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Education Project Assistant

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The Education Project Assistant will support the day-to-day implementation of the Education Management project within the refugees settlement of posting. This position is responsible for supporting settlement operations with regards to Education and it will entail maintaining close contact with schools and other Educational Institutions on a daily basis within the settlement on the overall Education programming direction of Windle, UNHCR and OPM on the adaptation of UNHCR's Uganda Education Strategy, on Monitoring and assessing impact, on provision of technical assistance, and on liaising with partner agencies. In exercising these responsibilities, the post directly implements strategies to address particular situations arising from different contexts in the field, as well as provision of technical advice and support (on Early Childhood, learning achievement in Primary Education, Accelerated Education, Secondary Education access, and Vocational Skills Training) to schools, Head teachers and other staff with responsibilities related to education management, and as needed to those representing education issues on behalf of Windle International Uganda.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct daily school supervision and monitoring.
  • Ensuring that participation of persons of concern in decisions and initiatives pertaining to their own
    Education is assured through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and
    community based approaches.
  • National education provision capacities are improved through direct engagement, research and
    advocacy with all relevant external interlocutors.
  • Protection within the school environment is actively promoted in collaboration with other relevant
    programmes.
  • Implement activities to ensure that Persons of concern are treated with dignity, respect and
    professionalism in line with the UNHCR Code of Conduct.
  • Daily supervision of Schools to ensure that there is integrity in the delivery of education services by
    all WIU mandated Education staff.
  • Engage in Community dialogue and spread awareness to see that Education activities have support
    and are accepted by the Communities.
  • Adhere to Windle International Uganda’s policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to work plan
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by the Education Project Officer and Settlement
    Manager
  • Support the Monitoring and Evaluation function in the Collection of relevant data from the schools
  • Ensure proper filing of documents including case studies from schools
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Conduct trainings and mentorships to improve the community teachers’ ability to source, assess,
    develop and utilize a range of appropriate teaching and learning materials that can be used inside and
    outside the classroom for learners.
  • Encourage participation and relationship building amongst learners, teachers and community
    education committees to sustain the ongoing development.
  • Conduct regular classroom observations, mentorships, individual and group assessments of
    community teachers to improve the classroom teaching and learning.
  • Support the Project Officers in developing community teacher induction and refresher Training
    Manuals.
  • Support Project Officers in developing community Education Committees and training manuals
  • Participate in the development and improvement of Education Monitoring Tools
  • Conduct teacher evaluations on teaching methodologies (Learner-Centered Methods)
  • Support the improvement of project documentation.
  • Initiate innovative evaluations in emergency practices.
  • Support Project Officers in reporting, procurement and distribution of scholastic materials, recreational kits and school uniforms.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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