students/ beneficiaries on the scholarships program. The Student liaison/welfare officer (SLO) will also provide a link between students, academic institutions, and will guide students on how best to access internship opportunities and possible employment opportunities with potential employers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
· Provide career guidance and psychosocial support to the DAFI Sponsored Students and where applicable make referrals to Partners or other designated institutions offering psychosocial support and professional counsellors.
· Review and follow up on Academic reports to monitor Students’ academic Performance and identify academically weak Students for further support
· Provide orientation and support to newly enrolled Students to enable them settle in and adapt to Life outside the settlements.
· Monitor the Students’ welfare to ensure the Students are not exposed to risky behaviour at the Institutions of Higher Learning which may divert them from their routine academics Organize Health Camps for the Students in coordination with the Insurance Company as part of their corporate social responsibility.
· Assess vulnerable category Students (e.g. breastfeeding and expectant female students) for additional welfare support
· Coordinate and liaise with the University Faculty Heads/Lecturers to support academically Weak Students
· Facilitate meetings and feedback sessions to ensure there are linkages between Students, Parents guardians on matters of academic performances and Community engagement where necessary
· Support Students to identify Internship placements through coordination with NGOs, other corporate organizations and offer recommendations appropriately
· Continuously update the students on the DAFI Scholarship entitlements, any possible changes in their benefits
· Participate in planning sessions for DAFI Students’ Clubs as they map out community/ Outreach activities
· Document success stories and encourage DAFI Students to participate in Voluntary activities during Holidays as part of the Scholarship requirement.
· Compile activity, monthly reports and Quarterly reports and Work plans
· Attend and report on alumni meetings’ outcomes, providing input and support
· Any other duty assigned
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Guidance and Counselling, Community Psychology or any related course from a reputable institution
· At least two years of working experience in an INGO or NGO supporting vulnerable groups, preferably teens and young adults
· Comprehensive knowledge and experience of counselling and offering psychosocial support to teens and young adults
· Knowledge of capacity building, learning and development activities and understanding of how to create learning and sharing environment
· Strong Verbal Communication and Listening skills with highly impactful influencing and persuasion skills
· Excellent skills in report writing and presentation
· Ability to adjust to constantly changing situations and to be flexible while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
· Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; able to understand complex issues and translate them into simple, workable actions and plans
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.